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Tamika Catchings named finalist for Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Indiana Fever legend Tamika Catchings is one of 12 finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings smiles as she walks off the court after the Fever’s victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WBIR) — The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists in consideration for induction into its Hall of Fame during the Baylor at Connecticut game on ESPN. Indiana Fever legend Tamika Catchings was one of them.

Catchings played at Tennessee from 1997-2001, winning a national championship with the Lady Vols. Catchings ranks fourth all time in career points for the Lady Vols.

Professionally, she played 15 seasons with the Fever. She was named the 2011 WNBA MVP and led the Fever to the 2012 WNBA Championship, earning Finals MVP honors. Catchings was named to the All-WNBA team 12 times in her career.

She also won four consecutive Olympic gold medals with Team USA from 2002-2016.

The 12 finalists for the Class of 2020 are: Debbie Brock (Veteran Player), Doug Bruno (Coach), Carol Callan (Contributor), Swin Cash-Canal (Player), Tamika Catchings (Player), Sue Donohoe (Contributor), Lauren Jackson (International Player), Lucille Kyvallos (Veteran Coach), Lisa Mattingly (Official), Paul Sanderford (Coach), Bob Schneider (Coach), and Carol Stiff (Contributor).

The Class of 2020 will be selected from the 12 finalists and announced on ESPN2 during the February 10, 2020 UConn vs. South Carolina game (7:00 p.m. ET). The induction will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 13.

Catchings is also nominated for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The finalists will be announced during the NBA All-Star weekend in mid-February.