Tamika Catchings free clinic returns to XULA June 14

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NEW ORLEANS — For the second consecutive year, Xavier University of Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation are partnering to host the Tamika Catchings Catch the Stars Foundation Basketball Clinic at XULA’s Convocation Center.

Date of the clinic will be June 14 from 10 a.m.-noon. The event is free and open to girls and boys ages 9-14. Click here to register online.

Catchings — a legendary basketball player for the University of Tennessee, USA Basketball and the WNBA’s Indiana Fever — is in her third year of conducting nationwide clinics to teach youth basketball fundamentals, sportsmanship and healthy lifestyle choices.

Catchings is a four-time Olympic gold medalist, a seven-time first-team All-WNBA selection, a five-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year and a four-time Kodak/WBCA All-America first-team selection at Tennessee. She was the 2011 WNBA MVP and led Indiana to the 2012 WNBA title. She is the WNBA career leader in steals and attempted free throws, No. 2 in rebounds and made free throws and No. 3 in points. Catchings was recipient of the 2015 ESPN Sports Humanitarian of the Year award and co-recipient of the 2016 National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy award.

Said XULA Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of Athletics & Recreation Jason Horn, “Xavier University is pleased to partner again with Tamika Catchings to bring her Catch the Stars Foundation Basketball Clinic to our campus. This was a fun and educational experience for local youth last summer, and we look forward to a similar atmosphere this time.”

XULA’s Convocation Center opened in November 2012, seats approximately 4,000 and features all-chairback seating. It has been the site of five Gulf Coast Athletic Conference basketball tournaments for women and men.

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