July 20, 2005

Fever F Catchings named WNBA Player of Week for second time

For Tamika Catchings, twice is nice.

Catchings, an All-Star forward for the Indiana Fever, was named the WNBA Player of the Week for the second time this season Monday.

Leading her team to a 3-0 record last week, Catchings averaged 19.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.3 steals to capture the seventh weekly honor of her four-year career.

Last Wednesday, Catchings scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and collected a season-high eight steals in a 64-53 victory over Connecticut.

Catchings is the only player in the top 10 in scoring (15.5), rebounding (7.4), assists (4.5) and steals (2.88). She is seventh in scoring and leads the WNBA in steals.

Other candidates were Charlotte's Jia Perkins, Connecticut's Nykesha Sales, Detroit's Deanna Nolan, Phoenix's Penny Taylor, Sacramento's Nicole Powell, Seattle's Sue Bird and Washington's DeLisha Milton-Jones.

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