Tamika Catchings Married, Husband, Boyfriend, Lesbian, Salary, Net Worth

By Staff Writer | Published On: 23 Jun, 2017
Tamika Catchings Married, Husband, Boyfriend, Lesbian, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth July 21, 1979 Age 41 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Athelete
Marital Status Married Husband/Spouse Parnell Smith (m. 2016)
Divorced Not Yet Net Worth $300 Thousand
Ethnicity Afro-American Height 6 Feet 1 Inches (1.85 m)
Education Duncanville High School, University of Tennessee, Stevenson High School Parents Harvey Catchings (Father), Wanda Catchings (Mother)
Siblings Kenyon, Bryce (Brother), Tauja, Chrystie (Sister)

A little girl with a big dream, that’s how she started but after her match in 1997 in Duncanville, Texas, all that changed after she performed an impossible feat leaving everyone in a shock. Tamika Catchings is a retired professional basketball player who played in five different roles on that particular match and performed successfully making it memorable to this day. She is one of the nine women who won has won an Olympic Gold Medal, a NCAA Championship and a WNBA Championship.

Tamika’s Career Statistics:

The highly decorated and honored basketball player, became one of the stars of the University of Tennessee women's basketball team after which she got drafted to Indiana Fever in the 2001 WNBA Draft. As she had a hearing disability, she used the faith and sports to overcome it.

The best season of her career would be in 2003 when she averaged the career-high stat of 19.7 ppg. She spent her entire career in a team she began with along with playing for the country and won WNBA championship, WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, WNBA Finals MVP Award, five WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards and four Olympic Gold Medals. 

How Much is Tamika’s Net Worth?

Tamika became the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time after being voted by fans in 2011.

She enjoyed a prolific and highly successful career at the Indiana Fever which paid her $100,000 in salary per annum that adds up to her staggering net worth of $300,000.

She also represented the country in the international competition winning Olympic medals. 

Has Tamika Already Married?

The retired pro basketball player has such a distinct profile that any man would have to think many times before deciding to approach her. But it was a plain luck of Parnell Smith, her husband that he got to meet her through a mutual friend, after which they hit it off although she didn’t usually go out after a loss of her team which had happened at the time. 

She had met her boyfriend for the first time in 2014, and after a year of dating, they got engaged. They married on 7th February in a small ceremony at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis. It was small in a sense that only 27 people were present at the wedding.

The couple has very appreciative of each other. Tamika describes her husband as not just a handsome but a smart and intelligent man. Parnell, who has been a basketball player once also says that she has the biggest heart of all and it was, in fact, the thing that made him fall for her. There has never been anything that could relate to her being lesbian.


Tamika Catchings currently aged 37 was born on 21st July 2017 in Stratford, New Jersey. She was born to the parents Harvey and Wanda Catchings. Her father was also a player of the NBA and sister Tauja plays professional basketball in Sweden.  The American National has a degree in Sports Management from the University of Tennessee and belongs to African-American ethnicity. The reputed basketball player has a perfect and athletic body which stands 6 feet and 1 inch tall.