Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA legend Tamika Catchings hosting a free clinic in New Orleans on July 19 at the Convocation Center

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation have partnered to host the Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour Basketball Clinic on July 19 at the Xavier University Convocation Center.

This is the second year that Catchings — a legendary basketball player for the University of Tennessee, USA Basketball and the WNBA’s Indiana Fever — has conducted nationwide clinics to teach youth basketball fundamentals, sportsmanship and healthy lifestyle choices. The free clinic, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on July 19, is open to girls and boys ages 9-14.

Catchings is a four-time Olympic gold medalist, a seven-time first-team 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 rebounds, steals, made free throws and attempted free throws. 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.

Edward Cassiere

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications, Department of Athletics & Recreation

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