TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 11: Former WNBA player Tamika Catchings poses for portraits during the NBAE Circuit as part of 2016 All-Star Weekend at the Sheraton Centre Hotel on February 11, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Athlete. Competitor. Ambassador.

Consistently changing the game — on and off the court.

When all she wanted was to fit in, Tamika Catchings stood out and felt left out, never knowing one day she’d stand out–as a basketball superstar and an inspiration. She faced being set apart by her hearing loss, separated from family, living up to high expectations, and the pain and discouragement of debilitating physical injury. Yet she reached for the stars with hard work, perseverance, and her faith in God. Through the silence, she found the way to shine.

Tamika’s story is one of overcoming: of leading the Indiana Fever to its first championship, being named one of the WNBA’s top fifteen players in history, earning four Olympic gold medals, and founding the Catch the Stars Foundation to help young people achieve their dreams. Her story will inspire readers to face their doubts and fears, encouraging them to reach for their own stars, no matter what challenges come their way.

“Fierce, competitive, tough, funny, and loyal — these are adjectives sum up my good friend Tamika Catchings. It’s been a pleasure to witness her growth, not only as a basketball player and champion but as a beautiful woman with unbreakable character and strength.” – Reggie Miller, NBA Hall of Famer for the Indiana Pacers and TNT NBA analyst

Tamika’s story will inspire you to face your doubts and fears and reach for your own dream, no matter what challenges come your way.