The 11th season of SEC Storied wraps with “CATCH98” – the story of Tamika Catchings and the 1997-98 Tennessee Lady Vols. The hour-long documentary premieres on Thursday, June 23 – the 50th anniversary of Title IX – at 7 p.m. ET on SEC Network.
When Catchings arrived at the University of Tennessee, Pat Summitt had already won five national championships – two of them in the previous two years. Women’s basketball at Tennessee was unequivocally the best in the country, as the 1997-98 Lady Vols made history with a perfect 39-0 record, the most wins ever in women’s collegiate basketball at the time, completing an unprecedented NCAA Championship three-peat. “CATCH98” tells their story through the lens of team member and 2020 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Tamika Catchings – one of the greatest, and in some ways, unlikeliest to ever play the game.
“What a privilege and an honor to go back and reminisce on our 1997-98 undefeated Tennessee Lady Vols season through ‘CATCH98,’” said Catchings, now an ESPN and SEC Network college basketball analyst. “Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters were phenomenal to work with and so thorough on the work that went into telling our story again. Some things are never to be forgotten and having the opportunity to re-live the moments with my family, teammates and fans was amazing.”