Fever Place Two Players on All-Star Team

Indianapolis, July 2 - Indiana Fever forward Natalie Williams has been named as a reserve for the WNBA All-Star Game, to be played on July 12 (3:00 p.m. ET, ABC-TV) at Madison Square Garden in New York.
This first time in the Fever's four seasons that the team will be represented by two players.
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For Williams, it is the fourth time she has been named as a representative in the league’s annual all-star event. For the Fever, it marks the first time in the franchise’s four seasons that the team will be represented by two players.

Williams earned her fourth all-star bid with the nomination of the WNBA’s Eastern Conference coaches. She currently averages 13.2 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Fever, ranking behind Tamika Catchings in both categories.

"It is an honor to be on the All-Star team. It will be the first time playing for the East,” said Williams, “I owe a lot to my teammates."

Catchings, meanwhile, earned her second straight starting assignment in the WNBA All-Star Game, leading all Eastern Conference vote-getters after more than a month of nationwide balloting from fans. Catchings leads the Fever in points (17.8), rebounds (8.4) and steals (1.7).

Catchings played in the 2002 game as a starter, a year after Fever guard Rita Williams was named as a replacement for the 2001 contest. Until 2003, Indiana has never had two player representatives in the same season.

The Fever, 8-6 and the only undefeated WNBA team on its home court this season, made a franchise-record sixth consecutive home win in one season last night when Indiana hosted the Phoenix Mercury. Indiana boasts an 13-game home court win streak overall, counting last season’s playoff win over the New York Liberty.

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