|Born||October 16, 1971|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||Marshall (Chicago, Illinois)|
|WNBA draft||1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Mercury|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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Foster played for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Foster played with the Mercury from 1997 to 1999.
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