Kathy Foster (basketball)

Kathryn Joy (Kathy) Foster (born 7 May 1960) is a former Australian women's basketball player.[2]

Kathy Foster
Personal information
Born (1960-05-07) 7 May 1960 (age 61)[1]
Launceston, Tasmania
Country Australia


Foster played for the national team between 1981 and 1988, competing at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.[1][3] Foster also represented Australia at two World Championships - 1983 and 1986.[4] Foster was vice-captain of the team from 1983 until her international retirement in early 1988.[3]

In the domestic competition, Foster was the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) Most Valuable Player on three occasions; 1985, 1986 and 1989.[5] Playing for the North Adelaide Rockets and later the Hobart Islanders, Foster was the WNBL first three-time winner of the award.[6][7] Foster was also named to the WNBL All Star Five in 1989 and 1990.[8] Foster also won the WNBL Top Shooter award on two occasions, 1987 and 1989 with 415 and 517 points respectively.[9]

In 2013, Foster was elected to the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame.[10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Kathy Foster. Sports Reference LLC. Women's Basketball. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  2. ^ Kathryn Joy Foster (nee Davey). Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tasmanian Government). Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  3. ^ a b University of Tasmania. Tasmanian History: Basketball. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  4. ^ FIBA Archive. Player Search: Kathryn Foster. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  5. ^ League Most Valuable Player. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  6. ^ Trailblazers: History of the WNBL MVP Award. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  7. ^ Porter named 2007/08 Most Valuable Player. Women's National Basketball League. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  8. ^ All Star Five. National Women's Basketball League. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  9. ^ Basketball Australia. WNBL Top Shooter Award. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  10. ^ Basketball Australia. Hall of Fame: Kathy Foster. Retrieved 2016-01-30.