April 21, 2014
By David Dawson
Over the past four years, Christina Foggie has signed her autograph on all sorts of items -- posters, basketballs, T-shirts, etc.
Now, she has put her autograph on something completely different -- a WNBA contract.
Foggie, who recently completed a record-breaking career at Vanderbilt, has signed with the WNBA defending champion Minnesota Lynx. Foggie was a second-round pick by Minnesota in last week's draft.
The Lynx sent out a press release on Monday, officially announcing Foggie's signing.
"This is something I have always dreamed of," said Foggie on Monday. "It's a great step (in the process of becoming a WNBA player). It's exciting."
Foggie, who was the first SEC player taken in this year's draft, is scheduled to fly to Minnesota on Saturday -- two days before the Lynx open camp. The team is flying Foggie back to Nashville so she can participate in graduation ceremonies.
Foggie is one of two Vanderbilt players who will be participating in WNBA camp next week. Jasmine Lister was invited to the Seattle Storm's camp, and is scheduled to fly out later this week.
Foggie and Lister are two of the most celebrated players in Commodore history.
This season, Foggie led the SEC in scoring (for the second time in her career) by averaging a career-high 19 points per game. She is the program's all-time leader in 3-pointers (276) and ranks seventh on the school's all-time scoring list (1,743).
Lister, meanwhile, is the program's all-time leader in minutes played (4,626). She made 129 consecutive starts -- every game of her career -- and ranks third on the school's all-time lists for assists (591). She also ranks 10th on the school's all-time scoring list (1,618).
Together, Foggie and Lister helped lead Vanderbilt to the NCAA Tournament in each of the past four seasons, enabling the Commodores to extend their overall streak of NCAA Tournament appearances to 15 years.