Anne Foster was a pioneer in women’s sports and one of Glen rock’s most outstanding female athletes during the early 1970’s when girls’ sports were first sanctioned by the high school. Anne played basketball, field hockey and softball during her career at Glen Rock. In basketball she was a team leader and was named to the all BPSL team in her senior year. In field hockey Anne was the team’s leading scorer and was named as the all time best player in that sport by the school’s 50th Anniversary committee.
Softball came to Glen Rock High School in Anne’s senior year, having been played as a “club” sport for several years. In her only season, Anne was named First Team All-County and Second Team All-State.
Anne continued her athletic career at Virginia Tech, where she played basketball and field hockey while earning a BS in Forest Management and later an MBA.
Softball has been a part of Anne’s life throughout. She played slow pitch for several years and continued her involvement as an umpire, becoming Umpire-N-Chief for the Texas American Fastpitch Association (AFA) and supervising the umpire crew for their national U-18 tournament. Anne has also umpired for the NCAA and continues to call games at the high school level.
Anne lives in Orange, Texas and is a systems specialist for Temple Inland.
Grateful for the opportunities that sports have provided, Anne credits the pioneering work of Hall of Famer Barbara “Boo” Houstoun and the continued leadership of committee member Anne Camp for the success of girls’ athletics at Glen Rock High School.