Edwards played for Cathedral High School in Boston, MA, being the first girl in Massachusetts history to score over 2000 points in high school
She was named the Catholic League Division 3 High School Player of the Year twice leading Catherdal High School to two Eastern Massachusetts Division 3 Basketball Championships (1983, 1984)
In College, Edwards led the University of Iowa to two Big Ten Conference titles and three NCAA tournament appearances.
In her senior season at Iowa, she led the Hawkeyes to their first ever national #1 ranking
Edwards was a 1988 Kodak All-American, Naismith All-American, USBWA All-American, Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, the University of Iowa Athlete of the Year, Iowa Athlete of the Decade, University of Iowa: Top 50 Athlete of the 20th Century, and she is the only Hawkeye women’s basketball player to have her jersey retired (#30)
At Iowa, she ranks second in career assists (431), third in career scoring (1,821), and third in career steals (235).
Edwards played five seasons in the WNBA, being one of only 16 players assigned to each team for Initial Player Allocation Draft.
She was named the 1997 WNBA Sportsmanship Award runner-up, and was named to the 1997 WNBA All-Star European Travel Team
Edwards played nine seasons in Europe, being named the 1997 MVP of Italian League All-Star Game
She played on the USA Basketball Team that captured the bronze medal in the 1991 Pan American Games