Rebecca Lobo

Basketball Player

Born: 6 October 1973
Birthplace: Southwick, Massachusetts
Best known as: Star of the U. of Connecticut's 1995 championship basketball team
A forward and center with a scorer's touch, Rebecca Lobo was a star of the University of Connecticut's women's basketball teams of the mid-1990s. In 1995 she led UConn to a 35-0 record and the NCAA championship. As a pro in the Women's National Basketball Association, Lobo played for the New York Liberty (1997-2001), the Houston Comets (2002, with fellow star Sheryl Swoopes) and the Connecticut Sun (2003). She was selected to play in the first-ever WNBA All Star game in 1999. After seven injury-plagued years in the WNBA, Lobo retired in September 2003.
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Lobo is 6’4″ tall, according to her WNBA blog… She played on the women’s Olympic basketball team in 1996, winning a gold medal… She married Sports Illustrated columnist Steve Rushin on 12 April 2003. Their daughter Siobhan Rose Rushin was born on 25 December 2004.

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