Rebecca Lobo

Basketball Player
Date Of Birth:
6 October 1973
Place Of Birth:
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.
Extra Credit

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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