Rebecca Lobo Biography
Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin better is known as Rebecca Lobo is an American TV basketball analyst and also a former basketball player in the Woman’s National Basketball Association(WNBA) from 1997-2003. She was born on October 6th, 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut.
She is the daughter of RuthAnn and Dennis Joseph Lobo. She grew up in Southwick, Massachusetts and she was the state scoring record holder with 2,740 points in high school when she used to play for Southwick-Tolland Regional High School in Massachusetts.
Rebecca Lobo Age
She was born on October 6th, 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut. She is 45 years old as of 2018.
Rebecca Lobo Family
Rebecca Lobo Parents
She is the daughter of RuthAnn and Dennis Joseph Lobo.
Rebecca Lobo Husband | Rebecca Lobo Steve Rushin
She has been married to Steve Rushin since 2003.
Rebecca Lobo Daughter
She has two daughters; Siobhan Rose Rushin and Maeve Elizabeth Rushin.
Rebecca Lobo Height
She is 1.93 M tall.
Rebecca Lobo Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $ 1.5 million.
Rebecca Lobo Salary
She earns a salary of $59684.
Rebecca Lobo High School
She was the state scoring record holder with 2,740 points in high school when she used to play for Southwick-Tolland Regional High School in Massachusetts.
Rebecca Lobo College
She was recruited by more than 100 Universities but she decided to join the University of Connecticut due to proximity and her belief in its academic excellence. The team won the 1995 National Championship with a record of 35-0 with her help.
In her senior year, she was named the national player of the year, where she won the 1995 Naismith College Player of the Year award, the Wade Trophy, the AP Player of the Year award, the USBWA Player of the Year award, the Honda Sports Award for basketball, and the WBCA Player of the Year award. She was also awarded the prestigious Honda-Broderick Cup for 1994-95, which was presented to the athlete “most deserving of recognition as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year”.
Lobo was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the University of Connecticut women’s basketball “Huskies of Honor” recognition program. She was named the 1995 Sportswoman of the Year (in the team category) by the Women’s Sports Foundation. She was also the first player in the Big East Conference to ever earn first-team all American honors for both basketball and academics.
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Rebecca Lobo ESPN
She is a reporter and a color analyst for ESPN focusing on women’s college basketball and WNBA games.
Rebecca Lobo Basketball
Lobo was named to the USA U18 group (at that point called the Junior World Championship Qualifying Team) in 1992. The group contended in Guanajuato, Mexico in August 1992. The group won their initial four games, at that point lost 80–70 to Brazil, completing with the silver award for the occasion, yet meeting all requirements for the 1993 world games.
Lobo found the middle value of 6.8 focuses per game during the occasion. Lobo proceeded with the group to the 1993 U19 World Championship (at that point called the Junior World Championship). The group won five games and lost two, yet that left them in the seventh spot. Lobo arrived at the midpoint of 7.7 focuses per game and recorded six squares, most elevated in the group.
Rebecca Lobo Career
In 1995 Lobo went through tryouts to join the national group, which later turned into the US group for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. In spite of the fact that her minutes on the floor were not many, Lobo partook in the gold decoration.
In 1997, the WNBA was framed and making the most of its debut season, and Lobo was appointed to the New York Liberty during the class’ first player distributions on January 22, 1997. The principal season the Liberty tumbled to the Houston Comets in the WNBA Finals. Lobo endured a mishap in 1999, tearing her left foremost cruciate tendon and her meniscus in the main round of the period.
In 1999, she was chosen to the debut WNBA All-Star group however couldn’t play in view of the damage. In 2002, she was exchanged to the Houston Comets in return for Houston’s second-round determination (26th by and large) in the 2002 WNBA Draft.
The following season she was exchanged to the Connecticut Sun, where she resigned in 2003. Lobo additionally played two seasons in the National Women’s Basketball association with the Springfield Spirit 2002 through 2003.
Rebecca Lobo Hall of Fame
Lobo was drafted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as a major aspect of the class of 2010.
At the acceptance function, Lobo was presented by her school mentor, Geno Auriemma who stated, to some degree:
Nobody in every one of the years that I’ve been there has had the effect on the court and off the court, that Rebecca has had and has proceeded with both in the WNBA, as being one of the organizers, both as a delegate of our college, as an individual from the leading group of trustees, proceeding to advance the game on ESPN, and the various things that Rebecca has done to encourage a good example that she is, for all the youngsters that admired her, copied what she has consistently been, an incredible understudy, an extraordinary competitor, an incredible individual, somebody that I’ve esteemed to have had the chance to work with, and to call my companion, and now to call my chief.
— Geno Auriemma,
Lobo discussed visiting the gallery and seeing the show of the All American Red Heads group. She discussed the impact of her grandmas on her life, her folks, and other people who helped her with her vocation. At that point she related an account about her little girl, exemplifying how things have changed for ladies in the world of the game:
In any case, two years back, eighteen months prior, my most established girl, who was 4 ½, and my significant other was viewing UConn men, playing on the TV in the front room, and my little girl strolled in the room and took a gander at the TV and said to Steve, “Are those young men playing?”
Furthermore, I stated, “yes”.
Furthermore, my girl stated, “I didn’t realize young men played ball”.
Rebecca Lobo Awards
- 1994—Kodak First-team All-America
- 1994—Honda Sports Award, basketball
- 1994—Honda-Broderick Cup
- 1995—ESPY Award–Outstanding Female Athlete
- 1995—AP Female Athlete of the Year
- 1995—NCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Year
- 1995—Women’s Sports Foundation–Sportswoman of the Year
- 1995—Wade Trophy
- 1995—Kodak First-team All-America
- 1995—Honda Sports Award, basketball
- 1997—All WNBA Second team
- 1997—WNBA Eastern All-Star team
- 2010—Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
- 2017—Basketball Hall of Fame
Rebecca Lobo Breast Cancer
In 1996, Lobo and her late mother, Ruth Ann Lobo, worked together on a book entitled The Home Team, which managed Ruth Ann’s fight with bosom malignant growth. They additionally established the RuthAnn and Rebecca Lobo Scholarship, which offers a grant to the UConn School of Allied Health for Hispanic understudies. Rebecca was the 1996 representative for the Lee National Denim Day finance raiser which raises a large number of dollars for bosom disease research and instruction.
Beginning in 2000, Lobo filled in as national representative and supporter for Body1.com, a buyer-focused on a system of locales giving intuitive substance rich data on medicinal advances that treat infirmities and illnesses explicit to body parts.
Because of her repetitive issues with a torn front cruciate tendon, (ACL), she crusaded to bring issues to light of knee damage hazards in ladies. Lobo imparted her story to others experiencing a similar sort of damage and emphatically supported patient self-training through the Internet.