Rebecca Lobo is a television analyst of basketball and she is a former player in the Women’s basketball Association or WNBA since 1997 until 2003. She is tall with 6feet and 4 inches and she was playing at the center position for most of her career time. She had played the college basketball in University of Connecticut and there she was the member in a team which won the national championship of 1995, where they were able to reach 35-0 during the process of such season.
From her biography, Rebecca Lobo was born in Hartford, in the state of Connecticut and she is youngest daughter of Dennis Joseph Lobo and RuthAnn. For her parents, he father has catholic polish, Spanish, Ashkenazi Jewish and Cuban ancestry. Her mother has Irish and German heritage. Lobo had been raised like a catholic and her brother Jason was playing Dartmouth College’s basketball.
She has also a sister who was playing Salem State College’s basketball. Her parents worked as teachers while her father worked as a basketball coach afterwards. She was raised in the Southwick in Massachusetts and she held the record of being the best state scorer with 2,470 points while in high school. She was the holder of this recorder for over 18 years until it was broken by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir who was playing for Charter School found in Springfield.
Even if more than 100 colleges were recruiting Lobo, she decided to join the University of Connecticut since she believed that they will help her to achieve the academy excellence. She played in Huskies and they were able to reach to the National championship and they were not defeated in a single game. When she was in the senior years, she was named to be a player the 1995 year.
She won Wade Trophy, Naismith College Player of the Year, USBWA player of the year and AP player of the year. Other awards she got were WBCA Player of the Year, Honda Sports Award. She got the Honda Broderick Cup in 1994-95 and it is given to the player who deserves recognition at collegiate level for that year.
Rebecca Lobo played for USAU18 in 1992 and competed against Mexico in Guanajato. She was able to pass the tryouts to Join Atlanta GA and she played in 1996 Olympics where she shared gold medal win.
Rebecca Lobo changed her family name to Lobo-Rushin after getting married to Steve Rushin. Her husband is a Basketball Hall of Fame of Springfield in Massachusetts. They are parents to four children, three girls and one boy. Rebecca Lobo and Ruth Ann Lobo, her late mother, they collaborated to write a book called The Home Team and it was about the breast cancer battle of her mother. She now works as a cancer advocate. Her Instagram account is @beckslobo and her net worth is 1.5million dollars.