Rebecca Lobo Biography
Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin better 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 to RuthAnn and Dennis Joseph Lobo. She grew up in Southwick, Massachussets 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.
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Rebecca Lobo Parents
She is the daughter to RuthAnn and Dennis Joseph Lobo.
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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 joine 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, that 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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She is a reporter and a color analyst for ESPN focusing on women’s college basketball and WNBA games.
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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
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Ray Allen, Rebecca Lobo to have their numbers retired by UConn
Hall of Famers Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo will be the first players ever to have their uniforms retired by the University of Connecticut.
Allen’s No. 34 and Lobo’s No. 50 will be formally retired during the first weekend of March, the school announced on Friday. Allen became the first UConn men’s alum inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in September, while Lobo was enshrined in 2017.
“Rebecca and Ray are two UConn Basketball icons who were integral to the success and growth of both programs and I am thrilled that we will be able to recognize them in this special way,” director of athletics David Benedict said in a statement. “Rebecca and Ray continue to be tremendous ambassadors for UConn and we are proud of all their accomplishments and grateful for their continued support of the University community.”
Allen and Lobo are both members of the Huskies of Honor inaugural class in 2006. Numerous former Huskies’ jerseys are retired in the Huskies of Honor, but No. 34 and No. 50 will become unavailable in perpetuity after this year — an honor that will only be bestowed upon Hall of Famers.
The retirements will be held in separate ceremonies. Lobo’s will be on Saturday, March 2, when UConn hosts Houston at 1 p.m. at Gampel Pavilion. Allen’s will be on Sunday, March 3, when the Huskies host USF at Gampel at noon. UConn isn’t sure yet whether the ceremonies will be held pregame, postgame or at halftime.
Lobo finished her career with 2,133 points, 1,268 rebounds, and 396 blocked shots in 126 games. The Southwick, Mass. native was the unanimous National Player of the Year in 1995 and a two-time First Team All-American in addition to being honored as the Big East Player of the Year twice.
Lobo also was selected as the Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year twice in addition to earning First Team Academic All-America status in 1994 and 1995. She was the recipient of the 1995 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship and earned recognition as the NCAA Woman of the Year in 1995.
Following her career at UConn, Lobo was named to the United States national team and won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta prior to beginning her professional career with the New York Liberty when the WNBA formed in 1997. Lobo was named to the WNBA All-Star Team during her rookie season.
“I spent four amazing years wearing the No. 50 on my UConn jersey and am honored and thrilled that it will have a permanent home in the rafters of Gampel Pavilion,” Lobo said. “We all know that before long there will be plenty of other UConn women’s jerseys hanging next to mine. I am forever grateful to Coach Auriemma and CD for the impact they had on my life and would like to pass along congratulations to Ray as well.”
She retired in 2003 as a member of the Connecticut Sun and joined the women’s basketball talent team at ESPN.
“I’m not surprised. If you’re going to do it, those are the two you have to do. It’s a pretty big deal to get in the Hall of Fame, right? I think it’s a big deal at this school to be the only two players that are in the Hall of Fame,” UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma said. “I don’t think they’ll be the only two, but it’s pretty special. It’s appropriate to retire their numbers.”
Allen was a two-time All-American and the USA Basketball Athlete of the Year (1995), he was the Big East Conference Player of the Year in 1995-96 and a two-time First Team All-Conference selection.
His 1,922-career point total still ranks fifth all-time at UConn, while his 19.0 career average is fourth, his 44.8 three-point field goal percentage is first, as are his 67 straight games in double figures. The 818 points he scored as a junior is the third-highest season total in UConn history. He made too many memorable shots to count, including the one that beat Georgetown for the 1996 Big East Tournament championship that has been replayed about a million times.
UConn’s record during Allen’s three years was 89-13 (.873), and in the Big East it was an even better 49-5 (.907), and included three Big East regular-season titles, a Big East Tournament championship, two trips to the NCAA Sweet 16 and a one to the NCAA Elite Eight.
“It’s truly a great honor,” Allen said. “I know in the history of the program, nobody has had their number retired and to be the first is really unfathomable to me.
“I haven’t had my number retired anywhere I’ve played and to have UConn think that highly of me … I am just honored and humbled.
“I also want to congratulate Rebecca and I hope this can set a precedent going forward as a way to honor men and women who have had exceptional careers in college and afterward. If this can usher in a new era as to how we proceed as we move forward, I am happy and proud to be captain of that ship.
“I would like to thank everybody at UConn who was involved and the UConn fans for their tremendous support. My family and I are very much looking forward to the first weekend in March.”
Allen had an 18-year NBA career with four teams — Milwaukee, Seattle, Boston and Miami, including two NBA Championships. He was a 10-time All-Star, scored 24,505 points, among the top 25 all-time, and his 2,973 three-pointers are the most of all time.