Rebecca Lobo was raised amongst basketball talent. Her older sister, Rachel, played and coached at Salem State College and her brother, Jason, played at Dartmouth College. Rebecca, though, more than met expectations, becoming a dominant force in the game.
As a senior at the University of Connecticut, Lobo led the Huskies to a perfect 35-0 season and the 1995 national championship, earning national player of the year honors. Lobo then helped the U.S. win the gold medal at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games and moved onto to a professional career with the WNBA’s New York Liberty.
Following her playing career, Lobo became a television analyst. She continues to be involved in a variety of philanthropic efforts, including founding and operating the RuthAnn and Rebecca Lobo Scholarship in Allied Health at U-Conn. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.