Rebecca Lobo

(Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin)

Rebecca Lobo
Rebecca Lobo
  • Born: October 6, 1973
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete









Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin is an American television basketball analyst and former women's basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003. Lobo, at 6'4", played the center position for much of her career. Lobo played college basketball at the University of Connecticut, where she was a member of the team that won the 1995 national championship, going 35–0 on the season in the process. In April 2017, she was announced as one of the members of the 2017 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, alongside Tracy McGrady and Muffet McGraw.

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Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros.
Basketball is always a piece of my life, but never the centerpiece. Life
Femininity and sport can go together. Sports & Athletics
I am being taken care of by a higher being than myself or my coaches or my training staff.
I have no regrets about my career or retiring. Not once have I thought 'Gosh, I wish I was back on the court.
I like being on the floor, listening in on the huddles. It makes me feel like a player again.
I think every time I go in a game, I have added something positive. I have gotten a rebound or made a defensive play. That is what I try to focus on. Time
I'm happy and at peace with where I am at life. Life ;War & Peace
In third grade, I was taking tap-dance lessons, and about six weeks before the recital I wanted to quit. My mom said, 'No, you're going to stay with it.' Well, I did it, and I was bad, too! But my parents never let their kids walk away from something because it was too hard.
I've also always known that I wouldn't be playing for the N.B.A.
My goals have gone from being an all-star to just being able to play basketball. I always took for granted that I could play. Now I know what a gift it is.
People have to understand what my game is. It's not all about numbers. There's a bigger picture here. I don't create off the dribble. I rely on my teammates; my role is to set screens and get rebounds.
Petty things don't bother me as much as they used to.
Ridiculous stuff happens when I travel. Travel
There's nothing masculine about being competitive. There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports. Sports & Athletics
Winning an Olympic gold medal is like nothing else.