Rebecca Lobo :: Biography
An American television basketball analyst and former women’s basketball player, ‘Rebecca Lobo’ was born on October 6, 1973 in Hartford, Connecticut. From 1997 to 2003, she played basketball in the Women’s National Basketball Association(WNBA). As she has exemplified height of 6’4”, she is perfect as a basketball player. She played as center position player for much of her career. Lobo belongs to the mixed ethnical group of Cuban, Polish, German and Irish descent as her father is Cuban and Polish and her mother is of German and Irish descent. While she was studying in Southwick-Tolland Regional High School, she set the unbreakable record with 2,740 points. However, she held this record for long 18 years until it was broken by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir of the new Leadership Charter School. She even showed her immense talent as basketball player while studying at the University of Connecticut where she her team won the 1995 national championship with huge margin of 35-0 on the season.
In 1992, Lobo became a part of the USA U18 team which competed in Guanajuato, Mexico in August of 1992. Her team won the first four games then in final they lost to Brazil with 80-70. The team finished with the silver medal and even qualified for the 1993 world games. Rebecca played a huge part as their team member who finished the event with average 6.8 points per game. She continued with her team to reach to the 1993 U19 World Championship. However, her team won five games and lost two which left them in the seventh place. She made average points of 7.7 in each game and even recorded six blocks which is highest on the team. Lobo passed through tryouts to become the part of national team in 1995. Later it became the US team for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. The WNBA was formed in 1997 at where Lobo was assigned to the New York Liberty during the league’s first player allocations which held on January 22, 1997. In 1999, she suffered setback tearing her left anterior cruciate ligament and was even selected to the inaugural WNBA All Star team but could not participate in the game due to the injury. Lobo traded to the Houston Comets in the 2002 WNBA Draft and take retirement in 2003 when she traded to the Connecticut Sun. Currently, she is serving as a reporter and color analyst for ESPN which focuses on Women’s College basketball and WNBA games. Rebecca was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 considering her remarkable contributions in the national team.
The legendary player is a pretty looking lady. Although her appearance on the loose fitted jersey has not presented her as a beautiful lady but after becoming a part of ESPN as a reporter, she has started to maintain her presence for the audiences. Lobo is undoubtedly a gorgeous woman who has beautiful curves and sensual pair of legs and feet. She stands with the tall height of 6 feet 4 inches which is perfect to be a basketball player.
Moving ahead to her personal life biography, she is a married woman. She got married to Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin on 2003. From her marital relation with her husband, she has four children. Lobo is living happy life with her husband sharing a strong bond of love and understanding. She has successfully managed her professional life and personal life. Till date, she is having no problem with her husband. Hence, there is no news of divorce as her relation with her husband and children seems unbreakable.
From her remarkable career as a basketball player, she has gathered total net worth of $1.5 million as in 2014. However, her recent salary as a reporter has not been disclosed yet. Besides her massive net worth collection, she has been awarded with numerous sports awards like Kodak First team All-America, Honda Sports, Honda-Broderick, ESPY Award-Outstanding Female Athlete, WNBA Eastern All-Star team and many more. Her detail bio is available on wiki and other personal sites relating to her. Her fans can follow her on her twitter account @RebeccaLobo to get the recent news about her.