Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin is a former women’s basketball player who played for the Women’s National Basketball Association from 1997 to 2003.
Early Life of Rebecca Lobo
Rebecca Lobo was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the United States on October 6, 1973. She’ll be 47 in 2021. Her ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish, Cuban, Spanish, Polish, German, and Irish, and she is of American nationality. RuthAnn Lobo and Dennis Lobo have a daughter named RuthAnn. Her father was also a basketball coach, and both her parents were teachers. Rachel Lobo and Jason Lobo are two of her older siblings.
Her brother Jason went to Dartmouth College and her sister Rachel went to Salem State College to play basketball. Lobo was a member of the 1995 national championship-winning University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. She had previously attended Massachusetts’ Southwick-Tolland Regional High School.
Who is Rebecca Lobo Husband?
For a long time, Rebecca Lobo has been married. She is married to Steve Rushin, who works for Sports Illustrated. In Springfield, Massachusetts, the couple married on April 12, 2003.
Siobhan Rose Rushin and Maeve Elizabeth Rushin are the couple’s two daughters, and Thomas Joseph Rushin is the couple’s son. Lobo and Rushin have been married for 14 years and still have a great relationship. With her husband and children, she now lives in Southwick, Massachusetts.
How much is Rebecca Lobo Net Worth?
The estimated net worth of the former WNBA star is $6 million. Her basketball and television analyst careers made her wealthy. Lobo earned $30,000 per year during her playing days. Rebecca also had a contract with Lady Foot Locker, a sportswear company.
The 46-year-old, on the other hand, is said to make six figures as a sports analyst for ESPN. After her retirement, the former Connecticut player earns significantly more than she did during her playing career. Lobo has also made significant investments in real estate, which is a growing market. Rebecca also has endorsement deals with Carol Colton, a financial planner at Ronald Blue & Co.
What is the Height of Rebecca Lobo?
Rebecca Lobo stands 6 feet 3 inches tall. Her body weight is 64 kilograms. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes in addition to these features. Her body measurements are 33-26-35 inches in length, width, and height.
Rebecca Lobo’s Career Line
- Lobo was recruited by over 100 colleges, but she chose the University of Connecticut because of its proximity and reputation for academic excellence.
- With an undefeated 35–0 record, she helped the Huskies win the 1995 National Championship.
- Lobo 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 in her senior year.
- Lobo received the Honda-Broderick Cup for 1994–95, which is given to the athlete who is “most deserving of recognition as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.”
- She was one of the first inductees into the “Huskies of Honor” recognition program for women’s basketball at the University of Connecticut.
- Lobo was named the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sportswoman of the Year (team category) in 1995. Lobo was the first player in Big East history to be named first-team all-American in both basketball and academics.
- In 1992, Lobo was named to the United States U18 team (then known as the Junior World Championship Qualifying Team).
- In August 1992, the team competed in Guanajuato, Mexico.
- The team won their first four games before losing to Brazil 80–70 to finish second in the event and qualify for the 1993 World Games. During the tournament, Lobo averaged 6.8 points per game.
- Lobo stayed with the team until the U19 World Championships in 1993.
- The team finished in seventh place after winning five games and losing two. Lobo led the team in scoring with 7.7 points per game and six blocks.
- Lobo was selected for the national team in 1995, which later became the US team for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA. Lobo shared the gold medal despite playing only a few minutes on the court.
- Lobo was assigned to the New York Liberty during the league’s first player allocations on January 22, 1997, when the WNBA was formed and enjoyed its inaugural season.
- The Liberty was defeated in the WNBA Finals the first season by the Houston Comets. Lobo had a setback in 1999 when she tore her left anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in the season’s first game.
- She was named to the inaugural WNBA All-Star team in 1999, but due to an injury, she was unable to participate.
- She was traded to the Houston Comets in 2002 in exchange for Houston’s second-round (26th overall) WNBA Draft pick.
- She was traded to the Connecticut Sun the following season and retired in 2003. Lobo also spent two seasons with the Springfield Spirit of the National Women’s Basketball League from 2002 to 2003.