Women’s HERstory Month – Rebecca Lobo

Written by on March 9, 2022

Rebecca Lobo – Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame 

As team captain her senior year, Lobo led the University of Connecticut to a perfect season in 1995. The Huskies were undefeated in 28 regular-season games and defeated Tennessee in the NCAA Championship that year to go 35-0.  For her outstanding performance in and out of the classroom as a student-athlete, in June 2008, Lobo was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America Hall of Fame. She was a member of the 1996 U.S. Women’s Basketball Olympic Team during the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, the team won a gold medal. The following year in 1997, the WNBA began its inaugural season, which Lobo was one of the first players to sign with one of its franchises – the New York Liberty. She played with the Liberty until 2002 then went on to play for the Houston Comets and ultimately retired with the Connecticut Sun in 2003.  In 2010, Lobo was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. In 2017, Lobo was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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