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Rebecca Lobo | 50
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Position:  F
Born: Oct 6, 1973
Height: 6-4 /  1,93
Weight: 185  lbs. / 83,9  kg.
College : Connecticut ''95
Career Highlights
One of the WNBA’s original players
  • assigned to the New York Liberty, along with Teresa Weatherspoon, in the WNBA’s first player allocations on January 22, 1997
  • spent first five years of her career with New York
  • acquired by the Comets from the New York Liberty in exchange for Houston’s second-round selection (26th overall) in the 2002 WNBA Draft
  • voted as a member of the first-ever WNBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team in 1999 held at Madison Square Garden (did not play due to injury)
  • was named to the All-WNBA Second Team in 1997.
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    Battling back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee the past two years, re-emerged on the scene during the 2001 campaign … overall, appeared in 16 games (all off the bench) and averaged 1.1 points while shooting .318 (7-22 FGA) … scored her first basket in two years at Cleveland on June 7 … scored a season-high nine points with five rebounds in a victory at Phoenix on June 21 … placed on the injured list August 10.

    Missed the entire 2000 season with torn ACL in her left knee.

    Suffered a torn ACL in her left knee during the first minute of play against the Cleveland Rockers in the season’s opening game on June 10 … she missed the rest of the season, including the playoffs … underwent successful surgery on July 1 … was progressing well with her rehabilitation until suffering a complete tear of the reconstructed ligament on December 12 … underwent surgery to reconstruct the ligament again on December 15.

    Started all 30 games with New York, averaging 11.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 blocks … led New York in shooting percentage (.484), rebounding (6.9 rpg) and blocked shots (1.10 bpg) … notched a team-high five double-doubles, topped the team in rebounding 14 times and led the team in scoring on three occasions.

    All-WNBA Second Team … averaged 12.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.9 assists in 28 starts … led the team in rebounding 15 times, scoring eight times and assists once in her first season with Liberty … also posted four double-doubles in the regular season to go along with her two 20+ scoring games and five 10+ rebounding games.


    Born Rebecca Rose Lobo on October 6, 1973, in Hartford, Connecticut
  • teamed up with New York Knicks All-Star Guard Allan Houston for 1998 Nestlé Crunch All-Star 2Ball at the 1998 NBA All-Star Weekend
  • was named one of the 1998 USA Weekend’s Most Caring Athletes in recognition of the charitable work she has done
  • co-wrote a daughter-mother autobiography called The Home Team, about the special relationship she has with her mother, RuthAnn, and about RuthAnn’s battle with breast cancer
  • loves to write and hopes to put out another book someday
  • in October 2001, launched the RuthAnn and Rebecca Lobo Scholarship in Allied Health at the University of Connecticut
  • scholarship encourages more diversity in the health care professions and will expand opportunities for young Hispanics and African Americans
  • very active in numerous organizations that support breast cancer research and awareness
  • also involved in the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Children’s Miracle Network and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • has a brother, Jason, and a sister, Rachel
  • attended the dedication of “Rebecca Lobo Way” in Southwick, Massachusetts
  • once went for a jog with President Bill Clinton during a visit to the White House
  • played the saxophone in high school and was a member of the school band
  • enjoys people with a sarcastic, witty sense of humor and believes in finding humor in everything
  • favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption and her favorite book is Road Swing by Steve Rushin.

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