Rebecca Lobo 

Growing up just a mid-range jump shot from the Birthplace of Basketball, Rebecca Lobo started her career at Southwick-Tolland High School in Southwick, Mass where she set a then-state record of 2,740 points. Deciding to play collegiately close to home, Lobo landed at the University of Connecticut where she played for future Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma. Lobo’s senior year saw her secure the Wade trophy, Naismith Award, and several Player of the Year honors all while leading the Huskies to an undefeated season and the 1995 NCAA national championship. As a part of Team USA during the 1996 Summer Olympics, Lobo won gold on one of the greatest basketball teams ever assembled. In 1997, Lobo was one of the first women signed to the WNBA, where she later became an All-Star and an All-WNBA performer. Since retiring from the game in 2003, Lobo has worked at ESPN covering the WNBA as well as Women’s College Basketball as a top analyst. Her tireless devotion to the game she learned so close to home has taken her around the world to promote, support, and foster the development of women’s basketball.