Born: Hartford, Connecticut
high school and college athlete, a member of the U.S. Olympic
basketball team in 1996, and a player on three Women’s National
Basketball Association teams, Rebecca Lobo has distinguished herself
on and off the court.
mother never wanted my gender to be something that
would limit me in any way. Young girls need to realize they really
can do whatever they want, even if there aren't a lot of women
began playing on boys' basketball teams because there were
no teams for girls. The leading scorer of either gender in her
high school history, the 6'4” Lobo was recruited by more than
100 universities. At the University of Connecticut, she led
the Lady Huskies to their first NCAA basketball championship.
Lobo played for the WNBA's New York Liberty and two other teams
before retiring in 2003 to pursue other challenges.
breaks down a lot of the barriers that people might otherwise
have. You see each other as teammates, not as black or white