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Name: Rebecca Lobo                                                                 
Born: 6 October 1973                                                               
Rebecca Rose Lobo (born October 6, 1973 in Southwick, Massachusetts) is an         
American television basketball analyst and a former player in the professional     
Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003. Lobo, at 6' 4", 
played the center position for much of her career.                                 
Rebecca Lobo holds the state scoring record with 2,710 points in her high school   
career in Southwick-Tolland Regional High School in Massachusetts.                 
Lobo attended the University of Connecticut and helped lead the Huskies to the     
1995 National Championship with an undefeated 35-0 record. In her senior year,     
she won the 1995 Naismith and College Player of the Year award.                   
After college, Lobo joined the WNBA for its inaugural season. Lobo was assigned   
to the New York Liberty during the league's first player allocations on January   
22, 1997. She spent the first five years of her career with New York. However,     
in the first game of the 1999 season, she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in   
her left knee and never fully recovered.                                           
Lobo was traded to the Houston Comets in exchange for their second-round           
selection (26th overall) in the 2002 WNBA Draft. After playing the 2003 WNBA       
season with the Connecticut Sun, she retired.                                     
Today, Lobo is seen as a reporter and color analyst for ESPN with a focus on       
women's college basketball and WNBA games.                                         
Lobo is the youngest daughter of Dennis and RuthAnn Lobo. Her father is half       
Cuban and half Polish. Her mother is of German and Irish heritage. Her             
brother Jason played basketball at Dartmouth College. Her sister Rachel played     
basketball at Salem State College.                                                 
She is married to former Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin. On December 25,   
2004 Rushin and Lobo had their first daughter named Siobhan Rose Rushin. Their     
second daughter, Maeve Elizabeth Rushin, was born on August 10, 2006.