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Rebecca Lobo Biography

Sporting Family, Strength On- And Off-court, Chronology, Remains In Limelight, Contact InformationSELECTED WRITINGS BY LOBO:


American basketball player

Defeat is not a common word in Rebecca Lobo's vocabulary. During her senior year playing basketball

Rebecca Lobo

for the University of Connecticut, her team did not lose a single game. The following year she joined USA Basketball's Women's National Team, which won fifty-two straight games on its way to the Olympics, and continued on to win a gold medal. Off-court, too, Lobo has come out a winner, remaining strong while her mother battled—and survived—breast cancer. Today, Lobo is one of the most recognized faces in women's professional basketball, and her popularity is credited as one of the factors that spurred creation of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).


(With RuthAnn Lobo) The Home Team: Of Mothers, Daughters and American Champions, Kodansha International, 1996.

Sketch by Kristin Palm

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