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Former basketball player Rebecca Lobo helped to start the University of Connecticut basketball dynasty. The 6’4” center led the Huskies to the national championship in 1995, their first ever, after a stellar undefeated season under the guiding hand of coach Geno Auriemma. The fact that over one hundred teams recruited Celebrity Sports Speaker Rebecca speaks volumes about her talents as a player, and she definitely lived up to the hype. At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the 1995 National Player of the Year helped the United States take the gold medal, despite being the youngest on the team. In the WNBA, one of the highlight’s Rebecca’s career was being selected to the inaugural WNBA All-Star Team; although she suffered many injuries as a professional, she managed to bounce back and return to the game before retiring in 2003. In 2010, Rebecca was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

After her retirement, the former UConn transitioned to reporting and serving ESPN as a color analyst, as well as advocating for many causes close to her heart. After co-authoring The Home Team with her mother, Rebecca became a champion for health and breast cancer. She served as the 1996 Lee National Denim Day spokesperson in an effort to raise money for breast cancer education and research, and also represents Body1.com to bring awareness and encouragement to women with knee injuries. As if this were not enough, the 6’4” star founded a scholarship at her alma mater to encourage minorities to pursue medical endeavors. Voted the one of the most influential Hispanic athletes of all time by espnW and ESPN Deportes, Rebecca was and still is paving the way for women and minorities in sports and in life. With such a colorful background, Rebecca is a dynamic and engaging motivational speaker to all, from cancer survivors to children alike.

Rebecca resides in Connecticut with her husband and four children.