A forward and center with a scorer's touch, Rebecca Lobo was a star of the University of Connecticut's women's basketball teams of the mid-1990s. In 1995 she led UConn to a 35-0 record and the NCAA championship. As a pro in the Women's National Basketball Association, Lobo played for the New York Liberty (1997-2001), the Houston Comets (2002, with fellow star Sheryl Swoopes
) and the Connecticut Sun (2003). She was selected to play in the first-ever WNBA All Star game in 1999. After seven injury-plagued years in the WNBA, Lobo retired in September 2003.