In the fourth grade, Rebecca Lobo wrote a letter to NBA coach Red Auerbach promising to be “the first girl to play for the Celtics.” Though she has yet to achieve that goal, Lobo has certainly made a name for herself in women’s basketball. In highschool, she scored more career points than any other player in Massachusetts history. At the University of Connecticut, she led her team to the greatest season in its history (35-0), which included the 1995 NCAA National Championship. She was a four time All-American, scored 2,133 points, was voted NCAA Final Four MVP and named Sportswoman of the Year. As if that were not enough, she helped the U.S. women’s basketball team win the gold at the 1996 Olympic games and was among the first to sign with the newly created WNBA.
About The Author
Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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