A Phi Beta Kappa student, Rebecca Lobo led Connecticut’s basketball team to an undefeated championship season. For her work and sportswomanship, the NCAA chose her as the NCAA Woman of the Year. Aside from playing basketball and graduating with a 3.6 GPA, Lobo volunteered for the Paul Newman Hole in the Wall Gang for terminally ill children. She has also participated in and co-chaired the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation-Connecticut Race for the Cure Benefit. The NCAA chose her for the award from an applicant pool of 392.