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Rebecca Lobo Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Lobo was the first major recruiting breakthrough for Geno Auriemma and a leader on the team which won the program’s first title.

NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Championship Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

UConn legend Rebecca Lobo was named as an inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday morning.

Lobo was a co-captain on the 1995 National Championship team, the first of six undefeated national champions for Geno Auriemma and the Huskies.

Lobo graduated from UConn after that season averaging 16.9 points, fifth in program history, and 10.1 rebounds per game. She was also named National Player of the Year as a senior and was a two-time First Team All-American.

The Southwick, Massachusetts native was a member of the inaugural Huskies of Honor class and also on the 1996 Olympic team which won the gold medal.

She was allocated to the New York Liberty for the WNBA’s inaugural season in 1997 and spent four years there. She tore her ACL in the first game of the 1999 season and missed the entire 2000 season before playing three more, one each for the Liberty, Houston Comets, and Connecticut Sun.

After her playing career, Lobo went to work for ESPN as an analyst. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

Lobo will be inducted as part of a weekend-long ceremony at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, about 15 miles east of her hometown, from Sep. 7-9.