STORRS, Conn. - Two-time All-American and 1995 National Player of the Year Rebecca Lobo will be honored in a pregame ceremony prior to the UConn women's basketball team's 2017-18 home opener against No. 20 California on Friday, November 17 at Gampel Pavilion. The #LoboNight ceremony is scheduled to begin promptly at 7 p.m.
On September 8, 2017, Lobo became the first UConn women's basketball alum to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and a banner commemorating that moment will be unveiled pregame Friday.
The banner will be on display next to head coach Geno Auriemma's Hall of Fame banner in the south end of Gampel Pavilion. Auriemma was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
Fans will have the opportunity to pick up a commemorative poster of Lobo's new banner at all three entrances to Gampel Pavilion. Posters will be distributed on a first come first served basis so arrive early!
Fans can also stop by section 221 to write a message on a special banner that will be given to Lobo after the game. The banner will be available for signing from 5:30-6:40 p.m. Additionally, the 1995 national championship trophy will be on display pregame.
A two-time Kodak First Team All-American, Lobo helped Team USA win gold in the 1996 Olympic Games and was the unanimous choice for National Player of the Year following the 1994-95 season. The Southwick, Mass. native was a two-time GTE/CoSida Academic All-American and a two-time Big East Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
She was inducted into the CoSida Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2008 and has served on the University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees since 2004.
Lobo, the 1995 NCAA Woman of the Year, currently serves as a commentator for ESPN's women's basketball programming.