Rebecca Tumlin is from Harrison, OH and a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School.Her parents are Sandy and Doug Tumlin.
Favorite part of Hanover outside of class: Definitely the campus and the size. When I was looking at schools, I wanted a school not to far away, not too big, and had a nice campus and good curriculum. I found all of that in Hanover. Hanover is an hour and fifteen minutes from my house which, for me, is the perfect distance away from home. I grew up going to a small grade school, in a small town, and I knew every body in high school. I wanted the same thing at college. I like being able to say hi to everyone and being friendly to people. The campus is beautiful. I love the fact that it sits right on the Ohio River and is in such a beautiful town. The curriculum at Hanover is going to challenge me and that's exactly what I wanted from a school. I want the challenge to do good and to be my best.
Other athletes in your family: Both my younger sisters play soccer. My sister, Stephanie, is a senior in high school and is on the varsity team. My youngest sister, Lauren, plays basketball and soccer. Sports has always been a big part of our lives. My mom was a volleyball player all through high school and she won state. She always played basketball and swam for most of her life.
Who is your role model: My role model would have to be my grandma. I seem to take after her in many different ways. She is a strong woman who has dealt with many obstacles in her life. She can always make me laugh and will listen to me when I need help. She pushes me to do my best and supports me with my decisions. She is someone I have always looked up to.
Superstitions: I am very superstitious. I have had my friends tell me it's bad before. For soccer games, whenever we won a game I would not wash my socks. We would win three or four games in a row and they would never leave my bag or be washed. I believed it would take the good luck off of them. For basketball, I wore the same sports bra and spandex for every game. I had to do the same routine before every game. I always stood in the same place for passing drills and pre-game warm ups. We had to sing the "Our Father" before every game too. When we would sing, we would all stand in a circle and hold hands and sing. I always had to hold the same people's hands in the circle. I always had to hear the YMCA before basketball games, also. I am very superstitious when it comes to sports. I don't like when things throw me off before a game. My routine should be the same every time.
What did you want to be growing up: Growing up, I always thought it would be cool to be a teacher. I played "school" with my sisters all the time. As I got a little older, I realized that wasn't going to be for me and I always thought I would be working in the criminal justice field as a detective or a police officer.