Rebecca Tumlin is from Harrison, OH and a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School.Her parents are Sandy and Doug Tumlin.
Favorite quote: One of my all time favorite quotes is from the movie Coach Carter. It's the first part of a speech the coach gives to his team. The quote is "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." it's stuck with me ever since I've heard it. I love that it speaks to the team and not just one individual. Soccer, and basketball, are teams sports. You can't win a team sport alone. You have to have confidence and trust in one another to pick each other up and work hard together. Being part of a team is one of the best things in my life.
Famous relatives: I do not have any famous relatives that I know of! That would be pretty cool to have one though!
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.
Special sports accomplishments: My freshman year at Mercy High School I made the varsity soccer team. I was the only freshman on the team. It was an intimidating experience, but it is one I will never forget. That opportunity gave me an appreciation for high school soccer that I thought I would never have. Also, my junior year I made first team all GGCL for the league my school belongs in. I played basketball for 3 out of my 4 years at Mercy. My junior year we played in a tournament in Jefferson City, Missouri. We made it to the championship and we won! I was given the award for All Tournament Team. I was truly proud of myself and I felt like I had accomplished something.
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.