Rebecca Tumlin
Rebecca Tumlin
17
Harrison, OH / Mother of Mercy
Rebecca's Bio

Rebecca Tumlin is from Harrison, OH and a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School.

Her parents are Sandy and Doug Tumlin.
Five Questions with Rebecca

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.

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.

Must-hear song before competing: Before my high school basketball games, I had to hear the YMCA before every game. I would dance to it too! It's actually a good pump up song.

Road trip stories: The summer going into my sixth grade year, my family and I took a road trip to Myrtle Beach to visit my family there and to go to the beach. On our way there, our car broke down somewhere in southern Kentucky. We got it to a car place and they said they fixed it. We drove a little bit more until it decided to break down, again. We took it to another car shop where they said it would be best to use a rental car. There were six of us because my cousin rode with us. The rental car only seated five so we were pretty cozy in the backseat. We didn't get our car back until we were on our way home. After that incident, my mom finally decided it was time for a new car.

Other languages spoken: I took French all through high school. I am better at reading it than speaking it. So I would say I do not speak any other languages.