Rebecca Tumlin is from Harrison, OH and a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School.Her parents are Sandy and Doug Tumlin.
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.
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.
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.
Who do you pattern your game after: I do not have a specific pattern I follow my game after. My style of play came as I learned the game of soccer over the years. As I worked at it and pushed myself to get better and become a smarter player, I learned the way I play.
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.