Rebecca Tumlin is from Harrison, OH and a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School.Her parents are Sandy and Doug Tumlin.
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.
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.
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.
Someone you follow on Twitter: Most of the people I follow on Twitter are my friends. But I follow Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds. He's definitely one of my favorite Reds players. He seems like a chill person and his tweets always crack me up. I would love to meet him too!
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.