Rebecca Tumlin is from Harrison, OH and a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School.Her parents are Sandy and Doug Tumlin.
Person who pushes you or makes you better: My mom is very good at pushing me to do better. She wants to see me succeed in whatever I decide to do with my life. She keeps me on top of things and is always their to help. Also, my friends encourage me to do better and to follow my dreams. We support each other with everything and I think everyone should have friends like that.
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.
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.
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.
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.