« Women’s Basketball 2007-08

Rebekah Parker

School

University of Evansville

Position
Guard/Forward
Ht
5'10
PPG
14.4
RPG
5.8
APG
3.6
Rebekah Parker

Classroom

Parker owns a 3.67 cumulative grade point average in Physical Education/Health at the University of Evansville. Parker is expected to graduate from UE in May, and plans on being a high school teacher and basketball coach after graduation. Parker earned second team Academic All-District V honors from CoSIDA last year as a junior, and has twice been named to the MVC’s Scholar-Athlete team, including earning first team honors in 2006-07.

Character

Parker is a two-time team captain at UE. A leader both vocally and through her actions, Parker has been a unanimous pick as team captain by her teammates each of the last two seasons at Evansville. Known as a tireless worker who spends countless hours in the gym, Parker was voted one of the team’s Most Improved Players prior to her senior season, despite being a finalist for the MVC Player of the Year award last year as a junior.

Community

Parker has been involved in various community involvement initiatives over the last four years at Evansville. She is currently involved in UE’s Elementary School Mentoring program, in which she spends at least one hour each week visiting an assigned elementary school to provide students with a role model. Rebekah is also currently student-teaching in the Evansville school district, and has taught at both the high school and junior high levels the last two years. She has also been involved in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure each of the past four years, and UE’s “Susan G. Komen Hoops For The Cure” as well. Parker has also assisted with the United Way Family Day, Indiana’s Accelerated Reading Program, Evansville’s Main Street Trick or Treat festival, the Boys and Girls Club Haunted House, and various youth and YMCA clinics. She has also traveled to various schools for speaking engagements and to help read to young children through the MVC’s Just Read Program.

Competition

Parker has earned various awards throughout her UE playing career. She is the reigning Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, has earned a pair of all-MVC honors, and was named to the Valley’s All-Freshman team as a rookie in 2005. Parker earned MVC all-tournament team honors last year after leading all players with a scoring average of 22.5 points per game in tournament play, while also earning MVC All-Defensive Team honors after ranking second in the league in steals during the regular-season. Parker became the first newcomer in UE history to record more than 200 points, 100 rebounds, 75 assists, 40 steals and 10 blocks as a freshman in 2004-05, and will likely finish her career as one of just two players all-time at UE to rank in the school’s career top 10 in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals. She became just the sixth junior in UE women’s basketball history to crack the 1,000-point barrier last year, and will likely rank in the school’s career top 5 in scoring before this year is up.