Rebecca Allen is an Australian women’s basketball player. Moreover, Rebecca Allen played for the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she was a member of the Australian Women’s Basketball Team (Opals). After losing to the United States in the quarterfinals, the Opals were eliminated.
Table of Biography
Rebecca “Spida” Allen was born on 6th November 1992, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia. As of now, she is 29 years old, she is a citizen of Australia, and her birth sign is Scorpio. She is the daughter of Brian O’Neill and Hallfríður Reichenfeld while raising her in Melbourne. In addition, she competed in the junior category representing the Nunawading area.
Because of her pure determination, raw ability, and huge limbs, she received the nickname “Spida”. At the age of 16, she was approached by the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL). Besides that, there is no more information regarding her ethnicity and siblings.
Talking about Rebecca’s academic qualification, there is no exact information regarding her educational life. Looking at her success, we can assume that, she had completed her graduation from a well-known University of Australia.
WNBL and WNBA career
She has played with Dandenong Rangers (2009–2010), Australian Institute of Sport (2010–2012), Melbourne Boomers (2012–2015), and South East Queensland Stars (2015–2016) in the domestic Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL). In addition to the WNBL, she was a member of the Knox Raiders in the 2013 SEABL season, when the club won the championship.
She signed as a free agent with the New York Liberty for the 2015 WNBA season after her performance in the World Championship, where she won a bronze medal. She scored six points in her WNBA debut against Atlanta in the Liberty’s 2015 season opener. Allen had a season-ending right knee cartilage injury early in the 2015 season and chose to return home to Australia for surgery. She debuted for the Gems at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 Women’s World Championship in Chile.
Rebecca is a member of the Australian women’s basketball team at this point. She was chosen to represent the Opals at the 2014 World Championship in Turkey, where she would make her national team debut, after showing good form in preliminary warm-up games. Moreover, she was nominated to the 2019 FIBA Asia Cup final roster 2019. She was selected to the tournament All-Star Five after a solid showing throughout the event.
Rebecca, like the rest of the Opals women’s basketball squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, had a challenging competition. The Opals were eliminated from the group stage after losing their first two matches. They lost to China in tragic circumstances after appearing flat against Belgium. To progress, the Opals needed to beat Puerto Rico by a score of 25 or more in their final group match. This they did by a score of 27 in a thrilling contest. However, they were defeated 79 to 55 by the United States in the quarterfinals.
Awards and Net Worth
As a sports person, she has won some awards and recognition in her professional career. Moreover, she received an award from the SEABL Youth Player of the Year in 2011. She received the WNBL Robyn Maher Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. In addition, she received an award for the Barbara Barton (Grand Final MVP) medal.
Talking about her net worth, she earns a decent sum of money. The basketball player has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million US dollars. Besides basketball, Rebecca also earned from her Yeezy sneakers endorsement.
Talking about her relationship status, Rebecca is single and unmarried. There is no news regarding her relationship history.
Talking about her rumors and controversy, she is not part of any of them. Moreover, she is focusing on her game and career.
Body measurement and Social media
She is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 73 kg. and also has black eyes and black color hair. Besides that, there is no information regarding her body measurements.
She is active on Instagram and Twitter. On her Instagram, there are more than 18k followers. Likewise, there are more than 4k followers on Twitter.