ALAMOSA, Colo. (CBS4) – Adams State University in Colorado has made history by signing a female to a college football scholarship.
Becca Longo, 18, is the first woman to receive a football scholarship at the NCAA Division II level or higher. She is a place-kicker.
The Arizona native, who attends Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, made 35 out of 38 extra point attempts this season. She also kicked a 30 yard field goald.
She was honored in a signing celebration on Wednesday, CBSSports.com reported.
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Colorado native Katie Hnida, who kicked at the University of Colorado and the University of New Mexico, became the first woman to play in a NCAA Division I-A game in 2002.