A first down in football history

One high school football player just made history.

According to Glamour,  18-year-old Becca Longo of Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona signed her way into history, becoming the “the first woman to land a NCAA scholarship at the Division II level or higher” when she signed a letter of intent to play college football at Adams State University.

The current senior started her football career in her sophomore year, working her way up to be a kicker on the team, says Glamour. With her sights set on playing college ball, Glamour reports Longo “compiled a film reel of some of her greatest moments on the team and included it with her applications,” one of which went to Adams State.

As if her impressive reel weren’t enough to get her noticed, Glamour says Longo took matters into her own hands yet again, following the university’s head coach Timm Rosenbach on Twitter.

“She’s kind of put herself out there to let everyone know she wants to do this,” head coach Rosenbach told CNN, according to Glamour. “If she’s able to compete at a level we think she’s able to compete at, we should afford her that opportunity to do that.”

After visiting the school in February, Longo was later offered a scholarship to play football — and if that’s not enough, Glamour says she will also play basketball for the university.

 

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