Sunday, September 29, 2013

Trailblazer Katie Hnida, First Woman to Score in NCAA Division One Football Game

Katie Hnida

Football fever is in the air this time of year in the USA. Whether i'ts your school, university, or professional team, football is THE topic of conversation. 

Today I am introducing you to a trailblazer in college football athletics, Katie Hnida. She is the first woman to score in an NCAA Division I-A game, college football's highest level.. She was the placekicker for the University of New Mexico Lobos and booted the football over the uprights on August 30, 2003.

Interview with Katie when she joined 
the Ft. Wayne Firehawks professional arena football team.

Congratulations, Katie!!


  1. Interesting interview. My hubby and son are both into watching football, so I'll have to ask them if they've ever heard of Katie.

    1. Hi Susanne, I never imagined a woman could play in Division 1 college football. I had to share this story. My school was so small we never had a football team, so I don't know much about the game.