Woman officiates game with SEC team for 1st time in history

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Sebrina Brunson has become the first woman to officiate a game involving a Southeastern Conference team, according to a league spokesman.

SEC director of communications Chuck Dunlap says Brunson, who is an alternate official in the Sun Belt conference, officiated the Ball State-Texas A&M game on Saturday night.

Brunson, who was an alternate for Saturday's game, took over after halftime. The SEC oversees officiating in the Sun Belt and used crews from that conference on Saturday because of the large number of SEC teams with home games.

Female officials are rare but aren't unheard of in major college football. Cat Conti, who officiated the Michigan-Utah game last week, worked a Big 12 game last year.

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