Kicker could become first woman on scholarship in Division II or higher

Becca Longo is set to become the first woman on a scholarship at a football program in Division II or higher. 
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Arizona high school kicker Becca Longo, who signed with Division II Adams State in Colorado earlier this spring, will be the first woman football player on a scholarship at the Division II level or higher, according to ESPN.

Longo, 18, will kick for Adams State and also play basketball for the school. 

She will join a small group of women who have played college football at any level. Katie Hnida, a kicker for New Mexico, became the first woman to play at the FBS level in 2002. 

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Longo made 30 of 33 extra points in 2016 at Basha High School and one 30-yard field goal. 

Adams State coach Timm Rosenbach told the Arizona Republicthat he thinks Longo will be competitive at the school's level.

"She has a strong leg and she can be very accurate," he said.