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Kicker reportedly first female football player to receive Division II scholarship 

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Becca Longo, an 18-year-old kicker from Arizona, was informed by her coach Wednesday that she was the first woman to sign a letter intent to play college football at the Division II level.

And according to ESPN, the Basha High School football coach appears to be correct.

"I didn’t know that until today," said Longo, who signed with Adams State in Colorado a few weeks ago. "I’m still in shock from it. I’m just amazed."

She will also play basketball at the university in Alamosa, Colo.

Kicker reportedly first female football player to receive Division II scholarship 

In 2016, Longo won the starting job at her high school, kicking field goals and extra points; she converted 35 of 38 extra-point attempts.

The kicker also hit her only field-goal attempt at 30 yards, but reportedly said she feels comfortable with distances of 45 yards and less.

On March 4 she committed to Adams State — a university she had reached out to — and later committed to the basketball team too.

“To me, there is no doubt she can be competitive,” Adams State coach Timm Rosenbach told the Arizona Republic. “She has a strong leg, and she can be very accurate."

The team also has returning sophomore Eduardo Majalca and signed Tiago Paim.

"I’m ready to compete," Longo told ESPN. "I don’t really have any expectations beyond that."

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