2001 Cumberland vs. Jacksonville State football game

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Cumberland vs. Jacksonville State
First Female Athlete to Play and Score in NCAA
1 2 3 4 Total
Cumberland 3 0 7 0 10
Jacksonville State 21 10 7 34 72
Date August 30, 2001
Stadium Burgess-Snow Stadium
Location Jacksonville, Alabama
Attendance 11,312


The 2001 Cumberland vs. Jacksonville State football game was a college football game between the Cumberland Bulldogs and the Jacksonville State Gamecocks played on August 30, 2001. The game was played at Burgess-Snow Stadium in Jacksonville, Alabama. Jacksonville State won the game by a score of 72 to 10. During the game, Ashley Martin became the first woman to play and score in a NCAA football game and the second woman to play and score in a college game in any division.[1]

Game play[edit]

Jacksonville State led the game beginning with Lorenzo Banks receiving a 33 yard pass from Reggie Stancil for a touchdown. Steven Lee kicked the first extra point to put the score 7–0. Martin would kick two more extra points in the first quarter alone and the first quarter ended with a score of 21–3. Jacksonville led the remainder of the game. [2]

The game ended in a final score of Jacksonville State 72, Cumberland 10.[3]

Aftermath[edit]

Prior to this game, female athletes at Duke and Louisville had come close to playing in a game but did not.[4] In 1997, Liz Heaston became the first female athlete to score in a college football game. In 2003, Katie Hnida became the first female athlete to score in a Division I-A bowl game.

Martin's success as a female athlete is considered a major milestone since the 1972 Title IX amendment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the United States.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin first female to play, score in Division I". ESPN.com. August 31, 2001. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cumberland Univ. vs Jacksonville State (Aug 30, 2001)". Jacksonville State University. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Jacksonville State Yearly Results (2001)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Woman Kicks Extra Points". New York Times. October 20, 1997. Retrieved April 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "She Kicks, She Scores!". Toledo Blade. September 6, 2001. Retrieved May 15, 2011.