2001 Cumberland vs. Jacksonville State football game
|Cumberland vs. Jacksonville State
First Female Athlete to Play and Score in NCAA
|Date||August 30, 2001|
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.
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. 
The game ended in a final score of Jacksonville State 72, Cumberland 10.
Prior to this game, female athletes at Duke and Louisville had come close to playing in a game but did not. 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.
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