Last Updated: 15 May, 2023 | Views: 83
Profession: Sports Women
Other Profession(s): Football player
Famous For: First Female to Score in an NCAA Division I-A Football Game
Higher Education: Graduated
Katharine Anne Hnida was born on May 17, 1981. In NCAA Division I-A football, the highest level of college football, she became the first woman to score. On August 30, 2003, she kicked the winning field goal for the University of New Mexico Lobos. The name Hnida is pronounced without the H. Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Hnida grew up in the city. Teen People magazine named her one of America's "20 most influential teens" while she was on varsity. "Life of Reilly" featured her in a column written by Rick Reilly.
Katie Hnida Career:
Despite Neuheisel's departure in 1998, his successor Gary Barnett kept his walk-on offer open.
As a result of mononucleosis and tonsillitis, Hnida could not compete for a roster spot in 2000.
The following year, Hnida transferred to the University of New Mexico from the University of Colorado.
As a freshman at Texas State University, she kicked two extra points on August 30, 2003, becoming the first woman to score in a Division I-A game.
A prescribed antibiotic caused an adverse reaction in Hnida that led to multiple organ failure in 2018.
Katie Hnida Book:
2006: Still Kicking: My Journey as the First Woman to Play Division One College Football
Katie Hnida Unknown Trivia Facts:
It was reported in February 2004 that Hnida, who played for Colorado in 2000, had been raped by one of her teammates.
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