Alana Gaither Sets National Record for Longest Girl’s Field Goal, Getting Interest From Harvard

Going to Jim Tressel's Ohio State football camps means you are in pretty rarified company. That's exactly where Ohio's Alana Gather is.

Gather set the national record for a girl's field goal in high school last week, as she booted a 43-yarder for the Firestone Falcons, her fourth kick of the season. She hasn't missed yet.

Gather, who is also a college soccer prospect, has been a football fan since she was a kid, and was excited for the opportunity to be the kicker, and her male teammates have been glad to have her in that role.

"Since the first day I walked in, (teammates) have been great to me,” she said, according to MaxPreps. “They treat me just like a little sister.”

She has even kicked some 50-yarders in practice, and is generating recruiting interest from Harvard — particularly given her 3.8 GPA.

Her dream, unsurprisingly, is to score a touchdown on a fake field goal.

See the news video about Gather from Cleveland's WKYC below. 

 

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