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.