First female official assigned to Southeast Missouri State game

First female official assigned to Southeast Missouri State game

(KFVS) - The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to a game for the first time in league history.

Catherine "Cat" Conti will be on the crew for the Kansas Jayhawks' season opener on September 6 against Southeast Missouri State University, according to the Associated Press.

The AP reports that Big 12 Officiating Supervisor Walt Anderson assigned Conti "because she is just a darned good official" but also said this is a good opportunity for the league as well as Conti.

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