Weekly Recognition

Fuller earns conference honors for her historic weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt senior student-athlete Sarah Fuller was selected as the Southeastern Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Fuller made history Saturday, becoming the first woman to officially take the field during a football game in a Power 5 Conference game. Fuller served as the Commodores’ primary kicker during the team’s contest at Missouri.

She took the opening kickoff of the second half against the Tigers, as her perfectly-executed kick sailed 30 yards and was downed at the Missouri 35-yard line.

She joined the likes of New Mexico’s Katie Hnida and Kent State’s April Goss as the only females to appear in a Football Bowl Subdivision contest.

The Commodores travel to Athens, Georgia this weekend to face No. 11 Georgia. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT, airing live on SEC Network.