Sarah Thomas, First Female NFL Referee. She is also the first woman to officiate a bowl game, to officiate in a Big Ten stadium, and to officiate a major college football game.
"You want to be known as an official -- not as a female official -- because that's going to put you in a separate category. My life these last few years has been a lot of travel, but my family is accustomed to it. I have to tell you that I could not do it without the support of my husband or my family and my friends. ... I try to balance it all, and I think that's just it. You learn to prioritize and delegate and say no when you can and then just focus on the things you can control and just stay positive in that regard.”
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