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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Sarah Fuller to participate in presidential inauguration

“It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,” Fuller said on Twitter.
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Sarah Fuller laces up her cleats prior to Vanderbilt’s Nov. 28 contest at Missouri. (Vanderbilt Athletics)

Vanderbilt goalkeeper and kicker Sarah Fuller has been invited to participate in Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20, she confirmed on Twitter.

“It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,” she said. “This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman.”

Fuller taped a pre-recorded video for the inauguration, a university spokesperson confirmed to The Hustler. The segment will air during the “Celebrating America” prime-time program, which begins at 7:30 p.m. CST on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee on Jan. 17 announced it will “celebrate a number of the everyday Americans who have stepped up in their communities during the primetime special,” including Sarah Fuller, Anthony Gaskin, Cavanaugh Bell, Mackenzie Adams, Morgan Marsh-McGlone and Sandra Lindsay.

Fuller, a senior from Wylie, Texas, entered the 2020 soccer season as Vanderbilt’s backup goalkeeper. After the Commodores dropped two of its first three games, she took over for sophomore Sophie Guilmette as Vanderbilt’s starting goalie, a position she held through Vanderbilt’s first SEC Tournament title since 1994 on Nov. 22.

Two days after the SEC Tournament, The Hustler on Nov. 24 reported that Sarah Fuller practiced with the football team as a kicker. In the proceeding games, Fuller became the first woman to log a snap in a Power Five football game with a kickoff against Missouri, then the first woman to score with two extra points against Tennessee.

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Simon Gibbs, Former Sports Editor
Simon Gibbs (‘21) is the former Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video Productions and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio. Simon has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 NFL Draft, 2019 College Baseball World Series and the 2019 SEC Tournament. Outside of his Commodore coverage, Simon has had bylines published on NHL.com and NashvillePredators.com. When he's not writing, you can find Simon watching his hometown New York Mets, waiting for that next ring. For tips, comments or concerns, please reach out to: [email protected]    
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