Ketcham Could Be First Female A&M Yell Leader

For more than 100 years, Texas A&M's version of cheerleaders have been men. Samantha Ketcham wants to change that. She has received enough votes to qualify for a runoff this week.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A woman could finally break the glass ceiling at Texas A&M by becoming the school's first female cheerleader. A&M calls them yell leaders, and for more than 100 years of this one-time military academy, they've been men. Samantha Ketcham wants to change that. She received enough votes to qualify for a runoff later this week - a first. Though a win is hardly assured, she says she's shocked and excited to have gotten this far. It's MORNING EDITION.

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