Fisher alum is one of the first women to referee a men’s World Cup game

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A St. John Fisher University alum is serving as a referee at the World Cup in Qatar.

Dr. Kathryn Nesbitt was a multi-sport athlete at Fisher, competing in volleyball and figure skating. She went on to pursue her master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. Before becoming a full-time referee, she was a professor at Towson University.

In 2017, she made history as the first woman to officiate a major league soccer match. In 2019, she was a referee at the women’s World Cup in France.

Now, she’s in Qatar for one of the first women to officiate the men’s World Cup competition. You can read more from the Associated Press and NBC Sports.