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(KTVI) – Mother of three and a former college basketball player, Sarah Thomas, says she never dreamed she could become a NFL referee.

She’s close to making it happen.

Thomas is a member of the NFL’s officiating development program and a finalist to become a permanent NFL ref.

The 40 year old began officiating high school games 17 years ago.

She’s been officiating college football in conference USA since 2007.

She’ll be training this week at the New Orleans Saints training camp.