Kacy Catanzaro to compete in Ninja Warrior finals tonight

Towson University graduate Kacy Catanzaro could make history tonight.

After making a stop at her alma mater this weekend, viewers are about to see if she will make history on the "America Ninja Warrior" obstacle course show. 

She could be the first woman to win in the show's history. 

Catanzaro, a 5-foot, 100-pound gymnast, became a viral sensation after she was seen  breezing through an obstacle course where others twice her size often fail.

The video has garnered more than 6 million views since she competed  on the show's obstacle course. 

But being the first woman to complete one of the show's most grueling courses is not enough for her. Catanzaro tells The Associated Press she wants to inspire women and young people to get off the couch and start getting fit.

The show, a remake of a Japanese program called "Sasuke," airs on Mondays on NBC and is repeated the next day on Esquire Network. NBC has picked up the show for a seventh season. Catanzaro qualified earlier this month in Dallas for the final round in Las Vegas. 

For all her efforts, Catanzaro was honored during a Towson University football game Saturday. She stood along with the school's gymnastics team. 

The next episode of "American Ninja Warrior"  airs Monday at 9 p.m. It features Catanzaro's attempt at completing the national finals course.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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