Indie Soul Student of the Week: Asia Robertson
Phinesse Demps | 4/18/2014, 6 a.m.
BALTIMORE Asia Robertson has played volleyball at The SEED School of Maryland for the past three years. As team captain, Asia kept the team motivated throughout the season. On March 22, she helped the Lady Sabers win the Baltimore Middle School Volleyball League (BMSVL) Championship Game for the third year in a row. Averaging 10 points a game from serving and passing, Asia credits her teammates for her success on the volleyball court. To her, the most important aspects of volleyball are communication and trust. “Players have to talk and let each other know who is going for the ball or there will be big problems,” she says.
Not only does Asia play volleyball, she also plays basketball and soccer, all while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Asia says she manages all of her activities with a tried and true method, “I have to stay organized and use my time wisely,” she states.
Indie Soul: Why is being a scholar athlete important to you?
Robertson: At SEED MD, I want to be known for my athletic abilities and my academics. I like showing people that being a student athlete does not mean you can’t excel in school.
Indie Soul: You play three sports, which is your favorite and why?
Robertson: Of all the sports that I play, volleyball is my favorite because it is extremely active and very physical.
Indie Soul: What is your favorite position on the volleyball court?
Robertson: My favorite position is the center back. That is usually where the ball is served. You have to be prepared to move in all directions and cover your teammates on both sides.
Indie Soul salutes Asia Roberts for excelling not just in sports but in academics as well. Each week, during the school year, Indie Soul will spotlight a student that excels in academics and in the community. To nominate someone for “Student of the Week,” call 410-366-3900 ext. 3016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Student of the Week” in the subject line.