A+ Athlete: Asa Robertson, Madill

Published: Jan. 31, 2020 at 4:12 PM CST
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This week's A+ Athlete is Asa Robertson of Madill High School.

When it comes to the Madill athletic program, Asa pretty much does it all. He's a key member of the football team that can play multiple positions.

On the basketball court, he can hit a bucket from just about anywhere. He was named to the 2018 All-Star bowling team, but track is where he really shines.

He was named All-State in 2017, and won the state title in the 4x400 meter relay in 2018. Working hard to make his dreams come true.

"There's been plenty of times when people have told me I wouldn't be good enough. I'm too short, I'm too slow, everything like that," said Robertson. "It just keeps me motivated everyday to work harder, and over come those things."

"He's a special young man, and you don't get to coach players like him every year," said Madill football coach Todd Vargas. "You know that when he's there, he's consistent. You know who he is, what he brings to the table, but you always know that you have that 'X' factor."

Off the athletic field, Asa works just as hard. He's a member of National Honor Society, he's made the A honor every year, he's earned the top student award, and he's in the top 10% of his class, with a 4.0 G.P.A. He put's the student, in student-athlete.

"You have to have your priorities straight, you can't be distracted by other things in your life," said Robertson. "You have to focus academics first, then athletics second, and try to be the best that you can in both at the same time."

"I just think that he has that drive with him as a person," said Madill art teacher Lacy Blackburn. "He's always going to excel in whatever he does, he always wants to give 100%, it doesn't matter what it is. He's looking on to go to college, not just high school. So he's going to give that extra push that he needs."

After he graduates, Asa plans to continue his football career at Southern Nazarene University.