Senior Asia Avinger has committed to play basketball for San Diego State

Asia Avinger has committed to play basketball at San Diego State University during her college years.

Asia came to Rosary Academy already having been named the MVP of the Sunset League and in her first year here was named All-CIF and All-Orange County, as well as being a member of the second State Championship team from Rosary in a three-year period.

Her goals include graduating from college, playing in the WNBA and becoming a physician. Her family is one that is steeped in the importance of sports in the lives of young people.  Her father, Skinner, is a football coach at Servite and her brother, Noah, plays receiver for the Friars.  Her inspiration is her grandmother, Annette, “She’s the one who keeps me going every day because I want her to know that all these years, all the hours, the blood, sweat, tears, and hard times are all going to be worth it in the end. My goal is just to make her proud. I give to others because I was given to at an early age.”

About her decision to attend SDSU, Asia stated, “Everyone has their own path in life and I am creating my own with this decision.  I’ve worked too hard to not follow my heart.  When God sends you signs, follow and listen to them!

"Asia is one of the most gifted and athletic guards I have ever coached. She is one of the top guards on the West Coast as indicated from many publications and top ten lists. She is humble and personable,  wanting the best for everyone around her. I am lucky to have coached a player with great talent but most importantly, a great heart." Royals head basketball coach Rich Yoon said. 

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San Diego State University (SDSU) is a public research university in San Diego, California. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university in the 23-member California State University System(CSU) system. SDSU has a Fall 2018 student body of 34,828 and an alumni base of more than 280,000.