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This is the eighth in a series of profiles on members of the 2017 induction class of the Fike High Athletic Hall of Fame that will be enshrined Oct. 21 in a ceremony at the school.
Ginny Farris Asma’s reputation as an outstanding athlete preceded her arrival at Fike High in 1999. By the time she graduated in 2003, her place was cemented as one of the all-time great athletes in school history.
She earned 16 varsity letters in the sports of tennis, basketball, track and field and soccer and was a major contributor, if not the outright star, in each by her senior year.
Asma compiled a career mark of 125-35 in singles and doubles, including a 41-3 record as a senior, and reached the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A tournament in doubles each of her last three seasons. She helped the Lady Demons to an unbeaten regular season in the fall of 2002 as a senior.
Switching courts from tennis to basketball, Asma didn’t skip a beat. As a freshman and sophomore, she was part of Lady Demons teams that reached the NCHSAA 3-A East Regional tournament. She led Fike to the Eastern Carolina Classic holiday tournament title as a junior, earning the tourney MVP award.
A solid defender and rebounder, Asma was selected co-player of the year in the 3-A Big Eight Conference as a senior and just missed hitting the 500-point benchmark for her career.
She pulled double duty in the spring after her father, Bill — a member of Fike’s state 4-A championship football teams in the late 1960s — talked her into running track. She was the conference champion in the 800-meter run as a sophomore and finished second in the state meet at that distance as a senior.
However, it was on the soccer field that Asma was at her best as a skilled and durable performer. Right away she made an impact by scoring 20 goals and earning all-conference and all-region acclaim as a freshman. She repeated those honors all four years and landed on the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association 3-A All-State team as a junior when Asma was also named Big Eight Conference Player of the Year.
She finished her Fike career with 137 goals and 50 assists and earned a spot on the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game following her senior year in which Asma helped Fike reach the state semifinals.
Asma capped her career, fittingly, as the Fike Senior Female Athlete of the Year and the Wilson Daily Times Athlete of the Year in 2003.