Athletic Hall of Fame

Tommy Asinga

Tommy Asinga

Sport(s): Track

Graduating Class: 1994

Induction Class: 2005

Was an outstanding trackman from 1991-94...Earned All-American honors five times, as an 800-meter runner and on several relay teams...Competed in three Olympic Games (1988, 1992, 1996) for his home country, Suriname, serving as the country's flag-bearer at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain...Recorded a third-place finish in the 800 meters at the 1991 Pan-Am Games...Finished second in the 800-meter run at the 1991 NCAA Outdoor Championships and was sixth in the 1992 NCAA Indoor Championships...Ran the anchor leg on EMU's winning 3,200-meter relay team at the 1993 NCAA Indoor Championships...Won the 800-meter title at the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships in all four years as a runner, in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994...Also captured three indoor 800-meter MAC titles (1992, 1993, 1994)...Ran on three straight winning 3,200-meter relay teams at the Drake Relays...Helped the 4 x 400-meter relay team win the MAC outdoor crown twice (1991, 1994)...Finished second in the MAC outdoor 400-meters three times (1992, 1993, 1994)...Was a finalist at the 1991 World University Games in England and also competed in the 1991 and 1995 World Championships...Graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and is a practicing veterinarian.

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