The seventh annual Dixie Woodall Inspirational Award for Lady Norse Basketball was presented to Miss Asia McCaskill on February 19 after the Lady Norse game against Redlands. “Asia exemplifies all that is good about junior college athletics and the qualities that made Dixie Woodall successful on and off the court. Her work ethic, commitment to excellence and outstanding character make her a great choice to receive the Dixie Woodall Inspirational Award. Congratulations to Asia for receiving this award and for upholding the great tradition of NEO Athletics,” said Dale Patterson, athletic director.
McCaskill is a 5’9” guard from Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is the daughter of Mark and Renee McCaskill. Head Coach Jim Rowland said, “This young lady has been a part of the Lady Norse Basketball program for three years. She redshirted her first year due to a knee injury she sustained her senior year in high school. She represents the program with high integrity on and off the court and truly understands what it means to be a Lady Norse.” Her plans are to graduate in May and attend a university majoring in natural sciences and to continue playing basketball.