Best Of 2020

Throughout the past year, scores of current and former local athletes and coaches have taken active roles in the fight against COVID-19 and for social justice. These are just a few of their stories. 

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Asia Goins

Amid nationwide protests stemming from the death of George Floyd, the Towson volleyball team held productive conversations that led to the formation of Towson University Athletes for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in July. TUAIDE aims to create positive social change at Towson and in other communities.

The leading student-athlete voice in the effort is volleyball sophomore Asia Goins, who is also part of the Colonial Athletic Association’s United For Change Executive Committee.

Goins said in November that her experience as the co-chair of TUAIDE alongside Davon Robb, the school’s athletic director for facilities and event management, “has been just so eye-opening. I’m more than just my sport. There are more things out there that seem like such bigger [problems] than just a match or a game. As an athlete, you’re forced to think about your next game coming up, what you need to work on and what you need to do. But there’s just so many more things out there that student-athletes can get engaged on right now and use our voice, especially on social media platforms, and be a part of something bigger.”

Photo Credit: ENP Photography/Towson Athletics 

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