Football, Basketball and Baseball
A native of Misseapolis, Ray Asp was a football, basketball, and baseball star at Patrick Henry High School, graduating in 1946. Captain of the baseball team, and President of his class, he also played on Henry’s 1945 state championship basketball team.
With the exception of his freshman year, when he turned out for basketball, Asp confined himself to two sports at Carleton. He won four letters in football, playing two years at end, was named second team All-Conference as a sophomore, and he proved his versatility by being named All-Conference as a quarterback in both his junior and senior years. The captain on the 1948 team was one of Carleton’s most durable athletes, starting every game and playing in every quarter of football for four years.
Asp won three letters in baseball as an exceptionally good small-college pitcher. In May of 1949, he pitched eight shutout innings in dealing the University of Minnesota a 10-2 defeat.