Akwasi Frimpong, who graduated cum laude from UVU earlier this year, is hoping to represent the Netherlands at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
At Utah Valley ... SOPHOMORE ~ (2011): (INDOOR) Ran 6.99 in the 60 meters during the BYU Invitational meet and 22.39 during the Boise state indoor meet. (OUTDOOR) Was the first leg of the 4 x 400 relay team that won the Great West Conference Championship for the Wolverines on the final event of the day with a record time of 3:12.91...Finished second in the 100m (11.01) and third in the 200m (22.59) at the UVU Open...Had season-best times of 10.71 in the 100m and 21.93 in the 200m dash.
FRESHMAN ~ (2010): (INDOOR) Posted top times of 7.09 in the 60m dash and 22.63 in the 200m dash ... at ISU's Bengal Shoot Out had times of 7.15 in the 60m dash and 22.63 in the 200m dash ... (OUTDOOR) placed seventh in the 100m dash at the GWC Outdoor Championships in Yankton, S.D. with a time of 11.16 and his 4x100m relay team placed second and broke a school record with a time of 41.05 as he helped his team repeat as conference champions ... had season best times of 10.97 in the 100m and 22.68 in the 200m dash ... at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational ran the 100m in 11.25, the 200m 23.02, and the 4x100m relay in 41.70.
REDSHIRT ~ (2009): Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at S.V. Continental Sport in Amsterdam ... was born in Kumasi, Ghana ... Won gold in the Netherlands Youth Championships in the 200m in 2003 and won bronze in the 100m at the same championships ... Won a Bronze Medal in The Netherlands Student Championships in the 100-meter in 2007, a Gold in The Netherlands Championships in the 4x200-meter relay in 2007, a Gold in The Netherlands Championships in the 10x100-meter relay in 2007 ... was the Southeastern Amsterdam Athlete of the Year in 2003.
Graduated from Johan Cruyff in 2007 ... is the team captain for S.V. Continental Sport in The Netherlands and is training for to compete in the Olympics in London 2012 ... won the Amsterdam Southeast Annual Youth Award in 2005, was Cruyff Academics Student Athlete International in 2007 ... won The Appeltjes van Oranje Prize (Outstanding Community Service Award), won the Edgar Doncker Prize (Outstanding Community Award helping young people), and won the Neighborhoods Scholarship for Southeastern Amsterdam in 2007 with S.V Continental Sport ... enjoys swimming, watching football and baseball ... is studying Business Management at UVU ... has been a life-long dream to participate in a high level of athletics and study in the US ... parents are Joseph Asamoah and Esther Amoako... for more information visit www.akwasifrimpong.com