Anisha Romany, a second-year thrower from Trinidad and Tobago, was recognized for her dedication to athletics, academics, and community service as the 2017 winner of the Cathy Wadden Commitment award.

The award is given annually to a female student athlete of good character that has actively participated in university athletics, maintained a good academic standing and represented the athletic ideal.

"It feels amazing," Romany said after receiving the award. "I'm really grateful to be honoured with this."

Romany has been a member of the women's track and field team for the last two years. Since arriving on campus, she's been actively engaged in the St. Thomas community and has participated in the Student's Union, Campus Ministry, Peer Mentoring program, Theatre St. Thomas, and the STU Cares Day of Action.

She's also a Dean's List student.

"Community is such an important part of my experience at St. Thomas and being involved in it has been incredible," Romany said. "STU is such a small, close-knit community so getting to know everyone has been such a great experience." 

Romany, who plans to pursue an Education degree after completing her Bachelor of Arts, said her personality and the nature of the St. Thomas community are a perfect match.

"I really like getting involved, and STU has a wonderful environment for getting involved. The warmth of this community has been encouraging and it's part of the reason why I continue to do what I do now."