A 20-year-old communications arts student is this year’s UAAP courtside reporter for UST.

Tonie Marie Moreno, who was formally introduced last Sept. 2, was picked from among some 200 hopefuls during a month-long screening.

Moreno, aware how dedicated Thomasians are to their varsity team, knew she had to brush up on her knowledge of basketball.

“I wasn’t really that into sports compared when I initially auditioned. Come August, I think there was not a day that I would not watch basics on basketball,” she told the Varsitarian.

Moreno replaced Angelique Manto.