UST's new courtside reporter Tonie Moreno is ready to show some Tiger pride!
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 02, 2017 03:10 PM
"Being assigned to UST was a dream come true, and it still hasn’t sunk in."
With a new UAAP season comes new beginnings, new stories, and of course, new faces.
Those new faces include this season's batch of new courtside reporters who have been given the opportunity to serve as the link between their respective schools and the fans.
This UAAP Season 80, we welcome on board eight new courtside reporters who will be patrolling the sidelines and getting the latest scoop on your favorite UAAP teams!
Meet University of Santo Tomas' new courtside reporter Tonie Moreno!
The 20-year old Communication Arts student is on her final year in UST, and says that getting the courtside correspondent role was something she's been eyeing since her high school days.
"I’m in my last year of studying in UST, and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try it." Tonie shared. "Ever since I was in high school, I always saw those courtside reporters on TV, tapos sabi ko wala namang mawawala, ako lang naman yung madidisappoint if I tried and failed. Thankfully I didn’t fail."
While Tonie was open to patrolling the sidelines for a different university, the Thomasian ultimately got her wish and will be staying in España, so to say.
"I was really hoping for UST talaga, but there was a part of me that was like, okay, if I get sent to another school, I’m gonna love that school. Being assigned to UST was a dream come true, and it still hasn’t sunk in."
For Season 80, Tonie will be the bridge between the Thomasian faithful and their favorite teams as she brings the news from on and off the court and behind the cameras.
"As the courtside reporters, we’re basically the eyes and the ears of the people with regards to what happens behind the cameras, like what you don’t see during the games, we’re gonna update you with profiles, what’s happening in the dugout, and also context with what’s happening in the games to help them appreciate better the plays."
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