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Mattox earns Character and Community Award

Jacolby Mattox, a junior sprinter from Spring, Texas, representing the University of St. Thomas-Houston on the Celt Track and Field team has earned the prestigious title of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Character and Community male Student Athlete of the Week for the week beginning January 22.

This award recognizes student athletes who not only excel in their athletic pursuits but also demonstrate outstanding commitment to serving their campus and community.

Jacolby stands out for his remarkable speed on the track and his active involvement in his team and campus community.

Beyond blazing past his competition, Jacolby dedicates his time to freshman orientation, playing a key role in welcoming new students to campus, and assisting them in navigating the crucial transition onto their collegiate journey. In addition, he serves as the treasurer in the Black Student Union and actively contributes to showcasing the achievements of black students on campus through educational events.

Before joining UST, Jacolby was admitted to the Rising Stars Program as a first-generation college student. This program provides the psychology major with valuable internships that prepare him for life after college.

As a captain for the track and field team, Jacolby not only supports Head Coach Jarrick Wright but also fosters camaraderie among the team members.

Reflecting on his journey, he emphasized that choosing St. Thomas has not only shaped him into the person he is today but has also provided him with a platform to be a leader and actively participate in various aspects of campus life.