Saint Thomas is also an institution that understands the value of a well-rounded education, both in and out of the classroom. The small class sizes and wealth of athletic and extracurricular activities means that there is an opportunity for every student to get involved. While at STA, I was a member of the swimming & diving program and was fortunate to be part of five state championship teams. I was also on the tennis team and participated in campus ministry and honor guard. The opportunity to be part of a larger team or group, and the sense of personal responsibility, work ethic and time management skills that develop from that participation, was a hugely important part of my STA experience.