Daniel Carr, who has been described as an “extraordinarily gifted person” who “relentlessly pursues excellence,” has been voted the 2011 Tommie Award recipient.

Daniel Carr

Daniel Carr

Carr, a senior, has been involved in many aspects of St. Thomas student life, including Undergraduate Student Government, varsity football and the Aquinas Scholars program. Carr also was a founding member of the University of St. Thomas chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Dr. John Kronen, author of one of Carr’s testimonials for the Tommie Award, wrote that Carr “has a strong sense of duty to the common good and gives of his time and himself to ensure that the world is a better place for everyone.”

Carr is majoring in political science. “He represents the essence of the Tommie Award as a student leader who was selected for his commitment to St. Thomas, academics, leadership and his community,” said Vernon Klobassa, Tommie Award coordinator.

Carr was chosen by students, faculty and staff from a field of three final candidates. The other two were Nicholas Kor and Miles Trump.

With the exception of 1945 and 1946, the Tommie Award has been presented annually since 1931 to a senior. It recognizes achievements in scholarship, leadership and campus involvement, and represents the highest ideals of the university. Past recipients can be viewed on the Tommie Award website.

The Tommie Award is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.