Hometown: North Augusta
Minor: Business Administration
Journalism aspiration: Sports journalism
Antoine Thomas grew up in in North Augusta. He aspires to pursue a career in sports journalism and hopes to settle down in a community where he can raise a family and launch his profession. His goals led him to study journalism at the University of South Carolina, beginning at the Upstate campus. He transferred after his sophomore year to the flagship campus in Columbia.
Antoine worked as a camera operator for the Atlantic Sun Conference and ESPN3 during his time at USC Upstate. In Columbia, he wrote sports articles for The Daily Gamecock. In 2015, he was a summer intern for The Aiken Standard, covering sports and general news and serving a stint on the copy desk.
Antoine decided he wanted to be a sports writer in high school. While he played sports from an early age, he realized his talent would not carry him into a collegiate career. Antoine enjoys spending time with his family and friends and loves reading the Bible and sharing his Christian faith with others. He is active in The Impact Movement on campus.