Teenage swimming sensation Ariarne Titmus emerged from a pool of world-beaters to take out the Tasmanian Athlete of the Year award.
A year which saw the 19-year-old claim multiple world titles and world records was recognised in the state where her swimming career began.
"I was most honoured to be nominated even though I don't live in the state any more so it's nice to still be considered Tasmanian," said the Brisbane-based freestyle specialist.
"It's really humbling."
Since beating five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky to claim the 400-metres world title and anchoring Australia to a world record victory in the 4x200m relay in South Korea, the former Riverside and Launceston Aquatic member has been nominated for a glut of awards.
She joined an illustrious list of finalists including Ash Barty, Stephanie Gilmore and Tim Paine for Sport Australia's prestigious Don Award in October and just last week was nominated for the ABC Sports Personality of the Year award with the relay world title win shortlisted among the country's best sporting moments of 2019.
"It was really exciting and quite unexpected," Titmus said of all the recognition.
It's nice to still be considered TasmanianAriarne Titmus
"After worlds, becoming world champ I was not surprised by the attention but I tried to just focus on what's going on in the pool.
"I never thought that this early in my career I would get nominated for The Don - one of the top sporting awards in Australia. I felt pretty honoured to be nominated."
Also this week Titmus was nominated for both short-course and Olympic program swimmer of the year in Swimming Australia's annual awards.
Asked how she was dealing with the national expectations ahead of next year's Olympics, Titmus said: "I think I'm taking it in my stride pretty well.
"The pressure that my coach and I put on myself is probably higher than what Australia will so that doesn't faze me."
Swimming commitments prevented Titmus from being at the Hobart ceremony and her award was collected by her mother Robyn.
She was judged athlete of the year from a shortlist which also included track cycling world champions Georgia Baker and Amy Cure, rowing world champion Sarah Hawe, FIH Pro League-winning Kookaburra Eddie Ockenden and last year's recipient, Jake Birtwhistle, the only multiple winner in this year's World Triathlon Series.
Hawe (2017), Cure (2015) and Ockenden (2014) have also won the award previously, joining an honour roll also including Rebecca Van Asch (2017 joint), Matthew Bugg (2016), Richie Porte (2013), Daniel Geale (2012) and Matthew Goss (2011).
On a busy night for Tasmanian sport, Olympians Sam Beltz and David Guest were officially inducted into the state's sporting hall of fame.
They join 133 other prominent Tasmanian athletes.
Beltz began his rowing journey at Lindisfarne Rowing Club and was a member of the Australian rowing team for 15 years.
He became a world champion in the lightweight men's four in 2011 and competed at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games.
Since retiring, Beltz works as a physiotherapist in Hobart, focussing on workplace rehabilitation and injury management.
Burnie-born Guest was a member of the Kookaburras for 10 years and played 103 international matches, scoring 19 goals.
He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Other career highlights include being part of the team to win the Champions Trophy in Chennai in 2005, and placing second at the same competition in Kuala Lumpur in 2007.
After retiring, Guest has assisted with coaching the Tassie Tigers and has further developed his coaching with the Kookaburras, Hockeyroos and Fremantle Dockers. He has also worked at the Western Australian and New South Wales institutes of sport.