Cobra Spotlight- Adri Watford & Sarah Elliott, Women's Tennis

The "Cobra Spotlight" is a weekly highlight of a student-athlete at Coker College. Each week we take a different athlete from a different sport and display some facets to get more familiar with them. This week we take a look at Adri Watford & Sarah Elliott, members of the women's tennis team.

Name: Adri Watford

Sport: Women’s tennis

Hometown: Turbeville, S.C.

Year: Senior

Major: Physical education and sport studies with a concentration

Why did you choose Coker? I originally chose Coker because Hartsville wasn’t too far from home and the school offered the prerequisites need for me to become a physical therapist. Also, I came to play volleyball; so who knew that I would be playing tennis now.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? My first tennis match is my best athletic memory. I was brand new and completely lost. My opponent had to keep score the entire match and tell me when to switch. She could’ve cheated for all I knew but I was having fun and that’s all that matters, right?

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Best memory is the ski trip to Sugar Mountain Resort with Dr. Parker’s outdoor education class. That day was awesome, but scary at the same time. It took me about two hours to get down the ski slope and I fell about 25 times, including almost falling off the side of Sugar Mountain.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Softball, mainly because growing up softball was my main sport and where my heart was.

Favorite class: Outdoor education

Favorite professor: Dr. Parker

Plans after graduation: My plans after graduation are to go to PTA school, become personal training certified and obtain my massage therapy certification.

Favorite movie: Footloose

Favorite type of music: Country pop

Favorite food: Chicken alfredo

Favorite sports team: I like to watch football, no specific team though.

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite TV show: That 70’s Show and Friends

Most prized possession: The ring my great-aunt

One word that describes you: Awesome


Name: Sarah Elliott

Sport: Women’s tennis

Hometown: Pawleys Island, S.C.

Year: Freshman

Major: Business administration with a concentration in sport management

Why did you choose Coker? Coker gave me a chance to play my favorite sport and still be pretty close to home.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? Winning my first collegiate tennis match against Converse College.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? All of the snow days we’ve had this semester.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Spirit Squad

Favorite class: Sport in society

Favorite professor: Professor Puffer

Plans after graduation: Attend graduate school.

Favorite movie: Pitch Perfect

Favorite type of music: Hip-hop/pop

Favorite food: Any type of pasta

Favorite sports team: University of Alabama. ROLL TIDE!  

Favorite color: Pink

Favorite TV show: Friends

Most prized possession: My iPod

What is something people may not know about you? I was a competitive cheerleader for years before my mom made me quit after she saw someone shatter her elbow at a competition. I only picked tennis because of the cute outfits at first.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Sarah Beth, a few friends of mine on the softball team and a few of my relatives have started calling me that.

One word that describes you: Adventurous.