Cobra Spotlight- Jasmine Evans & Kaitlyn Phillips, Women's Basketball

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 Amanda and Emily Harris, members of the women's volleyball team.

Name: Jasmine Evans

Sport: Women’s basketball

Position: Point guard/shooting guard

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology and sociology

Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker because of the small campus environment. The close-knit community and professor interaction were second-to-none. I love that everyone is hospitable and the professors know you by your name and not a number.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? My best memory would be our overtime victory against Carson-Newman last season during the SAC-Conference Carolinas Challenge. We had a lot of injured players going into the game, but we fought hard and played great to pick up the win on a buzzer-beater by Hailey Yohn.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? During the Taste of Coker a large group of students came together and just socialized and enjoyed each other’s company. It was really neat to be a part of that moment.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own?  Women’s lacrosse 

Favorite class: Psycholinguistics

Favorite professor: Jill Banks

Plans after graduation: I am studying to become a child psychologist, but before I pursue that I would like to play basketball professionally.

Favorite movie: Love and Basketball

Favorite type of music: Gospel

Favorite food: Peanut butter

Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Clippers

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite TV show: Family Guy

Most prized possession: My first teddy bear that my grandmother bought for me as a child. 

What is something people may not know about you? That I have a twin brother and we were born premature.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? My nickname is Bun Bun. It was given to me because I apparently have the pigmentation of a Honey Bun.

One word that describes you: Kind

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Name: Kaitlyn Phillips

Sport: Women’s basketball

Position: Point guard

Hometown: Whiteland, IN

Year: Freshman

Major: Undecided

Why did you choose Coker? I choose Coker because of coach Finora and the basketball program.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? The best athletic memory would definitely be playing at Duke.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Homecoming weekend

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? I would play women’s soccer.

Favorite class: Gender and Society

Favorite professor: Professor Chappell

Plans after graduation: I plan on becoming a basketball coach, and a good start would be a grad assistant position.

Favorite movie: Love and Basketball

Favorite type of music: Country

Favorite food: Mac & Cheese

Favorite sports team: Indiana Fever

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill

Most prized possession: Penguin stuffed animal

What is something people may not know about you? I’m obsessed with penguins and the color purple

One word that describes you: Sarcastic

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