Cobra Spotlight- Sara Allen, Women's Golf

Cobra Spotlight- Sara Allen, Women's Golf

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 Aaron Beebe, Chris Fuga, Sara Allen & Krista Thorpe, members of the men's & women's golf teams.


Name: Sara Allen

Sport: Women’s golf

Hometown: Fort Mill, S.C.

Year: Junior

Major: Communication

Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker because of the small campus atmosphere and golf.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? My first tournament freshman year would be my best athletic memory at Coker. Our bus broke down on the way to the practice round and unlike the other teams we never got to see what the course would be like. Without ever seeing the course I managed to shoot a 79 in my first collegiate round.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? My best non-athletic memory would be when I made a short zombie movie with my friends in Dr. Lellis’ video production class. It was a really, really bad zombie movie, but we had a fun time making it.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? I would probably play tennis or lacrosse. I played tennis for seven years when I was younger. Lacrosse just looks fun.

Favorite class: Studies in Space

Favorite professor: Dr. Lay

Plans after graduation: I would like to go to grad school and attain my master’s in sport communication.

Favorite movie: How to Train Your Dragon

Favorite type of music: Punk

Favorite food: Asian

Favorite sports team: U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite TV show: Doctor Who

Most prized possession: My books. I really like to read.

What is something people may not know about you? I used to have my own business making custom duct tape wallets and other accessories. I made portraits, bouquets, purses, messenger bags, laptop bags, iPhone cases and bracelets. I had customers all over the country and from the United Kingdom.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Unfortunately, no, I do not have one.

One word that describes you: Nerdy