October 13, 2013

Cobra Spotlight- Aneka Dixon, Women's Cross Country

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 Aneka Dixon, a member of the women's cross country team.

Name: Aneka Dixon 

Sport: Women’s basketball and cross country

Position: Shooting guard

Hometown: Elgin, SC

Year: Sophomore

Major: Physical fitness programming

Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker because of its great academic program, and I wanted to play basketball and run cross-country.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? Beating Queens University during the 2012-13 basketball season. It was a very energetic game and a hard-fought win.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)?  Having my friends throw me a surprise birthday party for last year. It was nice knowing people cared that much about me to go out of their way to make my birthday memorable.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Seeing how I played for two years in high school, I would have to say women’s tennis.

Favorite class: That would be Extensive Spanish. Mainly because learning a new language and about different Spanish cultures is interesting and fun to me.

Favorite professor: Don Mac is my favorite professor by far. He makes learning exciting and fun with is comedic teaching style. It is never a dull and boring in his classes.

Plans after graduation: My plans after graduating would be to go to graduate school, get my master’s and after that become a physical therapist.

Favorite movie: I really love scary movies, so I would say Insidious Chapter 2.

Favorite type of music: Hip-hop/R&B. I can always vibe better to that type of music.

Favorite food: I have always loved macaroni and cheese; best food of all time.

Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers. Such a great franchise with a history of great players.

Favorite color: I’m a girly girl, so I have to go with light pink.

Favorite TV show: I’m really into family shows, so I’m going with Family Feud.

Most prized possession: Family. I know they will always support me no matter what.

What is something people may not know about you? I am a very big cornball. I laugh all day at the smallest, yet dumbest things.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Most of my cousins tend to call me Ms. Neek Neek, don’t really know why though.

One word that describes you: Detailed

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