January 5, 2014

Cobra Spotlight- Teon Beckett & Howie Davenport, Men's Basketball & Tanesha Stenson & Tiffani Stephens, 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 Teon Beckett and Howie Davenport, members of the men's basketball team, as well as Tanesha Stenson and Tiffani Stephens, members of the women's basketball team.

Name: Teon Beckett

Sport: Men’s basketball

Position: Guard

Hometown: Forest City, NC

Year: Senior

Major: Sociology

Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker because of the immediate connection I had with the coach and teammates on my visit.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? My best memory would be the day I agreed to come to Coker.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Hanging out with teammates

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

Favorite class: Any of my sociology classes.

Favorite professor: Dr. Hyman

Plans after graduation: I would like to play professional basketball.

Favorite movie: Seven Pounds

Favorite type of music: Hip Hop and R&B

Favorite food: Baked macaroni and cheese

Favorite sports team: Miami Heat

Favorite color: Green

Favorite TV show: Law & Order

Most prized possession: My phone

What is something people may not know about you? My real name is Taiquon.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Teon. My sister couldn’t pronounce my real name when we were little, so she started calling me Teon for some odd reason and it stuck.

One word that describes you: Goofy

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Name: Howie Davenport

Sport: Men’s basketball

Position: Forward

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Year: Redshirt sophomore

Major: Business administration

Why did you choose Coker? Because the Coker campus is close to Charlotte, and I liked coach Schmotzer.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? The triple overtime win against Barton College last season.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Homecoming and Bandfest weekends.

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

Favorite class: Microeconomics

Favorite professor: Dr. Stevano

Plans after graduation: I would like to manage or own a golf course.

Favorite movie: Caddyshack

Favorite type of music: Rap

Favorite food: Anything cajun

Favorite sports team: Charlotte Bobcats

Favorite color: Navy blue

Favorite TV show: The Walking Dead

Most prized possession: My golf clubs

What is something people may not know about you? I used to be an art major and do have an artistic side.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? How Sauce, not sure how I got it though.

One word that describes you: Obnoxious

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Name: Tanesha Stenson

Sport: Women’s basketball

Position: Guard

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Year: Junior

Major: Physical Education & Sport Studies

Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker to be part of the women’s basketball team.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? My best memory at Coker would be hitting the game-winning shot against Queens University of Charlotte.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Volunteering at the breast cancer walk would be my best non-athletic memory.

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

Favorite class: Introduction to Technology in Physical Education

Favorite professor: Dr. Parker

Plans after graduation: I would like to go to graduate school and pursue my master’s degree.

Favorite movie: Think Like a Man

Favorite type of music: Gospel

Favorite food: Hot wings

Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite color: Red

Favorite TV show: Good Luck Charlie

Most prized possession: Photo collage of me and my son.

What is something people may not know about you? I have a 2-year-old-son.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Killa T. I got the name from one of my teammates in high school.

One word that describes you: Survivor

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Name: Tiffani Stephens                    

Sport: Women’s basketball

Position: Forward/center

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Year: Junior

Major: Biology

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

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? My best athletic memory would be when we beat Pfeiffer University last year.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Spending time with friends

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

Favorite class: Studies in New Media

Favorite professor: Dr. Cuppett

Plans after graduation: I would like to continue my basketball career overseas, but if that doesn’t happen I want to pursue my master’s.

Favorite movie: Step Up 2: The Streets

Favorite type of music: R&B

Favorite food: Spanish

Favorite sports team: Chicago Bulls! Derrick Rose for President!

Favorite color: Red

Favorite TV show: American Horror Story

Most prized possession: My basketball plaques

What is something people may not know about you? I am a huge oldies music fan.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Tiff. It’s just a nickname derived from my full name.

One word that describes you: Undefined