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 Toni Hammer, a member of the women's volleyball team.
Name: Toni Hammer
Sport: Women’s volleyball
Position: Middle Blocker
Hometown: Lake Wylie, S.C./Cairo, Egypt
Major: Political Science
Why did you choose Coker? I was offered a position on the volleyball team, and I liked the location.
What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? The six hours of practice I had every day before classes started!!!!!
What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Playing softball or corn-hole in the dorm hallways.
Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? I’m only good at volleyball, so I would have to say water-girl for the basketball team!
Favorite class: Religions of the World
Favorite professor: Thomas Simpson
Plans after graduation: Go to graduate school to become a diplomat, and eventually move back to Egypt and work in the American Embassy.
Favorite movie: Despicable Me
Favorite type of music: I listen to everything
Favorite food: Seafood alfredo/mangos
Favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers all day!
Favorite color: PINK PINK PINK
Favorite TV show: I don’t like telling people this but...Keeping up with the Kardashians...
Most prized possession: My cellphone. It’s always there for me.
What is something people may not know about you? I am trained in operatic singing/Can read, write, and speak some Egyptian Arabic.
Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Hamma-Slamma! The women's volleyball team went bowling together, and that was my name on the screen, and it just kind of stuck.
One word that describes you: Optimistic