Cobra Spotlight- Chase Spivey, Sammy Song & T.J. Giczkowski, Baseball

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 Chase Spivey, Sammy Song and T.J. Giczkowski, members of the baseball team.

Name: Chase Spivey

Sport: Baseball

Position: First base/DH

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Year: Senior

Major: Physical education and sport studies with a concentration in exercise science

Why did you choose Coker? Coker gave me the opportunity to continue playing baseball at the collegiate level.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? Definitely going to the Division II College World Series last year.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Of all things, probably making a half-court shot at halftime of the men’s basketball game and getting nothing for it. Go Cobras!

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Maybe the men’s basketball team because of the half-court shot, but most likely the track team because of Schmotzer’s conditioning regimen.

Favorite class: Any John Jewell class

Favorite professor: Dr. John Jewell, of course

Plans after graduation: I plan on attending graduate school back home in California.

Favorite movie: 300 or Warrior

Favorite type of music: Reggae

Favorite food:  Anything at Golden Dragon

Favorite sports team: San Francisco Giants

Favorite color: Orange and black

Favorite TV show: The Walking Dead or Friday Night Lights

Most prized possession: A baseball signed by Willie Mays and Willie McCovey.

What is something people may not know about you?  I love playing music.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Spive, not sure how people came up with it but it has stuck.

One word that describes you:  Gargoylian (thanks to coach).

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Name: Sammy Song                          

Sport: Baseball

Position: Outfielder

Hometown: Port Orange, FL

Year: Junior

Major: Biology with a pre-medical concentration

Why did you choose Coker? Coker gave me the opportunity to pursue an education while continuing to play the sport that I love.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? Going to Cary, N.C., last season for the Division II College World Series.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Making connections with good people that I will without a doubt remember for the rest of my life.

Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Men’s golf, because there is no running involved.

Favorite class: Fitness for Life

Favorite professor: Dave Schmotzer

Plans after graduation: I would love to play the game of baseball as long as I can, but I will also pursue a profession attending dental school.

Favorite movie: 300

Favorite type of music: Rock, reggae and rap

Favorite food: Anything from the wonderful Cobra Cafe

Favorite sports team: Oakland A’s

Favorite color: Navy and yellow. Go Cobras!

Favorite TV show: Blue Mountain State

Most prized possession: My Rickey Henderson shirt

What is something people may not know about you? I am Asian.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? General Chow, because I am Asian

One word that describes you: Asian

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Name: T.J. Giczkowski        

Sport: Baseball

Position: Third base

Hometown: Elma, N.Y.

Year: Senior

Major: Criminology

Why did you choose Coker? I choose Coker because of Dave Schmotzer and the opportunity he gave me to continue my collegiate baseball career.

What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? Going to the DII World Series last year.

What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? Golfing with boys down at the Hartsville Country Club.

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

Favorite class: Love them all

Favorite professor: Dr. Jewell

Plans after graduation: I want to get a job in my field of study or play baseball if possible.

Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber

Favorite type of music: Classic rock

Favorite food: Chicken quesadillas

Favorite sports team: Yankees

Favorite color: Navy blue

Favorite TV show: SportsCenter

Most prized possession: My wallet

What is something people may not know about you? I’m one hundred percent polish.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Schmotz cannot pronounce my last name right, so he calls me Gizz, which I have never heard in my life.

One word that describes you: Sexy

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