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 Mikel Nelson, a member of the wrestling team.
Name: Mikel Nelson
Position: 125 lbs.
Hometown: Otlanta, SC
Major: Physical education and sport studies, with a concentration in physical fitness programing.
Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker because of my recruiting visit. I really liked the campus and the coaches were very nice.
What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? I would have to say getting to know my teammates.
What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? The Christmas party we had would be the best non-athletic memory. The gifts that were given were pretty funny.
Which athletic team would you play on at Coker other than your own? Men’s cross country
Favorite class: Motor learning and development
Favorite professor: Dr. McCracken
Plans after graduation: I would like to put my degree to use and open up my own gym.
Favorite movie: Rocky
Favorite type of music: Rap and R&B
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite color: Green and white
Favorite TV show: Martin
Most prized possession: My high school state championship rings
What is something people may not know about you? I started wrestling in the ninth grade
Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it? Big Mike, because I have a little brother named Mike and I’m older. Therefore, I am Big Mike.
One word that describes you: Tough