With two seniors graduating, four freshman have joined the team and will likely see playing time this season. The class of 2015 includes Christy Hewatt (Cumming, Ga.), Courtney McKenzie (Dallas, Ga.), Mikaela Hopkins (Agusta, Ga.) and Jazz Green (Darlington, S.C.). CofCsports.com sat down with the freshman to get to know them a little better, starting with Christy Hewatt.
Question: What has been the biggest adjustment on/off the court from high school to college?
Answer: “On the court it’s a lot faster and everything is so much more up tempo. It’s never slow. Off the court you have to study more.”
Q: What is your favorite part about being at the College of Charleston?
A: “It’s close to the beach and has a small town kind of feel, but still a big city too. I like the historic aspect of the city and it’s really beautiful too.”
Q: What are your goals later in life/dream job?
A: “I want to be a special education teacher.”
Q: What is something unique about you that most people don't know?
A: "I know how to surf. I learned in Florida when i was 12 at an AAU tournament. I took lesson with girls on my team and it was a lot of fun."
Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals/traditions?
A: “I put all my stuff on in the same order and I always write a bible verse on my wrist.”
Q: Do you have any brothers/sisters?
A: “Yes. I have a little sister, Courtney, she is 17 and is a cheerleader. I’m very proud of her.”
Q: Do you have any nicknames?
A: “TC (full name is Taylor Christine) and Chris, short for Christy.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: “Germany. I’m really into the history and world war II stuff and museums. I think it’s really beautiful too.”
Pro sport team: Los Angeles Lakers
Sport athlete: Kobe Bryant
Sport outside of basketball: Swimming, did competitive swimming in high school along with volleyball, cross country and basketball.
Food: Hot Dog. Could probably eat 100 hot dogs if I had to.
Movie: The Notebook
Musician/Band: Luke Bryan/Rascal Flatts
The CofC women’s basketball team has their first exhibition game Friday Nov. 4 at home against Armstrong Atlantic at 7:00p.m. and open the season at home Nov. 11 vs. East Carolina at 5:00p.m. The Cougars host Connecticut Dec. 21. Contact the ticket office at 843.953.2632 or go to their website here.