Off the Field | Alicia Marie Roberson | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | September 2, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: August 30, 2017 at 10:03 am
Alicia Marie Roberson is a senior at Colleton County High School where she is a six-year varsity letterman for the Lady Cougars tennis team. She is the daughter of Phillip and Angela Roberson of Canadys. Her grandparents are Ray and Roslyn Roberson, Richard and Anne Hart, John S. Carr and great-grandmother Celia Brown.
Current GPA: 4.569
Academic Awards: Academic Letter (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17) Golden Paw (2016-2017)
Athletic Awards: Varsity Tennis Most Outstanding (2014), All-Region (2014, 2015), All-Lowcountry (2015 and 2016)
Special Honors: Palmetto Girls State, Co-Historian of Student Council, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, National Society of High School Scholars, and Red Cross Club.
College Interest: Clemson University, University of South Carolina or Georgia Southern
Intended field of study: I intend to major in either exercise science or athletic training and become a physical therapist.
Collegiate Athletics: If given the opportunity, I would love to play tennis in college. If not, I would continue to play through the USTA.
On tennis: I love tennis because it serves as a distraction when life gets tough. On the court, I can forget about my problems and focus on playing.
Role model: My parents are my two biggest role models in my life. They’ve both motivated me to be who I am today, whether it’s on or off the court. Without them, I would not have made it this far and would have missed out on so many important opportunities.
Standout coach: My USTA coach, Jaymie Strickland, has been a huge part of my life. He’s motivated me to do my best and has never given up on me despite whatever challenges may appear. I know that he’ll always have my back, and I’m not only thankful to call him a coach, but also a friend. Additionally, my current high school tennis coach Allyson Griffin has been by my side throughout my six years of playing and I greatly appreciate all that she’s done for not only me, but also my team.
Surprising Alicia fact: A surprising fact about me is that my dream is to travel across the United States and visit the most renowned seafood restaurants.
On CCHS: If I could change one thing about CCHS, it would be the student participation in extra-curriculars. Clubs and athletics can expose you to new friendships and experiences, so I think it’s important that everyone try to get out of their comfort zone and make the most of their time in high school.