High School Athletes Invited to Visit King College

King College will hold Athletic Visit Day on Dec. 1 for high school student-athletes interested in attending.

(release provided by King Marketing Department)

BRISTOL, Tenn. – High school athletes will have the opportunity to explore King College and the Tornado athletic program during the College’s Athletic Visit Day to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 with events beginning at 12:30 p.m.  King offers students the chance to discover and develop their athletic talents.  Student-athletes should take this opportunity to meet coaches, potential teammates, and tour King’s facilities.

“The Athletic Visit Day provides student-athletes and their families the opportunity to get a first-hand look at King College, and let them see the bond within the Tornado community,” said Elvin Browne, director of undergraduate recruitment and admissions.

Tornado Athletics is a member of NCAA Division II and the Conference Carolinas and sponsors 25 intercollegiate athletic teams.  Varsity sports include baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's volleyball, and men's wrestling.  King also offers athletic opportunities in cycling, women’s wrestling, acrobatics & tumbling, cheerleading, and dancing.

Tornado Athletics has had great success both on and off of the competitive front including conference team and individual championships, NCAA and WCWA All-Americans, and national champions among its 25 intercollegiate athletic programs.  Last year, the Tornado proudly housed the most honorees for the Fall and Spring Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll, a host of Academic All-Conference Team members, one CoSIDA Academic All-American, and five Conference Carolinas Academic Athletes of the Year.

“At King we offer a broad variety of very successful athletic programs, where students can come and be true student-athletes,” said David Hicks, athletic director for King College.  “Our student-athletes achieve success both in the classroom and on the fields and courts.  We have a beautiful campus with amazing athletic facilities, and we value the opportunity to showcase these facilities and our programs to prospective student athletes.”

Registration is open at 12:30 p.m., followed by a welcome by King College President, Dr. Greg Jordan, Athletic Director David Hicks, and Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Greg King.  The day includes information sessions on admissions, financial aid, academics, and NCAA, along with tours of campus.  Student-athletes will also have the opportunity to meet with the Tornado coaching staff, attend a dinner, and both Women’s basketball and Men’s Basketball games.

All activities will take place in King’s Student Center Complex.  Each student will receive three tickets to the athletic events the evening of Dec. 1.

Students interested in attending King’s Athletic Visit Day should contact the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or register online at http://visit.king.edu/athletic-visit-day/