King Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Melissa Mowery played for legendary women’s volleyball head coach Susie Toomey from 1986-89. In her four year career, the Tornado amassed 142 wins against just 52, including a 31-15 mark during her senior campaign that concluded with an fifth place finish at the NCCAA National Championship.
In her career, Mowery led the Tornado to seven tournament championships, two NCCAA District titles and qualified for the NCAA National Tournament three times, finishing fourth during her freshmen season and taking fifth in both her sophomore and senior campaigns. King finished as the NAIA District 24 runners-up on three occasions with Mowery earning all-district honor s all three years.
Individually, she collected numerous awards, headlined by her Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference (TVAC) Player of the Year honors in 1989. She was named All-TVAC on three occasions along with the NAIA all-district honors. In the NCCAA, she garnered first team All-America and All-District honors in both her junior and senior seasons. In 1989 she also earned the NCCAA National Susan R. Hellings Award and was named to the NCCAA National Championship all-tournament team.