King News Archives

  • Joseph, Gould place at Body Bar Nationals
    May 21, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a pair of student-athletes compete at the Body Bar National Championships, and both will be returning with medals. Nicole Joseph came in with a runner-up finish at 59 kilograms while Aleeah Gould finished third at 48 kilograms.
  • King launches new KingTornado.com
    May 19, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic program launched a redesigned KingTornado.com today. The website features a new clean look with navigation on the left side and schedule bar across the top.
  • King earns Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award
    May 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the end of the season, Conference Carolinas announced their sportsmanship award winners, and the King University baseball team was awarded with the Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award.
  • Okot qualifies for NCAA DII Outdoor T&F Championships
    May 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in program history, the King University men’s track & field team has an athlete qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Vincent Okot qualified for the championships in the triple jump and will compete on Friday, May 26.
  • Okot selected USTFCCCA All-Region
    May 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Vincent Okot has had a memorable 2016-17 season, earning All-Southeast Region in two events in the outdoor track and field season. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their awards on Tuesday, and Okot garnered All-Region honors in both the triple jump and javelin.
  • King to host girls volleyball camp in June
    May 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University volleyball coaches Ryan Booher and Caitlin Bullock will be hosting girls volleyball camps this summer from June 26-30.
  • Poswiat tabbed CoSIDA Academic All-District
    May 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University men’s tennis player Moritz Poswiat garnered College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honors. Poswiat becomes the third Tornado to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District twice in his career, and the first men’s tennis player.
  • Casteel, Riddle selected NFCA All-Region
    May 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University softball program has had a player earn All-Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Both Hannah Riddle and Kaycee Casteel were selected second team All-Southeast Region by NFCA when the organization announced their awards on Wednesday.
  • Poswiat selected for ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award
    May 09, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s tennis player Moritz Poswiat can add another award to his mantle as he was selected for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.
  • Nine Tornado named academic All-ECAC
    May 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of the first Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) acrobatics and tumbling season, the league announced their academic all-conference team. King placed nine individuals on the team.
  • Molinari, Ragan medal at Pan American Championships
    May 06, 2017
    SALVADOR DA BAHIA, BRAZIL – The King University women’s wrestling team had two wrestlers compete for Team U.S.A. at the Pan American Championships on Saturday, and both will be returning with medals. Alum Alli Ragan won the gold medal at 60 kilograms while Forrest Molinari took bronze at 69 kilograms.
  • King has five selected All-ECAC
    May 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced their first acrobatics & tumbling all-conference selections, and five King University acrobatics & tumbling athletes were selected. The group included Emily Powers, Cassidy Davis, Tosha Banks, Kate Rivera and Sonia Stone.
  • King launches rally for wrestling facility
    May 02, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s wrestling team is currently working on a fundraiser to enhance and make necessary improvements to the wrestling practice facilities. The programs have set a goal to raise $30,000 to fund the upgrades and enhancements, which will include new practice mats and wall padding.
  • Thompson inks six for 2016-17
    May 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the first Conference Carolinas Tournament title, King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced his signing class. This group of six players will help the Tornado get back to the conference championship game for the third straight season.
  • Sprayberry earns AVCA All-America honorable mention
    May 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University men’s volleyball team has a player recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) when they announced their postseason awards on Monday. Jeff Sprayberry earned honorable mention All-America honors following his stellar season.
  • King takes 3rd at USAC Road National Championships
    April 30, 2017
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The King University cycling team finished their season at the USA Cycling College Road Nationals. The Tornado finished third in the team omnium in Division 2, the highest ever finish for King in the road national championships.
  • King has four placers on final day of U.S. World Team Trials
    April 29, 2017
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On the second day of the U.S World Team Trials, the King University women’s wrestling team had three current wrestlers and two alums competing. Marina Doi took fourth and Regina Doi finished fifth at 48 kilograms while alum Sarah Hildebrandt finished second at 55 kilograms.
  • Cook and Okot lead King at conference championships
    April 29, 2017
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s track and field team finished fifth at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado were led by a conference title and runner-up finish from Vincent Okot and a pair of top five finishes from Tanner Cook.
  • King competes in NCATA Event Finals for first time
    April 29, 2017
    AZUSA, Calif. – For the first time in program history, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team qualified for the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Event Finals. King qualified in the pyramid event, heats one and three, finishing fifth in heat one and fourth in heat three.
  • Stone selected NCATA All-American, Powers earns academic award
    April 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Sonia Stone had a big impact on the King University acrobatics and tumbling team again this season. On Saturday she earned National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) All-American honors for the second straight season. Emily Powers became the first Tornado to earn the Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award.
  • Four PRs fall at Conference Carolinas Championships
    April 29, 2017
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s track and field team finished the season at the Conference Carolinas Championships with a ninth place finish.
  • Limestone scores late to eliminate King
    April 29, 2017
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – The second day of the Conference Carolinas Tournament started with a tight contest between second seed Limestone College and fourth seed King University. The Tornado came back to even the score in the fifth inning, but the Saints answered with three to take the contest 4-1.
  • Augello, Ragan earn spots on U.S. World Team
    April 28, 2017
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On the first day of the U.S. World Team trials, the King University women’s wrestling team had one current team member and one alum a spot on the U.S. World Team that will compete in Paris later this year. Haley Augello earned a spot at 53 kilograms and alum Alli Ragan earned a spot on her fifth U.S. World Team, this one coming at 60 kilograms.
  • Ruiz selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year
    April 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, the league announced their all-conference performers and one Tornado was recognized. Bubba Ruiz was selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year and garnered second team all-conference accolades.
  • King tops Barton to stay alive in conference tournament
    April 28, 2017
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Facing elimination in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, fourth seeded King University came away with a win over seventh seed Barton College. The Tornado did their damage in the middle innings, taking the contest 7-3.
  • Tornado drop opening game of conference tournament to Erskine
    April 28, 2017
    BURLINGTON, N.C. – The Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament started with a barn burner between King University and Erskine College. The Tornado grabbed a 6-2 lead early, but the Flying Fleet came back with five runs in the sixth inning to take the contest 7-6.
  • King has six earn All-Conference Carolinas accolades
    April 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers. King University had six players recognized, and were led by Kay Brokering who garnered first team All-Conference Carolinas honors.
  • King falls to top seed Oregon in NCATA quarters
    April 27, 2017
    AZUSA, Calif. – Competing at the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships for the second time, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team squared off against top seeded University of Oregon. The eight seeded Tornado fell to the Ducks 278.800-257.260.
  • King has six named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading up to the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the league announced their academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees. King University has six student-athletes recognized, three from each the men’s and women’s teams.
  • Robertson, King take Conference Carolinas titles
    April 25, 2017
    SNOW HILL, N.C. – Rain didn't stop the King University women's golf team from winning their first Conference Carolinas championship, shooting 302 in the second round to finish with stroke total of 606. Along with the team title, Nicola Robertson earned co-individual medalist honors.
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