December 7, 2016 King hangs on to top Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of a contest from the opening weekend, the King University men’s basketball team avenged a loss with a victory over Tusculum College on Wednesday night. The Tornado held the lead for the majority of the contest and held off a late Pioneer run, taking the contest 83-78.
December 7, 2016 Tornado hold off UVa-Wise for nonconference victory BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team squared off with nonconference foe UVa-Wise and took a hard fought victory from the Cavaliers. King gained separation in the third quarter, outscoring UVa-Wise by four points, eventually taking the contest 60-56.
December 7, 2016 Mitchell tabbed TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Whitney Mitchell garnered Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors on Wednesday, averaging 23.5 points and 5.0 assists per game in a pair of victories last week for the Tornado.
December 6, 2016 King ranked atop WCWA Poll, 11 individuals ranked BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the 15th straight poll, and third time this season, the King University women’s wrestling team sits atop the Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA) Coaches’ Poll. Along with the team top spot, 11 Tornado are ranked at their weight class, including four at No. 1.
December 5, 2016 Mitchell's big week leads to conference weekly award BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team won a pair of Conference Carolinas contests last week behind guard Whitney Mitchell, and the league recognized Mitchell’s performance on Monday. Mitchell scored at least 20 points in each contest and was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for the first time this season.
December 3, 2016 Tornado hang on to top Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team returned home on Saturday night and earned a tough 69-67 Conference Carolinas victory over Barton College. The Tornado gained the lead early and had to fight off a late Bulldog run to move to 3-0 on conference play.
December 3, 2016 Barton comes back to top King in double overtime BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of last year’s Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game, the King University men’s basketball team was locked in a tight affair with Barton College on Saturday night in the Student Center Complex. Forty minutes wasn’t enough to settle the game as the contest went to overtime tied at 82. The teams remained tied after the first overtime, sending the contest to a second extra session. The Bulldogs outscored King by two points in the second overtime, taking the contest 101-99.
December 2, 2016 Tornado have nine ranked in D2Wrestle.com regional rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the first regular season regional rankings, the King University men’s wrestling team moved up to eighth in the D2Wrestle.com Coaches’ Poll. Along with the team ranking, the Tornado have nine individuals ranked at their respective weight class.
December 2, 2016 King sweeps first ECAC Wrestler of the Month awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the first month of the men’s wrestling season, two King University grapplers garnered recognition from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Joey Mammolenti garnered ECAC Wrestler of the Week and Ethyn Ewing was selected ECAC Rookie of the Week.
December 2, 2016 Owens, Johnson selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of November. Mack Owens of the basketball team and Sheena Johnson of the women’s basketball team took home honors this month.
November 30, 2016 Doran, Baird garner All-Region accolades from NSCAA BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight year the King University women’s soccer team has had at least one player selected National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Southeast Region. This season it was seniors Paula Doran and Kendyl Baird that garnered third team All-Region from the NSCAA.
November 29, 2016 Tornado shoot past Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team moved to 2-0 in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night with a victory at Erskine College. The Tornado turned in their best shooting performance of the season and used an early second half run to open separation and take the contest 81-65.
November 29, 2016 Mitchell leads King past Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start at Erskine College on Tuesday night, but the Tornado came back to close the first quarter and start the second. King extended their lead in the third quarter and held it there behind their best shooting output of the season to take the contest 88-74.
November 29, 2016 Lees-McRae holds early for the Blue Ridge Cup over Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of the fall season, King University trails in the annual battle with Lees-McRae College for the Blue Ridge Cup. The 2016-17 season marks the fifth year of the battle for the Blue Ridge Cup, and the Bobcats hold a narrow 4-2 advantage following the fall season.
November 28, 2016 LeVeau tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a stellar week, King University men’s basketball player Hunter LeVeau was selected Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. LeVeau 27.5 points per game and shot better than 50.0 percent from the floor a week ago for the Tornado.
November 26, 2016 Lakers come back late to top Tornado MORROW, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to action on Saturday afternoon and held the lead for the majority of the contest at Clayton State University. However, the Lakers came back late to defeat King 95-92.
November 23, 2016 King tops Belmont Abbey for first ECAC victory BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team went into Thanksgiving break on a high note, winning their first dual of the season. The Tornado grabbed the lead early against Belmont Abbey College in the opening Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) dual of the season and didn’t look back, taking the contest 30-10.
November 22, 2016 LeVeau's career-night lifts King past North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team opened Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex and need all of Hunter LeVeau’s career-high to defeat North Greenville University. The Tornado closed the game on a 7-0 run, including five from LeVeau to defeat North Greenville 71-67.
November 22, 2016 Tornado come back to win conference opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a pair of road games last week, the King University women’s basketball team returned to the friendly confines of the Student Center Complex to open Conference Carolinas play in a see-saw affair with North Greenville University. The Crusaders closed the first half on a run to take an 11 point lead, but the Tornado came back to start the second half and pulled away late, taking the contest 76-69.
November 21, 2016 Tornado visit Niswonger Children's Hospital BRISTOL, Tenn. – Heading into Thanksgiving this week, the King University women’s basketball team was giving back to the community at the Niswonger Children’s Hospital. The student-athletes and coaches visited with the children and their families, as well as handed out stuffed animals, coloring books and t-shirts.
November 18, 2016 Brown and staff ink 16 in early signing period BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the early signing period, King University Head Baseball Coach Blaine Brown and his staff announced the signing of 16 players for the 2017-18 season.
November 20, 2016 Tornado take six titles at King Open BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team turned in a solid performance, having six individuals take home titles at the King Open on Sunday. Eldon Valery, Jr. led the way for the Tornado, going 4-0 at 197 pounds.
November 20, 2016 Ellis leads King at Furman cyclocross race GREENVILLE, S.C. – In their final race before Thanksgiving, the King University cycling team competed at the Furman cyclocross race on Sunday. Kyle Ellis led the way for the Tornado, taking home a top 10 finish.
November 19, 2016 13 school records fall at the Brenau Invitational GAINSVILLE, Ga. – The weekend couldn’t have gone any better for the King University men’s swimming team as they posted 13 school records at the Brenau Invitational. The Tornado set five relay school records and posted eight individual marks.
November 19, 2016 Martin Mayor leads King at Brenau Invitational GAINSVILLE, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming team had a great weekend at the Brenau Invitational, setting five school records at the event. Macarena Martin Mayor led the way for the Tornado, setting four individual records on the weekend.
November 19, 2016 LeVeau's career-high not enough to top hot-shooting Lander BRISTOL, Tenn. – Facing another tough regional opponent, the King University men’s basketball team was locked in a tight contest on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex with Lander University. Hunter LeVeau posted a career-high for the Tornado, but it wasn’t enough as the Bearcats outshot King, taking the contest 87-83.
November 19, 2016 King drops nonconference tilt at Lincoln Memorial HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took to the road to face regional rival Lincoln Memorial University on Saturday, and the home-standing Railsplitters took control of the contest early. Lincoln Memorial used a 10-0 run in the first quarter to take the advantage and didn’t look back, taking the contest 90-71.
November 19, 2016 Cook takes 109th at NCAA National Championship ST. LEO, Fla. – For the final time in his career, and second time at the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Championship, King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook laced up his spikes. Cook turned in a solid performance, posting the second best finish in school history at the event, taking 109th.
November 16, 2016 Owens' career-high lifts King past Young Harris in OT BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won their first game of the year in exciting fashion on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado came back against Young Harris College in the second half and C.J. Good sent the game to overtime with a triple with 2.8 seconds remaining in regulation. Mack Owens drilled a jump shot from 10 feet on the baseline with 1.4 seconds left in overtime, giving King the 83-81 victory.
November 16, 2016 Tornado fall at Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took to the road for the first time this season, and ran into a hot Carson-Newman University offense. The Eagles grabbed the lead from the onset and didn’t look back, taking the contest 107-71.
November 14, 2016 Johnson tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball player Sheena Johnson opened the 2016-17 season on a high note, leading the Tornado to a pair of wins and earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week in the process. The sophomore averaged 19.5 points in a pair of games last week for the Tornado.
November 12, 2016 King sweeps Patriot Duals for third straight title WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – For the third time in as many years, the King University women’s wrestling team was crowned Patriot Duals champions. The Tornado earned three impressive wins, including a 26-18 victory over top ranked Simon Fraser University in the championship dual.
November 12, 2016 Barton comes back to top Tornado in conference semis WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team was in a familiar place, the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship at north division top seed Barton College. The north division third seeded Tornado started fast and held a 2-1 lead over the Bulldogs. However, Barton rallied to take the final two sets for the 3-2 win, ending King’s season.
November 12, 2016 Tornado defeat Mars Hills to start season 2-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team played against Mars Hill University on Saturday afternoon. The game was close early, but right out of the half a 12-0 run led King to a 69-43 victory.
November 12, 2016 King has six top eight finishes at the Kaufman/Brand Open ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The King University men's wrestling team had six wrestlers place at the Kaufman/Brand Open on Saturday. Joey Mammolenti led the way for the Tornado, taking second at 174 pounds.
November 12, 2016 Second half gives Tusculum win over King GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team stayed on the road to open the season as they squared off with regional rival Tusculum College on Saturday evening. The Tornado opened up a sizable advantage in the first half and held the lead at halftime, only to see Tusculum come back in the second half to take the contest 88-81.
November 12, 2016 Huddleston highlights five All-Conference Carolinas performers BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team finished third in the Conference Carolinas North Division and advanced to the semifinals of the conference championships with a win on Tuesday night. Prior to the semifinals getting underway, five Tornado were recognized when the league handed out their all-conference awards. Becca Huddleston and Cathy Scaniffe led the way as Huddleston garnered Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year accolades and Scaniffe was selected first team all-conference.
November 11, 2016 Johnson's career night lifts King past Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team got off to a fast start on Friday night as they opened their season against Tusculum College. The Tornado went on a 11-0 run early in the first quarter and never looked back, winning the contest 86-63.
November 11, 2016 Tornado roll through pool play at Patriot Duals WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team continued their dominance early in the season as the Tornado won their first five matches at the Patriot Duals in pool play. The second ranked Tornado (in the duals rankings) outscored their opponents 197-25 on the day as none of the opponents reached double figures.
November 11, 2016 Tornado fall to #2 Lincoln Memorial in season opener GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team had a stiff test in their season opener, taking on the second-ranked team in the country and 2015-16 national runner-up, Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado stayed close in the early going, but the Railsplitters proved to be too much for King, taking the contest 92-70.
November 8, 2016 King advances to conference semis with sweep of SWU CENTRAL, S.C. – In what has become a common occurrence, the King University women’s volleyball team has advanced to the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship semifinals. However, this year the third seed out of the north division, the Tornado went on the road and defeated south division second seed Southern Wesleyan University 3-0 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday evening.
November 8, 2016 King becomes inaugural members of ECAC acrobatics & tumbling league BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has sponsored acrobatics and tumbling for three years, and the upcoming season the Tornado will be members of the first acrobatics and tumbling conference. Along with three other schools, King is inaugural members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) acrobatics and tumbling league.
November 8, 2016 Cook named USTFCCCA All-Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in his career, King University men's cross country runner Tanner Cook will compete at the NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country National Championship. On the way to qualifying for the national meet, Cook was named All-Southeast Region from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
November 7, 2016 Beckner, Humphreys named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship gets underway on Tuesday night, and the league has announced their academic all-conference honorees. King University had two student-athletes recognized, Ashton Beckner and Reghan Humphreys.
November 6, 2016 Top eight finishes highlight King's season opening Southeast Open ROANOKE, Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened their season at the highly competitive Southeast Open hosted at the Civic Center. The day was highlighted by top eight finishes from Ethyn Ewing, Darius Rutland, Elijah Seay and Joey Mammolenti.
November 5, 2016 Cook qualifies for NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Tanner Cook led the King University at the NCAA Southeast Regional, and qualified for the NCAA National Championship. The Tornado didn’t have a team score, and Cook led the way with a sixth place finish.
November 5, 2016 Tornado open cyclocross season at home BRISTOL, Tenn. – The defending USA Cycling Cyclocross defending national champion King University cycling team opened their season on Saturday with a home race. The Tornado were led by three top three finishes from Kyle Ellis, Quenton Lyons and Fausto Crapiz.
November 5, 2016 King falls at Erskine in regular season finale DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a chance to host a Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Championship quarterfinal with a win in the regular season finale on Saturday. However, the Tornado had to square off with defending league champion Erskine College, and the Fly Fleet took the 3-0 victory.
November 5, 2016 Tornado finish 22nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University women’s cross country team closed the season with a 22nd place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Kaitlin Rivera led the way for the Tornado with a 45th place finish.
November 4, 2016 Tornado come back to defeat Emmanuel in five FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In the final week of the regular season, the King University women’s volleyball team knew they need a pair of wins and some help to host a Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball championship match next week. The Tornado started the weekend with a 3-2 win at Emmanuel College on Friday night behind a career night from Ashton Beckner.
November 4, 2016 Mead breaks her own school record, Tornado fall 162.5-35.5 to Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. – The King University women's swimming team returned to the pool on Friday at Carson-Newman University. Nicola Mead set a school record in the 100 butterfly but the Tornado fell to the Eagle’s 162.5-35.5.
November 4, 2016 Somoza sets another school record, Tornado fall 166-39 to Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. – The King University men's swimming team returned to the pool on Friday at Carson-Newman University. Juan Somoza set a school record in the 200 individual medley but the Tornado fell to the Eagle’s 166-39.
November 4, 2016 Tornado have five selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Championships, the league announced their all-conference award winners. Five Tornado were selected all-conference, including two on the first team, two on the second team and one on the third team.
November 3, 2016 Bickerstaffe, Carrasco selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship semifinals, the league handed out their all-conference awards. Two players from King University were recognized as Eli Carrasco and Faber Bickerstaffe were named third team all-conference.
November 3, 2016 Scaniffe selected CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive season, the King University women’s volleyball team has had a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. This season, Cathy Scaniffe earns the distinction for the first time in her career.
November 1, 2016 Tornado fall to high powered Crusader offense BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Championship that opened on Tuesday, but the Tornado had the task of facing one of the league’s top teams, Belmont Abbey College. The second seeded Crusaders grabbed the lead early and didn’t let up, topping the seventh seeded Tornado 8-0.
November 1, 2016 Garrett selected TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, Kara Garrett of the King University women’s soccer team was selected Tennessee Sports Writer’s Association Player of the Week. Garrett scored a pair of goals to lead King to a victory over Barton College on the final day of the regular season.
October 31, 2016 King falls at #8 Limestone in Conference Carolinas quarterfinal GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team took to the field at eighth-ranked Limestone College in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship on Monday night. The second seeded Saints tallied an early goal and added another in the second half to take the contest from the seventh seeded Tornado 2-0.
October 31, 2016 13 Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships get underway this week, and the league office has announced their academic all-conference honorees. The Tornado 13 total student-athletes recognized, five men and eight women.
October 31, 2016 Killian ranked 8th in D2Wrestle.com national preseason poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s wrestling Bryce Killian will open the 2016-17 season where he left off last year, ranked in the D2Wrestle.com rankings. Killian starts the new season ranked eighth in the country at 141 pounds.
October 29, 2016 Tornado breaks record and Juan Somoza breaks three SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team had a record breaking day at the Sewanee Invitational. The Tornado set a school record in the 100 yard freestyle and Juan Somoza set three school records in the individual medley events. Somoza also won the 200 yard backstroke as well.
October 29, 2016 Tornado win events and break records at Sewanee Invitational SEWANNEE, Tenn. – The King University women's swimming team had a very productive and memorable two days, posting two school record relay events in the 100 yard medley and 100 yard freestyle at the Sewanee Invitational. Nicola Mead won the 100 yard butterfly and set a school record in the 200 yard butterfly event. Nicole Maldonado won the 50 yard freestyle event as well.
October 29, 2016 Three straight goals lift King over Barton in regular season finale BRISTOL, Tenn. – On the final day of the regular season, the King University women’s soccer team still had a chance to improve their Conference Carolinas Championship seeding with a victory over Barton College. The Tornado controlled play in the first half, but had nothing to show for it, and Barton struck first in the second half. However, King answered with three straight goals to take the contest 3-1.
October 29, 2016 Tornado down Mount Olive in three MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team bounced back from a defeat on Friday night to take a 3-0 victory at the University of Mount Olive. Ashton Beckner continued her hot play of late, leading the Tornado with 13 kills.
October 29, 2016 Tornado fall to Barton in regular season finale BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for seeding in the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Championship, the King University men’s soccer team squared off with Barton College in the regular season finale at Parks Field. The first half was played even and the Bulldogs broke through in the 59th minute and added another goal late to take the contest 2-0.
October 28, 2016 King falls at Barton in four WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a chance to avenge a Conference Carolinas defeat earlier in the season on Friday night when they traveled to take on Barton College. However, the Bulldogs took the first set, and then the final two frames to take the 3-1 win to stay on top of the Conference Carolinas North Division standings.
October 27, 2016 Calderon named CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight year, the King University men’s soccer team has a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. Luis Calderon earns the distinction for the first time in his career this season, earning first team All-District 3.
October 27, 2016 King picked first in Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last year, the King University men’s basketball team won their second Conference Carolinas regular season championship, and their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship, and the Tornado are picked to repeat in 2016-17. The Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll was announced today and the Tornado sit atop the poll with eight first place votes among the league’s coaches.
October 27, 2016 Five Tornado ranked in D2Wrestle.com Region Rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – The men’s wrestling season is right around the corner, and four King University men’s wrestlers are ranked in the first D2Wrestle.com Super Region II rankings. This quartet is led by Bryce Killian and Reed Jacks while Eldon Valery, Jr. and Joey Mammolenti join them in the rankings.
October 26, 2016 The Tornado fall to Lees-McRae 6-2 BANNER ELK, N.C. – In the last road Conference Carolina regular season game of the year, the King University men’s soccer team squared off against Lees-McRae College. The Tornado struck first in the first half to take an early lead 1-0, but the Bobcats four goals in the first game half proved too much of a deficit to come back from, ultimately resulting in Lees-McRae taking the contest 6-2.
October 25, 2016 King, Lees-McRae team-up to fight breast cancer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas soccer doubleheader between King University and Lees-McRae College on Wednesday, the King cycling team will be riding the game balls to Hampton, Tenn. There, they will meet the Lees-McRae cycling team who will ride the game balls from Hampton to Banner Elk, N.C., where they will be presented to Lees-McRae’s Rita Smith prior to kickoff of the women’s contest at 5:00 p.m.
October 26, 2016 Lees-McRae's second half goals top Tornado BANNER ELK, N.C. – In the final week of the regular season, the King University women’s soccer team had a chance to improve their seeding for the upcoming Conference Carolinas Championship when they took the pitch at Lees-McRae College. The first half was played even, but the Bobcats tallied four second half goals to take the contest 4-0.
October 26, 2016 Serowski tabbed ECAC Defensive Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, King University women’s volleyball player Amy Serowski has been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). The defensive specialist garnered ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors following a big week in the back row, helping the Tornado to a 2-1 week.
October 26, 2016 Doran, Huddleston selected TSWA Players of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For their performances last week, King University’s Becca Huddleston and Paula Doran were selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Players of the week. Huddleston helped lead the women’s volleyball team to a 2-1 week while Doran led the women’s soccer team to a pair of wins.
October 25, 2016 Tornado sweep UVa-Wise in final regular season home match BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their final home regular season home match, the King University women’s volleyball team took a 3-0 victory over UVa-Wise on throwback night. The Tornado were led by senior Ashton Beckner who hit a blistering .562 in the match.
October 25, 2016 King closes fall season with 10th at Flagler Fall Slam ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The King University women’s golf team moved up the leaderboard on Tuesday, finishing 10th in the final tournament of the fall, the Flagler College Fall Slam. The Tornado shot 317 in the final round for a total of 641 and were led by Daphne Chang.
October 25, 2016 McFadden chosen to attend NCAA Leadership Forum BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming up next month, King University track and field athlete Amani McFadden will become the second Tornado student-athlete to attend an NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum. McFadden was one of three Conference Carolinas student-athletes to get selected to attend the Leadership Forum.
October 25, 2016 King to host Late Night Madness on Friday BRISTOL, Tenn. – Basketball season is right around the corner, join King University and meet the 2016-17 version of the Tornado men’s and women’s basketball squads on Friday night. King hosts their annual Late Night Madness event on Friday at 6:45 in the Student Center Complex in an event that is open to the public.
October 24, 2016 Chang leads Tornado in opening round of Flagler Fall Slam ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The King University women’s golf team started their final tournament of the fall, the Flagler Fall Slam with a score of 324. King sits in 12th place and were led by Daphne Chang who is in 26th with one round remaining.
October 23, 2016 King takes 3rd at USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals SNOWSHOE, W.Va. – As the defending Division 2 USA Cycling Mountain Bike champions, the King University cycling team had a chance to defend their title over the weekend in Snowshoe, W.Va. This year, the Tornado came home with a third place finish in the Division 2 omnium in their second year competing at the mountain bike national championships.
October 22, 2016 King wins a thriller 1-0 behind stellar defense BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's soccer team faced off against Erskine College in a Conference Carolinas showdown. On a cool afternoon, Eli Carrasco gave the King all the offense they needed to win 1-0.
October 22, 2016 Offense rolls as Tornado beat Flying Feet 7-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a brisk afternoon the King University women’s soccer team squared off in a Conference Carolina matchup against Erskine College. The Tornado scored three goals in the first half and four in the second to take the contest 7-0. Miranda Smith and Kara Garrett led the way, scoring two goals each.
October 22, 2016 Tornado split pair of matches at Pfeiffer triangular MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team split a pair of matches at Pfeiffer University on Saturday, taking the Conference Carolinas affair against the Falcons 3-0. The Tornado then fell to Georgia College 3-2 in the nightcap.
October 21, 2016 Tornado outlast Belmont Abbey in five set thriller BELMONT, N.C. – In what has become a rivalry in Conference Carolinas, the King University women’s volleyball team outlasted Belmont Abbey College on Friday night. The Crusaders forced a fifth set after the Tornado took the second and third sets, but King scored the final three points of the fifth set to take the match 3-2.
October 21, 2016 Cook, Tornado finish 3rd at Conference Carolinas Championship CONCORD, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team turned in a solid finish at the Conference Carolinas Championship, taking third. Tanner Cook led the way for the Tornado, finishing third.
October 21, 2016 Tornado take 8th at Conference Carolinas Championship CONCORD, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team competed at the Conference Carolinas Championship and came away with an eighth place finish. The Tornado were led by Kaitlin Rivera who finished 13th.
October 21, 2016 Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championship taking place this afternoon, the conference office announced their academic All-Conference honorees on Friday. The Tornado had two men’s runners and one women’s runner earn recognition.
October 19, 2016 Pair of early goals lift King over Warriors BRISTOL, Tenn. – Returning home after a pair of road matches last week, the King University women’s soccer team scored a pair of goals in the first five minutes to gain the advantage over Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado add two more to take the Conference Carolinas contest 4-1.
October 19, 2016 Early tallies from SWU top Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team returned home in hopes of snapping the skid they have been on, but Southern Wesleyan University posted two goals in the early going to take the lead. The Warriors held that lead, and took the 3-1 Conference Carolinas victory.
October 18, 2016 Tornado finish fall season in 8th place at TVA Credit Union Classic KILLEN, Ala. – The King University men's golf team played at the TVA Credit Union Classic on Monday and Tuesday, posting an overall finish in 8th place. Robert Wilkinson had the highest finish for the Tornado, tying for 25th overall, and posting a total score of 8 over par.
October 18, 2016 Scaniffe tabbed TSWA Athlete of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, King University women’s volleyball player Cathy Scaniffe was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Volleyball Player of the Week. She had a solid week, averaging 4.50 kills per set in three matches last week.
October 15, 2016 Tornado fall to #20 ranked Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a cool night, the King University men's soccer team squared off against Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolina’s contest. The Falcons put on a late surge, scoring three goals in the contest to win 5-0.
October 15, 2016 Tornado close the fall with win over Mars Hill BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team ended the fall season on the right foot, with a victory. The Tornado earned a 6-3 win over Mars Hill University on Saturday to wrap up the fall portion of their schedule.
October 15, 2016 On Senior day King sweeps Mount Olive 3-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's volleyball team played their final home regular season Conference Carolinas match of the year against Mount Olive University on Saturday afternoon. On senior day, the lone king senior, Ashton Beckner had eight kills and Cathy Scaniffe had 14 kills. The Tornado won in three sets to win their seventh conference game of the year.
October 15, 2016 #1 Tornado open season with six individual champions at Emmanuel Open FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The top ranked and three-time defending national champion King University women’s wrestling team opened the 2016-17 season with an impressive showing at the Emmanuel Open on Saturday. King posted six different individual champions out of seven weight class entries and had the top two finishers in two weight classes.
October 15, 2016 Early goals down King at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team stayed on the road to face another one of the Conference Carolinas leaders, Pfeiffer University on Saturday. The Falcons scored two goals in the first 10 minutes and three in the first half as they took the contest 4-0 from King.
October 15, 2016 Tornado fall to Mars Hill 6-3 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's tennis team hosted their third dual match of the year against Mars Hill University on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado lost 2-1 in the doubles and 4-2 in singles to fall in the match 6-3 overall.
October 14, 2016 Tornado sweep a pair of meets at Milligan MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming team returned to the pool on Friday and earned a pair of victories at Milligan College. The Tornado defeated the host Buffaloes 100-77 along with topping St. Andrews University 105.5-36.5.
October 14, 2016 King splits pair of meets at Milligan MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming team returned to the pool on Friday split a pair of meets at Milligan College. The Tornado defeated the host Buffaloes 108-67 and fell to St. Andrews University 127-62.
October 14, 2016 Tornado win 8-0 over the Buffaloes for first victory of the year BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's tennis team hosted their second dual match of the year against Milligan College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado won 3-0 in the doubles and 5-0 in singles to win the match 8-0 overall.
October 14, 2016 Barton holds on to top Tornado in five BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team returned home to face Barton College in a key Conference Carolinas North Division matchup. The match lived up to the billing, going the distance as the Tornado battled back to force fifth set. The Bulldogs escaped the Student Center Complex with the 3-2 victory as the scored the final three points to take the fifth set 15-13.
October 14, 2016 Tornado sweep Milligan 9-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team held their second dual match of the year against Milligan College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado won 3-0 in doubles and 6-0 in singles to win the match 9-0 overall.
October 14, 2016 Cook, Scaniffe selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of September. Tanner Cook of the men’s cross country team and Cathy Scaniffe of the women’s volleyball team took home honors this month.
September 8, 2016 King now accepting nominations for 2017 Hall of Fame class BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will be taking nominations from now until November 1 for the King Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Use the following link to nominate a former student-athlete for the King Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017.
October 12, 2016 King fall against #13 Saints GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team squared off against Limestone College in a Conference Carolina’s nightcap. The Tornado had some chances to cut into the lead early in the first half and late in the second half, but the Saints prevailed for a 4-0 victory.
October 12, 2016 #18 Saints top Tornado behind high powered offense GAFFNEY, S.C. – Facing one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas, and one of the top teams in the country, the King University women’s soccer team went on the road to take on #18 Limestone College. The Saints tallied three goals in the first half, and added four more in the second stanza for the 7-0 victory.
October 12, 2016 Cook, Rivera take ECAC weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – A pair of King University cross country runners have earned accolades from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) following their performance a week ago. Tanner Cook earned ECAC Runner of the Week while Kaitlin Rivera earned ECAC Runner of the Week recognition.
October 12, 2016 Calderon tabbed TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following is first career multi-goal game, King University men’s soccer player Luis Calderon was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. The junior posted two tallies in King’s Conference Carolinas tilt against the University of Mount Olive.
October 11, 2016 King falls at Concord 3-1 ATHENS, W.Va. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued their road trip, taking on Concord University in a nonconference tilt on Tuesday evening. The Mountain Lions earned the 3-1 behind a solid offensive performance.
October 11, 2016 Robertson finishes 6th, King 8th at the Patsy Rendleman Invite SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University women's golf team shot 309 in the second round of the Patsy Rendleman Invitational, finishing with a total of 634, and placing eighth. Nicola Robertson had the round of the day for the Tornado shooting a one-under to place sixth.
October 11, 2016 Van Deventer travels to Kenya with Athletes In Action BRISTOL, Tenn. – The summer is a time for rest, or for some, time to fine tune their respective games and along with that go a mission trip to another country. King University women’s basketball player Amy Van Deventer decided to work on her game as well as take a trip to Nairobi, Kenya with Athletes in Action as the summer winded down.
October 11, 2016 Baird's four goals gives her ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following an excellent performance, King University women’s soccer player Kendyl Baird was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Baird tallied four goals in a 6-0 Tornado victory over the University of Mount Olive on Saturday.
October 10, 2016 Tornado in 9th after Patsy Rendleman Invite first round SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team returned to action on Monday at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational where they posted a score of 325 and are in ninth place after the first round. Samantha Taylor led the way for the Tornado as she is in 14th place with one round remaining.
October 8, 2016 Baird has four goals to defeat Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team had their game moved from Mount Olive University to Bristol due to Hurricane Matthew and they took advantage. Leading the Tornado to a 6-0 victory was Kendyl Baird who had four goals on the day and Paula Doran who had three assists.
October 8, 2016 Bobcats take tight four set match from King BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of a thrilling five set match two weeks ago, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to take on Lees-McRae College. This time, the Bobcats came out with a narrow 3-1 victory, taking the final set 32-30 as three of the four sets went to extra points.
October 8, 2016 Late Mount Olive flurry stuns Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a cool damp afternoon, the King University men’s soccer team squared off with the University of Mount Olive in a contest that changed location due to Hurricane Matthew. Luis Calderon broke a 2-2 tie in the 75th minute, giving King a 3-2 lead. However the Trojans came back and scored three goals in the final two minutes top the Tornado 5-3.
October 7, 2016 Four personal records fall at Queens Royals XC Challenge CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In their final preparation for the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University women’s cross country team ran at the Queens Royals XC Challenge. Kaitlin Rivera led the way with a personal record time to finish 72nd in a deep field.
October 7, 2016 Trio of Tornado set PRs at Royals XC Challenge CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team ran in their final tune up before the Conference Carolinas Championship on Friday when they ran in the Queens Royals XC Challenge. Tanner Cook again led the Tornado and for the second straight week set a personal record to finish 15th.
October 6, 2016 Roe selected TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Haley Roe had a stellar week, leading the King University women’s volleyball to a 2-1 record a week ago. The sophomore also garnered some individual accolades, being named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.
October 6, 2016 King soccer programs earn NSCAA Team Academic Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University had both of their soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, both earning the Team Academic Award for 2015-16. King was one of 222 schools that had both of their soccer teams receive the award. This marks the sixth straight year the King women have won the award and the second straight year for the men.
October 6, 2016 Three-time defending champion Tornado atop preseason rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – The three-time defending National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals champions and Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national champion King University women’s wrestling team will start the 2016-17 season in a familiar spot, on top of the rankings. The Tornado sit atop the tournament strength poll and come in second in the dual meet strength poll and have nine individuals ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes.
October 5, 2016 Second half goals top Tornado at Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team took to the road to face regional rival Carson-Newman University on Wednesday night. The Eagles scored three second half goals to take the contest from the Tornado 4-0.
October 5, 2016 Tornado drop first road test of the season CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The King University women’s volleyball team played their first true road match of the season on Wednesday night at the University of Charleston (W.Va.). The Golden Eagles set the tone early and took the match 3-0.
October 5, 2016 Eagles top King 3-0 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team took to the road to face one of the premier teams in the southeast region in Carson-Newman University. The Eagles turned in solid performance, defeating the Tornado 3-0 on Wednesday evening.
October 5, 2016 Cook named ECAC Runner of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook has added another award this season, being named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Runner of the Week. Cook finished 10th at the Greater Louisville Classic and set a personal record in the process.
October 5, 2016 Soccer doubleheader at Mount Olive shifted to King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to Hurricane Matthew, King University’s Conference Carolinas soccer doubleheader on Saturday at the University of Mount Olive has been moved. The double dip will now take place in Bristol at Parks Field. The women’s are scheduled to kickoff at 11:00 a.m. with the men to follow at 1:00 p.m.
October 4, 2016 Schoones, Smith take ECAC Offensive Player of the Week awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Freek Schoones of the men’s soccer team has earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week. Tornado women’s soccer player Miranda Smith garnered ECAC Offensive Player of the Week also earned recognition for her performance this week.
October 3, 2016 Cook tabbed Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Tanner Cook has been named Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week. Cook turned in a stellar performance at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 10th with a personal record time.
October 3, 2016 Wilkinson selected ECAC Division II Men's Golfer of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – Robert Wilkinson started his season with a bang last month to lead the King University men’s golf team. This week he was named the Division II Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men’s Golfer of the Month.
October 3, 2016 Seybold hired as assistant acrobatics and tumbling and cheer coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head acrobatics and tumbling coach Megan Bamford and head cheerleading and dance coach Debbie Neilson announced the hire of Nicole Seybold as an assistant coach that will help both programs. Seybold joins the Tornado staff following a stellar career competing in acrobatics and tumbling at the University of Oregon.
October 2, 2016 Cope, Owen lead King at home mountain bike race BRISTOL, Va. – The King University cycling team hosted their first event of the year, a mountain bike race at Sugar Hollow Park and turned in a solid weekend. Tyler Cope and Matthew Owen both came away with victories to lead the Tornado.
October 2, 2016 Tornado compete at ITA Regional SUMTER, S.C. – King University had a few men’s and women’s players compete at the ITA Regional over the weekend. Leonnard Neumann led the Tornado men in the event in Sumter, S.C. while a trio of women made the third round of the consolation bracket.
October 1, 2016 Schoones leads offensive onslaught as King tops NGU BRISTOL, Tenn.. – The King University men's soccer had an offensive explosion against Conference Carolina rival North Greenville University today at Parks Field. Freek Shoones had a hat trick and Faber Bickerstaffe had two goals, leading the Tornado to victory 8-1.
October 1, 2016 Cook finishes 10th to lead King at Greater Louisville Classic LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tanner Cook turned in an impressive performance on Saturday to lead the King University men’s cross country team at the Greater Louisville Classic. Cook finished 10th in a very deep field and the Tornado finished 23rd in a field that had 41 teams.
October 1, 2016 Rivera leads King at Greater Louisville Classic LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s cross country team returned to action at the highly attended Greater Louisville Classic. The Tornado finished 41st in the blue race and were led by Kaitlin Rivera who finished 100th in a field of more than 400 runners.
October 1, 2016 Offense lifts King over North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard on Saturday when they hosted North Greenville University. The Tornado scored three first half goals and added a pair in the second half to defeat the Crusaders 5-1.
October 1, 2016 King rebounds with four set win over North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing less than 24 hours following their first loss in Conference Carolinas play, the King University women’s volleyball team returned to the court to face North Greenville University. The Tornado offense played well in the first set, but the Crusader offense may played a bit better in the second set to even the match. However, the Tornado came back late, taking the third set before winning the fourth set to take the match 3-1.
September 30, 2016 Warriors hand King first Conference Carolinas defeat BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s volleyball team dropped a Conference Carolinas match, falling to Southern Wesleyan University. King took the first set, but the Warriors came back, winning the next three sets for the 3-1 victory.
September 28, 2016 Stout defense drives Tornado to victory over Crusaders BRISTOL, Tenn.. – The King University men's soccer team played superb defense to earn their second conference win on the season. Belmont Abbey College and the Tornado were tied until Eli Carrasco scored a goal late in the second half to give King a 1-0 victory.
September 27, 2016 Tornado fight back to top Lees-McRae in five BRISTOL, Tenn. – How teams respond to adversity shows a lot about their character, and the King University women’s volleyball team showed their character once again on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado trailed Lees-McRae College numerous times, but the King fought back and forced a fifth set, which King took 15-13 to take the match 15-13 and stay unbeaten in Conference Carolinas play.
September 27, 2016 Ruff finishes 3rd to lead Tornado at King Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team showed improvement from the first round of the King University Invitational, shooting 283 in the second round to finish four with a tournament total of 576. Miles Ruff led the Tornado playing for King’s second team, finishing third overall.
September 27, 2016 King puts three in top 10, finishes second at King Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s golf team entered the final round of the King University Invitational with the lead, but Carson-Newman University overtook the Tornado in the final round. King finished second with a tournament total of 611 after shooting 306 in the second round and were led by Fiona Hebbel who finished third.
September 27, 2016 Tornado Fall to Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the third Conference Carolinas match-up of the year the King University women's team squared off against Belmont Abbey. The Crusaders scored one goal in the first half and added two in the second half to take the match 3-0.
September 26, 2016 Hebbel, King lead after first round of King Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s golf team opened their home tournament with a solid round of 305 to lead the King University Invitational. Fiona Hebbel is also atop the leaderboard after shooting even par 71 in the opening round.
September 26, 2016 Tornado in fifth, Dalrymple and Ruff in eighth after first round of King Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's golf team had their annual home tournament on Monday, and they currently sit in 5th place. Matt Dalrymple and Miles Ruff had a solid performance, both turning in a 71, tied for 8th.
September 25, 2016 Mead sets school record in season opener MARS HILL, N.C. – The opening meet for the King University women’s swimming team might have been a memorable one Nicola Mead as she set the school record in the 100 yard butterfly. She won a pair of races to lead the Tornado, but King fell to Mars Hill University 143.5-105.5.
September 25, 2016 King opens season at Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming team opened their season on Sunday at Mars Hill and the Tornado fell 192-60. Tanner Espersen led the way for the Tornado, coming within 0.01 of a school record in the 100 yard individual medley.
September 24, 2016 Crapiz, Hobbs lead Tornado at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University cycling team returned to action over the weekend at the Lees-McRae Mountain Bike race, and the Tornado turned in some solid results. Fausto Crapiz earned his first win of the year and Abby Hobbs finished runner-up in the downhill to highlight the weekend.
September 25, 2016 Tornado fall in overtime at Lander GREENWOOD, S.C. – Following nearly a week off, the King University men’s soccer team stayed on the road to face Lander University in a contest that needed overtime. Juan Nabor tallied the equalizer late in the second half, but the Bearcats scored in the 95th minute to take the contest 2-1 in overtime.
September 24, 2016 Tuculum edges King in season opening dual BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team opened the season with a tough defeat to regional rival Tusculum College at home on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held the lead after doubles, but fell to the Pioneers 5-4.
September 24, 2016 Tornado fall to Tusculum in home opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their dual season at home on Saturday afternoon against regional rival Tusculum College. The Pioneers took the dual 9-0, handing King their first loss of the year.
September 21, 2016 Service line leads King to sweep of Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued Conference Carolinas play with a sweep of Pfeiffer University on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. Tristyn Lozano led the Tornado offense as they topped the Falcons 25-6, 25-18, 25-17.
September 21, 2016 Huddleston, Scaniffe earn ECAC weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – The offensive duo of Becca Huddleston and Cathy Scaniffe helped the Tornado start the Conference Carolinas season 3-0 last week, and this week they were both recognized from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Huddleston was named ECAC Rookie of the Week and Scaniffe garnered ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
September 20, 2016 March, Koguchi lead Tornado at Etowah Intercollegiate HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – The King University men's golf team shot a score of 301, to give a total two day score of 60, landing fourth place overall. Kelsey March and Waturu Koguchi had the highest finishes for King placing a tie for ninth each.
September 20, 2016 King places four in top 10, finishes 2nd at Etowah Intercollegiate HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – In their opening tournament of the season, the King University women’s golf team placed four players in the top 10, resulting in a second place finish at the Etowah Intercollegiate. The Tornado shot 634, including a second round of 312 to take second, and were led by Fiona Hebbel who took second.
September 20, 2016 Scaniffe selected TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Cathy Scaniffe helped lead the King University women's volleyball team to three Conference Carolinas victories last week, and she was rewarded on Tuesday when she was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. The highlight of her week was her first career double-double in a 3-2 victory over Limestone College.
September 20, 2016 Scaniffe tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Cathy Scaniffe helped lead the King University women’s volleyball team to three Conference Carolinas victories last week, and she was rewarded on Tuesday when she was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. The highlight of her week was her first career double-double in a 3-2 victory over Limestone College.
September 19, 2016 Tornado in fourth after opening round of Etowah Intercollegiate HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened the Etowah Intercollegiate with a score of 300 and are in fourth place with one round to play. Matthew Dalrymple led the way for the Tornado, coming in 10th with one round to play.
September 19, 2016 King in second after first round of Etowah Intercollegiate HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team opened the season with a round of 322 at the Etowah Intercollegiate on Monday. The Tornado are in second place and were led by Fiona Hebbel and Daphne Chang who are both in the top 10 with one round remaining.
September 19, 2016 Calderon gives King win at North Georgia DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The King University men’s soccer team rebounded on Monday evening with a hard fought victory at the University of North Georgia. Luis Calderon scored for the Tornado in the 65th minute to put King ahead, and the defense made it stand up as the Tornado took the contest 1-0.
September 19, 2016 Trojans top King with second half goal BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team squared off against Trevecca Nazarene University at Parks Field. The contest was a close with the Trojans scoring the only goal of the game late in the second half to take the match.
September 18, 2016 Maloney, Salazar take doubles title, lead King at season opener SUMTER, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team opened the season with and individual tournament, the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational where Haley Maloney and Alyssa Salazar led the way. The duo took the title in doubles C Draw to lead the Tornado at the event.
September 18, 2016 Tornado open season at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invite SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened the season with an individual tournament at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational and were led by a pair of consolation championships. Moritz Poswiat and Lennard Neumann won the doubles A Draw consolation title and Kyle Logue won the singles D Draw consolation title.
September 17, 2016 Alabama Hunstville comes back to top Tornado HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The King University men’s soccer took to the road to face the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the Tornado got on the board early. Eli Carrasco put King ahead in the seventh minute, but the Chargers scored the next two goals. Carrasco later evened the score, but Alabama Huntsville scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute to take the contest 3-2.
September 17, 2016 Tornado top Converse, stay unbeaten in league play BRISTOL, Tenn. – Not even 24 hours following a thrilling five set victory, the King University women’s volleyball returned to the court in the Student Center Complex to face another Conference Carolinas opponent. The Tornado took the first two sets from Converse College behind a stellar offensive attack, but the Valkyries came back to take the third set. The King offense got back on track in the fourth set, taking the match 3-1.
September 17, 2016 Tornado Fall to Converse BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second Conference Carolinas match-up of the year the King University women's soccer team faced off against Converse College. The Valkyries scored three goals in the first half, and another one in the second half to take the contest 4-0.
September 16, 2016 Scaniffe's career night helps King to thrilling win over Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a thrilling match in the Student Center Complex, the King University women’s volleyball team came away with a Conference Carolinas victory on Friday night. The Tornado came back to defeat Limestone College 3-2 behind a career night from Cathy Scaniffe who posted her first career double-double.
September 15, 2016 Moorman rounds out staff with former Tornado Salata BRISTOL, Tenn. – Former Tornado women’s wrestler has returned to her Alma Matter as head wrestling coach Jason Moorman announced the hire of Julia Salata earlier this week. Salata had an outstanding career wearing the scarlet and navy and returns to help lead the Tornado as a coach.
September 14, 2016 Second half onslaught pushes King over Milligan BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a scoreless first half, the King University women’s soccer team responded with a big second half to defeat Milligan College 5-1 on Wednesday evening at Parks Field. The Tornado got five goals from five different goal scorers, including the first career goals for Ami Martins and Sasha Haderer.
September 13, 2016 Huddleston's double-double lifts King over Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team played a tough nonconference schedule to get prepared for the Conference Carolinas season, and that paid off for the Tornado on Tuesday night. The Tornado got another double-double from Becca Huddleston as they defeated Belmont Abbey College 3-0, earning their first win of the season.
September 13, 2016 Wilkinson finishes 5th, King 11th at the Kiawah Island Invite KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Following a first round where the King University men’s golf team finished the Kiawah Island Invitational in 11th place with a tournament total of 587. Robert Wilkinson led the Tornado, finishing fifth at carding a 74 in the final round.
September 13, 2016 Schoones tabbed ECAC Offensive Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, Freek Schoones of the men’s soccer team has been honored with a conference weekly award. The senior assisted on a game-winning goal and scored another for the Tornado a week ago, earning him Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week.
September 13, 2016 Booher announces signing class for 2017 BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the new year has started, King University men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced his signing class for the 2016-17 campaign. Booher added transfer student Adam Krzos, freshmen Tristen Luu, and Kiel Bell returns to the Tornado.
September 12, 2016 Wilkinson leads Tornado in Kiawah Island opening round KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened the season on Monday, and Robert Wilkinson turned in a great round to lead the Tornado. Wilkinson is in second place after shooting five under to lead the Tornado who are in fourth place with a first round score of 290.
September 12, 2016 King hosts inaugural Tornado 101 event BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department started the new Tornado Leadership Academy series when they held their inaugural Tornado 101 event earlier this fall. This is a leadership and orientation event for freshmen student-athletes as well as transfer student-athletes to help them acclimate to college and King.
September 11, 2016 Hobbs leads King at Union BARBOURSVILLE, Ky. – The King University cycling team turned in another good performance in their second race of the year, at Union College (Ky.). Abby Hobbs led the group, winning the women’s downhill race, pacing a squad that had nine top 10 finishes.
September 11, 2016 Tornado take conference opener in come-from-behind fashion FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – It wasn’t easy, but the King University men’s soccer team earned their first Conference Carolinas victory of the season on Sunday afternoon in come-from-behind fashion at Emmanuel College. The Lions took a 2-0 early in the second half, but the Tornado scored three goals in the final 30 minutes, the game-winner coming off the foot of Freek Schoones in the 88th minute, giving King the 3-2 victory.
September 11, 2016 King falls at Emmanuel in Conference Carolinas opener FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s soccer team opened Conference Carolinas play with a tough test at Emmanuel College on Saturday. The Lions scored early in the second half to take the lead and added an insurance goal late, taking the contest 2-0.
September 10, 2016 King drops pair at Flagler College Classic ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The King University women’s volleyball team took their first road tip of the season and dropped a pair of match to solid competition at the Flagler College Classic. The Tornado fell to Armstrong State University 3-0 in the morning before dropping a 3-1 decision to Wingate University in the afternoon.
September 10, 2016 Cook leads King, takes 2nd at Asheville XC Carnival ASHEVILLE, N.C. – For the second straight week, Tanner Cook led the men’s cross country team, this week at the Asheville XC Carnival. Cook finished second, leading the Tornado to a fifth place finish.
September 10, 2016 Tornado take sixth at Asheville XC Carnival ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team turned in a solid effort at the Asheville XC Carnival on Saturday. Kaitlin Rivera led the way for the Tornado as the team finished sixth.
September 7, 2016 Tornado defeat Mars Hill for first win of 2016 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team earned their fist victory of the season and head coach Talon Stroud’s first career win. Faber Bickerstaffe had a great day as he scored the game winning goal, and added an assist.
September 7, 2016 Last second goal gives Tusculum 2-1 win over King GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Playing their first road contest of the year, the King University women’s soccer team played a solid game at Tusculum College on Wednesday night. Paula Doran put the Tornado ahead in the first half, but the Pioneers answered. It appeared the game would head to overtime, but the Pioneers scored with 3.9 seconds remaining to take the contest 2-1.
September 5, 2016 Cook selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook started his season with a solid performance at the Eye Opener Invitational, which resulted in him earning Conference Carolinas Runner of the week honors. Cook was the top NCAA Division II runner at the meet, leading the Tornado to a second place finish.
September 3, 2016 Tornado take 11 top 10 finishes at Clemson CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team opened their season over the weekend at Clemson where they placed 11 riders in the top 10, including one individual victory. Tyler Cope turned in a solid performance taking first in the men’s category C downhill competition to lead the way for the Tornado.
September 3, 2016 Balanced attack leads King past Mars Hill BRISTOL, Tenn. – On this sunny afternoon at Parks Field the King University women’s soccer team turned in a solid performance against Mars Hill University, earning their first victory of the season. The Tornado got goals from four different goal scorers, taking the 4-3 win.
September 3, 2016 Late flurry gives Tusculum a 4-2 win over King GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – In what was another high scoring affair, the King University men’s soccer dropped a 4-2 decision at Tusculum College on Saturday night. Nick Boegemann and Luis Calderon accounted for the Tornado goals, but the Pioneer offense was too much for the Tornado.
September 3, 2016 King falls in final two matches of King Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team concluded play at the King Invitational with a pair of tough losses to Newberry College and Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado fell to Newberry 3-1 in the opener before dropping the nightcap to the Railsplitters 3-0.
September 2, 2016 Cook takes 1st, Tornado 2nd among DII competition at Eye Opener SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s cross team opened the 2016 season with a great showing at the Eye Opener Invitational, finishing second among NCAA Division II teams. Tanner Cook led the way for the Tornado coming in first among NCAA Division II runners.
September 2, 2016 Tornado stretch legs at Eye Opener Invitational SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women's cross country team opened their season at the Eye Opener Invitational on Friday evening. The Tornado faced off against stiff NCAA Division I competition.
September 2, 2016 Tornado drop first two matches of King Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their season at the first day of the King Invitational where they faced a pair of solid opponents, Tusculum College and the University of Montevallo. The Tornado dropped a close 3-0 decision to Tusculum early in the day before falling 3-2 in a thriller against Montevallo to conclude the first day.
September 1, 2016 Doi goes 1-1 at Junior World Championships MACON, France – King University women’s wrestler Marina Doi competed for the United States at the Junior World Championships and reached the quarterfinals before her tournament ended. She won her first match before falling in the second match.
September 1, 2016 Tornado fall to Brevard in season opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a lightening delay of nearly two hours the King University women's soccer team got their season underway against Brevard College. The match was scoreless the majority of the way until the Tornados broke through in the 74th minute to take the contest 1-0.
September 1, 2016 Carrasco nets two, Tornado fall to Brevard BRISTOL, Tenn. - On what was an eventful opening day, the King University men?s soccer team dropped a 5-2 decision to Brevard College. The match was delayed due to lightning, and the Tornado pulled within one at 3-2 in the second half, but the Tornados netted the final two goals to take the contest.
August 30, 2016 Whitt earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt concluded his career this spring, but earlier this summer he earned and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He was one of 29 male athletes during the spring to earn the award and one of 87 for the 2015-16 academic year.
August 25, 2016 King picked first of top 50 Christian College Athletic Programs BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s athletic programs have been ranked first among the top 50 Christian college athletic programs in the nation by TheologyDegrees.com, adding to the list of awards the University has earned. TheologyDegrees.com strives to offer solutions for those looking to answer a call that a Higher power has put into their lives [not only] by assisting with potential career opportunities but [also] promoting institutions of higher-education, based in theology and seminary.
August 18, 2016 King student-athletes earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had 66 student-athletes receive achievement awards from the D2 Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA). The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level.
August 17, 2016 Augello posts valiant effort at 2016 Olympics RIO DE JANEIRO – A day that was months, and years in the making finally came for King University women’s wrestler Haley Augello when she took the mat in the 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday morning. She won her first bout, but fell to the three-time defending World champion in the quarterfinals. Augello then fell in her first bout in the repechage to end her tournament.
August 10, 2016 Augello set to compete in 2016 Olympic Games BRISTOL, Tenn. – 2016 has been a new journey for King University women’s wrestler Haley Augello, who took a redshirt year to pursue her dreams of competing at the Olympics. Earlier this spring she took steps to make that happen and following a grueling summer of training, her dream will come to a culmination when she becomes the first American woman at the 2016 Olympic Games to step on the mat in Rio on August 17.
August 11, 2016 Former Tornado, Hyman to compete in second Olympic Games BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kemar Hyman came to King College, now King University, in 2008 from the Cayman Islands, not knowing where the next eight years of his life would take him. He ran track for the Tornado for two years before moving onto Florida State University. Following his graduation he competed in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and he is set to compete in the Olympics again on Saturday in Rio.
July 27, 2016 Swallow one of two ConfCarolinas nominees for NCAA Woman of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – Elizabeth Swallow has concluded her women's golf career at King University, but she is still collected awards. The NCAA announced their conference nominees for Woman of the Year, and Swallow is one of 142 female student-athletes that was nominated.
July 25, 2016 King reaches goal for new SCC sound system BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletics, along with the development department, recently completed a campaign to raise money for a new sound system in the Student Center Complex.
July 26, 2016 Ilina announces signing class BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head tennis coach Mariia Ilina announced the signing of three student-athletes that will help the Tornado in the upcoming season. Lennard Neumann, Emily Smith and Charles Jabaley will all join the Tornado this fall ready for the season to start.
July 25, 2016 Tornado earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced their academic awards for the 2015-16 season, and the King University women’s tennis team was named an ITA All-Academic Team and two individuals were selected Scholar-Athletes. On the men’s side, five Tornado were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
July 25, 2016 King earns AVCA Team Academic Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the six straight year when the organization announced their annual Team Academic Award recipients. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
July 20, 2016 Cheer and dance lead tumbling classes at church camp BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week the King University cheerleading and dance teams was privileged to work with Celebration Church as they hosted their annual Rise Up children’s camp. The camp provides children with several different class options including tumbling, drama, art, guitar, piano, community service, hip hop, science, etc., incorporating God’s word and love into every session.
July 18, 2016 Williamson adds Pierce to staff BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head track and field and cross country coach Amanda Williamson didn’t have to look far to find an assistant coach as she announced the hire of Desmond Pierce this week. Pierce earned his MBA from King and was a graduate assistant under Williamson during the 2014-15 season.
July 13, 2016 Funk, Oliver round out Athletic Training staff BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, King University announced the hire of two new athletic trainers, Jeremy Funk and Mikki Oliver, both past Tornado student-athletes. The hire now gives King five athletic trainers and the duo started earlier this month.
July 7, 2016 King Hall of Fame member Al Nida passes away BRISTOL, Tenn. – Al Nida, legendary basketball coach and Athletic Director at King University (then King College) among other places, passed away on July 3, 2016. Nida remains the all-time wins leader in King history in both men’s and women’s basketball and is a member of the King Athletic Hall of Fame.
July 6, 2016 Tornado have four recognized as WGCA All-American Scholars BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced their All-American Scholars and four King University women’s golfers were honors. In all, 828 women’s golfers were recognized with Autumn Bergendahl, Daphne Chang, Elizabeth Swallow and Nicola Robertson earning the distinction for King.
July 6, 2016 Cephas inks eight for 2016 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off back-to-back Conference Carolinas North Division titles, and three straight conference championships, King University women’s volleyball head coach Morris Cephas has added eight student-athletes to help the Tornado earn another title in 2016.
June 29, 2016 King joins the YWCA and Boys & Girls Club to celebrate Olympic Day BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week members of the King University cheerleading and dance teams as well as other student-athletes and coaches had the opportunity to participate in Olympic Day at the YWCA. The Olympics are celebrated throughout the month of June, and the YWCA partners with the U.S. Olympic Committee to host this event.
June 21, 2016 Swallow nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – Elizabeth Swallow has concluded her women’s golf career at King University, but she is still collected awards. The NCAA announced their nominees for Woman of the Year, and Swallow is one of a record 517 submissions for this year’s award.
June 8, 2016 Poswiat selected CoSIDA Academic All-American BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, King University men's tennis player Moritz Poswiat was selected CoSIDA Academic All-America. Poswiat was selected to the second team, and he became the second men's tennis player to earn the distinction in the At-Large category when the honorees were announced on Wednesday.
June 7, 2016 Caicedo selected Medica Collegiate All-Star BRISTOL, Tenn. – As a two-time USA Cycling Road Race national champion, King University cyclist Jennifer Caicedo was selected as a Medica Collegiate All-Star. The team is made up of six riders and they were invited to compete at the North Star Grand Prix held in five cities across Minnesota from June 15-19.
June 6, 2016 King starts campaign to raise money for new sound system BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department is starting a campaign to raise money for a new sound system in the Student Center Complex. The facility has hosted many events, including conference and national championships, Hall of Fame inductions, as well as a nationally televised basketball game. The Student Center Complex has seen many successful student-athletes compete in the arena.
June 3, 2016 King retains Blue Ridge Cup for fourth straight year BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has won the Blue Ridge Cup for the fourth straight year in the annual battle between Conference Carolinas foes King and Lees-McRae College. The Tornado grabbed the advantage in the fall with wins in women’s volleyball and women’s soccer before extending the lead in the winter to retain the cup.
June 2, 2016 Stroud signs 11 for 2016 BRISTOL, Tenn. – New King University men’s soccer coach Talon Stroud has announced his first signing class. Stroud has signed 11 student-athletes that will strive to help the Tornado on the pitch this fall.
June 2, 2016 Bullock hired as volleyball assistant coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department has added a volleyball coaching position, an assistant coach that will help both the men’s and women’s programs. Men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher and women’s volleyball coach Morris Cephas have announced the hire of Caitlin Bullock who will assist both squads this upcoming season.
June 2, 2016 Sparks signs six for upcoming season BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a pair of USA Cycling national championships a season ago, King University cycling head coach Alan Sparks has added six cyclists that have their sights on the Tornado repeating in 2016-17.
June 1, 2016 King has 198 student-athletes named to Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their Presidential Honor Roll for the spring semester and King University came in fifth in the league with 199 student-athletes named to the list. The Tornado baseball team led the way for King teams with 25 student-athletes on the list.
May 26, 2016 Cook selected CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, Tanner Cook has been selected Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Cook had stellar seasons for the Tornado on the course and the track as well as in the classroom, earning him the distinction when the organization announced the all-district teams on Thursday.
May 25, 2016 Poswiat, Swallow selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their spring Scholar Athletes of the year for the spring sports on Wednesday and two Tornado were selected. Moritz Poswiat was the league’s selection for men’s tennis and Elizabeth Swallow earns her second straight Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year honors in women’s golf.
May 25, 2016 Devotie selected CoSIDA Academic All-American BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this year, a King University student-athlete has garnered CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. Tornado softball player Hannah Devotie was selected third team All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), when the awards were announced on Wednesday.
May 25, 2016 Whitt named first team All-Region by ABCA BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt earned another award to add to his mantle on Thursday when he was selected first team All-Southeast Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). This marks the third All-Region award Whitt earned this season.
May 24, 2016 Van Deventer selected an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this spring, King University women’s basketball player Amy Van Deventer was selected as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar for women’s basketball. She became the second Tornado to earn the distinction.
May 23, 2016 Tornado grow on mission trip to Costa Rica BRISTOL, Tenn. – There are many different ways for collegiate teams to give back to not only their home community, but communities around the world, and King University women’s volleyball coach Morris Cephas likes to take a mission trip every other year to not only give back to a community in need, but to help team bonding. Earlier this spring, Cephas and his team partnered with Sport X Change to travel to a few cities in Costa Rica and spent 10 days on this ministry.
May 23, 2016 Tornado earn second straight Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship award BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following one of their most successful seasons in recent memory, the King University tennis team earned their second straight Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship award. The Tornado finished fourth in the Conference Carolinas standings with a league record of 7-3.
May 22, 2016 Doi and Kee lead King at Body Bar Nationals IRVING, Texas – Members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed at the Body Bar Nationals on Sunday, and four Tornado placed. Marina Doi and Jessi Kee led the way as Doi took a title and Kee finished runner-up.
May 19, 2016 Whitt tabbed D2CCA All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt earned another award to add to his mantle on Thursday when he was selected second team All-Southeast Region by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association. This marks the second All-Region award Whitt earned this season.
May 19, 2016 Whitt selected NCBWA All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Whitt lived up to the expectations this season, garnering second team All-Southeast Region from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Prior to the season, Whitt was a preseason NCBWA second team All-Region selection before earning the distinction following the season.
May 18, 2016 Newring selected USTFCCCA All-Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the 14th time in his career, Justin Newring of the men’s track and field team has been selected U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region. Newring again earns the distinction in both the 200 and 400 meters.
May 13, 2016 Caicedo repeats as USAC Road Race champion ASHEVILLE, N.C. – One year ago, Jennifer Caicedo became the first King University cyclist to win a USA Cycling national championship, and she duplicated that feat on Friday morning in Asheville. Caicedo repeated as USC Cycling Road Race national champion, narrowly winning the 77 kilometer race.
May 12, 2016 Poswiat selected CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, King University men's tennis player Moritz Poswiat was selected CoSIDA Academic All-District. He becomes the second men's tennis player to earn the distinction in the At-Large category when the honorees were announced on Thursday.
May 10, 2016 King student-athletes connect with YWCA TechGyrls BRISTOL, Tenn. – Over the course of the school year, some of the King University women’s teams went to the Bristol YWCA to spend time with the TechGyrls and teach the girls about their particular sport. Each group would watch an ESPN Nine for IX show with the group before taking questions and working with the girls.
May 5, 2016 Three Tornado selected CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) announced their Academic All-District honorees for baseball and softball and three Tornado were selected. Both Ryan Whitt and Dylan Sligh of the King baseball team earned recognition as well as Hannah Devotie of the Tornado softball team.
May 6, 2016 King to host volleyball camps in June and July BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will be hosting four different volleyball camps this summer in the Student Center Complex. The camps wills start with the high school hitter/setter camp on June 25-26 and continue with high school front row and back row defensive camp on June 27-28. From July 5-7 there will be middle school camp and the Tornado Team Camp is slated for July 25-27.
May 5, 2016 Thompson inks three for 2016-17 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a Conference Carolinas Tournament runner-up finish to the third-ranked team in the country, King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson is eager to improve in 2016-17, and he has signed three student-athletes to help the Tornado achieve that goal next season. Thompson signed incoming freshmen Emily Kiser and Arielle Holloway as well as transfer student Danielle Luczak for the upcoming season.
May 5, 2016 Johnson selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year BRSITOL, Tenn. – Following her stellar performance the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, King University’s Esther Johnson has been selected the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Freshman of the Year. She posted three top five finishes, including two runner-up placements at the conference meet.
May 4, 2016 Duffy adds three for 2016 BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced the signing of three more student-athletes for the upcoming season. Petra Koivuvaara, Sasha Haderer, and Nadia Ashiq have all signed to join the Tornado for the 2016 season.
April 30, 2016 Newring wins 400, King takes 4th at conference championships BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team finished fourth of eight teams at the Conference Carolinas Championships and were led by Justin Newring. Newring came away with a pair of all-conference performances, including a first place finish in the 400 meters to lead the Tornado.
April 30, 2016 Jennings, Johnson lead King at conference championships BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team turned in a solid performance over the weekend at the Conference Carolinas Championships, taking fifth of nine teams. Jordan Jennings and Esther Johnson led the way with second place finishes, Jennings in the 400 meters and Johnson in both the shot put and discus.
April 29, 2016 Doubles wins leads Mount Olive to win over King SUMTER, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team entered the Conference Carolinas Tournament as the seventh seed and knew they had a tough matchup with second seed University of Mount Olive. The Trojans took all three doubles matches before the Tornado took one singles match. However, that was all King would win as Mount Olive took the match 5-1.
April 29, 2016 Limestone tops King In conference tournament SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened play at the Conference Carolinas Tournament as the fourth seed as they were matched up with fifth seed Limestone College. King took a doubles point, but the Saints took the first three singles matches to take the dual 5-1.
April 29, 2016 Mount Olive ends King's season with 6-3 victory BURLINGTON, N.C. – With each team playing their third game of the day, third seed University of Mount Olive outlasted seventh seed King University to stay alive in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament. The Trojans scored four runs in the first two innings and held on for the 6-3 victory.
April 29, 2016 First inning runs gives King win over BAC BURLINGTON, N.C. – In another elimination game in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, seventh seed King University scored early and Hayley Smothers made the run standup for the Tornado against sixth seed Belmont Abbey College. King scored twice in the first inning, and Smothers shutdown the Crusaders, giving King the 2-1 victory.
April 29, 2016 Tornado hold off late NGU rally to stay alive in CC Tournament BURLINGTON, N.C. – Playing their second games of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, seventh seed King University and fifth seed North Greenville University left everything on the field on Friday afternoon in an elimination game. The Tornado held a 4-1 lead only to see the Crusaders even the score in the sixth. However, King regained the lead in the seventh and then turned a double play with runners on second and third to end the game and give the Tornado the 6-5 victory.
April 28, 2016 Tornado trio selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas award winners at a banquet on Thursday night, and three Tornado were recognized. Moritz Poswiat and Luis Delgado both earned first team recognition while Lenny Keswani garnered third team honors for the Tornado.
April 28, 2016 Whitt headlines King's All-Conference Carolinas selections BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament is underway, and the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas performers between games this evening. Seniors Ryan Whitt and Mark Hencken both garnered recognition, along with Ryan Sattz.
April 28, 2016 Four Tornado selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament started on Thursday morning and following the completion of the first six games, the league held a banquet to announced their All-Conference Carolinas award winners. Seniors Hannah Smith and Amber Walker led the way for the Tornado with their first team selections while Hannah Devotie and Alliyah Sands garnered second team recognition.
April 28, 2016 Big third inning lifts Pfeiffer over King BURLINGTON, N.C. – The second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, Pfeiffer University used one big inning to defeat seventh seed King University to open their weekend. The Falcons scored six runs in the third inning and used a stellar pitching performance to take the game 6-0.
April 26, 2016 Lutterloh, Killian selected All-ECAC BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in the history of the King University men’s wrestling program, they were members of a conference this season, and following the season, two Tornado were selected All-Eastern College Athlete Conference (ECAC). Bryce Killian earned first team All-ECAC honors at 141 pounds and Andrew Lutterloh garnered second team recognition at heavyweight.
April 23, 2016 Tornado end season with split at Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team closed their season on Saturday with a doubleheader at Southern Wesleyan University. The Warriors took game one 3-2 behind a solid pitching performance before the Tornado bounced back to take game two 8-1.
April 23, 2016 Crusaders take pair from King in regular season finale TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University softball team closed the regular season with a pair of tough Conference Carolinas losses at North Greenville University. After King evened the score at six in the top of the seventh inning in game one, the Crusaders scored in the bottom of the frame to take the contest 7-6. King again tried to comeback in the nightcap, but the Crusaders held on for the 4-3 win to jump the Tornado in the league standings.
April 23, 2016 Augello qualifies for 2016 Olympic Games ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – Two weeks ago Haley Augello won gold at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling, making history for the King University women’s wrestling program. Early on Saturday morning, Augello made more history as she reached the finals of the 1st Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament, giving her a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games at 48 kilograms.
April 22, 2016 Hendricks tosses CG, gives King win at SWU CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University baseball team opened their final Conference Carolinas series of the season with a win on Friday night at Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado offense struck early, and that was all starting pitcher Mark Hendricks needed as he tossed a complete game on the mound, giving King the 8-2 victory.
April 22, 2016 Sprayberry selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team saw their season come to an end in the Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinal last week, but one Tornado was honored by the league at their annual banquet on Friday. Jeff Sprayberry led the Tornado in kills and garnered second team All-Conference Carolinas honors.
April 20, 2016 King closes regular season with win at NGU TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team closed the regular season with a road Conference Carolinas victory. The Tornado took all three doubles points from North Greenville University and closed out the 7-2 victory with four wins in singles play.
April 20, 2016 Tornado drop final Conference Carolinas dual to Crusaders MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team fell to North Greenville University in their final Conference Carolinas regular season dual. After earning a victory at No. 1 doubles the Tornado were until to regain an advantage in the match and fell to the Crusader 7-2 after taking one more win at No. 2 singles.
April 20, 2016 King hosts second annual #KingPride Awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Athletic Department held their second annual #KingPride Awards on Wednesday night that was hosted by math professor Wendy Traynor. During the event, King recognized their Rookies of the Year, Scholar Athletes of the Year, and Male and Female Athletes of the Year, along with numerous other awards.
April 19, 2016 King comes back to top Lenoir-Rhyne in 12 HICKORY, N.C. – The King University baseball team made their final nonconference game of the season a memorable one on Tuesday at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Zak Kitzmiller evened the tally with a two-out single in the ninth inning before Josh Stephens gave King the 8-7 lead in the 12th. Grant Boyd made that stand up as the Tornado took the road victory.
April 19, 2016 Numpituckchaikul takes 9th, King 5th at conference championship BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team closed their season with a round of 300 in the final round of the Conference Carolinas Championship. King finished the tournament with a stroke total of 897, giving the Tornado a fifth place finish. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul led King with a ninth place finish.
April 19, 2016 Taylor, Swallow lead King at Conference Carolinas Championship BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – In the final round of the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University women’s golf put together their best round of the season, shooting 300. The Tornado moved up the leaderboard, finishing forth with a tournament score of 948. King was led by top 10 performances from Samantha Taylor and Elizabeth Swallow.
April 19, 2016 Farmen, McFadden earn league weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a solid weekend at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, the King University track and field teams took home a pair of Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors. Elijah Farmen set a pair of personal records on his way to being named men’s Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the week while Amari McFadden took Conference Carolinas Track Athlete of the Week honors on the women’s side.
April 18, 2016 King has three in top 10 going into conference championship final round BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team started play at the Conference Carolinas Championship on Sunday, and the Tornado are in third place following Monday’s second round with one round remaining. The Tornado improved on a first round of 306 to shoot 291 in the second round and go into the final round with a total of 597. Mathias Bunaes leads the way for King as he is in seventh place going into the third round.
April 18, 2016 King in fifth going into final round at conference championship BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team started play at the Conference Carolinas Championship on Sunday, and the Tornado are in fifth place following Monday’s second round with one round remaining. King shot 320 on day one and 328 on day for a tournament total of 648. Samantha Taylor leads the Tornado and is in seventh place with one round remaining.
April 18, 2016 Smith hits two home runs as King splits with Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team finished their home schedule with a nonconference doubleheader against regional rival Tusculum College. The Tornado took game one 4-1 behind a home run from Hannah Smith while the Pioneers used a solid pitching performance to take game two 6-1.
April 17, 2016 Robertson headlines Tornado trio selected all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Women’s Golf Championship started on Sunday, and Sunday night the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas performers. The Tornado placed an individual on each the first, second and third team, highlighted by first team performer Nicola Robertson.
April 17, 2016 Numpituckchaikul and Wilkinson selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Men’s Golf Championship started on Sunday, and Sunday night the league announced their All-Conference Carolinas performers. Both Leennawat Numpituckchaikul and Robert Wilkinson were recognized for their great seasons for the Tornado.
April 17, 2016 King sweeps singles, defeats Carson-Newman 8-1 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team closed their home schedule on Sunday with a nonconference dual against Carson-Newman University. The Tornado grabbed the lead in doubles play and didn’t look back, sweeping singles play for the 8-1 victory.
April 17, 2016 King drops home finale to Carson-Newman BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team closed their home schedule on Sunday with a nonconference dual against Carson-Newman University. Katya Cerny led the way for the Tornado, taking wins in singles and doubles, but that was all King would get as the Eagles took the match 7-2.
April 17, 2016 Stone selected NCATA All-American BRISTOL, Tenn. – In her first season on campus, Sonia Stone made a big impact on the King University acrobatics and tumbling team, and she made some history in the process. On Saturday night prior to the start of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships, it was announced that Stone was selected as one of 12 All-Americans, becoming the first in Tornado acrobatics and tumbling history to earn the distinction.
April 16, 2016 McFadden sets three PRs at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Following a meet that was dominated by weather last weekend, the King University women’s track and field team took to the track at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic on what was a beautiful Saturday. Amari McFadden set three personal records on the weekend to lead the Tornado.
April 16, 2016 Tornado finish fourth at Catamount Classic CULLOWEE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team earned a fourth place team finish at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic in their final tune up meet before competing in the conference championships. The Tornado recorded 11 personal records in the meet, including 13 individual top ten finishes, highlighted by Justin Newring’s first place performance in the 200 meter dash.
April 16, 2016 Top seed Erskine tops King in CC Tournament Quarter DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight season, but the Tornado had the task of face top seed Erskine College in the first round. The Flying Fleet took the first two sets before King took the third set to extend the match. However, the Tornado couldn’t complete the comeback, falling 3-1.
April 16, 2016 Singles play gives Pfeiffer win over King MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team squared off with another one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas on Saturday afternoon as they traveled to Pfeiffer University. The Falcons took control of the match early, taking the 8-1 win.
April 16, 2016 King falls at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team squared off with another one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas on Saturday afternoon as they traveled to Pfeiffer University. The Falcons took control of the match early, taking the 8-1 win.
April 16, 2016 Tornado split Senior Day doubleheader with Falcons BRISTOL, Tenn. – After falling to Pfeiffer University in day one of a Conference Carolinas series the King University baseball team came back to split day two with the Falcons earning a victory in game two of a double-header. The Tornado dropped game one 6-4 and fought back to take game two 7-2 behind a diverse hitting effort and a solid game of the mound from Matt Jackson.
April 16, 2016 Smith tosses complete game, giving King split with Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team came back from a split on Friday with another split in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday when they hosted Barton College. The Bulldogs rode their pitcher to a 2-0 victory in game one before the Tornado used a pair of hits from Hannah Devotie and Alliyah Sands to take a 5-3 victory behind a complete game from Lauren Smith.
April 15, 2016 Big eighth inning lifts Pfeiffer past King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team fell in a Conference Carolinas series opener to Pfeiffer University 9-6. The Tornado held an advantage through most of the game but a big run in the eighth inning lifted the Falcons past King and the Tornado were unable to answer.
April 15, 2016 Pitching highlights King split with Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – Facing one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas, the King University softball team earned a split with Limestone College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 4-1 behind a complete game pitching effort from Hayley Smothers before the Saints came back to take game two 7-0.
April 15, 2016 King leads Conference Carolinas with 13 academic all-conference honorees BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of the regular season coming up next week, Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference honorees for Baseball. The King University baseball team led Conference Carolinas with 13 members earning the distinction.
April 14, 2016 Three Tornado seniors named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The softball season is winding down, and Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference performers. Three members of the King University softball team, Hannah Smith, Lauren Smith and Amber Walker, were all recognized.
April 13, 2016 Late comeback gives Carson-Newman win over King BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a contest that was somewhat similar to last week’s game, the King University baseball team fell in another tight contest with Carson-Newman University. The lead changed hands numerous times in the middle innings before the Tornado gained a 9-5 advantage. However, the Eagles scored six runs over the final three innings to take the comeback 11-9 victory.
April 12, 2016 Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the tennis regular season Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference honorees. Three Tornado were honored, and all were selected for the first time.
April 12, 2016 King contests at Bluefield State and Concord canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader at Bluefield State College that was scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. The doubleheader that was scheduled for the Tornado on Wednesday at Concord University has also been canceled. Neither twinbill will be rescheduled.
April 12, 2016 Whitt tabbed TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight week, the King University baseball team has had a player selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. This week it was Ryan Whitt that earned that distinction, following his four home run performance over the weekend at the University of Mount Olive.
April 12, 2016 King tilt against Carson-Newman pushed to Wednesday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game against Carson-Newman University on Tuesday has been postponed due to wet field conditions. The game has been moved to Wednesday with a start time of 3:00 p.m.
April 11, 2016 Six Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the league announced their academic all-conference honorees. The Tornado placed three women and three men on the academic all-conference team.
April 10, 2016 Augello wins Olympic Team Trials championship IOWA CITY, Iowa – On the second day of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling, the King University women’s wrestling team had nine women in action with aspirations for making the 2016 Olympic Team. Haley Augello led the way, defeating the top seed in the semifinals before defeating second seed Victory Anthony 2-1 in the best-of-three final to win the championship and earn a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.
April 10, 2016 Caicedo takes a pair of wins at Milligan race MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – In their final regular season road race, the King University cycling team turned in a stellar performance. Among three riders, the Tornado took home four top-four performances, including two wins by Jennifer Caicedo.
April 10, 2016 Tornado edge Lions in conference battle BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's tennis team defeated Emmanuel College in a tight fought Conference Carolinas dual. The Tornado earned a 5-4 victory over the Lions after recording two doubles wins and tallying wins in the final three singles matches.
April 10, 2016 Tornado cruise past Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team posted their second straight Conference Carolinas win Sunday afternoon. The Tornado sailed past Emmanuel College in a league dual not. King did not allow Emmanuel to take a set off of them in the while make as they cruised to the 8-1 victory.
April 9, 2016 Ragan reaches final to lead King in day one of Olympic Trials IOWA CITY, Iowa – On Saturday six King University women’s wrestlers had a chance of a lifetime that only comes around every four years, qualify for the Olympics. The Tornado had three wrestlers reach the semifinals, and one, Alli Ragan reach the final series on Saturday night. However, Ragan dropped both matches in the final to conclude the first day of wrestling at the Olympic Team Trials.
April 9, 2016 Whitt's four home runs not enough for King to top UMO BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team tried to bounce back after dropping game one of their Conference Carolinas series with the University of Mount Olive. The Trojans came back to take game one of Saturday’s doubleheader 6-3 before winning the nightcap 12-6.
April 9, 2016 King sweeps Belmont Abbey in ConfCarolinas match BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men's tennis team swept the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College in a Conference Carolinas dual Saturday afternoon. The Tornado blew past the Belmont Abbey not allowing the Crusaders a set in the match, tallying their fifth league victory for the season.
April 9, 2016 Tornado fall short at Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women's tennis team fell to the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College in a tough Conference Carolinas road match up. After dropping to a 2-1 disadvantage after doubles play the Tornado went on to post three singles victories dropping the league dual 5-4.
April 9, 2016 Southern Wesleyan comes back to split with King CENTRAL, S.C. – In what were a pair of back-and-forth games, the King University softball team split a doubleheader at Southern Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held off the Warriors to take game one 7-4, but Southern Wesleyan scored four late runs to overtake the Tornado 6-3 in the nightcap.
April 9, 2016 Tornado end regular season with sweep of Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – Topping off the regular season on Senior Day with a sweep, the King University men’s volleyball team defeated the University of Mount Olive in straight sets. In honor of, lone senior Matthew Lychock, the Tornado gutted out a three set, tough fought victory over the Trojans with Lychock recording seven kills and hitting a blistering .500.
April 8, 2016 Tornado fall short in battle with Bulldogs BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team fell to Barton College in a gritty five set match. After dropping the first set, the Tornado came back to win two straight sets but were unable to hold on as the Bulldogs rallied back taking the final two. Jeff Sprayberry posted a match-high 23 kills for the Tornado, while also recording 11 digs.
April 8, 2016 Mount Olive takes series opener from Tornado MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University baseball team opened what could be a key three game Conference Carolinas series at the University of Mount Olive on Tuesday evening. The Trojans showed a balanced offensive attack, scoring early and often to take the contest 9-2.
April 8, 2016 Four King golfers named academic all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. - As the 2016 season is nearing its end the Conference Carolinas have announce their Academic All-Conference Team for Men’s and Women’s Golf. The conference and its member institutions stress the importance of "Academics and Athletics Working Together" and the student-athletes named to Academic All-Conference teams are those who best represent this value. Two member from each the King University women’s and men’s golf teams have been recognized among the lists of 18 athletes.
April 7, 2016 Swalllow selected finalists for Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award At the end of each school year each Conference Carolinas school nominates one student-athlete for the Murphy Osborne award, which is the highest honor given by the Conference Carolinas. This year Elizabeth Swallow of the King University women’s golf team is one of the finalists for this prestigious honor.
April 7, 2016 Friday's tennis duals moved to Sunday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University tennis matches scheduled for Friday against Emmanuel College have been moved to Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
January 11, 2016 King announces 2016 Hall of Fame class BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department is pleased announce the 2016 Hall of Fame class that includes two individuals and one team. The 2003 women’s volleyball team, baseball player Dirk Kleinman (1999-2004) and men’s basketball player John Spoles (1998-2003) will all be inducted into the King Athletic Hall of Fame during Dogwood Weekend on Saturday, April 9.
April 7, 2016 Tornado trio named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The men’s volleyball regular season concludes this weekend, and the Conference Carolinas office has announced their academic all-conference recipients for the season. Three members of the King University men’s volleyball team were recognized as part of the 18 honored across the conference.
April 6, 2016 Pair of complete games gives King sweep at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – Following a day where the King University softball team split a road doubleheader, the Tornado bounced back with a Conference Carolinas sweep on Wednesday afternoon. King got a pair of complete game performances in the circle from Hayley Smothers and Lauren Smith to defeat Lees-McRae College 5-2 and 3-1.
April 6, 2016 Tornado contingent prepared for U.S. Olympic Team Trials BRISTOL, Tenn. – Starting at a young age, most athletes dream of competing in the Olympics and 13 current and former King University women’s wrestlers will have an opportunity to qualify for the 2016 Olympics at the U.S. Olympic Trials. The 2016 Olympic Wrestling Trials take place on April 9-10 at Iowa City, Iowa where the Tornado are prepared to a have a solid weekend.
April 5, 2016 King takes fourth, Swallow second at Agnes McAmis BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final preparation for the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University women’s golf team put together another solid round in the second round of the Agnes McAmis Invitational. The Tornado didn’t move up the leaderboard, but the improved on yesterday’s score, shooting 318 to finish fourth at 638. King was only four shots off the champion, and were led by Elizabeth Swallow who finished second.
April 5, 2016 Tornado offense explodes to split at W.Va. Tech SMITHERS, W.Va. – The King University softball team traveled to take on West Virginia Tech in a nonconference matchup on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Bears came back to take game one 5-4 behind runs in the seventh and eighth innings. King answered in the nightcap, putting up 10 runs in the fourth inning to take the split with the 13-0 victory.
April 5, 2016 Tornado come back, but fall at CNU in the ninth JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University baseball team traveled to regional rival Carson-Newman University on Tuesday afternoon, and the Eagles took an early advantage. However, the Tornado dug their way out of an 8-0 deficit to even the score before evening the tally again with two runs in the top of the ninth. Nevertheless, Carson-Newman scored once in the bottom of the ninth to take the contest 11-10.
April 5, 2016 King topped by league leader Erksine BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team fell to Conference Carolinas leader Erskine College in a three set battle. The Flying Fleet was able to come out on top in each set but the Tornado put up a fight falling by no more than four points in all three sets.
April 5, 2016 Tornado fall to #22 North Georgia BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team faced a tough challenge on Tuesday afternoon when they host 22nd-ranked University of North Georgia. The Nighthawks gained the advantage in doubles play, and didn’t look back, taking the dual 9-0.
April 5, 2016 Nighthawks top Tornado in nonconference dual BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Tuesday afternoon, the King University women’s tennis team hosted the University of North Georgia in a nonconference dual. The visiting Nighthawks grabbed the lead in doubles play as they went on to take the match 9-0.
April 5, 2016 Sattz takes second straight TSWA weekly award BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Sattz of the King University baseball team continued his stellar play last week, earning him Tennessee Sports Writers Association Baseball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Sattz led the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas wins over Emmanuel College on Saturday.
April 4, 2016 Swallow leads Agnes McAmis Invite, Tornado 2nd after one round GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s turned in a solid first round in their final tournament before the upcoming Conference Carolinas Championship. The Tornado are in second after shooting 320 in the first round of the Agnes McAmis Invitational and Elizabeth Swallow is atop the individual leaderboard.
April 4, 2016 King launches online campaign for tennis team BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Athletics and the Tornado Athletic Club recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $2000 in 60 days for the tennis team.
April 3, 2016 King falls to Fairmont State in regular season finale BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team concluded their regular season schedule with a home meet against Fairmont State University. The Tornado stayed close to the Fighting Falcons through the first four events, but Fairmont State gained separation over the final two events, taking the meet 271.130-257.085.
April 2, 2016 Bulldogs sneak past Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Bulldogs of Barton College slipped past the King University men’s tennis team in a tight Conference Carolinas match up. After the Bulldogs edged the Tornado in final two doubles matches in tiebreak fashion the Tornado were unable to comeback from the deficit falling 5-4.
April 2, 2016 Tornado come back to defeat Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team earned another Conference Carolinas win on a windy Saturday at the King Tennis Courts. The Tornado took two of the doubles matches against Barton College and clinched the 5-4 win with a trio of singles wins.
April 2, 2016 Cook sets PR at Colonial Relays WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The distance runners from the King University track and field teams traveled to the Colonial Relays over the weekend and Tanner Cook led the group. Cook set a new personal record in the 10,000 meters for the Tornado.
April 2, 2016 Tornado sweep DH, take series from Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tornaod took the King Baseball Field for day two of a Conference Carolinas series in a double-header against Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon. After falling on day one of the series the Tornado bounced back with two wins, stealing the series from the Lions. The Tornado defense helped lift them past the Lions only allowing six runs between the two games, which in turn sparked the Tornado momentum from the plate to take the back-to-back victories.
April 2, 2016 Sprayberry sets season kills mark, King falls to Coker BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team jumped out of Conference Carolinas play to take on Coker College on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. Coker took the first two sets, but the Tornado came storming back to take the next two sets, forcing a fifth set. However, the Cobras took the set 15-12 for the 3-2 victory.
April 2, 2016 Trojan offense too much for Tornado to overcome BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned to action following a week hiatus when they hosted the University of Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader. The Trojan offense scored in nearly every inning of game one, taking the contest 8-5. Mount Olive then used a big sixth inning to take game two 12-2.
April 1, 2016 King falls to Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team took on the University of Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas dual on Friday at the Bristol Racquet Club. The Tornado played the Trojans tough, but Mount Olive took the 9-0 win.
April 1, 2016 Late rally not enough for Tornado to catch Lions BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team was topped by Emmanuel College in an offensive battle in game one of a Conference Carolinas three-game series. The Lions were able to grab an early advantage that left the Tornado chasing to catch up through nine innings of play. Despite an Austin Dayton three-run home run in the final inning King was unable to rally to successfully catch the Lions in the end, falling 15-10.
April 1, 2016 Trojans hand King first Conference Carolinas loss of year BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team squared off with another unbeaten team in Conference Carolinas play, the University of Mount Olive. The match was tight throughout, but the Trojans took a narrow 5-4 victory, handing King their first league loss of the year.
April 1, 2016 Sprayberry voted Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Player of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University men’s volleyball team has an Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Player of the Month as voted on by the fans. Jeff Sprayberry had a stellar month for the Tornado and earned 2,968 votes, nearly 1,250 more than the second place vote-getter.
March 30, 2016 Team effort gives King sweep of Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team returned home on Wednesday evening and put together a solid team effort in a Conference Carolinas victory over Lees-McRae College. The Tornado hit nearly .400 and posted 11 blocks en route to the 3-0 win.
March 30, 2016 King softball at Concord postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to inclement weather, Thursday’s King University softball doubleheader at Concord University has been postponed. The doubleheader has been rescheduled for April 13 at 3:00 p.m. in Athens, W.Va.
March 30, 2016 Sattz tabbed TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Ryan Sattz added another award following his performance last week. The junior was tabbed Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week after he hit .733 and ripped a pair of home runs.
March 30, 2016 Tornado move meet back against Fairmont State BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team wraps up their regular season schedule on Sunday against Fairmont State University and the start time of the meet has been pushed back. The regular season finale will now start at 2:00 p.m., instead of the originally scheduled 1:00 p.m.
March 29, 2016 King climbs leader board in final day of Bearcat Classic GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University men's golf team posted a strong finish in day two of the Lander Bearcat Classic that would jump them four spots up on the leaderboard. The Tornado climbed up the leaderboard after they finished day one sitting in ninth place overall and completed the tournament earning a fifth place finish. The Tornado were led by Leennawat Numpituckchaikul earning a top ten individual finish.
March 29, 2016 #25 Tusculum uses 9th inning to top Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a pitcher’s duel, the King University baseball dropped a close contest to the 25th-ranked team in the country on Tuesday afternoon. Tusculum College held a narrow 1-0 lead throughout the contest until the ninth inning when the scored 10 runs. The Tornado answered with three in the bottom of the inning, but the Pioneers took the contest 11-3.
March 29, 2016 Sattz, Salazar tabbed Conference Carolinas Players of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following great weeks, Ryan Sattz of the King University baseball team and Alyssa Salazar of the women’s tennis team were recognized by Conference Carolinas. Sattz led the Tornado at the plate a week ago while Salazar went 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles play a week ago.
March 28, 2016 Numpituckchaikul leads King in opening rounds of Bearcat Classic GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened play at the Lander Bearcat Open with a pair of solid rounds. The Tornado opened with a score of 300 and followed it with a total of 291 in the second round and are in ninth place with a tournament total of 591. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul leads the Tornado and is in 11th place with one round remaining.
March 28, 2016 Stroud selected to lead men's soccer program BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks has concluded his search for the next men’s soccer head coach, and he has chosen to promote Talon Stroud. Following an extensive search, Stroud was the pick to replace previous head coach John Migalarese who resigned last month.
March 26, 2016 Neal, Molinari lead six placers for King at University Nationals OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a solid day at the ASICS University Nationals, having six wrestlers place at the event. Breonnah Neal and Forrest Molinari led the way with third place finishes.
March 26, 2016 Tornado drop tough fought match at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team was defeated by Lees-McRae in the Conference Carolinas match up 6-3. The Tornado earned victories at number three doubles and numbers four and five singles but were unable to grab another couple wins to edge the Bobcats. Though they were unable to tallying the win the Tornado did not make it easy on the Bobcats taking three matches to three sets.
March 25, 2016 Hatfield breaks 3,000 meter steeplechase record RALIEGH, N.C. – Connor Hatfield set a school record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase over the weekend to lead a selected group of King University track and field athletes at the Raleigh Relays.
March 26, 2016 Tornado sweep Bobcats in league dual BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team blew past Lees-McRae College 9-0 in a Conference Carolinas match on Saturday afternoon in Banner Elk. King was able to post straight set victories in all but on match in the sweep. The Tornado eased through the match to post their fourth league victory to remain undefeated in conference play.
March 26, 2016 King takes series from Limestone, splits DH BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a chance to take their first Conference Carolinas series sweep of the season when they took on Limestone College in a doubleheader on Saturday. It looked as though the Tornado would take that sweep, winning game one 14-1 behind a 19-hit performance. In game two, the Saints had the upper hand before King got back within one in the eighth inning, and the Tornado had the tying run on third base in the ninth, but couldn’t get a hit as the Saints took the game 7-6.
March 25, 2016 Tornado take game one over Saints in league series BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took the field for game one in a Conference Carolinas series against Limestone College. The Tornado posted a 9-4 victory over the Saints despite trailing by a run through four innings. After Ryan Sattz posted the equalizer off a one-run home run in the sixth, the Tornado did not look back recording five runs in the seventh and eight innings combined to take the win over the Saints in game one.
March 25, 2016 Late runs lead Erskine to wins over King BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after coming back to earn a split, the King University softball team was back in action against Conference Carolinas leading Erskine College. The Flying Fleet pulled away from King late in game one, taking the contest 11-4 before they used a late home run to take game two 3-1.
March 24, 2016 Wrather signs with Tornado for 2016 BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has added another signee for the upcoming season. Duffy announced that Mackenzie Wrather has signed to play for the Tornado starting with the 2016 season.
March 24, 2016 Conference leading Pfeiffer comes back to top Tornado MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Early on it appeared the King University men’s volleyball team was primed for the upset when they took on Conference Carolinas leading Pfeiffer University. The Tornado offense was on fire, taking the first two sets, but the Falcons came back to force the fifth set. King had a chance at match point, but the league-leaders scored the final three points to take the match 3-2.
March 24, 2016 Offense erupts, giving King a split with Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball rebounded for another Conference Carolinas split on Thursday afternoon when they hosted Emmanuel College. The Lions took game one of the doubleheader 3-2 before the Tornado offense erupted for 18 runs in game two, taking the contest 18-0.
March 23, 2016 King comes back to defeat Converse for first league win BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University earned their first Conference Carolinas win of the season on Wednesday afternoon in impressive fashion as the Tornado defeated Converse College. Playing one player short the Tornado dug out of an 3-0 hole after doubles, winning all five singles matches to take the 5-4 victory.
March 23, 2016 Mars Hill uses big innings to top King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team faced another tough challenge on Wednesday afternoon when they hosted Mars Hill University. The Lions held off a King rally and used a pair of big innings to take the contest 11-5.
March 23, 2016 King-Emmanuel start moved up BRISTOL, Tenn. – With weather moving in, the start of Thursday’s softball doubleheader between King University and Emmanuel College has been moved up. The Tornado will now take on Emmanuel at 11:00 a.m.
March 20, 2016 Gates, Cox take top 10 finishes at Georgia ATHENS, Ga. – Over the weekend the King University cycling team had a few cyclists compete at the University of Georgia race, and the Tornado came away with a few solid results. Victoria Gates and Emily Cox led the way, both taking home a pair of top 10 finishes on the weekend.
March 22, 2016 Block helps Tornado top Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team got a much needed win on Tuesday evening when the defeated Limestone College in Conference Carolinas tilt. The Tornado took two sets that went to extra points, including the fourth set after scoring the final three points to take the 3-1 victory.
March 22, 2016 Tornado complete Cliffs Intercollegiate in fourth TRAVELERS, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team closed out the Cliffs Intercollegiate golf tournament landing a fourth place finish. The Tornado climbed up the leaderboard after they finished day one sitting in seventh place overall. Leenwat Numpituckchaikul led the Tornado earning a top ten finish.
March 22, 2016 Pioneer pitching holds down King offense in win GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team jumped out of conference to take on another one of the region’s top teams as they traveled to Tusculum College. King grabbed the lead early, and had chanced to extend the advantage, but he Pioneer defense helped get their pitching staff out of numerous jams while their offense put up four runs to take the contest 4-2.
March 22, 2016 Good selected NABC All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many years, the King University men’s basketball team has placed a player on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Southeast Region. Following his performance this season, C.J. Good garnered second team All-Southeast Region from the NABC.
March 22, 2016 Hatfield selected Conference Carolinas Track POW BRISTOL, Tenn. – Connor Hatfield started the outdoor track and field season on a high note, taking second in the 3000 meter steeple chase at the Wake Forest Open. Along with that finish, Hatfield earned Conference Carolinas Track Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
March 21, 2016 King takes 7th at Wingate Intercollegiate Challenge CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women's golf team finished the Wingate Intercollegiate Challenge with a score of 334 in the second round, finishing seventh with a stroke total of 658. Nicola Robertson led King, taking 18th place in the individual standings.
March 20, 2016 Tornado drop nonconference tilt at #41 Young Harris YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – On Sunday, the King University men’s tennis team returned to action with a nonconference dual at Young Harris College. The 41st-ranked Mountain Lions took control of the match with wins in all three doubles matches. King earned a win in singles play, but Young Harris took four wins in singles play to take the match 7-1.
March 20, 2016 King falls in nonconference match at Young Harris YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The King University women’s tennis team took to the road on Sunday to take on nonconference foe Young Harris College. The Tornado played short one player as the Mountain Lions took the 9-0 victory.
March 20, 2016 Robertson leads King in first round of Wingate Intercollegiate CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team opened play at the Wingate Intercollegiate Challenge with a first round score of 324 on Sunday. King is in sixth of 16 teams with that score and were led by Nicola Robertson in the first round.
March 19, 2016 Tornado kickoff outdoor season at Wake Forest Open WAKE FOREST, N.C. – To kick off the 2016 outdoor track and field season, the King University women’s track and field team competed in the Wake Forest Open. The Tornado were able to showcase their abilities against top division one opponents in the meet to prep for the season ahead.
March 19, 2016 Eight personal records fall at Wake Forest Open WAKE FOREST, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened up the 2016 outdoor season competing at the Wake Forest Open. Taking on multiple NCAA DI opponents the Tornado recorded a total eight personal records, including top finishes from Dione Louden and Connor Hatfield.
March 19, 2016 Tornado fall to Oregon and Gannon ERIE, Pa. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team faced a pair of familiar foes on Saturday evening when they took on the University of Oregon and Gannon University. Oregon outscored the competition with a score of 282.030 points while Gannon posted 268.670 points and King posted 253.945 points.
March 19, 2016 King comes back to hand NGU first league loss BRISTOL, Tenn. – It looked as though the King University baseball Conference Carolinas series final was going to go the same as the opener did on Friday against North Greenville University. The Crusaders scored two runs in the first inning, but the Tornado pitching staff held the deficit there until King struck in the eighth inning. Ryan Whitt evened the score with a ground ball and Austin Dayton gave King the 3-2 lead with an RBI double before Nathan Helke closed the game to give King the win.
March 18, 2016 King drops pair to North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing one of the better teams in Conference Carolinas this season, the Tornado nearly handed North Greenville their first conference loss of the season on Friday afternoon. The Crusaders used a leadoff home run and solid pitching to take game one of the doubleheader 2-0 before holding off a late Tornado rally to win game two 7-4.
March 18, 2016 George Mason takes match from King in three BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for the second time in as many days, the King University men’s volleyball team squared off with George Mason University in the Student Center Complex. The first set went back-and-forth, but the Patriots took the frame on their way to the 3-0 victory.
March 18, 2016 Tornado softball and tennis reschedule Saturday's contests BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather on Saturday a few King University schedules have been changed. The home softball doubleheader against Limestone College has been postponed and rescheduled for April 15 at 2:00 p.m., and the men’s and women’s tennis duals at North Greenville University scheduled for Saturday have been rescheduled for April 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Tigerville, S.C.
March 17, 2016 Bears take pair of close contests at King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team hung with one of the best teams in the country on Thursday afternoon when they took on Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears used a big inning to top the Tornado 9-1 in game one before Lenoir-Rhyne won game two 5-0 behind a stellar pitching performance.
March 17, 2016 Tornado drop match to McKendree BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team returned to action with a tough match against McKendree University. The Bearcats took the first two sets before the Tornado bounced back to force a fourth set. However, McKendree took the fourth set, taking the 3-1 victory.
March 15, 2016 King splits with Pfeiffer with game two shutout MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University softball team competing at Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolinas double-header Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado split with the Falcons after falling in game one 12-2 and then bouncing back to take a 2-0 victory in game two. Hannah Smith batted in two runs to give King the win, backed up by the Tornado defense, led by Hayley Smothers on the mound with the shutout.
March 15, 2016 King's five home runs not enough to top LMU HARROGATE, Tenn. – In a rematch of a game that the King University baseball team won a couple weeks ago, turned out the other way on Tuesday when they traveled to Lincoln Memorial University. King hit five home runs on the day, but the Railsplitters scored in each of the first six innings, taking the contest 14-9.
March 14, 2016 Cerny, Poswiat sweep Conference Carolinas Tennis weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, the King University tennis teams swept the Conference Carolinas weekly awards following a pair of great weeks during spring break. On the women’s side, Katya Cerny takes home honors after going 3-1 in both singles and doubles a week ago, and Moritz Poswiat took home recognition on the men’s side, going undefeated on the week.
March 14, 2016 Sripatrprasite tabbed Conference Carolinas Men's Golfer of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this year, a King University men’s golfer has been selected Conference Carolinas Golfer of the Month. Following his 14th place finish at the end of February, Arthitayapong Sripatrprasite garnered honors from the league.
March 13, 2016 Ellis and Caicedo led King at road opener ATLANTA, Ga. – The King University cycling team started their road season with a solid showing at the Georgia Tech race. Kyle Ellis led the men with a first place finish in the road race and 12th in the criterium while Jennifer Caicedo took home a pair of top 10 finish to lead the women.
March 12, 2016 Walter gives King win over Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team returned home and earned a hard fought 5-4 victory over Limestone College. Jannis Walter gave King the tight 5-4 win with his victory at No. 5 singles.
March 12, 2016 Saint Francis tops King in four LORETTO, Pa. – After their tournament early in the week, the King University men’s volleyball team traveled to take on Saint Francis University on Saturday night. The Tornado took the second set, evening the match at one, but the home standing Red Flash took the final two sets for the 3-1 win.
March 12, 2016 Tornado split ConfCarolinas series with Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The King University softball team traveled to take on Belmont Abbey College in their first Conference Carolinas road series. The Tornado ended the day 1-for-1 as the fell in game one 5-4 and took game two 3-0. King was unable to top the Crusaders with a chance to take the lead in the sixth inning in game one but Hayley Smothers was able to shutout the Crusaders in game two.
March 12, 2016 Limestone tops Tornado in Conference Carolinas play BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team took to the court again on Saturday as they resumed Conference Carolinas play against Limestone College. However, the Saints took the dual match 9-0.
March 12, 2016 Tornado drop pair at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – Following their thrilling victory on Friday, the King University baseball team tried to take the series from Erskine College on Saturday. The Tornado were in great position, leading 6-4 going into the final inning, but the Flying Fleet scored three runs to take the contest 7-6. Erskine then then took game two 28-6.
March 12, 2016 Tornado fall to Lenoir-Rhyne in NCAA First Round HARROGATE, Tenn. – Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the second time, the King University men’s basketball team knew they were in for a challenge when they squared off with seventh seed Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears made a run in the first half, and held a sizable advantage until midway through the second half when King made a run, taking a lead with six minutes left. King led 74-71 with three minutes remaining, but the Bears closed on a 12-4 run, including a key triple as Lenoir-Rhyne took the upset win 83-79.
March 12, 2016 Doubleheader at Pfeiffer moved to Tuesday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Pfeiffer University has been postponed. The teams have rescheduled the Conference Carolinas twinbill for Tuesday with first pitch at 1:00 p.m.
March 11, 2016 Dayton's pinch-hit home run lifts King over Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – In what turned out to be a wild game in their Conference Carolinas series opening game at Erskine College, the King University baseball team ended up with a road win. Trailing by two runs going into the ninth inning, the Tornado rallied for five runs, including three on a pinch hit home run from Austin Dayton that put King ahead. Nathan Helke then closed the game out in the bottom of the inning, giving King the 16-13 victory.
March 11, 2016 Killian falls in first two matches at NCAA Championships SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the first time in four years, the King University men’s wrestling program had a wrestler qualify for the NCAA Wrestling National Championships. Bryce Killian started his tournament on Friday where he dropped a pair of close decisions, ending his tournament.
March 10, 2016 King hits 7 home runs, splits with UVa-Wise WISE, Va. – The King University softball team came away with a tough split at UVa-Wise on Thursday afternoon. The Cavaliers took a walk-off win, 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning in game one before the King offense put up 12 runs in game two. The Tornado took the nightcap 12-8 to salvage the split.
March 10, 2016 Tornado ready for NCAA opener against LRU BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team earned their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship last weekend, and with it came their second berth into the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. The Tornado earned the second seed and will face seventh seed Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday at host Lincoln Memorial University.
March 9, 2016 King bests CUW, earns third win of the season MEQUON, Wis. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team finished their spring break trip with a 2-1 record and matched last season’s win total in the process on Wednesday evening. The Tornado defeated Concordia University of Wisconsin 257.080-239.970, matching their program best for wins in a season.
March 9, 2016 Killian prepared for NCAA Wrestling Championships BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time since King University became NCAA Division II members, the Tornado men’s wrestling team has a qualifier for the NCAA Division Wrestling Championships. Bryce Killian earned his way to Sioux Falls, S.D., by taking third in the Midwest Regional two weeks ago and will take the mat this weekend.
March 9, 2016 Late runs lead LMU past King HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned to the diamond on Wednesday when they traveled to take on Lincoln Memorial University. The Railsplitters pulled away late in both games, taking game one 4-1 and game two 11-8.
March 9, 2016 Two big innings lift Lenoir-Rhyne over King BRISTOL, Tenn. – On what was a beautiful day in Bristol, the King University baseball team took on one of the top team in the Southeast Region on Wednesday, Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears, scored three early runs, and the Tornado stayed with the Bears until the seventh inning. Lenoir-Rhyne plated four runs that inning en route to their 7-2 victory.
March 8, 2016 Tornado finish spring break trip 3-0 HILTON HEAD, S.C. – On the final day of their spring break trip, the King University women’s tennis team capped a 3-0 trip with a pair of victories over Clarion University and Saint Joseph’s College. In the morning, King defeated Clarion 8-1 before topping Saint Joseph’s 9-0 later Tuesday night.
March 8, 2016 Tornado close spring break with a pair of wins HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team closed their spring break trip with a pair of wins over Roosevelt University and Saint Joseph’s College on Tuesday. The Tornado started the day with an 8-1 win over Roosevelt before topping Saint Joseph’s 6-1 later in the day.
March 8, 2016 King sets program best, puts 3 in top 5 at Pfeiffer Invite HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Following a record setting performance on Monday, the King University women’s golf team turned in another solid performance on Tuesday at the Pfeiffer Invitational. The Tornado finished third with a total of 608, following their second round total of 308. King had a trio finish in a tie for fifth, led by Nicola Robertson, who posted five straight birdies in the middle of Tuesday’s round.
March 8, 2016 King falls to ABU, Quincy on final day of tournament BEREA, Ky. – The King University men’s volleyball team wrapped up play at their tournament with a pair of tough matches on Tuesday against Alderson Broaddus University and Quincy University. The Battlers topped King 3-1 in the first match of the day before the Tornado fell to Quincy 3-0 in the afternoon.
March 8, 2016 Lowe, Smothers take Conference Carolinas Weekly Awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team posted four wins a week ago, and they swept the Conference Carolinas Weekly Awards with a pair of impressive performances. Hayley Smothers tossed two complete games while Morgan Lowe blasted three home runs as the duo took home Conference Carolinas Pitcher and Player of the Week honors.
March 7, 2016 King splits tri meet with Oregon and Adrian EUGENE, Ore. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team starting their spring break with a solid performance at the University of Oregon where they faced the host Ducks and Adrian College. The Tornado set 10 new program bests as they posted 258.310 points, defeating Adrian’s 238.070 points, but falling to Oregon’s 282.970 points.
March 7, 2016 King takes split with Charleston CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The King University baseball team completed their doubleheader with the University of Charleston that was suspended last month on Monday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 8-3 behind big offensive days from Mark Hencken and Preston Douglas. The Golden Eagles came back by taking game two 5-1.
March 7, 2016 King in second after first day of Hilton Head Invite BLUFFTON, S.C. – The King University women’s golf team turned in a solid opening round performance at the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational, landing them in second with a score of 300. Nicola Robertson and Elizabeth Swallow are both in the top five with one round to play.
March 7, 2016 King takes first win, topping Davis & Elkins HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Spring break got off to a good start for the King University women’s tennis team as they earned their first win of the year on Monday. The Tornado swept through doubles play en route to a 7-2 victory over Davis & Elkins College.
March 7, 2016 King tops Davis & Elkins HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team started their spring break with a win, defeating Davis & Elkins College. The Tornado started with a pair of doubles wins before taking four singles matches for the 6-3 victory.
March 7, 2016 King outlasts Belmont Abbey, falls to Graceland BEREA, Ky. – The King University men’s volleyball team started their spring break with a win over Belmont Abbey College in Berea, Kentucky. The Tornado outlasted the Crusaders in five sets behind a pair of double-doubles and 29 kills from Jeff Sprayberry. King then dropped a nonconference affair to Graceland University in three sets.
March 6, 2016 King seeded #2 in NCAA SE Regional, faces #7 LRU BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in school history, the King University men’s basketball team has earned a berth to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, earning the second seed. King will face seventh Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at top seed and host Lincoln Memorial University.
March 6, 2016 King takes first CC title, earns bid to NCAA Tournament BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was an eventful day, the King University men’s basketball team persevered through a delay to the stat of the Conference Carolinas Championship game in the Student Center Complex against second seed Barton College. The day started as the power went out midway through the National Anthem and the crowd of 712 finished by singing the rest of the song. The teams went back-and-forth in the early going, but King closed the final eight minutes of the first half on a 27-6 run to gain control of the contest as King went on to take the their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship 85-53.
March 6, 2016 Lowe hits three home runs as King sweeps Converse BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team capped an undefeated weekend with a pair of wins over Converse College to open Conference Carolinas play. Morgan Lowe led the Tornado offense, ripping three home runs on the day, including a pair in the nightcap as the Tornado took the sweep 3-0 and 11-2.
March 5, 2016 King takes doubleheader at Johnson C. Smith CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University softball team swept Johnson C. Smith University in a double-header Saturday afternoon in Charlotte. The Tornado posted consecutive doubles in each game to fuel the offense past the Golden Bulls to record two wins on the day.
March 5, 2016 Late surge lifts King past UMO and into CC title game BRISTOL, Tenn. – As teams play in the postseason, most times they can throw out what happened in early meetings during the regular season. Earlier in the year, the King University men’s basketball team defeated their Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal opponent, the University of Mount Olive by 35 points, but Saturday’s matchup was entirely different. The fourth seeded Trojans held the lead early before the teams went back-and-forth over the middle 20 minutes. The top seed Tornado used a 10-0 run late in the second half to gain separation and take the contest from Mount Olive 77-69.
March 5, 2016 King drops pair to Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a sunny afternoon on the King University campus, the King baseball team took on one of the top teams in the Southeast Region and Conference Carolinas so far this year. Just as they did on Friday, the Tornado stayed close to Belmont Abbey College, but the Crusaders prevailed with a pair of wins on Saturday. Belmont Abbey took game one 8-6 before winning the nightcap 13-5.
March 5, 2016 #33 Southern Indiana slides past King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team was edged by #33 Southern Indiana University 5-4 in a dual at King Saturday afternoon. The Tornado opened up the match with two doubles wins but fell in four singles matches as Southern Indiana would walk away with the win.
March 5, 2016 Good, LeVeau selected All-Conference Carolinas, Pitts COY BRISTOL, Tenn. – Before the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals tipped off on Saturday in the Student Center Complex, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference selection. After leading the Tornado to their second Conference Carolinas regular season championship, head coach George Pitts was selected as the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year while C.J. Good and Hunter LeVeau garnered first team all-conference accolades.
March 4, 2016 Late Limestone flurry tops Tornado CC championship GAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing in their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game, the King University women’s basketball team had the daunting task of facing the nation’s second ranked team, Limestone College on their home court. The third seeded Tornado proved to be up to the challenge throughout the contest, and held a 53-49 in the final minute. However, the unbeaten Saints made a pair of three-point baskets to take the lead and earn the 56-53 victory.
March 4, 2016 Tornado fall in five at Emmanuel FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s volleyball team took to the road to take on Emmanuel College in Conference Carolinas matchup. The Lions took the first set before King took the next two behind a high powered offensive attack. However, Emmanuel won the final two sets to take the contest 3-2.
March 4, 2016 King comeback falls short against Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took on one of the top teams in the Southeast Region on Friday in a Conference Carolinas series opener, and the Tornado hung with Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado held the lead for the majority of the contest, but the Crusaders scored seven runs in three innings, and held off a late Tornado rally to take the contest 7-4.
March 3, 2016 King advances to ConfCarolinas final with win over UMO GAFFNEY, S.C. – In postseason play teams expect all the games to be tight, and the King University women’s basketball team earned a tough win in the fourth quarter of the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal against the University of Mount Olive. The third seed Tornado out scored second seeded Mount Olive in the fourth quarter 19-15 to take the contest 74-70, and earn their first trip to the Conference Carolinas championship game.
March 3, 2016 Harper leads King's All-Conference Carolinas selections BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas semifinals on Thursday evening, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers and three King University women’s basketball players were recognized. Jalan Harper led this group, being named Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year. Amy Van Deventer and Whitney Mitchell also earned All-Conference Carolinas accolades for the Tornado.
March 3, 2016 King to host Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Championship BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won their second Conference Carolinas regular season championship, earning the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. With a win in their quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday, King will be the host for Saturday’s semifinals and Sunday’s championship game. The three teams that will make the journey to Bristol will be No. 2 Barton College, No. 4 University of Mount Olive and No. 6 Limestone College.
March 3, 2016 King-Mars Hill doubleheader postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather, the King University softball doubleheader against Mars Hill University has been postponed. The teams have not announced a makeup date at this point.
March 2, 2016 King slides up one spot in NCAA Regional Rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final installment of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional Rankings, the King University men’s basketball team moved up one spot. The Tornado are second in this week’s regional rankings, behind Lincoln Memorial University.
March 2, 2016 Whitt hits for natural cycle as Tornado defeat LMU MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University baseball team kept their offense rolling after Tuesday’s win with another victory in a high scoring contest. The Tornado put up 13 runs, hit back-to-back home runs and Ryan Whitt hit for the cycle in King’s 13-11 win over Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday afternoon.
March 2, 2016 Tornado DH against Tusculum rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader against Tusculum College has been rescheduled for April 18. First pitch is slated for 2:00 p.m.
March 1, 2016 Tornado down North Greenville, advance to CC semis BRISTOL, Tenn. – Teams that win the regular season conference championship and earn the top seed will usually get their opponent’s best shot, and that’s what the King University men’s basketball team got from eighth seed North Greenville University on Tuesday night. The Tornado could not pull away from the Crusaders, but C.J. Good poured in a career-high 32 points, leading the top seeded Tornado to the 71-56 Conference Carolinas Tournament victory.
March 1, 2016 Tornado fall in three at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men's volleyball team fell at Erskine College in three sets. After putting up a fight in each set King was unable to close one out falling 3-0. The Tornado posted 21 total blocks in the match, led by Matthew Lychock and Jon Wheaton with five each.
March 1, 2016 Ganger's ninth inning home run lifts King over Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University baseball team bounced back with a nonconference win in what was a see-saw affair at Mars Hill University on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado scored eight runs over the final three innings, including a two-run home run from Joe Ganger to take the lead in the top of the ninth. Nathan Helke tossed the ninth, earning the save and giving King the 14-12 victory.
March 1, 2016 King finishes 8th at Richard Rendleman Invite SALISBURY, N.C. – Concluding the Richard Rendleman Invitational, the King University men's golf team took an eight place finish shooting a combined 612 in two rounds of play. The Tornado were led by Arthitayapong Sripatrprasite who finished in the top 20 golfers.
March 1, 2016 Sattz, Klingel selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of February. Ryan Sattz of the baseball team and Samantha Klingel of the national champion women’s wrestling team took home honors this month.
March 1, 2016 King-Charleston games rescheduled for March 7 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The baseball doubleheader that was postponed two weeks ago against the University of Charleston has been rescheduled. The Tornado will travel to Charleston, W.Va. to take on the Golden Eagles on Monday, March 7. The teams will finish the game that was suspended in the middle of the fourth and play the second game that was postponed.
March 1, 2016 Taylor selected Conference Carolinas Women's Golfer of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, King University has a Conference Carolinas Golfer of the Month Honoree. Samantha Taylor led the Tornado at the Converse College Spring Invitational, taking home honors for the first time this season.
February 29, 2016 Tornado advance to Conference Carolinas semis, defeat NGU BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team put together a very consistent effort on Monday night in the quarterfinal of the Conference Carolinas Championship. The third seeded Tornado defeated sixth seed North Greenville University 77-56, scoring 21 points in three quarters to keep their season alive.
February 29, 2016 Tornado in 8th after first day of Richard Rendleman Invite SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened their second tournament in as many weeks by shooting 307 in the first round of the Richard Rendleman Invitational. The Tornado are in eighth place, and were led by Arthitayapong Sripatrprasite and Sam Hobday led King in the first round.
February 29, 2016 King doubleheader against Mars Hill moved to Thursday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader that was scheduled for Wednesday against Mars Hill University has been moved to Thursday. The twinbill will still start at 1:00 p.m. at the King Softball Field.
February 29, 2016 Farmen, Jennings selected USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s track and field team closed in the indoor season on Sunday and on Monday two Tornado were named USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region. Elijah Farmen earned the distinction for the men and Jordan Jennings for the women.
February 29, 2016 Six Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the basketball regular season has come to an end, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference teams for the 2015-16 season. Six Tornado were honored, three members from the women’s team and three from the men’s.
February 28, 2016 Johnson leads King at Conference Carolinas Indoors WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In the final indoor meet of the season, Esther Johnson closed the indoor season on a high note for the King University women’s track and field team. Johnson set a pair of personal records, taking home one championship and one runner-up performance to lead King to a fifth place finish at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships.
February 28, 2016 Distance group leads King at Conference Carolinas Indoors WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team closed the indoor season with a solid showing at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Tornado finished sixth and had three athletes set personal records at the meet.
February 15, 2016 Miglarese steps down as men's soccer head coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Men’s Soccer Coach John Miglarese has resigned from his position after three seasons, Director of Athletics David Hicks announced earlier today. Miglarese has accepted an offer for the same position at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, becoming the school’s eighth head men’s soccer coach. King will begin a national search for a replacement immediately.
February 28, 2016 King drops a pair on final day of Coker Tournament HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University softball team concluded play at the Coker Tournament with a pair of tough losses on Sunday. The Tornado fell to the University of Charleston 6-0 in the opening game before dropping a 4-0, eight-inning affair to Bloomsburg University in the final game of the tournament.
February 28, 2016 Bulldog offense too much to overcome for King BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the rubber game of their three-game set, the King University baseball team went back-and-forth with Barton College early on Sunday afternoon. However, the Bulldogs pulled away late, taking the contest 19-4 to win the series.
February 27, 2016 Killian advances to NCAA DII National Championships INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Bryce Killian’s brilliant season will continue for a two more weeks as he led the King University men’s wrestling team at the NCAA Division II Men’s Wrestling Midwest Regional. Killian finished third, punching his ticket to the NCAA Division II Men’s Wrestling Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. Along with Killian, Andrew Luttlerloh ended up on the podium with a fifth place finish.
February 27, 2016 Tornado earn victory over Flying Fleet BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team defeated Erskine College in their Conference Carolinas home opener. The Tornado took down the Flying Fleet with a final score of 8-1 in the match.
February 27, 2016 Tornado top West Virginia State, fall to Coker HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University softball team split day one at the Coker College tournament. The Tornado kicked off the day with a 5-2 victory over West Virginia State and were defeated by Coker College 6-5 in game two after eight innings.
February 27, 2016 Tornado battle back to split with Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team opened Conference Carolinas play in what was an eventful doubleheader against Barton College on Saturday. The Bulldogs started game one with a seven run inning. The Tornado nearly worked their back to even, but a pair of late inning runs gave Barton the 9-6 win. King bounced back in game two behind a solid outing from starting pitcher Matt Jackson, taking the contest 7-2.
February 27, 2016 Tornado drop dual to conference-leading Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team took on one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas on Saturday at home, Erskine College, and the Flying Fleet proved why they are atop the league standings. Erskine took the 9-0 to stay undefeated in conference play.
February 26, 2016 Sprayberry leads King past Marymount BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team got back into the win column on Friday night as they hosted Marymount University in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado got 17 kills from Jeff Sprayberry as they took the 3-0 sweep from the Saints.
February 26, 2016 Killian, Lutterloh lead King on opening day of NCAA Regional INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On the first day of the NCAA Division II Midwest Super Regional, the King University men’s wrestling team was led by Bryce Killian and Andrew Lutterloh. The duo each reached Saturday’s semifinals of their respective weight class.
February 26, 2016 King falls in regular season finale at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team had already wrapped up the top seed and regular season Conference Carolinas championship prior to Friday night’s regular season finale at Limestone College. The Tornado got off to a hot start, but the Saints closed with a big second half to take the upset from King 64-60.
February 26, 2016 Tornado fall at No. 3 Limestone in final regular season contest GAFFNEY, S.C. – In their final contest of the regular season the King University women’s basketball team fell short at No. 3 Limestone College. After overcoming an early deficit the Tornado were ultimately not able to blemish the Saints undefeated regular season. King was led by a double-double performance from Amy Van Deventer.
February 25, 2016 King reschedules game at Lenoir-Rhyne BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game that was postponed earlier this week at Lenoir-Rhyne University has been rescheduled for April 20 at 5:00 p.m. King is scheduled to open Conference Carolinas play this weekend at home against Barton College.
February 24, 2016 King falls at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – A night after a tough five set home loss, the King University men’s volleyball team traveled to take on Limestone College in another Conference Carolinas match. The Saints used an early run to take the first set before winning a tight second set. Limestone then took the third set for the 3-0 victory.
February 24, 2016 King stays at third in NCAA Southeast Regional rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second NCAA Regional Rankings, the King University men’s basketball team stayed at third in the NCAA Southeast Region. The Tornado pushed their record to 22-5 last night with a win at Lees-McRae College and have one game remaining in the regular season.
February 23, 2016 Mitchell leads King in come-from-behind victory at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – In true rivalry fashion the King University women's basketball posts a come-from-behind victory at Lees-McRae College. After trailing throughout almost the entire contest the Tornado took the lead in the final 2:32 to go on to defeat the Bobcats 78-70. Whitney Mitchell fueled King in the win posting a career-high 29 points.
February 23, 2016 Tornado hold on for narrow win at rival LMC BANNER ELK, N.C. – Rivalry contests are always exciting, especially when conference tournament seeding is on the line and that is what the fans in Banner Elk were treated to on Tuesday night in a matchup of two of the top teams in Conference Carolinas. The King University men’s basketball team opened up a lead in the first half, only to see the homestanding Bobcats comeback and hold a lead for most of the second half. King took their first lead of the second half with 1:03 remaining and held on for the 92-90 victory.
February 23, 2016 Tornado drop heartbreaker to North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of a tight five set match a couple weeks ago, the King University men’s volleyball team locked up with North Greenville University in another close match in the Student Center Complex. The Crusaders took the first two sets before Jeff Sprayberry and the Tornado offense brought King back to force a fifth set. The teams went back-and-forth down the stretch and the Crusaders prevailed, taking the set 18-16 and the match 3-2.
February 23, 2016 Tornado drop to 5th in final round of Converse Invite SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women's golf team concluded the Converse College Spring Invitational by Founders FCU with a total team score of 656. Holding the top spot at the end of day one shooting a 317 the Tornado dropped down to fifth after posting a round two score of 339.
February 23, 2016 Tornado conclude Newberry Invitation in 10th KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Concluding the Newberry Invitational after three rounds of play, the King University men's golf team matched their second round score of 307. With a total of 928 the Tornado finished in 10th place led by Leenawat Numpituckchaikul placing 13th overall.
February 23, 2016 Johnson, Sattz selected Conference Carolinas Players of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had two more athletes garner weekly awards from Conference Carolinas on Tuesday. Esther Johnson earned Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week for the second time and Ryan Sattz was named Conference Carolina Baseball Player of the Week.
February 23, 2016 Tuesday's game postponed, weekend series altered BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game at Lenoir-Rhyne University scheduled for Tuesday afternoon has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date has not been announced at this time. King has also altered their Conference Carolinas opening series with Barton College. Instead of playing Friday and Saturday, the series has been moved to Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. and Sunday’s single game is slated for 12:00 p.m.
February 23, 2016 Tuesday's twinbill with Tusculum washed out BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain having moved through Bristol overnight and scattered showers in the forecast for Tuesday, the King University softball doubleheader against Tusculum College has been postponed. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
February 22, 2016 King, Swallow lead Converse Invite after first round SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s golf team couldn’t have started their spring season any better, posting a team score of 317, which landed them in first place after the first round of the Converse College Spring Invitational by Founders FCU. Elizabeth Swallow atop the individual leaderboard to lead the Tornado going into Tuesday’s final round.
February 22, 2016 Tornado in 10th after first day of Newberry Invite KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – In the first two rounds of the spring, the King University men’s golf team improved on their score as they shot 314 in the first round of the Newberry College Invitational before carding a 307 in the second round. Their total of 621 has the Tornado in 10th going into Tuesday’s final round.
February 22, 2016 Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Individual Academic Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cross country teams had three members earn USTFCCCA individual academic awards from the 2015 season. Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos represented the men’s team while Samantha Schreiber represented the women’s team.
February 22, 2016 Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Individual Academic Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cross country teams had three members earn USTFCCCA individual academic awards from the 2015 season. Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos represented the men’s team while Samantha Schreiber represented the women’s team.
February 22, 2016 Good selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth time this season, a King University men’s basketball player has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. C.J. Good was honored by league after helping the Tornado clinch the regular season Conference Carolinas championships last week.
February 21, 2016 King tops Columbus State for first win HICKORY, N.C. – The King University softball team played a- pair of tough teams on the final day of the Lenoir-Rhyne Tournament and the Tornado came away with their first win of the season. In their second game of the day, King defeated Columbus State University 9-7 behind a 10-hit effort. Earlier in the day, King played a tight contest with #10 Georgia College as the Bobcats pulled away late to take an 11-1 victory.
February 21, 2016 King drops match at UNC Asheville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team jumped out of Conference Carolinas play to face NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs earned the doubles points and took the first four singles matches before Jannis Walter earned a win at No. 5 singles, however, King fell 6-1.
February 21, 2016 Series finale against Charleston suspended BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team tied to complete their weekend series with the University of Charleston, but rain got the best of both teams on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado scored runs in the first and third innings, holding a 2-0 lead when the rain started to fall. After a three hour rain delay the teams called the game. As now the game and statistics don’t count, but the contest could be resumed at a later date.
February 20, 2016 King tops Erskine, clinches Conference Carolinas title DUE WEST, S.C. – Playing with a chance to clinch the Conference Carolinas regular season title, the King University men’s basketball team got off to a hot start at Erskine College. However, the Flying Fleet made things interesting late in the second half, but the Tornado prevailed to take the 65-60 victory. With the win, the Tornado clinched the regular season Conference Carolinas championship and the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
February 20, 2016 Helke earns two saves at King sweeps Charleston BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team opened their home schedule on a cloudy day on the King University campus, but the Tornado came away with a pair of victories over the University of Charleston. The Tornado got a pair of saves from Nathan Helke as King held on to take game one 9-8 before pulling away late in game two for the 8-3 victory.
February 20, 2016 Tornado cruise past SWU in league opener CELMSON, S.C. – The King University men's tennis team opened up Conference Carolinas play against Southern Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon in Clemson, S.C. The Tornado eased past the Warriors posting an 8-1 victory.
February 20, 2016 Harper's 23 not enough to get past Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – Erskine College handed the King University women’s basketball a loss for the second time this season. Despite out-rebounding and out-shooting the Flying Fleet from three-point range, the Tornado were unable to pull off a victory falling 69-65. Jalan Harper led the Tornado, matching a career-high 23 points.
February 20, 2016 King drops pair on opening day of LRU Tournament HICKORY, N.C. – On the first day of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Tournament, the King University softball team took a pair of tough losses. King dropped the first contest to Carson-Newman University 5-3 before falling to the host Bears in the nightcap 8-1.
February 20, 2016 King edged in battle at Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's volleyball traveled to take on the University of Mount Olive Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play. The Trojans were able to edge the Tornado in three-of-four sets by just two points each set taking a tough 3-1 victory.
February 20, 2016 King falls to SWU in ConfCarolinas opener CELMSON, S.C. – The King University women's tennis team opened up Conference Carolinas play against Southern Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon in Clemson, S.C. The Tornado were defeated by the Warriors 9-0.
February 19, 2016 Tornado earn two first place finishes at App. St. Split Open BOONE, N.C. – Competing at the Appalachian State Split Open, the King University men's track and field team put on a strong showing landing two individuals at the top of the podium and nine personal best times. Elijah Farmen and Dione Louden both posted first place finishes for the Tornado in their respective events.
February 19, 2016 Johnson sets 55 meter hurdles record at App State BOONE, N.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s track and field team turned in a solid performance at the Appalachian State Split Open. Astri Johnson set a school record, and three other personal records fell for the Tornado.
February 19, 2016 Tornado fall at Barton BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road Friday night at Barton College. The Bulldogs took a narrow first set before taking the final two frames for the 3-0 victory.
February 19, 2016 Stone earns weekly NCATA honors Sonia Stone was to selected to this weeks National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association Honor Roll. Stone is the first Tornado to be awarded this honor in King history.
February 19, 2016 Weekend series with Charleston altered BRISTOL, Tenn. – With impending weather moving into Bristol this weekend, the weekend baseball series between King University and the University of Charleston has been altered. Sunday’s doubleheader has been moved up two hours and will start at 10:00 a.m. Saturday will still start at 12:00 p.m.
February 18, 2016 Tornado roll past Lincoln Memorial HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men's tennis team traveled to Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday. The Tornado at 7-2 victory over the Railsplitters recording victories in all doubles matches and four singles matches.
February 18, 2016 Flames comeback to top King twice CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The King University softball team finally got to take the field again as they traveled to Lee University for a doubleheader. It appeared as though the Tornado would take game one, but the Flames scored eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the 9-8 win. Lee then took another come-from-behind victory in the nightcap, 6-4.
February 18, 2016 Tornado fall at Lincoln Memorial HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University women's tennis team traveled to Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday. The Railsplitters topped the Tornado 8-1 as King landed a win at No. 2 dobules.
February 17, 2016 King reaches 20 wins with victory at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Wednesday night turned out to be a night of milestones for the King University men’s basketball team as the Tornado earned a road victory over Pfeiffer University. King moved closer to clinching the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, earned their 20th win for the second straight season and C.J. Good surpassed the 1,000-piont plateau in King’s 66-62 win over the Falcons.
February 17, 2016 Tornado land hard earned victory at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The Tornado traveled to take on Pfeiffer University in a tough Conference Carolinas battle. In a game that included 10 lead changes the Tornado persevered sealing the deal at the free-throw line. King took a hard earned 65-61 victory led by Amy Van Deventer with 15 points.
February 17, 2016 Offense erupts as King blows past Brevard BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team turned in one of their best offensive performances in recent memory on Wednesday afternoon, registering 24 hits in a road victory at Brevard College. The Tornado had four players record three hits as King earned a 19-6 come-from-behind victory.
February 17, 2016 King ranked third in first NCAA Regional Rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – The first NCAA Regional Rankings are out, and the King University men’s basketball team is ranked third in the southeast region. The Tornado are 19-5 on the season with four regular season games remaining.
February 17, 2016 King falls in dual finale at #14 Newberry NEWBERRY, S.C. – In their final dual of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team took on perennial power and 14th-ranked Newberry College. The Wolves took control of the match early and took a 46-3 victory over the Tornado.
February 16, 2016 Falcons top King in three BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a victory on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team returned to Conference Carolinas play with a contest against Pfeiffer University. The Falcons set the tone from the onset, taking the contest 3-0.
February 16, 2016 Tornado tennis match pushed back to Thursday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis dual that was scheduled for Wednesday in Bristol against Lincoln Memorial University has been moved to Thursday. The dual will still start at 2:00 p.m., but the location has changed to Harrogate, Tenn.
February 16, 2016 King at Lee pushed back one day BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to rain and wet conditions, the King University softball game at Lee University on Wednesday has been postponed. The contest has been rescheduled for Thursday with first pitch scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in Cleveland, Tenn.
February 16, 2016 Gill selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball pitcher Gus Gill led King to their first win of the season last weekend, and on Tuesday he was recognized by Conference Carolinas. Gill was selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week after earning his first win for the Tornado.
February 15, 2016 Owens' double-double leads King past Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Monday night the King University men’s basketball team earned a workmanlike Conference Carolinas victory over Belmont Abbey College. Mack Owens was a force on the glass for the Tornado, posting a double-double to lead King to their seventh straight win, 71-41.
February 15, 2016 King at Carson-Newman postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow covering the ground, the King University baseball game that was scheduled for Tuesday at Carson-Newman University has been postponed. The contest has been rescheduled for April 5 with a first pitch of 3:00 p.m. in Jefferson City, Tenn.
February 14, 2016 King opens season with split in tri meet BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team opened their season with a tri meet in the Student Center Complex, taking a win over Glenville State College and falling to Alderson Broaddus University. Alderson Broaddus scored a meet-high 262.905 points to take two victories while King came in next at 253.740 and Glenville State finished at 243.460.
February 14, 2016 Tornado fall to Young Harris NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University baseball team concluded play on Sunday at the Newberry College Round Robin with a matchup against Young Harris College. The Mount Lions used seven unearned runs to earn a 12-4 victory over the Tornado.
February 11, 2016 King ends season breaking nine school records CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University women's swimming team ended their 2015-16 making a statement at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. The Tornado set a total of 14 personal records, including nine school record breaking performances, three of which came from the solo effort of Olivia Langford. King finished ninth in the meet overall.
February 13, 2016 Tornado close out season on high note at conference championships CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – To close out the 2015-16 season, the King University men's swimming team showed off their spectacular improvement at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. The Tornado set a total of 10 personal records, including two school record breaking performances from Quenton Lyons. King finished in twelfth place overall.
February 13, 2016 King captures third straight WCWA national title OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Coming in as the favorites, the King University women’s wrestling team defended their Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association for the second straight year, earning their third consecutive title. The Tornado had 11 All-Americans, including three individual national champions, en route to the title.
February 13, 2016 King pushes winning streak to 6 with win over Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team pushed their winning streak to six games with a Conference Carolinas victory over Limestone College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado grabbed the lead in the first half and extended it in the second to take the contest 62-40.
February 13, 2016 King splits day one in Newberry NEWBERRY, S.C. – King University baseball posted their first win of the season over Brevard College where the Tornado hit two out of the park landing a 12-6 victory. The Tornado finishes the day facing off against Newberry College where they fell 11-5 to the Wolves going 1-1 for the day.
February 13, 2016 Tornado drops heartbreaker to #3 Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was expected to be a back-and-forth affair between the two teams atop the Conference Carolinas standings lived up to the billing on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. The King University women’s basketball team took a blow from third-ranked Limestone College early, but countered in the second quarter. However, the undefeated Saints had the final say as they took the lead late and held on for the 66-64 victory.
February 13, 2016 King falls at Tennessee Wesleyan ATHENS, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to the court at Tennessee Wesleyan College on Saturday. The Tornado took a doubles match from Bulldogs, the Tennessee Wesleyan clinched the 5-2 victory in singles play.
February 13, 2016 Tornado drop dual at Tennessee Wesleyan ATHENS, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team returned to the court at Tennessee Wesleyan College on Saturday. The Tornado took a doubles match and two singles matches from Bulldogs, but Tennessee Wesleyan took a 5-3 victory.
February 13, 2016 King edged by Anderson in home finale BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team took the mat Saturday evening for senior night in the Student Center Complex against Anderson University. The Tornado were edged by the Trojans 26-24 after they clinched the match at 174.
February 12, 2016 King holds the lead after first day of WCWA National Championships OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Beginning the quest for their third straight Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national championship, the King University women’s wrestling team got off to a great start on Friday. Through the quarterfinals, the Tornado are atop the team standings with 136.5 point and have had nine wrestlers reach Saturday’s semifinals.
February 12, 2016 Offense leads King past Alderson Broaddus BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their first match of the week due to weather, the King University men’s volleyball team came out with an impressive offensive performance on Friday night. The Tornado hit .315 in the match and got a double-double from Jeff Sprayberry as they defeated Alderson Broaddus University 3-0.
February 11, 2016 Second half pushes King past Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – Maybe it was the unusual start time of 4:30 p.m., but the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start against Belmont Abbey College on Thursday evening. Brittany Stringer nailed a three-point basket right before the half to give King a lead at the break. King then won the third quarter and put the Crusaders away in the fourth quarter to take the contest 64-47.
February 11, 2016 King drops season opener at Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University softball team opened their season on a chilly afternoon at Carson-Newman University. The Tornado turned in a solid effort, the Eagles pulled away late in each contest, taking the doubleheader 5-3 and 5-2.
February 11, 2016 Standifer selected CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, the King University men’s basketball team has a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. This year, senior Drew Standifer has earned that honor, helping the Tornado to a 17-5 record and carrying a stellar GPA throughout his time at King.
February 11, 2016 Breast cancer awareness headlines weekend at King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Come out to King University for many different athletic events, starting with a men’s volleyball match on Friday night, followed by basketball and wrestling on Saturday and acrobatics and tumbling on Sunday. At all of these events, King will be raising money for breast cancer as they will have t-shirts as well as other items for sale all weekend long.
February 11, 2016 Tornado aim for third straight WCWA national title BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming in as the two-time defending Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) champions, the King University women’s wrestling team is comfortable with a target on their back as they have been the top-ranked team each of the last three years in the WCWA Coaches’ Poll. As they were last year, the Tornado enter as the favorites, returning eight All-American and having 11 individuals ranked in the final poll.
February 10, 2016 Duffy inks three in early signing period BRISTOL, Tenn. – The early signing period was last week, and King University women’s soccer head coach Simon Duffy inked three players that will join the Tornado this fall. Duffy also added a transfer student that has joined the team for the spring season.
February 9, 2016 King extends Conference Carolinas lead with win at Barton WILSON, N.C. – In one of the biggest games of the season to this point, the King University men’s basketball team put together a well-rounded effort on Tuesday night at Barton College to extend their lead atop the Conference Carolinas standings. The Tornado got 22 points for C.J. Good and had an answer for the Bulldogs all night as they took the contest 78-68.
February 9, 2016 Big first half pushes King past Barton WILSON, N.C. – A strong first half showing sent King University women’s basketball past Barton College led by Amy Van Deventer posting a double-double. After entering halftime with an 18 point lead the Tornado coasted to a 73-47 victory on a cushion they had built early on.
February 9, 2016 King season opener pushed back a day BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team will have to wait one day to open their season as their season opener that was scheduled for Wednesday at Carson-Newman University has been postponed. The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Thursday starting at 1:00 p.m. in Jefferson City, Tenn.
February 9, 2016 King at Limestone postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow falling in the Tri Cities the King University men’s volleyball match at Limestone College scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The match has been rescheduled for February 24 with first serve from Gaffney, S.C. slated for 7:00 p.m.
February 8, 2016 Tornado remain atop WCWA Poll going into national championships BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final regular season poll, the King University women’s wrestling team is right where they have been all year, ranked No. 1 as the two time Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) champions. In all, 11 Tornado appear in the top 10 of their weight class with Ashley Iliff and Hannah Jewell leading the way with No. 1 rankings.
February 8, 2016 Twinbill at Brevard postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow and rain scheduled to move through the southeast on Tuesday the King University baseball team has postponed their doubleheader that was scheduled at Brevard College. The Tornado will make-up the contest on February 17 at Brevard as one nine inning contest starting at 2:00 p.m.
February 6, 2016 Two school records and seven PRs fall at Union BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Returning to the pool for the first time in three weeks, the King University women’s swimming team turned in a solid performance in their last tune-up before the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships next weekend. The 200 medley relay team broke the school record and seven personal records fell on Saturday the Tornado defeated Union College 113-104.
February 6, 2016 Four personal records and one school record falls at Union BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Returning to the pool for the first time in three weeks, the King University men’s swimming team had a good day in their last tune-up before the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships next weekend. Quenton Lyons set one school record and nearly set another to lead the Tornado as the fell to Union College 206-35.
February 6, 2016 King tops Mount Olive behind stifling defense BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Saturday afternoon, the King University men’s basketball team had an opportunity of avenge a loss from earlier in the season, and the Tornado came out with one of their best defensive efforts of the season. King held the University of Mount Olive well below their season average for field goal percent while the Tornado shot nearly 50 percent in the 85-50 victory.
February 6, 2016 King lands two top 10 finishes at Buccaneer Invite JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women's track and field team completed the ETSU Buccaneer Invite. The Tornado landed two top ten finishes from Jordan Jennings and Samantha Schreiber.
February 6, 2016 Two personal records set at Buccaneer Invite JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men's track and field team completed the ETSU Buccaneer Invite landing four personal records. Dione Louden, James Russell Ballowe, Tanner Cook, and Elijah Farmen each recorded a personal best in their respective events.
February 6, 2016 King drops pair to Augusta FLORENCE, S.C. – The King University baseball team closed their opening weekend at Francis Marion with a pair of defeats to August University. The Jaguars took game one 4-2 before taking the second game by the same score.
February 6, 2016 Mount Olive steals win at King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their fourth straight home game, the King University women’s basketball team took the University of Mount Olive in a contest that saw the Trojans come back late and steal a victory in the Student Center Complex. Mount Olive grabbed their first lead of the game with seven minutes remaining and took the contest 70-67.
February 5, 2016 King drops season opener at Francis Marion FLORENCE, S.C. – The King University baseball team opened their season on Friday afternoon at Francis Marion University, and the home-standing Patriots came away with the victory. Francis Marion tallied five runs in the first three innings to grab the lead, taking the contest 10-1.
February 4, 2016 Tornado ready to kickoff 2016 campaign BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team is coming off of a successful second season a year ago and head coach Megan Bamford has the Tornado primed for more improvement in 2016. Bamford returns the majority of a roster that set many program bests last season, and she has added some new athletes as the Tornado prepare to set more program bests in their third season.
February 4, 2016 Career nights not enough for Tornado to top Crusaders TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team had three players post career nights on Thursday night at North Greenville, but it wasn’t enough for the Tornado to come away with a victory. The Tornado took the middle to sets to take a 2-1 lead, but the Crusaders staved off match points in the fourth set, taking the frame 28-26 before winning the fifth set 16-14 to take the match 3-2.
February 4, 2016 Belmont Abbey too much for Tornado BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to action on Thursday evening as they traveled to take on Belmont Abbey College and the Crusaders took control of the dual early in the match. The Tornado earned a pair of wins late, but the Crusaders took the dual 29-12.
February 4, 2016 King's opening weekend altered BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team is slated to open their season tomorrow at Francis Marion University, and their schedule for the weekend as been altered due to impending weather. As the Tornado were scheduled, they will face host Francis Marion at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, but instead of playing Saturday and Sunday, King will take on Augusta University on Saturday in a doubleheader starting at 10:00 a.m.
February 4, 2016 Killian selected ECAC Wrestler of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bryce Killian is in the middle of what might be his best season in the scarlet and navy, and the King University men’s wrestler can add a first to his list of accomplishments this year. The junior was selected Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men’s Wrestler of the Month, becoming the first Tornado grappler to earn that distinction.
February 3, 2016 Tornado top Lees-McRae, stay atop Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team couldn’t have asked for a better start on Wednesday night when they face rival Lees-McRae College. C.J. Good drilled a three triples, giving the Tornado the lead. Good cooled off slightly, but he led the Tornado to the 87-62 Conference Carolinas victory to keep King atop the Conference Carolinas standings.
February 3, 2016 First half runs lift Tornado over Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – Amy Van Deventer posted a double-double to lead the King University women’s basketball team to a victory over Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado closed the first and second quarters on 11-0 runs to gain the advantage before putting the 75-49 victory away in the second half.
February 3, 2016 Depth, experience to lead King in 2016 BRISTOL, Tenn. – A new year and a lot of new faces for King University softball head coach Jenn Testa. Testa and her staff brought in 10 newcomers, including five transfers to round out the roster for the upcoming season. This group as well as the solid returning group hopes to return the Tornado back to the top of the Conference Carolinas standings in 2016.
February 2, 2016 Johnson tabbed Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season the King University women’s track and field team has had a field athlete named Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Week. Following her first place finish at the Darius Dixon Invitational, Esther Johnson garnered honors this week.
February 1, 2016 Good, Albertson selected SAAC Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of January. C.J. Good of the men’s basketball team and Ashley Albertson of the women’s basketball team took home honors this month.
January 31, 2016 Tornado open spring with a pair of exhibition matches SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their spring season with a pair of exhibition matches against NCAA Division I teams. The Tornado first face Liberty University, falling 5-2 on Saturday before dropping a 6-1 decision at Wofford College on Sunday.
January 31, 2016 King drops exhibition at Wofford SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis opened their spring season with an exhibition match at Wofford College on Sunday afternoon, a the Terriers took a 7-0 victory over the Tornado.
January 30, 2016 Pins give #1 King win over #14 Life ATLANTA, Ga. – In their final tune-up for the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championships, the King University women’s wrestling team took a road win at Life University on Saturday. The top-ranked Tornado took four pins in their 31-17 victory over the 14th-ranked Running Eagles.
January 30, 2016 LeVeau scores 1,000th point as King tops Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team may have turned in one of their best halves of the season on Saturday afternoon against Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado closed the first half on a 12-0 run and opened the second stanza with 14 straight points, putting the contest out of reach. King then cruised to the 102-57 lead that saw junior Hunter LeVeau score his 1,000th career point in the second half.
January 30, 2016 Molinari leads Tornado at Dave Schultz Memorial International COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The King University women’s wrestling program had two current members and four former Tornado compete at the Dave Schultz Memorial International on Saturday, and three place. Current Tornado Forrest Molinari finished second at 69 kilograms while former Tornado Sarah Hildebrandt also took a runner-up finish at 53 kilograms.
January 30, 2016 Johnson grabs 1st place finish at Darius Dixon Invitational LYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University women's track and field team competed in the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational where the Tornado recorded multiple top five finisheds. Highlighting their success was Esther Johnson who stood on the top of the podium for the Tornado.
January 30, 2016 Caudill, Louden lead Tornado at Darius Dixon Invite LYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University men’s track and field team returned to action at the Darius Dixon Invitational, hosted by Liberty University on Saturday. The Tornado had a solid say at a meet that featured numerous NCAA Division I teams. Xavier Caudill led the Tornado, winning the high jump event.
January 30, 2016 King cruises past Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a win on Friday night, the King University women’s basketball team stayed hot with another home victory on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado pulled away from Southern Wesleyan University over the middle two quarters, taking the 82-40 victory.
January 30, 2016 King topped by Ashland and Tiffin at Super Region Duals HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team went 0-2 for the day competing against Ashland University and #13 Tiffin University at the Super Region Duals. Bryce Killian led the Tornado, going 2-0 for the day with wins by major decision and decision.
January 29, 2016 Cupples' career night lead King past Converse BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team got back into the win column on Friday evening in the friendly confines of the Student Center Complex. The Tornado shot very well in the first half, opening up a big lead over Converse College behind stellar shooting from Kristen Cupples. She poured in a career-high, leading the Tornado to the 82-56 victory.
January 29, 2016 Tornado split matches with St. Andrews and Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to Belmont Abbey College to play a pair of matches on Friday afternoon. The Tornado opened the day with a 3-0 victory over St. Andrews University before dropping a 3-0 decision to Belmont Abbey in a Conference Carolinas tilt.
January 29, 2016 Tornado fall to Coker in ECAC dual HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King's University men's wrestling team took on Coker College in an ECAC match. The Tornado fell to the Cobras 37-6 landing victories from No. 3 Bryce Killian and Andrew Lutterloh.
January 29, 2016 King basketball games against Belmont Abbey rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader against Belmont Abbey College that was postponed, has been rescheduled. The Tornado women will host the Crusaders on February 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Complex, and the King men will face Belmont Abbey on February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
January 29, 2016 Killian moves up to third in national rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s wrestler Bryce Killian stayed in the Division II Wrestling Coaches’ Association poll in the latest rankings, moving up one spot. The junior moved up to third in the latest poll, moving up from fourth in each of the last two polls.
January 28, 2016 Tornado aim for deeper postseason run in 2016 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team is coming off their fourth straight Conference Carolinas Tournament appearance, all coming as the fourth seed, and the Tornado have aspirations of improving their finish in 2016. King returns a solid nucleus from a season ago and head coach Blaine Brown and his staff have added a solid group of newcomers to help the Tornado make a deeper run in the postseason this year.
January 27, 2016 Block leads to Tornado win at Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – In search of their first win of the season, the King University men’s volleyball team looked rested as they earned a sweep at Lees-McRae College on Wednesday evening. The Tornado took the first two sets, and scored the final five points of the third set, taking the sweep with a 26-24 third set victory.
January 27, 2016 King men's wrestling dual at Belmont Abbey rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling dual that was postponed due to snow last weekend at Belmont Abbey College has been rescheduled. The Tornado will travel to Belmont, N.C. on February 4 to take on the Crusaders at 6:30 p.m.
January 26, 2016 Good, Pope lead King to win at Emmanuel FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team took to the road to face one of the teams tied atop the Conference Carolinas standings, and the Tornado avenged an early season loss with an impressive victory at Emmanuel College on Tuesday night. King earned the lead in the first half before having to bounce back following a Lion run in the second half, but the Tornado closed the game on an 11-5 run to take the contest 80-75.
January 26, 2016 Comeback falls short for King at Emmanuel FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Following a week off due to weather, the King University women’s basketball team returned to action on Tuesday night at Emmanuel College. The contest was a defensive struggle early, before the Lions pulled away in the second quarter. King made a comeback in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t get over the hump as Emmanuel took the 74-63 victory.
January 25, 2016 Whitt selected NCBWA Preseason All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – Baseball season is only a few weeks away which means organizations are starting to release their preseason teams and King University’s Ryan Whitt has been selected to one. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) selected Whitt preseason second team All-Southeast Region.
January 21, 2016 King vs. Eastern Mennonite rescheduled for March 26 BRISTOL, Tenn. – After the snowfall in Bristol last weekend, the King University men's volleyball team has rescheduled their match against Eastern Mennonite University that was postponed on Friday. The Tornado will square off with Eastern Mennonite on Saturday, March 26 with first serve at 2:00 p.m.
January 22, 2016 King basketball, wrestling contests postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. With snow and ice moving through the southeast, King University has postponed three athletic events scheduled for Saturday. The King men’s and women’s basketball teams were scheduled to face Belmont Abbey College on Saturday in the Student Center Complex, but the doubleheader has been postponed. The Tornado men’s wrestling team was slated to travel to Belmont Abbey on Saturday, and that dual has been postponed as well. No makeup dates have been announced at this time.
January 22, 2016 King places 200 on Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their Presidential Honor Roll for the fall semester and King University came in fourth in the league with 200 student-athletes named to the list. The Tornado baseball team led the way for King teams with 27 student-athletes on the list.
January 20, 2016 LeVeau named Corvias ECAC DII Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a stellar week, Hunter LeVeau has been selected the Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. The junior averaged better than 20 points per game and shot better than 50 percent from the floor.
January 19, 2016 Albertson leads King to come-from-behind win at UMO MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – For the second straight contest, the King University women’s basketball team got off to a hot start in the first quarter, this time taking a lead at the University of Mount Olive. However, the Trojans came back before the Tornado scored the final five points of the game, taking the Conference Carolinas tilt 64-61.
January 19, 2016 LeVeau selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hunter LeVeau led the King University men’s basketball team to a pair of victories a week ago, and he has been recognized for his efforts. The junior averaged better than 20 points per game and shot better than 50 percent for the week, earning him Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.
January 19, 2016 Finish lifts Mount Olive over King MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – In what has proven to be one of the best matchups in Conference Carolinas over the last couple years, the King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on the University of Mount Olive on Tuesday night. Both teams proved up to the challenge, both shooting well and each having a counter punch until the Trojans closed the game on a run to take the 92-76 victory.
January 17, 2016 King posts six first place finishers at Tornado Open BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team turned in a stellar Sunday at the Tornado Open. The Tornado recorded 11 wrestlers in the top three of their respective weight classes, including six first place finishers and two runner-up finishes.
January 16, 2016 Tornado drop dual to Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King’s University men’s wrestling team squared off against Limestone College in an ECAC match. King had an advantage early but the Saints took five straight victories en route to a 26-13 victory.
January 16, 2016 King drops first conference game, falls to Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – The start couldn’t have been any better for the King University women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex as they took on Conference Carolinas foe Erskine College. The Tornado scored the first 16 points of the game and held a sizeable lead throughout the contest. However, the Flying Fleet made a run and took their first lead of the game late in the fourth quarter before holding off King to take the 75-70 victory.
January 16, 2016 All-around effort lifts King over Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team put together an impressive win on Saturday afternoon at the Student Center Complex, topping Erskine College 114-45. The Tornado had six scorers in double figures, and a pair with at least 20 points as they shot a season-best 52.5 percent from the floor.
January 16, 2016 King falls to Carson-Newman Emory, Va. – The King University men's swimming team took to the pool for the first time this spring when they faced Carson-Newman University at Emory & Henry College. The Eagles topped the Tornado 164-25.
January 16, 2016 King topped by Carson-Newman and Emory & Henry EMORY, Va. – The King University women's swimming team opened up their 2016 season at Emory & Henry College taking on Carson-Newman University and Emory & Henry. The Tornado were defeated by Wasps 168-26 and fell to Eagles 163-29.
January 16, 2016 #1 Tornado defeat #10 Life on Senior Night BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team continued their run of late, defeating 10th-ranked Life University in a dual on Saturday evening. Seniors Ashley Iliff and Samantha Klingel were both victorious in their final home dual as King took the 35-11 victory.
January 16, 2016 Cook, Louden lead King at ETSU Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s track and field team got their season going again as they competed at the ETSU Invitational over the weekend. Tanner Cook led the way for the Tornado with a pair of top 10 finishes at the two-day meet.
January 16, 2016 Tornado stretch legs at ETSU Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team got their spring season underway at the ETSU Invitational over the weekend. Jordan Jennings led the way for the Tornado as she qualified for the finals of the 400 meter dash.
January 15, 2016 Emmanuel bests King in five BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball played their first match in front of the Student Center Complex Crowd for the first time this year, and the Tornado took the opening set from Emmanuel College. However, the Lions came back to take the next two sets. King forced a fifth set, but Emmanuel took the match with a 15-10 fifth set victory.
January 15, 2016 Willoughby selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, the King University women’s volleyball team has had the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year. Lauren Willoughby keep the streak going this season, earning the honors following her great senior season in the scarlet and navy.
January 15, 2016 Killian, Mitchell named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of December. Bryce Killian of the men’s wrestling team and Whitney Mitchell of the women’s basketball team took home honors this month.
January 15, 2016 Killian still ranked 4th in Wrestling Coaches' Poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the third Division II Coaches’ Poll of the season, King University men’s wrestler Bryce Killian is still ranked among the nation’s best at 141 pounds. The junior went 4-0 a week ago and is still ranked fourth in the national poll while holding the top spot in the Super Region II poll.
January 14, 2016 King to host First Responders day, Chick-fil-a BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball teams continue their seasons on Saturday in the Student Center Complex when they host Erskine College on what will be an eventful day. Saturday is First Responders Day where any First Responder and their families will receive free admission for the day. Chick-fil-a will also be in the Student Center Complex giving out prizes.
January 13, 2016 Strong finish lands King win over North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team finally returned to the friendly confines of the Student Center Complex on Wednesday night, and the Tornado were in for a battle against North Greenville University. The Tornado found themselves trailing midway through the second half, but closed the game on a 27-14 run to take the 71-59 Conference Carolinas victory.
January 13, 2016 King tops NGU, stays undefeated in Conference Carolinas play BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their first home game in more than a month, the King University women’s basketball team continued their hot streak in Conference Carolinas play defeating North Greenville University for the second time in eight days. The Tornado held a lead at the break and pulled away in the third quarter, pushing their Conference Carolinas record of 8-0 with the 80-41 victory.
January 11, 2016 Duffy announces Winter Skills Camp BRISOL, Tenn. – Head coach Simon Duffy has announced that the women's soccer program will be hosting a Winter Skills Camp on Saturday, February 13. Players from the ages of 14-18 are encouraged to participate in the camp that will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 10, 2016 Tornado fall to Harvard in Outrigger Resorts Invite finale HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Following a day off, the King University men’s volleyball team face Harvard University in the final match of the Outrigger Resorts Invitational hosted by the University of Hawai’i. Harvard started fast and didn’t slow down, taking the match 3-0.
January 9, 2016 Tornado take USAC Cyclocross national championship ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University cycling team continued their great season by taking home another national title on Saturday. The Tornado placed three riders in the top 10 on Friday and won the team relay national championship on the way to the USA Cycling Cyclocross national championship.
January 9, 2016 Tornado pull away late at Converse SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball stayed unbeaten in Conference Carolinas play, earning another road victory on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado gained the early advantage at Converse College and pulled away in the fourth quarter behind forward Amy Van Deventer to take the contest 85-64.
January 9, 2016 King advances to NWCA National Duals final FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team continued the pursuit of their third straight NWCA National Duals championship with a victory over fifth-ranked Campbellsville University in the semifinals. The Tornado took the contest 27-14, advancing to take on No. 2 Oklahoma City University in the finals.
January 9, 2016 #1 King tops #2 Oklahoma City for third straight NWCA Duals title FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The King University women’s wrestling team proved why they have been ranked No. 1 all season long on Saturday evening, winning their third straight NWCA National Dual championship. The Tornado defeated No. 2 Oklahoma City University 27-19, earning the championship for the third straight season.
January 8, 2016 #8 Lewis too much for Tornado HONOLULU, Hawai'i – For the second time in as many nights the King University men’s volleyball teams squared off with a top 10 team at the Outrigger Resorts Invitational hosted by the University of Hawai’i. The Tornado took on eighth-ranked and 2015 national runner-up Lewis University, and the flyers took a 3-0 victory from King.
January 8, 2016 Standifer leads King past Southern Wesleyan CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team stayed atop the Conference Carolinas standings as they took a road win on Friday night at Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado gained separation in the first five minutes and held the Warriors off to take the 86-72 victory.
January 8, 2016 King posts solid day at Coker Duals HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling returned to the mat on Friday at the Coker Duals where they went 2-1. The Tornado started the day with a 39-13 win over Brewton-Parker College and followed it with a 43-3 win over Spartanburg Methodist. In the final match of the day, King fell to UNC Pembroke 24-17.
January 8, 2016 Tornado cruise to NWCA National Duals semifinals FORT WAYNE, Ind. – In search of their third straight NWCA National Duals championship, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team started the tournament with an emphatic win in the quarterfinals on Friday evening. The Tornado cruised to the 44-0 victory over Ottawa University behind six technical fall victories and four pins to move to Saturday’s semifinals.
January 8, 2016 King stays undefeated in league play with win at SWU CENTRAL, S.C. – Playing on the road hasn’t phased the King University women’s basketball team in 2016 as they turned another impressive performance on Friday night at Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado posted 54 points in the first half and cruised a 90-52 victory behind five scorers in double figures.
January 7, 2016 Tornado drop season-opener at #7 Hawai'i HONOLULU, Hawai’i – The King University men’s volleyball team opened their season thousands of miles away from in Hawai’i where they faced the seventh-ranked University of Hawai’i in the first match of the Outrigger Resorts Invitational. The Tornado put up a fight, but in the end the seventh-ranked Rainbow Warriors prevailed with the 3-0 victory.
January 5, 2016 Balanced attack leads Tornado past North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team returned to the court on Tuesday night follow a couple weeks off and the Tornado wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard. The Tornado scored the first eight points of the contest at North Greenville University and cruised to an 87-65 Conference Carolinas victory.
January 5, 2016 Three-point shooting lifts King over Crusaders TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night at North Greenville University and the Tornado took a convincing victory behind their three-point shooting. King knocked in 20 triples in the contest and got 24 points from Hunter LeVeau on their way to the 87-69 victory.
January 4, 2016 Tornado drop dual to Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened their dual schedule on Monday night in the Student Center Complex when they face Emmanuel College in the first Easter Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) dual for each school. The match went back-and-forth in the early going, but the Lions eventually pulled away to take a 29-17 victory.
January 4, 2016 Tornado stay atop WCWA Poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – Just as they have been all season, the King University women’s wrestling team continues to be ranked atop the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Poll. Along with the team #1 ranking, both Ashley Iliff and Hannah Jewell are ranked atop their respective weight classes in the January poll.
January 4, 2016 Killian cracks DII Wrestling Coaches' Association Poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s wrestler Bryce Killian has started his season on a roll, and he is ranked in the latest Division II Wrestling Coaches’ Association Poll. Killian closed 2015 with a bang, taking third at the Midwest Classic where he went 5-1 and propelled himself to a ranking of fourth in the country.
January 2, 2016 Tornado fall at #23 Kentucky Wesleyan OWENSBORO, Ky. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to the court on Saturday at 23rd-ranked Kentucky Wesleyan College, and the homestanding Panthers grabbed the lead early before the Tornado came back late in the first half. King grabbed the lead early in the second frame, the Panthers came back to take the contest 78-65.
December 29, 2015 Tornado ready to kickoff 2016 in Hawaii BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago the King University men’s volleyball team set the school record for wins in a season and reached the postseason for the first time in five years. The Tornado came up short of their ultimate goal however, leaving the motivation for the upcoming season higher than ever for head coach Ryan Booher’s squad.
December 21, 2015 Albertson named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week a King University women’s basketball player has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Ashley Albertson set a career-high for points on Sunday and averaged 16.5 points per game last week to earn this week’s honors.
December 20, 2015 Comeback falls short at UVa-Wise WISE, Va. – In their final game before the break, the King University women’s basketball team fell behind at UVa-Wise early, and the Tornado tried to dig out of their hole late in the second half. The Tornado made a run in the fourth quarter, cutting their deficit to one point, but King couldn’t get over the hump, dropping a 72-67 decision.
December 20, 2015 Killian takes 3rd to lead King at Midwest Classic INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The King University men’s wrestling team closed the first semester of competition at the Midwest Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis. Bryce Killian led the way for the Tornado, taking a third place finish at 141 pounds while Reed Jacks finished eighth at 125 pounds.
December 20, 2015 Hot shooting Cavaliers upset #14 King WISE, Va. – The 14th-ranked King University men’s basketball team looked to go into the holiday break on a high note as they traveled to take on UVa-Wise on Sunday afternoon. However, the Tornado ran into a hot shooting Cavalier squad that shot better than 50 percent from three as they took the 100-87 upset victory over the Tornado.
December 19, 2015 Tornado advance to compete at U.S. Olympic Trials LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Over the weekend, five current Tornado and four former King University women’s wrestlers moved one step closer to qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. All nine of the wrestlers finished in the top seven of their respective weight classes to move on to April’s U.S. Olympic Trials.
December 18, 2015 Brown and staff ink eight in early signing period BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the early signing period, King University head baseball coach Blaine Brown has announced his eight signees to start the 2016 class. Brown and his staff signed eight student-athletes with a solid balance between defense and offense.
December 17, 2015 King earns Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team finished fifth in the Conference Carolinas standings this season, and they earned their first Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award when the league announced their winners this week. The Tornado finished with a conference record of 4-4-2, coming in with a fifth place finish in the league standings.
December 16, 2015 #14 Tornado hold on to top Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The 14th-ranked King University men’s basketball team got back into the win column on Wednesday afternoon, moving to 3-1 in Conference Carolinas play. The Tornado grabbed a sizeable advantage early over Belmont Abbey College, but had to fend off a late Crusader rally to take the contest 84-75.
December 16, 2015 Stringer's career-high leads King past Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard on Wednesday afternoon at Belmont Abbey College as they moved to 4-0 in Conference Carolinas play. The Tornado scored the first 15 points of the game and didn’t look back behind a career-high 24 points from Brittany Stringer to take the 84-61 victory.
December 15, 2015 Mitchell named TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors, King University’s Whitney Mitchell garnered Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday. The junior nearly set a career-high in both games last week, tallying 16 points in each contest.
December 15, 2015 King ranked 14th in NABC, 22nd in media poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team dropped their first game of the season a week ago, and dropped in both of the national rankings this week. In the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Tornado are ranked 14th this week and King is ranked 22nd in the NCAA Division II Media Poll, Presented by D2SIDA.
December 14, 2015 Mitchell selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, a King University women’s basketball player has been selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Whitney Mitchell nearly set her career-high for points twice last week as she earned her first career Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award.
December 14, 2015 Second half run pushes Tusculum past King GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball took to the road for the first time in nearly one month and the Tornado held a 52-36 advantage at the half at Tusculum College. However, the Pioneers used a 18-0 run in the second half to take the lead and upset the seventh-ranked Tornado 99-94.
December 12, 2015 Owens' double-double leads #7 King past USC Aiken BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their first loss of the season, the seventh-ranked King University men’s basketball team responded with a hard fought victory over USC Aiken. The contest was close early, but the Tornado pulled away late in the first half and held off a late Pacer rally to take the contest 82-66.
December 12, 2015 Tornado fall to Lincoln Memorial in overtime BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team tried to stretch their winning streak to four games on a Saturday afternoon when they hosted Lincoln Memorial University in a game that was reminiscent of a heavyweight fight. The Railsplitters turned a halftime deficit into a lead after the third quarter before the Tornado looked to take the win at the end of regulation. However, the Railsplitters evened the score in the waning seconds to force overtime where the outscored King to take the contest 78-70.
December 12, 2015 King takes 2nd overall at SECCC cyclocross championship ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University cycling team rode away with a second place overall finish at Warren Wilson College for the South East Collegiate Cylcling Conference Cyclocross Championship. The Tornado were led by Cory Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong both with 1st place finishes.
December 10, 2015 Hot third quarter lifts King past Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team remains undefeated in Conference Carolina's play taking down Emmanuel College 57-51 led by Whitney Mitchell with 16 points. After taking the lead late in the first quarter the Tornado would not trail for the rest of the contest holding off the Lions multiple attempts to regain advantage.
December 10, 2015 King holds early lead over Lees-McRae in Blue Ridge Cup BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the fourth year of the Battle for the Blue Ridge Cup, a competition between King University and Lees-McRae College, the Tornado have the early advantage. At the conclusion of the fall season, the Tornado lead the Bobcats 4.5-1.5.
December 10, 2015 Emmanuel hands #7 King first loss BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this year, the seventh ranked men’s basketball team came up short when they hosted Conference Carolinas foe Emmanuel College on Thursday evening. The Lions held the Tornado offense down, and forced 21 turnovers as Emmanuel took the 71-59 victory.
December 9, 2015 King retains #1 ranking in WCWA poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team hasn’t competed in nearly one month, but the Tornado are still atop the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) poll. Along with the team #1 ranking, 14 Tornado, including two that are ranked first in their weight class.
December 9, 2015 Sigurdardottir garners All-American honors from D2CCA BRISTOL, Tenn. – Nearly a week after earning All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), King University women’s soccer player Hulda Sigurdardottir garnered Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-America honors. The sophomore was selected to the third team, becoming the first Tornado to earn that distinction.
December 8, 2015 King ranked in top 10 of both national polls BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team is off to their best start in three years, and they keep climbing in the national polls. For the first time in school history the Tornado have cracked the top 10 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, coming in at seventh this week. In the D2SIDA poll, the Tornado check in at fourth after improving to 6-0 last week.
December 8, 2015 School record gives McFadden Conference Carolinas Weekly Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s track and field athlete Amani McFadden burst onto the scene in her first collegiate meet over the weekend, and with that she was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. The freshman set the school record in the triple jump at the Appalachian State Open to earn the award in the opening week of the season.
December 7, 2015 King hosts Community Night on Thursday BRISTOL, Tenn. – Thursday is Community Night in the Student Center Complex as the King University men’s and women’s basketball teams take on Emmanuel College. Admission for the doubleheader will be a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry. The women’s game will tipoff of 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.
December 5, 2015 Rimmer takes second straight win at Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University cycling team returned to the course on Saturday at the Mars Hill race and Cory Rimmer led the way with another first place finish. Kaysee Armstrong was near the top as well, finishing second in her second straight cyclocross race.
December 5, 2015 Tornado open season with good showing at App State BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened their indoor season at the Appalachian State Open over the weekend and they saw one school record fall. Freshman Xavier Candill cleared 1.98 meters in the high jump, setting a new King record to lead the Tornado.
December 5, 2015 King opens season with solid showing at App State Open BOONE, N.C. – In their first meet of the season, the King University women’s track and field team set one school record during what was a successful first meet. Freshman Amani McFadden set the new school mark in the triple jump to open the season on Friday night and set the tone for the weekend.
December 4, 2015 Sigurdardottir earns NSCAA All-America honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since King University became NCAA Division II members, the Tornado have a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American. King women’s soccer player Hulda Sigurdardottir garnered third team All-American honors for the first time in her career and becomes the fourth player in program history to earn All-America recognition.
December 3, 2015 Sigurdardottir named All-Southeast Region by NSCAA BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hulda Sigurdardottir, can add another award to her collection as she was selected first team All-Southeast Region by the Nation Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). This marks the second time she has earned recognition from the NSCAA in her two years at King.
December 2, 2015 Second half pushes #11 King past Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The script for the 11th-ranked King University men’s basketball team’s sixth straight win on Wednesday night was eerily similar to their three other home wins this season. The Tornado held a slight lead at halftime before gaining separation in the second half to defeat Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University 86-63.
December 2, 2015 Harper's 18 lifts King past Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball tallied another Conference Carolinas victory defeated Pfeiffer University 79-53. After Pfeiffer jumped out an early lead the Tornado quickly halted the Falcon momentum storming back to take the lead and refusing to look back.
December 1, 2015 Depth to lead Tornado in 2015-16 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team turned in a pair of high finishes at the Conference Carolinas Championships a season ago, and despite losing some talent, second-year head coach Amanda Williamson has the Tornado in position for a couple of stellar finishes this season. The Tornado return a lot of depth, and along with some talented newcomers, King should be in position to finish near the top of the league again.
December 1, 2015 Tornado move up in both national polls BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, the King University men’s basketball team has moved up in the national rankings. In the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Tornado moved up to 11th and in the D2SIDA poll King moved into the top five for the first time at #5.
November 30, 2015 Sigurdardottir selected D2CCA All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hulda Sigurdardottir, the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Year can add another award to her mantle as she was named Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) first team All-Southeast Region. The sophomore earns All-Region honors from the D2CCA for the first time, and becomes the first Tornado to earn first team accolades.
November 30, 2015 Tornado ready kickoff 2015-16 season on Friday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s track and field team enters the 2015-16 season with aspirations of improving their finishes at both the indoor and outdoor Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado enter the season with a deep squad for head coach Amanda Williamson in her second season at the helm.
November 24, 2015 Tornado defeat Barton, open Conference Carolinas play with win BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team stopped their modest three game skid on Tuesday evening when the opened their Conference Carolinas schedule with a victory over Barton College. The Tornado defense was stout in the first half, giving King an advantage they would not relinquish, taking the contest 72-61.
November 24, 2015 #15 King cruises to Conference Carolinas opening win BRISTOL, Tenn. – After the King University men’s basketball team learned they were ranked 15th in the NABC poll, the Tornado opened Conference Carolinas play with a convincing win over Barton College. The Tornado got off to a slow start, but used a 21-0 run to end the first half and start the second to gain the advantage on their way to the 98-63 victory.
November 24, 2015 King ranked 15th in NABC Poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team is off to a 4-0 start to the 2015-16 season and the Tornado are ranked in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for the first time in three years. King breaks into the rankings at 15th, their highest NCAA Division II ranking in school history.
November 23, 2015 LeVeau tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight week, the King University men’s basketball team has had the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week to start the season. Hunter LeVeau poured in 25 points on Saturday, leading the Tornado to a 4-0 start to earn the distinction this week.
November 22, 2015 Eight Tornado place, four take titles at King Open BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first home event of the year, the King University men’s wrestling team had a great showing at the King University Open. The Tornado had eight wrestlers place, including four first place winners, a group that was headlined by Andrew Lutterloh winning his second straight tournament.
November 21, 2015 LeVeau's 25 lead King past Young Harris YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team continued their hot start to the season with their fourth straight win on Saturday afternoon at Young Harris College. The Tornado trailed to start the game, but grabbed the lead to close the first half and took the 86-76 road win behind 25 points from Hunter LeVeau.
November 21, 2015 School records, personal records fall at Brenau Invite GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming team closed the fall portion of the schedule by setting seven school records and numerous personal records over the weekend at the Brenau Invitational. Jess Vargo led the way for the Tornado, setting three school records and helping King to two relay records.
November 21, 2015 Rimmer leads King at season-opening cyclocross race BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team opened the cyclocross season with a solid performance at their home race on Saturday. Cory Rimmer finished first and Kaysee Armstrong led three women in the top 10 with a second place finish.
November 21, 2015 Personal records fall at Brenau Invitational GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming team closed the fall portion of the schedule on a high note at the Brenau Invitational over the weekend. The Tornado set seven personal records at the two-day event, finishing 12th.
November 20, 2015 Tornado fall to #6 Columbus State BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team squared off against one of the top teams in the country and went toe-to-toe with sixth ranked Columbus State University in the first quarter. However, the Cougars gained a lead in the second quarter as the game was played even in the second half with Columbus State taking the contest 65-53.
November 18, 2015 Tornado move to 3-0 with win at Lander GREENWOOD, S.C. – Playing their first road game of the season the King University men’s basketball team looked right at home, taking a 69-64 decision at Lander University on Wednesday night. The Tornado grabbed the lead early in the first half and withstood a late run from the Bearcats, closing the game on a 9-3 run for their third straight win to start the year.
November 18, 2015 King drops home opener to Carson-Newman BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team was defeated by Carson-Newman University Wednesday night in their home opener, 75-66. The game went back and forth early on with both teams making runs to regain the lead, the Eagles made the final run turning a one point lead into a nine point victory on a strong fourth quarter push.
November 17, 2015 Dual with #2 Oklahoma City canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling dual with #2 Oklahoma City University that was scheduled for Saturday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The Tornado will be in action again on December 18-19 at the U.S. Open.
November 17, 2015 Lutterloh named D2Wrestle.com Region Wrestler of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season the King University men’s wrestling team has had a wrestler named D2Wrestle.com Super Region Two Wrestler of the Week. Andrew Lutterloh went 4-0 last week, taking first place at the Kaufman Brand Open to earn the distinction.
November 16, 2015 Good selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the season-opening week, men’s basketball player C.J. Good led King University to a pair of wins and was recognized on Monday when Conference Carolinas announced their players of the week. Good averaged 19.5 points per game for the Tornado as they took wins over #5 Lincoln Memorial University and Tusculum College as he was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.
November 14, 2015 Lutterloh leads King at Kauffman Brand Open ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The King University men’s wrestling team had another solid showing on Saturday at the Kaufman Brand Open hosted by Maryville University. The Tornado had four individuals place and were led by Andrew Lutterloh who finished first at the 285 weight class.
November 14, 2015 Buzzer-beater hands King first loss of the season GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Tusculum College handed the King University women’s basketball team their first loss of the season after sinking a buzzer-beater in overtime. Sydney Harris tied the game with a three-point basket with five seconds of the clock but Tusculum answered back beating the clock defeating King 73-70.
November 14, 2015 Tornado season comes to end in conference semis DUE WEST, S.C. – For the third straight year the King University women’s volleyball team reached the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals, and for the second straight year they faced Limestone College in the Final Four that was hosted by Erskine College. The Tornado took the first set, but couldn’t reach their third straight final as they fell to the Saints 3-1.
November 14, 2015 Willoughby headlines Tornado all-conference selections BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to their Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal showdown with Limestone College, four members of the King University women’s volleyball team were recognized at a banquet where the league announced their award winners. Lauren Willoughby earned first team accolades while Ashleigh Manke, Sarah Collins and Amy Serowski all were selected third team all-conference.
November 14, 2015 Tornado move to 2-0 with win over Tusculum BRSITOL, Tenn. – Following a big win to open the season on Friday night, the King University men’s basketball team returned to the court on Saturday afternoon when they hosted Tusculum College at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado came out firing early and opened up a 20 point lead before the Pioneers came back at the end of the first half and played the Tornado tough in the second half, but King held on for the 93-82 victory.
November 14, 2015 Tornado take team title and pair of individual titles at Missouri Valley Open MARSHALL, Mo. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team returned to the mat on Saturday at the Missouri Valley Open where King took the individual team title. Two individuals, Ashley Iliff at 101 pounds and Forrest Molinari took titles and four others finished as runners-up.
November 13, 2015 Shooting lifts King past Mars Hill in season opener GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team defeated Mars Hill University in their season opener at the Tusculum College. After trailing at the half King came out with a hot hand outscoring Mars Hill by 25 points in the second half, walking away with a 72-50 victory.
November 13, 2015 Second half run pushes King past #5 LMU BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game between regional rivals, a run of some type will usually give one team separation over the other resulting in a victory. The King University men’s basketball team used a 19-3 run to start the second half over #5 Lincoln Memorial University to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. C.J. Good was key on the run as King broke a 40-40 tie at halftime to take the season opening contest 83-69 in front of a capacity Student Center Complex crowd.
November 12, 2015 Willoughby selected ECAC DII Women's Volleyball Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this year, King University's Lauren Willoughby has been named Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Women's Volleyball Player of the Week. The senior helped lead the Tornado to their second straight Conference Carolinas North Division title and posted a pair of double-doubles last week.
November 10, 2015 Tornado regain outright #1 ranking in WCWA poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) rankings, the King University women’s wrestling team is once again the overall top-ranked team in the country. After being tied with Campbellsville University in the preseason, the Tornado regained their #1 ranking in the November poll. Along with the team ranking, five of the 10 weight classes have Tornado ranked at the top.
November 10, 2015 Willoughby selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this year and second time in three weeks, King University’s Lauren Willoughby has been named Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. The senior helped lead the Tornado to their second straight Conference Carolinas North Division title and posted a pair of double-doubles last week.
November 10, 2015 Willoughby earns TSWA Volleyball Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Lauren Willoughby earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Volleyball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday after posting a pair of double-doubles to help the Tornado win the Conference Carolinas North Division.
November 10, 2015 Tornado advance to semis with win over Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of the regular season finale, the King University women’s volleyball team squared off against the University of Mount Olive. As the top seed in the Conference Carolinas North Division, the Tornado hosted the north division fifth seed in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament and the Trojans made things interesting. After King took the first two sets, Mount Olive won the third set before King took the final set 25-23 to advance 3-1.
November 9, 2015 Cook earns All-Region honors from USTFCCCA BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, King University’s Tanner Cook has earned All-Region honors from the United State Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Cook led the men’s cross country team at the NCAA Southeast Regional to earn the recognition.
November 9, 2015 League-high eight Tornado earn Academic All-Conference Carolinas honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Tournament is about to kick off the league announced their academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees. The Tornado led the league with eight individuals earning recognition, led by Grace Underwood who was named CoSIDA Academic All-District last week.
November 8, 2015 Eichlin, Ili lead King at Hokie Open BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to the Hokie Open where they were one of four non-NCAA Division I teams. The Tornado were led by Kody Eichlin and Tyler Ili who both placed in their respective weight classes.
November 7, 2015 Tornado sweep Mount Olive, clinch CC North Division title BRISTOL, Tenn. – Less than 24 hours after in exhilarating come-from-behind victory, the King University women’s volleyball team clinched the outright Conference Carolinas North Division title for the second straight year. The Tornado offense powered King to the 3-0 victory over the University of Mount Olive to take the title.
November 7, 2015 Cook leads King at NCAA Southeast Regional BRISTOL, Tenn. – Four members of the King University men’s cross country team competed at the NCAA Southeast Regional on a wet Saturday in Wingate, N.C. Tanner Cook led the Tornado with a 15th place finish in a field of nearly 200 runners.
November 7, 2015 King finishes 19th at NCAA Southeast Regionals WINGATE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team finished 19th out of 27 teams at the NCAA Southeast Regional race this afternoon. King was led by freshman Samantha Schreiber who finished in 26th place for the Tornado.
November 6, 2015 Tornado trio selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their men’s soccer award winners on Thursday afternoon at a banquet as the league is about to kick off the Conference Carolinas Tournament “Final Four” at Pfeiffer University on Friday. Three members, Kendale Liburd, Chris Hicks and Eli Carrasco, of the King University men’s soccer team were recognized for their stellar play throughout the year.
November 6, 2015 ACE! King comes back to defeat Barton 3-2 BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s not always easy to win championships, but playing in front of your home fans can help teams dig out of a hole and find that extra bit of energy to come out with a win. The Student Center Complex crowd helped the King University women’s volleyball team comeback from down 14-10 in the final set of Tuesday night’s Conference Carolinas match against Barton College. King staved off four set points, and Casey Williams gave King the 3-2 victory with her only ace of the match, giving the Tornado the edge over Barton for the Conference Carolinas North Division title with one match remaining.
November 6, 2015 King ready to tipoff 2015-16 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson has the Tornado coming off their most successful season since joining NCAA Division II and their highest Conference Carolinas season. Last year’s success was great, but Thompson has the Tornado ready to make a deeper postseason run this season.
November 6, 2015 Kee leads King at NYAC International Open HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Three members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed at the NYAC International Open on Friday. Jessi Kee led the way for the Tornado reaching the semifinals before dropping a pair of matches.
November 5, 2015 Tornado primed for postseason run in 2015-16 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a season where the King University men’s basketball team narrowly missed their second trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Tornado are prepared to return to the tournament in 2015-16. Head coach George Pitts returns a core from a season ago and he has added a solid recruiting class to help the Tornado qualify for the NCAA Tournament this year.
November 5, 2015 Underwood selected CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, the King University women’s volleyball team has had at least one student-athlete be selected CoSIDA Academic All-District. This season Grace Underwood earned recognition for the first time.
November 4, 2015 Sigurdardottir headlines King's All-Conference Carolinas selections BRSITOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team posted their best finish since joining Conference Carolinas and three individuals were recognized for their play throughout the season.Hulda Sigurdardottir headlined the group as she was named Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year and garnered first team all-conference honors. Kara Garrett was selected to the all-conference second team and Lindsay Curtis earned third team honors.
November 4, 2015 Garrett tabbed TSWA Women's Soccer Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week of the regular season King University Kara Garrett garnered Women’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. Garrett poured in her second straight hat trick when she tallied four goals in King’s 7-1 win over Lees-McRae College.
November 4, 2015 King lands 10 on Academic All-Conference Carolinas team BRISTOL, Tenn. – The fall season is winding down, which means Conference Carolinas has started to announce their academic all-conference honorees. King University had 10 soccer student-athletes earn recognition, four from the women’s soccer team and six from the men’s soccer team.
November 3, 2015 Trio selected academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championships taking place last week, the league has announced their academic all-conference honorees for the 2015 season. The of the King University men’s cross country runners received recognition, Tanner Cook, Nick Fasbinder and Caleb Greene.
November 3, 2015 Tornado play to draw with Mount Olive, Trojans advance on PKs RALEIGH, N.C. – Playing on the road in conference tournament play teams will take a win any way they can get one to stay alive, and the fourth seeded King University men’s soccer team nearly pulled off an upset at fifth seed University of Mount Olive on Tuesday afternoon in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal. The Tornado and Trojans remained scoreless through regulation and pair of overtimes, sending the match to penalty kicks were Mount Olive advanced by the margin of 3-1.
November 2, 2015 Golden goal from Converse ends King's season BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing a team twice in three days is always tough, especially when they are as evenly matched as the King University women’s soccer team is with Converse College. The Tornado grabbed an early 2-0 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal, but the Valkyries came back and took a 3-2 lead before Hulda Sigurdardottir evened the score at 3-3 late, sending the game to overtime. For the second time in three days the contest went to double overtime, and Converse scored in the 109th minute to take the 4-3 upset victory.
November 1, 2015 Eichlin, Killian lead King at season-opening Oklahoma City Open OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened the season with a solid showing at the Oklahoma City University Open. In the Freshman/Sophomore classification, Kody Eichlin and Bryce Killian led the way, both finishing third at their respective weight classes.
October 31, 2015 Tornado close fall with sixth place finish at Sewanee Invite SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team completed their fall season at the Sewanee Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Tornado came through with a sixth place finish of seven teams at the event.
October 31, 2015 King tops Converse, sets up showdown with Barton SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Less than 24 hours after a tough road loss, the King University women’s volleyball team rebounded with a nice road win at Converse College to keep their chances at a Conference Carolinas North Division championship alive. The teams split the first two sets before the Tornado offense led King to 25-19 and 25-15 wins in the final two sets to give King the 3-1 victory.
October 31, 2015 Two school records fall as King finishes 6th at Sewanee SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming team finished their fall over the weekend at the Sewanee Invitational. The Tornado 100 yard medley relay team set a school record and Jess Vargo set a school record as King posted a fifth place finish out of eight teams at the event.
October 31, 2015 Tornado fall in double OT in regular season finale SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team had already wrapped up their highest finish in Conference Carolinas since they became members, but the Tornado had a chance to earn the third seed in the conference tournament with a win at Converse College on Saturday evening. The game was even throughout and remained scoreless going to a second overtime where the Valkyries scored in the 105th minute to take the 1-0 victory.
October 30, 2015 King women's soccer to host first CC Tournament match BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since King University became Conference Carolinas members, the Tornado women’s soccer team will play a home match in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Depending on results on Saturday, King will host either Pfeiffer University or Converse College on Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Parks Field.
October 30, 2015 Tornado winning streak snapped at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – With the season winding to an end, every match is important in terms of seeding for the Conference Carolinas Tournament, and the King University women’s volleyball team came up just short at Limestone College on Friday night. The Saints took the first two sets before King won a marathon third set, before falling in the fourth 25-12 as Limestone ended King’s seven match winning streak.
October 30, 2015 Rimmer, Kee selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Cory Rimmer of the cycling team and Jessi Kee of the women’s wrestling team took home honors this month.
October 29, 2015 Hicks selected Academic All-District for second time BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s soccer player Chris Hicks has earned recognition from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the second straight year. When CoSIDA announced their Academic All-District honorees, Hicks was selected for the second time in as many years.
October 28, 2015 King-Milligan men's soccer game canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer game that was scheduled for Saturday at Parks Field against Milligan College has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The Tornado will be in action on Tuesday in the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
October 28, 2015 Tornado come back to take win at UVa-Wise WISE, Va. – The King University women’s volleyball team jumped out of Conference Carolinas play to take on UVa-Wise, and as the first set indicated, the Tornado were in for a battle on Wednesday evening. King took the first 26-24 before the Cavaliers came back to win the next two sets. However, King forced a fifth set which the Tornado won 15-6 to take the 3-2 victory.
October 27, 2015 Garrett nets four as King offense erupts in win over Bobcats BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a match where the King University women’s soccer team could clinch their first home Conference Carolinas Tournament in history, the Tornado offense erupted against rival Lees-McRae. After the Bobcats scored the first goal, Kara Garrett scored three straight as King took the 7-1 victory.
October 27, 2015 King finishes 12th at Flagler Fall Slam ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The King University women's golf team finished out the Flalger Fall Slam with a score of 320 in the final round giving King a total of 631 for the tournament, landing them in 12th place overall. Elizabeth Swallow and Nicola Robertson led King, finishing in a tie for 39th.
October 27, 2015 Late goal lifts Lees-McRae over King BRISTOL, Tenn. – On what was a cold and wet day at Parks Field, the King University men’s soccer team and Lees-McRae College played a highly contest game. Scoring chances came few and far between for either team until the Bobcats broke through in the 88th minute to take the Conference Carolinas affair 1-0.
October 26, 2015 King in 10th after first round at Flagler Fall Slam ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The King University women's golf team traveled to compete in the Flagler Fall Slam and have completed their first round of play Monday afternoon. The Tornado are in 10th place of 17 teams and were led by Elizabeth Swallow.
October 26, 2015 Garrett selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s soccer program has a Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Kara Garrett netted her first career hat trick, leading King to a 5-4 double overtime win over Pfeiffer University on Saturday at Parks Field.
October 25, 2015 King takes first cycling national championship SNOWSHOE, W.Va. – For the first time in the short history of the King University cycling program, the Tornado have won a national title. Under second year head coach Alan Sparks the Tornado won the USA Cycling Division 2 Mountain Bike Cycling national champion and had a pair of individual national champions over the weekend.
October 24, 2015 Offense powers King to sweep of Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. - Coming off of an emotional win on Friday night, the King University women’s volleyball team turned around and pushed their winning streak to six matches on Saturday afternoon against Pfeiffer University. The Tornado offense was rolling from the start, taking the 3-0 sweep.
October 24, 2015 King defeats Life, falls to Emmanuel FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – On Saturday the King University women’s swimming team split a pair of meets at Emmanuel College. The Tornado defeated Life University 101.5-64.5 before falling to Emmanuel 102-83.
October 24, 2015 King lands victory against Pfeiffer in overtime thriller BRISTOL, Tenn. –The King University women's soccer team pulled out an overtime victory in a nail-biter Saturday afternoon against Pfeiffer University. After Pfeiffer tied the game at four to send in to extra minutes, Kara Garrett scored the golden goal to defeat the Falcons in the second overtime period 5-4.
October 24, 2015 Tornado drop tight match to #1 Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their second ranked team in four days, the King University men’s soccer played a solid 90 minutes against top-ranked team in NCAA Division II. The Tornado fell to #1 Pfeiffer University 3-0 on Saturday at Parks Field, but the Falcons scored their final to goal in the last 10 minutes.
October 24, 2015 Tornado split with Life and Emmanuel FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming team took to the pool at Emmanuel College on Saturday where they faced Emmanuel and Life University. The Tornado topped Life 67-22, but fell to the host Lions 127-37.
October 24, 2015 King takes third at Cliff Keen Duals OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The top ranked King University women’s wrestling team competed at the Cliff Keen Duals on Friday and Saturday. The Tornado went 5-0 in pool play on Friday, but fell to Oklahoma City University in the quarterfinals of the gold bracket on Saturday. However, the Tornado bounced back to finish third, winning their final three matches of the weekend.
October 23, 2015 Manke, Willoughby lead King past Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a matchup of two Conference Carolinas heavyweights over the last few years, King faced Belmont Abbey in a key league matchup on Friday evening in a full Student Center Complex. The Crusaders took the first set, but the Tornado responded by their dynamic outside hitters Lauren Willoughby and Ashleigh Manke. King took the next two sets 25-23 before taking the fourth set 25-19 to take the 3-1 victory and pull even with the Crusaders in the Conference Carolinas standings.
October 23, 2015 Tornado fall to Emory & Henry and Bridgewater Emory, Va. – The King University women's swimming team fell to Emory & Henry College 153-45 Friday night. The Tornado also faced Bridgewater College, falling 118-8.
October 23, 2015 Tornado take second at Conference Carolinas Championship CONCORD, N.C. – For the fourth time since becoming Conference Carolinas members, the King University men’s cross country team finished as runners-up at the Conference Carolinas Championship. The Tornado were led by top-10 finishes from Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos.
October 23, 2015 Schreiber leads King at Conference Carolinas Championship CONCORD, N.C. – As the three-time defending Conference Carolinas champions, the Tornado had a chance to win their fourth straight on Friday afternoon. The Tornado placed two runners in the top 10, but finished fifth as a team.
October 22, 2015 King to host Tornado Tipoff on October 29 BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s almost basketball season! Come out and help us kickoff the season, and get your first glimpse of the 2015-16 King University men’s and women’s basketball teams on October 29th. At 6:00 p.m. Thursday, King will be hosting their annual Tornado Tipoff event. ESPN Tri-cities will broadcast live from the Student Center Complex from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
October 21, 2015 Tornado take sweep at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team took to the road on Wednesday night and stretched their winning streak to four matches behind another solid nigh from their offense. King defeated Pfeiffer University to move to 6-4 in Conference Carolinas play.
October 21, 2015 King falls to #13 Carson-Newman BRISTOL, Tenn. – When you play against one of the top teams in the country, it’s always nice to have that match at home, and that is what the King University men’s soccer team faced on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado hosted 13th-ranked Carson-Newman University and played the first half even with the Eagles. However, Carson-Newman scored two goals in the second half to take the contest 3-1.
October 21, 2015 #24 Carson-Newman tops King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team fell to nationally ranked #24 Carson-Newman in a non-conference match up Wednesday afternoon. Through a tough fought 90 minutes King was unable to answer the Eagles' three goals resulting in a 3-0 final.
October 20, 2015 Willoughby named TSWA Volleyball Player of the Week NASHVILLE, Tenn. – King University’s Lauren Willoughby earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Volleyball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, posting 31 kills and 17 digs in a pair of wins for the Tornado.
October 20, 2015 Willoughby tabbed Conference Carolinas POW BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s volleyball team has had a student-athlete earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Lauren Willoughby had a stellar week for the Tornado, earned her first Conference Carolinas weekly award.
October 20, 2015 King takes 10th in final fall tournament FLORENCE, Ala. – The King University men’s golf team turned in a solid final round at the TVA Credit Union Invitational on Tuesday, carding a 295 to finish the tournament 10th with a three round total of 905. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul led the Tornado, finishing 20th and matching his career low round on Tuesday.
October 19, 2015 March leads King in first two rounds of TVA Credit Union Invite FLORENCE, Ala. – The King University men’s golf team started their final tournament of the fall with a score of 314 in the first round of the TVA Credit Union Invitational. The Tornado improved in the afternoon to card a 298 and are in 12th with one round remaining with a stroke total of 612.
October 18, 2015 King takes first SECCC Mountain Bike championship CLEMSON, S.C. – For the first time in program history, the King University cycling program has won a cycling conference championship in the fall. On Sunday the Tornado were crowned Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Division II Mountain Bike champions.
October 18, 2015 Tornado take three titles, at Emmanuel Open FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their second event of the season, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team turned in another solid performance at the Emmanuel Open. The Tornado took home three individual champions, three runners-up and three third place finishes from the event.
October 17, 2015 Offensive attack leads King to sweep of Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team ran their winning streak to three matches on Saturday afternoon when they squared off against rival Lees-McRae College. The Tornado offense posted their most efficient output of the season as they took the 3-0 Conference Carolinas victory.
October 17, 2015 King tops North Greenville in an offensive battle Tigerville, S.C. – The King University women's soccer team defeated North Greenville University in a high scoring conference match taking the win 4-3. King once again showed their dynamic offense by having each of their 4 goals scored by different players.
October 17, 2015 Tornado fall at Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. – Less than 24 hours after the King University men’s swimming team took their first win of the season, they jumped back into the pool at Mars Hill University on Saturday afternoon. The Lions handed King their first loss of the season by the score of 166-50.
October 17, 2015 Carrasco gives King OT win at North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team has had a knack for scoring goals late in games, and they turned that into a win on Saturday night at North Greenville University. Chris Hicks scored the equalizer in the 78th minute to send the game to overtime before Eli Carrasco gave King the 2-1 win with a goal in the 98th minute.
October 17, 2015 King earns their second straight victory at Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University Women's swimming team edged Mars Hill University on Saturday afternoon in their second meet of the weekend. The Tornado took their second straight victory defeating Mar Hills 115-111.
October 16, 2015 Tornado defeat Milligan for first win MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming team turned in a solid performance in their first of two meets over the next two days. The Tornado came away with their first victory of the season, topping Milligan College 106-60 on Friday afternoon.
October 16, 2015 Tornado drop fall finale to Milligan BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first home match of the season, and a match that marked the end to their fall season, the King University women’s tennis team fell to Milligan College on Friday evening. The Tornado took one of the three doubles matches, but the Buffaloes earned the 7-2 win by taking five singles matches.
October 16, 2015 King closes fall with victory over Milligan BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team earned their first win of the season in their fall finale when they hosted Milligan College. The Tornado swept all three of the doubles matches and kept that momentum rolling to take the match 9-0.
October 16, 2015 King takes first win, tops Milligan 171-79 MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – Facing a regional rival on Friday afternoon, the King University Women’s swimming team got off to a good start and didn’t look back, taking their first win of the year. The Tornado defeated Milligan College 171-79 in the first meet of the weekend.
October 15, 2015 Tornado fall at Bluefield State BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – The King University men’s tennis team took to the road to take on Bluefield State College on Thursday afternoon. The Blues won the three doubles matches before King took the top two flights in singles play, but it wasn’t enough as Bluefield State took the dual 7-2.
October 15, 2015 Blues top King 7-2 BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – In a match that was added to the schedule late, the King University women’s tennis team traveled to Bluefield State College for a dual match on Thursday. The Tornado took one of the doubles matches, but couldn’t get any momentum going in singles as the Blues took the dual 7-2.
October 14, 2015 First half goals lead Limestone past King BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University’s men’s soccer team squared off against Limestone College on a brisk windy afternoon at Parks Field. The Saints got off to a hot start scoring five goals in the first half as they topped King 6-0.
October 14, 2015 Tornado drop league match to Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team took one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas and nearly came away with a home victory over Limestone College. The Saints scored two first half goals and made them stand up as Hulda Sigurdardottir tried to bring King back late with a goal, but it wasn’t enough as King fell 2-1.
October 13, 2015 Tornado come back to top Charleston in five BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team returned to the Student Center Complex and came away with a come-from-behind victory over the University of Charleston on Tuesday evening. The Tornado took the first set, but had to comeback from down 2-1 to take the exhilarating 3-2 victory.
October 13, 2015 Tornado take 10th at State Farm Intercollegiate TAZWELL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team closed the State Farm Intercollegiate with another consistent round on Tuesday, shooting 304 at Woodlake Golf Club. The Tornado ended the tournament with a score of 896, placing them 10th and were led by Kesley March and Arthitayapong Sripatrprasite.
October 13, 2015 Taylor leads King to fourth at Patsy Rendleman Invite SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team closed play in the Patsy Rendleman Invitational with a score of 324 in the final round giving King a total of 633 for the tournament, giving them a fourth place finish. Samantha Taylor led King, finishing 14th.
October 12, 2015 King in third after first round of Patsy Rendleman Invite SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team returned to the course on Monday and carded a 309 in the first round of the Patsy Rendleman Invitational. The Tornado are in third place of 14 teams and were led by Nicola Robertson.
October 12, 2015 Sripatrprasite leads King in first two rounds of State Farm Intercollegiate TAZWELL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team nearly turned in the low round of the season in the second round of the State Farm Intercollegiate when they shot 290. Along with their second round score, King shot 302 in the first round and are in ninth with a score of 592 with one round remaining.
October 11, 2015 Tornado finish strong at Lindsey Wilson COLUMBIA, Ky. – A week after their successful home race, the King University cycling team turned in another solid perforce, this one coming at Lindsey Wilson College. Miranda Goodman led the Tornado with a fourth place finish in Sunday’s cross country race.
October 10, 2015 Tornado defeat Barton with overtime goal from Sigurdardottir WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team defeated Barton College in an overtime thriller at Barton Saturday afternoon. A goal from Kendyl Baird tied the game 1-1 leading to overtime play where Hulda Sigurdardottir tallied the game-winning goal for the Tornado giving them their fourth win in Conference Carolinas play.
October 10, 2015 King takes second straight Patriot Duals title WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team started their season with another title, taking the Patriot Duals championship for the second straight season. On Saturday the Tornado topped #9 Missouri Baptist University 38-6, followed that with a 37-7 win over #6 McKendree University and capped the run with a 25-19 victory over #3 Oklahoma City University.
October 10, 2015 Carrasco goal leads King past Barton WILSON, N.C. – The King University men's soccer team recorded another Conference Carolinas win are Barton College. Eli Carrasco tallied his first goal of the season to lead King to the 1-0 victory.
October 10, 2015 King bounces back with win at Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team rebounded nicely on Saturday in a Conference Carolinas tilt at the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado offense came to play early as the Tornado took an early lead and didn’t look back, taking the match 3-0.
October 9, 2015 Tornado take 22nd at Royals Challenge CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After having their second race of the season rained out, the King University women’s cross country team took to the course on Friday even at McAlpine Park in Charlotte at the Royals Challenge. The Tornado finished 22nd in the 37-team field and three Tornado set personal records at the event.
October 9, 2015 Tornado host breast cancer awareness games BRISTOL, Tenn. – October is breast cancer awareness month and the King University athletic department will be raising awareness during two events next week. The Tornado will accept donations and provide giveaways at Tuesday night’s women’s volleyball match and again at Wednesday afternoon’s soccer doubleheader.
October 9, 2015 Top-ranked Tornado open season 4-0 WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened their season with an impressive showing at the first day of the Patriot Duals. The top ranked Tornado took four wins in pool play before they move into the championship bracket on Saturday.
October 9, 2015 King drops Conference Carolinas match at Barton WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team took to the road as they returned to Conference Carolinas play at Barton College on Friday night. However, the Bulldogs came away with the league win, taking the contest 3-0.
October 9, 2015 Four PRs fall as King takes 15th at Royals Challenge CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Following a couple weeks off, the King University men’s cross country team returned to action at the Royals Challenge, hosted at McAlpine Park in Charlotte where four Tornado set personal records. Tanner Cook posted the highest finished for the Tornado who took 15th as a team in a meet that contained 35 teams.
October 8, 2015 Defending champion Tornado ranked #1 in WCWA Preseason poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time in as many years, the King University women’s wrestling team is the favorites in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) Preseason Poll. However, this year the Tornado are tied atop the poll by Campellsville University. King has 10 individuals that are ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight class, and three that are ranked atop their weight class.
October 7, 2015 King falls to Tusculum in first dual of year GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team started their dual season on Wednesday at Tusculum College. The Pioneers grabbed the lead in doubles and took the match 9-0.
October 7, 2015 Tornado drop season-opening dual at Tusculum GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team started their dual season on Wednesday at Tusculum College. The Tornado took one doubles point and one singles point, but the Pioneers took the match 7-2.
October 7, 2015 Tornado aim for third straight national title BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the last two years the King University women’s wrestling team has had a target on their back, and it doesn’t look like that will change in 2015-16. The Tornado are coming off their second straight Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national championship, the Tornado will aim for the trifecta this season.
October 6, 2015 King falls to Trevecca Nazerene last minute goal NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team fell to Trevecca Nazerene University after the Trojans net three goals in the second half including one in the 89th minute of play to take the win 3-2. Kara Garrett recorded both of the Tornado’s goals in the first six minutes of the match.
October 6, 2015 Trevecca Nazarene comes back to stun Tornado NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Facing a team a second time isn’t usually easy, but the King University women’s volleyball team had a chance to avenge a home loss to Trevecca Nazarene University when they traveled to Nashville to face the Trojans. King took the first two sets, but the homestanding Trojans came storming back to force a fifth set that went to extra points. Trevecca Nazarene took the marathon fifth set by the score of 22-20 to take the victory.
October 5, 2015 Maldonado named conference Swimmer of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. - Junior Nicole Maldonado of King University women’s swimming team was selected as Appalachian Swimming Conference swimmer of the week for the week of October 5th for her achievement at the Conference Carolinas Relay meet.
October 4, 2015 Sigurdardottir nets a pair, Tornado draw with Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their first game at Parks Field in nearly a month, the King University women’s soccer team fought back, and held on late for a draw with the University of Mount Olive. Hulda Sigurdardottir netted both goals for the Tornado in the Conference Carolinas tilt that ended in a 2-2 draw.
October 4, 2015 Mount Olive hands King first conference loss BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team returned to Parks Field to face the University of Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas match. The Trojans got on the board early, and added an insurance goal late to take the contest 2-0.
October 3, 2015 Tornado finish high at home race BRISTOL, Va. – In their first home event of the season, the King University cycling team posted a solid showing at the mountain bike race hosted at Sugar Hollow Park. In all the Tornado took home nine first place finishes, led by three from Cory Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong.
October 3, 2015 King finishes 3rd in season opening Conference Carolina's Relay Meet FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga.– The King University men’s swimming and diving team opened up their season at the Conference Carolina's Relay Meet at Emmanuel College. The Tornado ranked third out of three in the meet competing against Limestone College and Emmanuel College.
October 3, 2015 King drops Conference Carolinas match to Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team played their second match in as many days when they hosted Erskine College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado defense kept King in the match, but the Flying Fleet offense proved to be too much as Erskine took the match 3-0.
October 3, 2015 Four personal records fall at Conference Carolinas Relays FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team opened their season at the Conference Carolinas Relay Meet hosted by Emmanuel College. The Tornado finished fourth and set four personal records in the process.
October 2, 2015 Hicks, Garrett selected as SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of September. Chris Hicks of the men’s soccer team and Kara Garrett of the women’s soccer teams were selected as the first winners of the 2015-16 season.
October 2, 2015 Rain alters King tennis schedules BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain sweeping through the southeast, this weekend’s ITA Southeast Regional Tournament has been postponed until next weekend in Sumter, S.C. With those changes, the Tornado have also moved their dual matches that were scheduled for next weekend.
October 2, 2015 Offensive attack leads King past Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – Home cooking might have been just what the doctor ordered as the King University women’s volleyball team won their third straight match in the friendly confines of the Student Center Complex on Friday night. The Tornado offense came ready to play in the first set as King took the Conference Carolinas match 3-0 from Emmanuel College.
October 2, 2015 Saturday's Upstate Invite canceled for King women's cross country BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain moving through the southeast this weekend, Saturday’s King University women’s cross country meet, the Upstate Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C. has been canceled.
October 2, 2015 Saturday's soccer doubleheader moved to Sunday BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to rain falling and scheduled to fall in Bristol on Saturday the King University soccer doubleheader originally scheduled for Saturday against the University of Mount Olive has been moved to Sunday. Kickoff times will still remain the same with the Tornado women taking on the Trojans at 1:00 p.m. at Parks Field with the men to follow at 3:00 p.m.
September 30, 2015 Tornado fall at Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team returned to the pitch on Wednesday afternoon when they traveled to Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey College. The Crusaders tallied three goals in each half to take the contest 6-0.
September 30, 2015 Tornado seeking improvement in 2015-16 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team opens the 2015-16 season behind the leadership of a new face for the first time in program history. Following the retirement of the only head coach in program history John Connor, Jordan Schrotenboer looks begin to build a foundation of a championship team. He hopes to implement a culture that strives to be the best they can be and wants to improve every day.
September 30, 2015 King stays unbeaten in conference play with win at BAC BELMONT, N.C. – Following three consecutive overtime matches, the King University men's soccer team was able to dodge a fourth with a late goal to take the lead in the final 15 minutes. Luis Calderon played a part in both goals finishing the game with a goal and an assist as King defeated Belmont Abbey College 2-1.
September 30, 2015 Schotenboer looks for Tornado to progress in 2015-16 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team opens the 2015-16 season with a new face guiding the Tornado. Following the retirement of the only head coach in program history John Connor, Jordan Schrotenboer looks to help improve last year’s finishes introducing a new culture to the team.
September 29, 2015 Taylor, Swallow lead Tornado at King Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – With heavy rain falling in Bristol on Tuesday, the King University Invitational was called due to wet course conditions. The Tornado women’s golf team finished the tournament in fourth with a total of 315 and were led by Samantha Taylor and Elizabeth Swallow.
September 29, 2015 King sweeps home triangular BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team got back into the win column on Tuesday afternoon when they hosted a triangular, facing Milligan College and Concord University. The Tornado took a pair of sweeps, first topping Milligan behind Lauren Willoughby’s 13 kills. She was just heating up though as she posted 16 more kills in the nightcap sweep of Concord.
September 29, 2015 Tornado take third at the King University Invite BRSITOL, Tenn. –Leennawat Numpituckchaikul and Robert Wilkinson ended the rain-shorted King University Invitational in a three-way tie for first for the King University men’s golf team. However, the pair finished second and third due to the tiebreaker. Overall the Tornado shot 289 and finished third.
September 28, 2015 King in fourth after first round of King University Invitational BRISTOL, Tenn. – After the first round at the Country Club of Bristol, the King University women's golf team is in fourth of seven teams in the King University Invitational. The Tornado shot 315 and were led by Samantha Taylor and Elizabeth Swallow who are tied after the first round.
September 28, 2015 Tornado duo on top of leaderboard after King Invite first round BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team opened play at their home tournament at the Country Club of Bristol on Monday and their first team posted a team score of 289 while the second team shot 294. The Tornado were led by Leennawat Numpituckchaikul and Robert Wilkinson posted the low score in the first round, each tied for first after each carding 68.
September 24, 2015 Tornado drop home opener to Trevecca Nazarene BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball finally played their first home game of the season and Trevecca Nazarene spoiled the excitement in the Student Center Complex. The Trojans came out and took the first two sets before coming back late in the fourth to earn the 3-1 victory.
September 24, 2015 King soccer programs recognized by NSCAA BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University was one of 217 collegiate schools that had both their men’s and women’s teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) when they released their annual team academic awards for the 2014-15 season. For the women, this marks their fifth straight year earning this distinction while the men earned recognition for the first time.
September 23, 2015 King to host Fall Showcase in November BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Baseball staff will host a Fall Instructional Showcase on Saturday November 7th, 2015. All high school players from freshmen (Class of 2019) to seniors (Class of 2016) are invited to attend the camp that starts at 10:00 a.m. and will run no later than 5:00 p.m. Space is limited to the first 50 players. Pre-registration has already started for each showcase.
September 23, 2015 King falls to Lander in double overtime BRISTOL, Tenn. – For their third consecutive contest, the King University men’s soccer team came back to even the score late and send the game against Lander University. However, on Wednesday the Bearcats found the back of the net in the 101st minute to hand the Tornado the 2-1 loss at Parks Field.
September 23, 2015 King rolls past Milligan in a 5-0 shutout MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team sailed pasted Milligan College behind explosive first half offense Wednesday night. With four goals in the first half King was able to comfortably manage the second holding Milligan scoreless for the match.
September 23, 2015 Tornado take sweep at Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team evened their Conference Carolinas record on Wednesday evening with a 3-0 win at rival Lees-McRae College. The Tornado were led by a double-double from Olivia Underwood as King wrapped up their stretch of road matches to start the season.
September 22, 2015 King sweeps Conference Carolinas cross country weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s cross country teams had a solid weekend at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational, resulting in a pair of Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week honors. Hannah Sanford and James Russell Ballowe both recorded personal records, leading them to the weekly honor.
September 21, 2015 Robertson wins Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate, King takes 3rd SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Nicola Robertson started the season on a high note for the King University women’s golf team. The sophomore led King to a third place finish at the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate by taking individual medalist honors. She shot 146 for the tournament while the Tornado finished with a 302 in the second day for a total of 629.
September 20, 2015 Tornado in third after first round of Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – In their first tournament of the season, the King University women’s golf team is in third of eight teams after the first round of the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate. The Tornado shot 320 and were led by Nicola Robertson who is in third place with on round to play.
September 19, 2015 Tornado comeback to top North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University continued their streak of road games to start the season on Saturday when they squared off against Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University. The Tornado didn’t get off to a great start, dropping the first set, but the Tornado came back with a vengeance. King won the final three sets to take their first Conference Carolinas victory of the year 3-1.
September 19, 2015 King remains undefeated in conference play after win at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women's soccer team defeat Erskine College behind three assisted goals. After two first half goals The Tornado outlast The Flying Fleet to take the match three goals to one.
September 19, 2015 Tornado play to second straight draw DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second straight game, the King University men’s soccer team played to a draw on Saturday afternoon when they took on Erskine College. XX scored late in the first half to get King on the board, but the Flying Fleet scored in the 41st minute to even the score at 1-1 at halftime. Neither team scored in the second half or in the overtime sessions as the match ended in a draw.
September 18, 2015 King finishes 11th in Virginia Tech Alumni Event Blacksburg, Va. – The King University women's cross country team traveled to compete in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite on Friday evening. King raced against 10 Division I opponents, finishing 11th overall..
September 18, 2015 Tornado fall at Southern Wesleyan CENTRAL, S.C. – Following their five set loss to open Conference Carolinas play, the King University women’s volleyball team tried to get into the win column on Friday night at Southern Wesleyan University. However, the Warriors grabbed the lead early and took the 3-0 victory.
September 18, 2015 Tornado record three personal records in Virginia Tech Alumni Invite Blacksburg, Va. – The King University men's cross country team competed in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite race and set three personal records. The Tornado finished 11th overall in a meet that contained nine NCAA Division I teams.
September 18, 2015 Tornado men's wrestling joins ECAC in 2015-16 DANBURY, Conn. – Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) President and CEO Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today the formation of the ECAC Division II Wrestling League to begin competition for this upcoming 2015-16 season.
September 16, 2015 King aims for top of Conference Carolinas in 2015-16 BRISTOL, Tenn. – In 2014-15 the King University women’s golf team posted their highest finish at the Conference Carolinas Championships, taking second. The Tornado return three of their top five players from last year, and have their sights set on improving their finish in 2015-16.
September 16, 2015 Murphy scores late as King and SWU play to 1-1 draw CENTRAL, S.C. – For the second time in a week, the King University men’s soccer team found themselves in a tight contest on the road. The Tornado were able to even the score at Southern Wesleyan University late in the contest to force overtime. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in either extra session as the match ended in a draw.
September 16, 2015 Offense propels King to victory at Southern Wesleyan CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team had their offense erupt on Wednesday night when they took on Conference Carolinas foe Southern Wesleyan University. Miranda Smith scored twice in the first 10 minutes before King added four goals in the second half to take the contest 6-0.
September 16, 2015 Schreiber selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was a memorable first collegiate race for King University women’s cross country runner Samantha Schreiber. The freshman won the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational which earned her Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week honors.
September 15, 2015 Tornado take 15th at Kiawah Island Invitational BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team showed consistency in their first tournament of the season, the Kiawah Island Invitational, shooting 302 in the first round and followed it with a 303 in the final round. The Tornado ended the tournament in 15th place with a two-day total of 605 and were led by Sam Hobday.
September 15, 2015 Comeback comes up short in league opener at BAC BELMONT, N.C. –In their Conference Carolinas opening match The King University women’s volleyball team went the distance and then some at Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado fought back after dropping the first two sets on the road and nearly pulled off the comeback, but the home standing Crusaders took the final set 16-14.
September 14, 2015 Hobday leads King in first round of Kiawah Island Invite KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team started their 2015-16 season at the Kiawah Island Invitational where they shot an opening round of 302. Sam Hobday led the Tornado with a round of two-under, landing him in a tie for fifth.
September 14, 2015 King now accepting nominations of 2016 Hall of Fame class BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will be taking nominations from now until November 1 for the King Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Use the following link to nominate a former student-athlete for the King Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
September 13, 2015 Tornado open season at Palmetto Tennis Center Invite SUMTER, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis started their season with an individual tournament against Conference Carolinas members at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational. Haley Maloney and doubles partner Marianne Hull highlighted the weekend for the Tornado.
September 13, 2015 Gomes, Logue, Poswiat highlight King at Palmetto Tennis Center Open SUMTER, S.C. – To start the season, the King University men’s tennis team played in the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational, an open tournament among the Conference Carolinas schools. The Tornado turned in a solid weekend as Pedro Gomes and Kyle Logue won the men’s B doubles draw.
September 13, 2015 Armstrong leads King at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – In their second race of the year, the King University cycling team had another stellar weekend, this time at nearby Lees-McRae. Kaysee Armstrong led the way with a pair of wins while Jennifer Caicedo took a win and a runner-up finish.
September 12, 2015 Sharks stun Tornado in final match of USC Aiken Invite AIKEN, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a chance split the weekend at the USC Aiken Invitational, but Nova Southeastern University had other ideas. The Tornado jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead only to see the Sharks comeback to win the next two sets and the third set 15-11 to take the match.
September 12, 2015 USC Aiken tops King in second day of USC Aiken Invite AIKEN, S.C. – After splitting day one of the USC Aiken Invitational the King University women’s volleyball team squared off against the hosts to start day two. The Pacers grabbed control early and took the match 3-0 behind a stellar offensive attack.
September 12, 2015 Offense leads King to conference opening win over Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – Going along with the recent theme, the King University women’s soccer team had to deal with more weather on Saturday when they opened Conference Carolinas play against Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado controlled the game on the offensive end, and had numerous close misses at the goal, but they were able to come away with the 3-1 victory.
September 12, 2015 Tornado open conference play with victory over Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team starts off conference play with a win against Emmanuel College. Netting one goal per half the Tornado kept Emmanuel scoreless until the 83rd minute and went on to take the win 2-1.
September 11, 2015 King splits day one of USC Aiken Invitational AIKEN, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team wrapped up play on day one of the USC Aiken Invitational against Lander University, a team the Tornado faced last weekend. The Tornado kept the first set close before the Bearcats pulled away in the final two sets to take the match 3-0.
September 11, 2015 Tornado take 2nd in season opener behind two top finishes NEWTON, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team opened their season at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational 5K on Friday evening against fellow regional opponents. The Tornado are off to a great start as they recorded the first and second place times and finished second place overall.
September 11, 2015 Tornado open USC Aiken Invite with sweep of Fayetteville State AIKEN, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened play at the USC Aiken Invitational with an impressive win over Fayetteville State University on Friday afternoon. The Tornado swept the Broncos behind a balanced attack to start the weekend on the right foot.
September 11, 2015 King runs away with a first at Lenoir-Rhyne Invite NEWTON, N.C. – The King University men's cross country team completed their second event of the season at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational 8K race against three regional opponents on Friday evening. The Tornado recorded another impressive performance, finishing first overall ahead of Lees-McRae College, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Tusculum College.
September 10, 2015 Mix of youth and experience ready for season opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team finished last season on a high note and head coach Brian Kamm hopes the Tornado pick up this season where they left off a season ago. Kamm will have to replace some firepower from last season, but he returns two of his top three performers that should help led the team in 2015-16.
September 9, 2015 Tornado comeback, fall to Queens in overtime CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The reigning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week Chris Hicks had another memorable night for the King University men’s soccer team on Wednesday night when they took on Queens University. The match was delayed nearly two hours due to weather, and when the game finally got underway, the Royals scored the first two goals of the contest before Hicks found the back of the net twice in the final 15 minutes to force overtime. However, Queens netted the golden goal in the 100th minute to take the contest 3-2.
September 9, 2015 Tornado drop home opener to Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team was handed their first loss of the season by Tusculum College in their home opener Wednesday afternoon. For the second game in row King had to battle weather delays as there was a one hour and thirty five minutes delay due to lightning at the half. The Pioneers gained an early two goal advantage and did not look back taking the contest 4-0.
September 9, 2015 King prepared to open new season BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the struggles of 2014-15 in the review mirror, the King University women’s tennis team has their sights set on returning to the Conference Carolinas Tournament in 2015-16. Mariia Ilina returns four starters from last season to go along with two newcomers and two more student-athletes coming off of a redshirt year.
September 8, 2015 Tornado ready to open 2015-16 season BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their fourth straight Conference Carolinas Tournament appearance, the King University men’s tennis team has aspirations of advancing in the Conference Carolinas Tournament in 2015-16. Head coach Mariia Ilina has a solid core returning that will be complimented by a stellar group of newcomers to help the Tornado reach their goals.
September 8, 2015 Hicks, Cook take Conference Carolinas weekly awards in opening week BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the first week of the fall season, a pair of King University student-athletes were recognized by Conference Carolinas on Tuesday morning when the league announced their athletes of the week. Chris Hicks of the men’s soccer team and men’s cross country’s Tanner Cook both took home weekly awards after their stellar opening week performances.
September 7, 2015 Booher announces 2015 signing class BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men's volleyball coach Ryan Booher, announced his 2015 signing class on Monday afternoon. The sixth-year head coach has inked six newcomers that will vie for time in the Scarlet and Navy.
September 6, 2015 Tornado take three victories at season opener CONYERS, Ga. – The King University cycling team got off to a good start this weekend at the season opening Georgia Tech mountain bike race. The Tornado were led by Jennifer Caicedo who took a first place on Saturday in the short track an followed that with a second place finish in Sunday’s cross country race.
September 5, 2015 Hicks' hat trick leads King past Concord BRISTOL, TENN. – After a loss in their opening match King University men’s soccer team rebounded nicely with a 4-0 win over Concord University on Saturday afternoon. Chris Hicks netted three goals to lead the Tornado to their first victory of the year.
September 5, 2015 King closes weekend with victory over Queens CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team closed the Queens University Tournament on a high note when they faced the hosts on Saturday night. Behind the stellar attack of Sarah Collins, the Tornado won the final three sets to take the match 3-1.
September 5, 2015 Tornado drop tight affair to Lander CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A day after splitting the two matches at the Queens University Tournament, the King University women’s volleyball team dropped a tight three set match to Lander University. The first set went to extra points, but the Bearcats took the set 26-24 before taking the final two sets by a total of five points.
September 5, 2015 Tornado draw with Tornados in weather shortened contest BREVARD, N.C. – In a contest with namesakes for both teams having connotations to weather it was only fitting the King University women’s soccer game at Brevard College would be called due to weather. The Tornado and the Tornados played 76 minutes to a 1-1 draw before the contest was called due to lightning.
September 4, 2015 Tornado stretch legs at Covered Bridge Open BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross opened the season with a 6,400 meter race against stellar NCAA Division I opponents on Friday evening at the Covered Bridge Open hosted by Appalachian State University. The Tornado turned in a solid opening meet, finishing sixth ahead of East Carolina University and Lees-McRae College.
September 4, 2015 King falls to Montevallo, splits day one of the Queens Tournament The King University women's volleyball team fell to the University of Montevallo in three sets in their second match at the Queens University Tournament. The Falcons pulled away late in each of the first two sets before a run in the middle of the third set to take the match.
September 4, 2015 King sneaks past Catawba behind Willoughby's double-double CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their season on Friday at the Queens University Tournament on Friday morning with a see-saw affair against Catawba College. The first three sets were decided by a total of six points, each at 25-23 with King taking the first two frames before the Indians forced fifth set that the Tornado took 15-6 to open the season 1-0.
September 3, 2015 Four first half goals power King past Mars Hill BRISTOL, Tenn. – Opening on the road, the King University women’s soccer team came away with a good result at Mars Hill. The Tornado used four first half goals to win their second straight season opener, topping the Lions 4-2 on Thursday night.
September 3, 2015 Tornado drop opener to Tusculum Bristol, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team opened the 2015 season with a solid first half against regional rival Tusculum College. However, the Pioneers put the contest out of reach with a pair of goals in the final 11 minutes to take the opener 3-0.
September 1, 2015 King aims for fourth straight Conference Carolinas title BRISTOL, Tenn. – The expectations have continued to grow for the King University women’s cross country team following their third straight Conference Carolinas championship in 2014. As they were a season ago, the Tornado will be young, with a roster of all underclassmen for first-year head coach Amanda Williamson.
August 31, 2015 Tornado reloaded for 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – After just missing the mark for their third straight trip to NCAA Championships in 2014 the King University men’s cross country team set out to return in the 2015 season. The Tornado return a solid core as Amanda Williamson enters her first season at the helm.
August 29, 2015 Lyle selected in Premiere Basketball League draft BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, former King University men’s basketball player, Logan Lyle received a phone call every basketball player dreams to receive. On Wednesday night, the Premier Basketball League held their draft, and the Lake Michigan Admirals selected Lyle with the 26th pick in the draft.
August 28, 2015 Expectations continue to rise for King cycling BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team had breakout mountain bike and cyclocross seasons last year, before topping the year off with an individual national champion during the road season. Going into his second season at the helm, head coach Alan Sparks has high expectations for his squad again this fall as they embark on the 2015 mountain bike season.
August 27, 2015 Tornado look to breakthrough in 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Entering the 2015 season, the King University women’s volleyball has aspirations of breaking through into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The Tornado have been one step away each of the last two years and second-year head coach Morris Cephas has have a veteran presence to help the Tornado breakthrough this season.
August 26, 2015 King primed for postseason run in 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – After their best season since joining the Conference Carolinas and NCAA Division II, the King University’s women’s soccer team enters the 2015 season with superior momentum. Head coach Simon Duffy returns 85 percent of the scoring from a season ago, including his top five goal scorers which leaves expectations high for the 2015 campaign.
August 25, 2015 Tornado ready to kickoff 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their best finish since joining NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas, the King University men’s soccer team looks to improve on their finish from a season ago in 2015. Head coach John Miglarese returns the core from a team that finished with seven wins and a fifth place Conference Carolinas finish.
August 24, 2015 Thompson adds McDaniel to coaching staff BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball staff has grown as head coach Josh Thompson announced the hire of Courtney McDaniel to round-out his staff for the upcoming season. McDaniel, a Tennessee High graduate played at the University of Tennessee, returns home following a two year head coaching stint in Florida.
August 24, 2015 Salata attends women's wrestling Leadership Academy BRISTOL, Tenn. - Following graduation, former King University women’s wrestler Julia Salata has started laying the foundation for her career after college athletics. Along with coming back from surgery and training for the 2016 Olympics, the Michigan native attended the NWCA Leadership Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
July 29, 2015 King earns fifth straight AVCA Team Academic Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced their annual recipients of their Team Academic Award, and the King University women’s volleyball team was recognized for the fifth straight season. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
July 29, 2015 Cephas signs five for upcoming season BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the fall season right around the corner, King University head women’s volleyball coach Morris Cephas has announced his signing class for the upcoming season. The second-year head coach inked five student-athletes that will don the Scarlet and Navy in the coming weeks.
July 22, 2015 Maietta, Scott named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University men's golfer Ross Maietta has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar that the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced on Wednesday. This year Maietta was joined by John Scott who earned the honor for the first time. Maietta and Scott aretwo of 91 NCAA division II golfer to earn the distinction, and in all 206 golfers were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.
July 21, 2015 Testa announces fall Prospect Camp BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Softball Coach Jenn Testa has announced the annual King University Softball Prospect Camp for the fall of 2015. The camp is scheduled for Saturday, September 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the King University campus.
July 17, 2015 Four Tornado selected WGCA All-American Scholars BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced their All-American Scholars and of the 758 golfers recognized, four were from King University. Both Elizabeth Swallow and Anna Walker earned the distinction for the second straight year while Cortnee Young and Nicola Robertson were recognized for the first time.
June 29, 2015 Pitts announces 2015 signing class BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, King University Men’s Basketball Head Coach George Pitts guided the Tornado to their sixth 20-win season under his tutelage, going 24-6. Pitts and the Tornado look to improve that in the coming season as he announces his 2015-16 recruiting class.
June 29, 2015 Thompson signs five for 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Josh Thompson is coming off the most successful season for the Tornado since becoming NCAA Division II members, and he seeks to improve on that finish going forward. Thompson has signed five student-athletes that should help the Tornado improve in 2015-16.
June 25, 2015 Keitt, Henry, Robinson earn NCAA Degree Completion awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had a trio of student-athletes earn NCAA Division II Degree Completion Awards earlier this month. Tia Keitt, Maegan Henry and Alexis Robinson all completed their athletic careers this spring at King and earned these awards to finish their degrees at King.
June 23, 2015 Testa inks 11 for 2016 BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the 2015-16 school year fast approaching, King University Head Softball Coach Jenn Testa has announced her 2016 signing class. The class includes six junior college transfers and five that will join King out of high school for a total class of 11.
June 23, 2015 King places 199 on spring Presidential Honor Roll BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced the Presidential Honor Roll for the spring semester, and King University came in fourth in the league with 199 student-athletes named to the list. As they did in the fall, the baseball team led the way for King, having 26 student-athletes selected. For the 2014-15 year, King finished third in Conference Carolinas behind Limestone College and Pfeiffer University.
June 14, 2015 Tornado close competition at U.S. World Team Trials MADISON, Wis. – On the second day of the U.S. World Team Trials, King University had nine wrestlers vying for a spot on the U.S. World team. Sarah Hildebrandt and Forrest Molinari led the way in the Challenge Bracket with third and fourth place finishes, respectively.
June 13, 2015 Hendey, Augello lead King on day 1 of U.S. World Team Trials MADISON, Wis. – On Saturday, the trio of Amanda Hendey, Haley Augello and Samantha Klingel started the action for the Tornado at the U.S. World Team Trials. Hendey and Augello had solid days as Hendey came within one win of qualifying for the U.S. World Team while Augello reached the finals of the Challenge Tournament.
June 11, 2015 King retains the Blue Ridge Cup for third straight year BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time since its inception three years ago, King University has won the Blue Ridge Cup in the annual competition against Lees-McRae College. The Bobcats got off to a strong start in the fall, but the Tornado came back to grab the lead before the conclusion of the fall season, ultimately retaining the cup for the third straight year by the score of 19-4.
June 8, 2015 Schrotenboer selected to lead swimming and diving programs BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Athletic Director David Hicks announced earlier this week the hire of the second head men’s and women’s swimming and diving program’s history. Following 10 years under John Connor, the swimming and diving programs will now be under the guidance of Jordan Schrotenboer, who joins the Tornado staff from Calvin College.
June 1, 2015 Duffy announces 2015 schedule BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the calendar turning to June, we are only a couple months from the start of the soccer season, and King University women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced his 2015 schedule. The Tornado are coming off their best season under Duffy, posting a 10-8 record a season ago and will host seven homes contests in 2015.
May 28, 2015 Martin, Swallow selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the conclusion of the spring season, Conference Carolinas has announced their Scholar Athletes of the Year for the spring sports. King University student-athletes Elizabeth Swallow and Alex Martin earned the award first time in their careers. Swallow garnered the distinction in women’s golf and Martin earned the selection in baseball.
May 20, 2015 Four King teams take Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the spring schedule, Conference Carolinas announced their spring season Messick Sportsmanship Awards, and four King University programs were honored. Men’s volleyball, men’s tennis as well as baseball and softball both earned the sportsmanship awards in their respective sport to bringing the total number of King teams to earn this award for the 2014-15 season to eight.
May 20, 2015 King wins first Conference Carolinas Messick Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since joining Conference Carolinas before the 2011-12 season, King University has won the Conference Carolinas Messick Sportsmanship Award. The Tornado had eight teams earned Mini Messick Awards throughout the year, including four in the spring. In the fall and winter seasons King won sportsmanship awards in women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball as and men’s indoor track and field. In the spring, men’s volleyball, men’s tennis as well as baseball and softball won the sportsmanship award to run the King University total to eight.
May 17, 2015 Doi, Molinari take gold at Body Bar Nationals IRVING, Texas – Members of the King University women’s wrestling team turned in another solid weekend at the Body Bar UWW National Championships. Marina Doi and Forrest Molinari led the group, both taking gold medals, earning spots on the U.S. UWW Junior World Team.
May 14, 2015 Swallow selected Capital One Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, King University women’s golfer Elizabeth Swallow has garnered Capital One Academic All-District honors. The awards were announced on Thursday, and the junior took honors in the at-large division for the second straight year.
May 13, 2015 Four Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the track and field team, four King University student-athletes were named All-Southeast Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week. Both Raheem Smith and Reggie Warren earned the distinction on the men’s side while both Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker were named All-Region in two events each.
May 12, 2015 Sola selected honorable mention All-Southeast Region NCBWA BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of his career, King University baseball player Jose Sola was selected honorable mention All-Southeast Region by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. This marks the first time Sola has earned All-Region honors.
May 9, 2015 Hendey leads King wrestlers at ASICS US Senior Nationals LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Earlier this weekend, a few members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed at the ASICS US Senior Nationals. This group was led by Amanda Hendey, Sarah Hildbrandt, Hanna Grisewood and Jessi Kee, who all placed in the top four of their respective weight class while all eight wrestlers that competed finished in the top six.
May 8, 2015 Caicedo takes first national championship at USAC Collegiate Road Nationals ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University cycling team completed their season on Friday and Saturday with three cyclists competing at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals. Jennifer Caicedo led the way for King, winning the road race on Friday.
May 7, 2015 Pair of PRs fall at Duke Twilight DURHAM, N.C. – A trio of King University track and field athletes completed their seasons on Wednesday and Thursday at the Duke Twilight Invitational. Both James Russell Ballowe and Hannah Sanford set personal records while Eliza Parker nearly set one herself.
May 4, 2015 Henry named Conference Carolinas Field Most Valuable Performer BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth time in two years, King University women’s track and field star, Maegan Henry has garnered Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Most Valuable Performer honors. Henry earned a pair of victories at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, to earn the award for the second straight year.
May 1, 2015 King to host annual golf tournament BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming up in June, King University will hold their annual golf tournament. This year the tournament will take place on Monday, June 8 at the Country Club of Bristol with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.
April 30, 2015 Walker hired as Assistant AD for Compliance BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since becoming NCAA Division II members, King University will have a new NCAA Compliance Coordinator when Jerry Salyer retires at the end of the month. Following a search for a replacement, Athletic Director David Hicks announced the hiring of Bart Walker for the new Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance.
April 29, 2015 King student-athletes attend APPLE Conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this spring three King University student-athletes along with assistant women’s basketball coach Shelly Strang attended the NCAA Division II APPLE Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. While there, the trio of Sydney Harris, Calvin Walker and Cameron Sauro learned about alcohol and drug prevention and steps to help their fellow student-athletes at King.
April 25, 2015 Dunn records four personal records, King finishes 5th BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team competed at the Conference Carolinas championships looking to improve on their third place finish from a season ago. Despite a great performance and multiple personal records, the Tornado was not able to improve on their result, earning a fifth place finish at the event.
April 25, 2015 Henry claims two golds as King finishes fourth BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team were back in action at the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships. Standing in second after day one, the Tornado look to make the jump into first, however, it did not go as planned as King completed the event in fourth. Leading the way for the Tornado was Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker.
April 25, 2015 Pfeiffer ends King's season with 8-4 win BURLINGTON, N.C. – On what was a chilly and rainy day on the second day of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, Pfeiffer University won their second straight elimination game, defeating King University 8-4. Both teams took advantage of miscues from the opposition early before the Falcons pulled away late to stay alive.
April 24, 2015 Tornado offense rolls to tournament-opening victory BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University softball team started the Conference Carolinas Tournament right where they left off the regular season, scoring runs. The fifth seeded Tornado fell behind fourth seeded Erskine College, and the score was tied before the King offense erupted for seven runs in the fourth inning and 10 more in the fifth to take the contest 21-5.
April 24, 2015 King falls to Baylor in NCATA Quaterfinals FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Competing at the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling (NCATA) National Championships for the second time in the two-year history of the program, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team faced a familiar foe in top seed Baylor University. The eight seeded Tornado hung with the Bears throughout the first half, but Baylor pulled away in the second stanza to take the contest 283.615-258.965.
April 24, 2015 King falls to Barton in CC quarterfinals despite No. 1 doubles win SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team dueled against Barton College to open the Conference Carolinas tournament. The duo of Luis Delgado and Moritz Poswiat gave the Tornado an early 1-0 lead at No. 1 doubles but it would not be enough as King fell to the Bulldogs 5-1.
April 24, 2015 King's season complete with loss to North Greenville BURLINGTON, N.C. – Win or go home. The King University baseball team squared off against North Greenville University in a matchup where a lot was on the line. Despite scoring first and holding an early 4-1 lead, the Tornado fell 8-6 in the Conference Carolinas tournament for the second time in as many days to end their season.
April 24, 2015 First inning runs lead Limestone past King BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University softball team had a chance to move in the semifinal game and go 2-0 on the first day of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. However, top seed Limestone College stood in their way and the Saints started the game with four runs in the first. The Tornado weren’t able to recover as they fell 4-2.
April 23, 2015 King falls to Pfeiffer on 10th inning home run BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing as the fourth seed in the opening game of the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the fourth straight season, the King University baseball team had to like their chances having won each of the last four, including three of them against Thursday’s opponent Pfeiffer University. It appeared the Tornado were head to a fifth straight opening game victory until the Falcons hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th, giving Pfeiffer the 7-6 win and sending King to the losers bracket.
April 23, 2015 Melcher headlines Tornado all-conference honorees BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday night before the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament kicks off, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers and four Tornado garnered first team all-league honors. Chrissy Melcher headlined this group, earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Year while being selected first team all-conference.
April 23, 2015 Whitt leads group of four selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament started earlier this morning, and the league announced their all-conference performers on Thursday night between the final two games of the day. Ryan Whitt headlined four King University baseball players honored as he garnered first team recognition in his first season wearing the Scarlet and Navy.
April 22, 2015 Poswiat earns All-Conference Carolinas accolades BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight year, one of their players was honored on Thursday night’s banquet. Moritz Poswiat earned third team All-Conference Carolinas recognition.
April 21, 2015 King places four in top 10, takes 2nd at Conference Carolinas Championships BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team held the lead after each of the first two rounds, but they couldn’t hold the lead on the final day has the finish second to Limestone College. The Tornado carded a final round score of 317 to complete the tournament with a score of 943. King did place four golfers in the top 10 and were led by senior Anna Walker.
April 21, 2015 Poswiat selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week of the regular season, King University men’s tennis player Moritz Poswiat earned some individual hardware. On Tuesday the sophomore was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week following his undefeated performance.
April 21, 2015 Tornado sweep Emmanuel in regular season finale FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In a pair of games that were nothing alike, the King University softball team came away with a sweep of Emmanuel College in the regular season finale. The Tornado took game one 3-0 behind a three-run home run from Chrissy Melcher before registering 20 hits in their 15-7 victory in the nightcap.
April 21, 2015 Drooker, Moushikhian garner Conference Carolinas honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team had their most successful season to date, posting a school record for wins, and qualifying for the Conference Carolinas Tournament, and when the league handed out their postseason awards on Tuesday, two Tornado were honored. Nick Drooker was selected as the Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year and Eddie Moushikhian garnered second team all-conference honors.
April 21, 2015 Maietta takes individual title, King 2nd at Conference Carolinas Champs BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – For the first time since joining Conference Carolinas, King University has a men’s golf conference champion. Senior Ross Maietta came from behind to take the individual title by two strokes with a tournament total of 213. Maietta nearly led the Tornado back to take the team title, but King came up just short, finishing second with a tournament total of 878 after their final round of 292.
April 21, 2015 Tornado Volleyball Camps set for this summer BRISTOL, Tenn. – This summer, King University will be hosting three individual girls volleyball camps and one team camp. The high school hitter/setter camp is slated for June 29-30 with the high school front row and back row defense scheduled for July 1-2. The middle school camp will take place on July 7-9 and the team came is scheduled for July 20-22.
April 20, 2015 King moves up to 2nd after two rounds of CC Championship BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team moved up the leaderboard in the second round of the Conference Carolinas Championship after shooting 294. The Tornado are in a tie for second with a tournament total of 586, five shots back of leaders Limestone College. Ross Maietta led the charge, shooting two-under in the second round, and moving up to second on the leaderboard.
April 20, 2015 Numpituckchaikul named All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – At Tuesday night’s banquet at the Conference Carolinas Championship, the league announced their all-conference award winners and King University’s men’s golfer Leennawat Numpituckchaikul was honored for the second straight year. This year Numpituckchaikul garnered second team all-conference honors after earning five top 15 finishes.
April 20, 2015 King holds two-round lead at Conference Carolinas Championship BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – After two rounds of the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University women’s golf team still sits atop the leaderboard with a two-round total of 626. The Tornado shot 314 in the second round and were led by Anna Walker who is in second place with one round remaining.
April 20, 2015 Tornado trio selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – At Tuesday night’s banquet at the Conference Carolinas Championship, the league announced their all-conference award winners and the King University women’s golf team had three members honored by the league. Both Elizabeth Swallow and Samantha Taylor garnered second team all-conference and Nicola Robertson was selected to the league’s third team.
April 20, 2015 Smith, Walker named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of the regular season near, Conference Carolinas announced their softball academic all-conference award winners. Both Hannah Smith and Amber Walker represented King University, receiving the distinction for the first time.
April 20, 2015 Seven Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the teams prepare for the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the league announced their baseball academic all-conference honorees. King University had seven players earn recognition, highlighted by Alex Martin and Braden Cook.
April 19, 2015 Gouge leads King in opening round of CC Championship BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – In a round that was played in heavy rain, the King University men’s golf team turned in a solid opening round at the Conference Carolinas Championship. The Tornado shot 292 in the first round, landing them six shots back in third place. All five of King’s golfer carded rounds of 76 or better.
April 19, 2015 King leads Conference Carolinas Championship after first round BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – The heavy that fell at the Bryan Park Champions Course on Sunday didn’t faze the King University women’s golf team as they posted the lowest score in the Conference Carolinas Championship opening round. The Tornado posted a first round score of 312 and were led by Nicola Robertson’s 77.
April 18, 2015 King falls to Limestone in 5 to end season GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team began their quest for the Conference Carolinas championship when they traveled to Limestone College to take on the Saints in a quarterfinal match. The Tornado jumped out to an early 2-1 lead but dropped the match in five sets to end their season.
April 18, 2015 Crusaders take pair from King on Senior Day BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after a pair of tough road defeats, the King University softball team tried to get back in the win column on Saturday when they hosted Belmont Abbey College on Senior Day. However, the Tornado ran into a hot pitcher, dropping game one 6-0 before the Crusader offense led Belmont Abbey to a 6-4 game two win, sweeping the doubleheader from King.
April 18, 2015 Tornado fall to Western Carolina in regular season finale CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team closed the regular season on Saturday when they face NCAA Division I foe Western Carolina University. The Tornado dropped a 7-0 decision to the Catamounts to close the season.
April 17, 2015 Tornado down Lees-McRae 6-3 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team looked to finish out the regular season on a winning note when Lees-McRae College came to town. The Tornado was dominant in singles play winning all but one match en route to a 6-3 victory over the Bobcats.
April 17, 2015 King drops final home match to Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team was back in action when they played host to Lees-McRae College in their final home contest of the season. The Tornado fell down in doubles play and were not able to come back in singles, falling to the Bobcats 8-1.
April 17, 2015 King drops a pair at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University softball team came into the weekend knowing they needed to finish strong in the regular season to earn a favorable seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament. However, the Tornado faced a pair of setbacks on Friday at Erskine College, dropping game one 2-1 and game two 7-4.
April 17, 2015 Tornado come back to sweep Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – Going for their first three-game Conference Carolinas sweep, the King University baseball team got off to a slow start on Friday. Southern Wesleyan University led for the majority of the contest after scoring six runs in the first inning, but the Tornado clawed their way back, eventually taking a 14-13 lead in the eighth inning. Nathan Helke closed the door in the ninth, giving King the sweep on Senior Day.
April 16, 2015 Doubleheader at Erskine moved to Friday BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to rain moving through South Carolina, today’s softball doubleheader at Erskine College has been postponed. The twinbill has been rescheduled for Friday starting at 2:00 p.m. in Due West, S.C.
April 16, 2015 King offense explodes in sweep of Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – With a chance to clinch a berth in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University baseball team came out and took care of business on Thursday against Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado offense erupted for 28 runs to take game one of the doubleheader 28-3, and Alex Martin tossed a complete game in the 4-1 game two win.
April 15, 2015 Series against SWU moved to Thursday, Friday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The weekend Conference Carolinas series between King University and Southern Wesleyan University has been altered. Instead of playing on Friday and Saturday, the three game set will start with a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch at 1:00 p.m. The series will conclude with game three at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, which will also be Senior Day for the Tornado.
April 15, 2015 Lincoln Memorial outscores King HARROGATE, Tenn. – On Wednesday afternoon, the King University baseball team faced another one of the top teams in the southeast region in as many days when they traveled to Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado fell behind early, but tried to dig their way out of the hole, cutting their deficit to just two runs in the seventh inning. However it wasn’t enough as the Railsplitters took the contest 12-6.
April 15, 2015 Outdoor track and field academic all-conference announced BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor season about to conclude, Conference Carolinas released their outdoor track and field academic all-conference recipients. The Tornado had eight women student-athletes earn the distinction and three men named academic all-conference.
April 14, 2015 Huffaker, Morris named academic all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their tennis academic all-conference teams on Wednesday, and two women’s tennis players garnered recognition. Amanda Huffaker and Claudia Morris both were named academic all-conference for the first time.
April 14, 2015 King selected to NCATA National Championships BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in the two year history of the King University acrobatics and tumbling program, the Tornado will compete at the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships. King was selected as the eighth seed and face top-seeded Baylor University on Friday, April 24 at 2:45 p.m.
April 14, 2015 King drops contest to Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University faced one of the top teams in the southeast region for the second time in a week on Tuesday afternoon. Tusculum College grabbed the lead early, and had to hold off a late Tornado rally to take the 10-4 victory.
April 13, 2015 Seven Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the spring season coming to an end, Conference Carolinas has announced their golf academic all-conference honorees. The Tornado three women and four men selected, for a total of seven.
April 13, 2015 Bowling, Lyle selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes BRISTOL, Tenn. – With basketball season over, Conference Carolinas has announced their men’s and women’s basketball scholar athletes of the year, and a pair of King University student-athletes were selected. Logan Lyle won his second straight men’s basketball scholar athlete of the year award, and Chelsea Bowling earned the women’s basketball scholar athlete of the year for the first time.
April 13, 2015 Tennis against Carson-Newman, canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – With weather scheduled to move in on Tuesday, the King University men’s and women’s tennis match against Carson-Newman University has been canceled. The matches will not be rescheduled.
April 12, 2015 Pitching leads King to sweep of Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University kept the momentum going from Saturday when they hosted Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado got a pair of solid pitching performances from Morgan Lowe and Lauren Smith to take the sweep 5-2 and 2-0.
April 12, 2015 Cox and Jensen lead King at Milligan College Cycling Classic ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The King University cycling team was back in action at the Milligan College Cycling Classic. On day one, Emily Cox and Alex Jensen took first and second respectively and on day two, Eric Wilkening and Jennifer Caicedo led the Tornado riders.
April 11, 2015 King falls at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision at Limestone College on Saturday afternoon.
April 11, 2015 King closes out regular season with win over Coker BRISTOL, Tenn. – Closing out their regular season, the King University men’s volleyball team squared up against Coker College. King took set one before dropping set two and eventually won the next two cruising to a 3-1 victory to send out seniors Stephen Brown and Mason Casner with a win.
April 11, 2015 Warren, Louden lead King at Beynon Sports Classic CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team competed at the Beynon Sports Classic and performed well leading up to the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships. Reggie Warren and Dione Louden both posted new personal records while the 4x100 relay team improved their time.
April 11, 2015 Rodriguez's walk-off lifts King to sweep of NGU BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Saturday when they hosted North Greenville University. The Tornado took a 2-1 walk-off win in what was a pitcher’s duel in the opening game of the day before King took the sweep with a 7-2 victory in the nightcap.
April 11, 2015 King splits with Erskine, wins series BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to win another Conference Carolinas series, the King University baseball team took the field for games two and three against Erskine College. The first game did not go as planned but the Tornado responded taking game two of the doubleheader to defeat the Flying Fleet in the three game series 2-1.
April 11, 2015 Tornado race to 10th, Parker breaks school record CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the Beynon Sports Classic and raced their way to a 10th place finish. The Tornado posted a very solid meeting heading into the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships.
April 11, 2015 Tornado drop close matches, fall to Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to take on Limestone College on Saturday afternoon. The Saints set the tone in doubles en route to the 9-0 win.
April 10, 2015 King takes game one from Erskine 11-5 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team was back on the field against Conference Carolinas’ second place team, Erskine College. The Flying Fleet raced out to an early lead in the top of the first inning but the Tornado gained the lead in the bottom of the first and did not look back, cruising to an 11-5 victory behind Ryan Whitt’s three runs batted in.
April 9, 2015 Friday's first pitch pushed back to 3:30 p.m. BRISTOL, Tenn. –The baseball game between King University and Erskine College scheduled for Friday, April 10 at 2:30 pm has been altered. The single game for Friday will now be pushed back with the first pitch scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
April 9, 2015 King drops dual at Converse SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team returned to Conference Carolinas action on Friday when they traveled to Converse College. Katya Cerny earned the lone win for the Tornado as Converse took the match 8-1.
April 9, 2015 Weekend schedule altered for Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in Friday’s forecast, the Conference Carolinas doubleheader between King University and Southern Wesleyan University has been moved to Sunday with a 2:30 p.m. first pitch. With this, the original games scheduled for Sunday against Young Harris College have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
April 8, 2015 King tennis matches at Tusculum are canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The men’s and women’s tennis dual match that was scheduled for Sunday at Tusculum College has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled.
April 8, 2015 Tornado splits with UVa-Wise BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took the field looking to fine tune things in a midweek contest against the University of Virginia at Wise. It did not go as planned for the Tornado in game one but came back to take game two to split the doubleheader with the Cavaliers.
April 8, 2015 Railsplitters use late inning rallies to top King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team kicked off a busy week with a nonconference doubleheader against Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday afternoon. The Railsplitters used big innings late in each contest to take the sweep 7-2 and 5-2.
April 7, 2015 Softball games at UVa-Wise postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s softball doubleheader between King University and UVa-Wise scheduled for 4:00 p.m., has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
April 7, 2015 King takes fourth at Trojan Invitational GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coming into the final round of the Trojan Invitational, the King University men’s golf team was in seventh place, and the Tornado climbed the leaderboard in the final round. King posted a final round score of 297, finishing with a total of 891 to finish in fourth place.
April 6, 2015 Serowski, Wellmann record career-highs as King falls to North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Looking to get a win in their final regular season Conference Carolinas match, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court against North Greenville University. Despite career-highs from Nick Serowski and Chandler Wellmann, the Tornado dropped the match 3-1.
April 6, 2015 Big innings lead Tusculum past King GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Monday afternoon, the King University baseball team faced one of the top teams in the southeast region on the road, Tusculum College. The Pioneers used a pair of five run innings to hand King their second straight loss, 11-2.
April 6, 2015 Numpituckchaikul leads King in first two rounds of Trojan Invite MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team returned to the course with two rounds at the Trojan invitational on Monday. The Tornado shot 306 in the first round and followed it with a 288 in the second round, landing King in seventh place with a stroke total of 594 with one round remaining.
April 4, 2015 Tornado stretch legs at Terrier Relays SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s track and field team returned to action on Saturday at the Terrier Relays. The Tornado were led by top 10 finishes from Reggie Warren, Dione Louden and Raheem Smith.
April 4, 2015 Martin, Henry lead King at Terrier Relays SPARTANBURG, S.C. – On Saturday at the Terrier Relays hosted by Wofford College, the King University women’s track and field team was led by Maegan Henry and Amelia Martin. The duo each set personal records at the meet, Martin the 1,500 meter run and Henry in the javelin.
April 4, 2015 King splits doubleheader at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – A day after dropping the series opener, the King University baseball team came back to take the middle game of the three game set 9-1 and even the series at Limestone College. However, the Saints came back in the nightcap, scoring six runs over the final three innings, taking the contest 7-4 and the series 2-1.
April 3, 2015 Loyd throws complete game as King falls to Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University baseball team was back in action against conference Carolinas opponent Limestone College. Complete games from both pitchers did not go well in the end for the Tornado as they fell to the Saints 2-1 to drop game one of the three game series.
April 3, 2015 King sweeps Coker in the rain BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a day that was filled with rain, the King University softball team turned in a pair of complete performances in a doubleheader sweep of Coker College. The Tornado topped the Cobras 5-1 in the first game before taking the nightcap 9-1 behind an offense that pounded out 14 hits.
April 1, 2015 King rolls past Lees-McRae for school record 14th win BANNER ELK, N.C. – After dropping a three set match against Belmont Abbey College, the King University men’s volleyball team came out with a little firepower against Conference Carolinas opponent Lees-McRae College looking for a school record 14th win. After taking set one, the Tornado cruised to a three set win behind the strong play of Stephen Brown and Eddie Moushikhian.
April 1, 2015 King drops match to Appalachian State BOONE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team was back in action less than 24 hours after competing against Belmont Abbey College, this time against division one opponent Appalachian State University. King trailed 1-0 after double plays and did not come back falling to the Mountaineers 5-0.
April 1, 2015 Early innings lead Lenoir-Rhyne past King BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after a earning a home nonconference win, the Tornado face Lenoir-Rhyne in another nonconference tilt. King fell behind in the early going, and made a comeback in the middle innings, but it wasn’t enough as the Bears took the 9-5 victory.
April 1, 2015 Tornado drop twinbill at Wingate WINGATE, N.C. – The King University softball team continued their road swing with a pair of contests at Wingate University. The Tornado fell behind early in game one, falling to the Bulldogs 6-2, but tried to rebound in the nightcap. Wingate scored in each of the final three innings to take game two 8-5.
March 31, 2015 Tornado finish second at the Agnes McAmis Memorial GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women's golf team came into the second round of the Agnes McAmis Memorial with a seven stroke lead on the field. However, King shot 322 in the second round, bringing their tournament total of 633 as they finished second behind Lander University who shot 307 in the second round and 627 on the tournament.
March 31, 2015 Lowe, Numpituckchaikul recognized by Conference Carolinas, Lowe by TWSA BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a great week, King University softball pitcher Morgan Lowe was named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week as well as Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA) Pitcher of the Week. Along with that, men’s golfer Leennawat Numpituckchaikul garnered Conference Carolinas Men’s Golfer of the Month for the second half of March after is first career win.
March 31, 2015 King falls in three to Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – In the first of two road trips in the coming week, the King University men’s volleyball team traveled to Belmont, N.C. to compete against Belmont Abbey College in a Conference Carolinas tilt. It did not go as planned for the Tornado as they fell in three sets to the Crusaders, moving to 13-11, 9-7 in the conference.
March 31, 2015 Tornado top Belmont Abbey in tight match BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team got back into the win column by taking their second straight Conference Carolinas victory Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado gained the advantage by taking two of the doubles matches, can capped the 6-3 win over Belmont Abbey College with four wins in singles play.
March 31, 2015 King falls to Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team returned home to face Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado earned a win at No. 1 doubles, but the Crusaders prevailed for the 8-1 wins.
March 31, 2015 Two-out runs lead King past Lincoln Memorial BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team continued their hot play of late, winning their fourth game in their last five chances. The Tornado fell behind Lincoln Memorial University early, but used timely hitting as all six of their runs came with two outs in their 6-4 victory over the Railsplitters.
March 30, 2015 King earns three Conference Carolinas sportsmanship awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the completion of the winter season, Conference Carolinas has announced their sportsmanship award winners, and three King University teams earned awards. Both the Tornado men’s and women’s basketball teams and the men’s track and field team earned the Messick Sportsmanship awards.
March 30, 2015 Tornado lead Agnes McAmis after first round GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s golf team continued their stellar play this spring by shooting a 311 in the first round of the Agnes McAmis Memorial hosted by Tusculum College. With that score, the Tornado lead the tournament by four strokes with one round remaining. Both Elizabeth Swallow and Samantha Taylor are in the top-10 after the first round.
March 29, 2015 King drops regular season finale at Fairmont State FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A day after competing in a tri meet, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team squared off with Fairmont State University. The Tornado stayed close until Fairmont State started to pull away after halftime taking the 263.135-250.240 victory.
March 29, 2015 King falls at #21 North Georgia DAHLONGEGA, Ga. – Playing their first match in more than a week, the King University men’s tennis team had their hands full with 21st-ranked University of North Georgia. The Nighthawks grabbed the lead in doubles play, and continued their stellar play in singles to take the 8-1 victory.
March 29, 2015 North Georgia tops King 9-0 DAHLONGEGA, Ga. – The King University women’s tennis team returned to the court to face the University of North Georgia. The Nighthawks grabbed the lead early in doubles play en route to the 9-0 victory.
March 29, 2015 King takes split at Barton WILSON, N.C. – A day after dropping a pair of games, the King University softball team got back into the win column on Sunday at Barton College. The Tornado took game one of the doubleheader 3-1 in eight innings before the Bulldogs came back to take game two 6-2.
March 28, 2015 King drops a pair at Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University softball team looked to keep their hot streak alive when they went on the road to take on Conference Carolinas foe University of Mount Olive. However, the Trojans had other ideas, taking the first game 6-2 and the nightcap 13-4 for the doubleheader sweep.
March 28, 2015 Ramos, Klingel lead King at ASICS University Nationals OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Some members of the King University women’s wrestling team returned to the mat on Saturday at the ASICS University Nationals. Samantha Klingel and Lorrie Ramos led the Tornado with second place finishes while Marina Doi finished third.
March 28, 2015 Tornado fall to Alderson Broaddus, Quinnipiac PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team returned to the mat on Saturday when they faced Alderson Broaddus University and Quinnipiac University. The Tornado got off to a slow start, and couldn’t get come back as they totaled 246.490 points, falling to Alderson Broaddus’ 264.875 and Quinnipiac’s 269.830 totals.
March 28, 2015 Tornado split DH with Belmont Abbey, take series BELMONT, N.C. – A day after taking the series opener in a pivotal Conference Carolinas series at Belmont Abbey College, the King University baseball team came back to win game one of Saturday’s doubleheader 7-6 to take the series win. However, the Crusaders avoided the sweep by taking the nightcap from King 8-6.
March 28, 2015 Louden, Smith, Lamkin highlight King performances at Winthrop Invitational ROCK HILL, S.C. – The King University men’s track and field team was back in action when they competed at the Winthrop Invitational. Dione Louden, Raheem Smith and Tom Lamkin led the way for the Tornado in their second outdoor meet of the season.
March 28, 2015 Parker leads King with new school record ROCK HILL, S.C. – The King University women's track and field team returned to action at the Winthrop Invitational in their second outdoor event of the season. Eliza Parker highlighted the Tornado performances in the 3000 meter steeplechase while Amelia Martin, Hannah Sanford and Maegan Henry posted solid finishes.
March 27, 2015 King gets back in win column with sweep of Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team got a much needed win on Friday night at the Student Center Complex when they hosted Emmanuel College. Not only was it much needed, but the Tornado matched the program record with 13 wins this year with the 3-0 victory over the Lions.
March 27, 2015 Offense explodes in series-opening win at Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – In a key Conference Carolinas matchup, the King University baseball team rode their offense to a victory over Belmont Abbey College in the series opener. The Tornado scored in all but two innings, defeating the Crusaders 22-8 on Friday afternoon.
March 26, 2015 Erskine escapes Student Center with five set win BRISTOL, Tenn. – Squaring off against the second team near the top of the Conference Carolinas standings this week, the King University men’s volleyball team went five sets with Erskine College for the second time this season. The Tornado forced a fifth set with a 25-23 fourth set win, but couldn’t complete the comeback as the Flying Fleet took the final set 15-13 and the match 3-2.
March 25, 2015 Pitching leads Tornado past Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team continued their hot play in the warm weather, taking a Conference Carolinas doubleheader from Lees-McRae College on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 4-0 behind Morgan Lowe’s second straight shutout while Lauren Smith earned her first career win in the circle with King’s 5-1 victory in game two.
March 25, 2015 Loyd selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following his stellar outing against Conference Carolinas favorite University of Mount Olive, King University baseball player Heath Loyd was selected the league’s pitcher of the week. Loyd earned his third win of the season, holding one of the most potent offenses in the conference to one run over seven innings of work.
March 25, 2015 Portugal drives in four, King defeats Bluefield State 15-6 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team was back in action when they played host to Bluefield State College in a non-conference contest. The Tornado was quick out of the gates, scoring seven runs in the first inning to defeat the Blues 15-6 behind Jake Portugal’s three hits and four runs batted in.
March 24, 2015 Tornado takes 12th at Bearcat Golf Classic GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University men's golf team completed the Lander Bearcat Golf Classic with a 12th place finish. The Tornado was in second place after a first round of 285, but dropped to 11th after carding a 293 in the second and ultimately fell to 12th with a three-round total of 875.
March 24, 2015 King falls in 5 sets to Pfeiffer Misenheimer, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team took the court against Conference Carolinas first place opponent, Pfeiffer University. In a five set thriller, King fell short behind three in double figure kills, led by Nick Serowski with 13 kills.
March 24, 2015 Offense erupts as King sweeps Bluefield State BRISTOL, Tenn. – The bats awoke for the King University softball team in a big way on Tuesday as they pounded out 22 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Bluefield State College. The Tornado took game one 9-0 behind a pair of home runs from Amanda Sports and followed by winning the nightcap 8-0 behind a one-hit shutout from Hollyn Franklin.
March 24, 2015 Swallow takes third, King 6th at Wingate Intercollegiate Challenge CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team closed out the Wingate Intercollegiate Challenge with a round of 321 to finish sixth with a tournament total of 638. Elizabeth Swallow earned her third straight top five finish, taking third this week.
March 24, 2015 Match against Lincoln Memorial postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – The tennis matches that were scheduled against Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday have been postponed. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
March 24, 2015 King falls to Carson-Newman in 11 BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first midweek home game of the year, the King University baseball team looked to get a win over in-state opponent Carson-Newman University in a game that took 11 innings for a result. King held multiple leads in the contest; however the Eagles tied the game up in the eighth inning and eventually defeated the Tornado in 11 innings, 8-5.
March 23, 2015 Tornado in 11th after two rounds of Bearcat Invite GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team stayed hot in the first round of the Bearcat Invitational, but they cooled off in the second round. The Tornado were in second place after a first round of 285, but dropped to 11th after carding a 293 in the second. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul came within one of the school record with a first round of 67, and is tied for third with a two round score of 139.
March 23, 2015 King leads the Wingate Lady Bulldogs Invite after first round CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team continued their hot play this spring by firing a 317 in the first round of the Wingate Lady Bulldog Invitational. That score lands the Tornado atop the leaderboard, one stroke clear of second place Limestone College going into Tuesday’s final round. Elizabeth Swallow and Nicola Robertson led King and are in second and fourth place, respectively.
March 23, 2015 NABC selects Lyle second team All-Southeast Region BRSITOL, Tenn. – Logan Lyle has had one of the most illustrious careers in King University men’s basketball history, and this weekend he earned another award. The Unicoi, Tenn., native was selected second team All-Southeast Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
March 22, 2015 Tornado drop series finale to Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after sweeping Conference Carolinas favorite University of Mount Olive, the King University baseball team dropped the series finale to the Trojans. Mount Olive came out swinging, scoring eight runs in the first three innings en route to the 12-3 victory.
March 21, 2015 Parker, Burchfield perform at Wake Forest Invitational WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team was back in action for the first time on an outdoor track. Highlighting the performances for the Tornado was Eliza Parker in the 5000 meter and Shelbie Burchfield in the High Jump.
March 21, 2015 Tornado led by Cook, Smith at Wake Forest Invitational WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team competed for the first time this year on an outdoor track at the Wake Forest Invitational. Tanner Cook and Raheem Smith posted top 15 finishes to highlight the day for King.
March 21, 2015 Tornado take win over Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team finally was able to play outside on campus this spring, and they didn’t disappoint, taking a Conference Carolinas victory from Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado grabbed the lead in doubles, and clinched the match with four singles wins for the 6-3 victory.
March 21, 2015 King takes two from Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first home contests in nearly a month, the King University baseball team squared up against the University of Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader. Two early runs in game one, delivered the Tornado a 4-3 win and the team followed it up with a four run fifth inning to win game two 5-2 and take the series from the Trojans.
March 21, 2015 Tornado blow by Mount Olive in four sets MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Coming off a tough five set loss to Barton College, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court again for the second time in as many days against the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado was able to win the first two sets before dropping one and finalized the match in four behind the strong play of Nick Serowski and Stephen Brown.
March 21, 2015 King tops Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing outside on campus for the first time this spring, the King University women’s tennis team came away with a win over Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado grabbed the lead with a pair of doubles wins en route to the 6-1 Conference Carolinas victory.
March 21, 2015 Tornado rally to take game one, drop nightcap at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University softball team took to the road to face Conference Carolinas preseason favorite Limestone College and it looked as though the home standing Saints would take game one of the doubleheader. However, the Tornado came storming back with three runs in the seventh and four in the eighth to take the opener 7-3. King tried to come back in the nightcap, but fell short as the Saints took the split with the 5-3 victory.
March 20, 2015 Tornado fall to North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's tennis team returned to the court on Friday to face Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University, who won the dual match 9-0.
March 20, 2015 Singles play leads North Greenville past King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to action when they faced North Greenville University on Friday. The Tornado got off to a hot start in doubles, but the Crusaders came back in singles play to take the match 6-3.
March 20, 2015 King drops conference contest to Barton WILSON, N.C. – Back on the road, the King University men’s volleyball team looked to start their three game road trip in winning fashion when they matched up against Barton College in a Conference Carolinas affair. Although Nick Serowski posted 17 kills, the Tornado was not able to get it done as they fell to Barton in five sets.
March 20, 2015 King places 10 on track & field academic all-conference team BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor season about to start, Conference Carolinas released their indoor track and field academic all-conference recipients. The Tornado had seven women student-athletes earn the distinction and three men named academic all-conference.
March 19, 2015 Erskine doubleheader rescheduled, Lenoir-Rhyne canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has rescheduled their Conference Carolinas matchup with Erskine College. The doubleheader is now slated for April 16 at 3:00 p.m. in Due West, S.C. The nonconference games against Lenoir-Rhyne University originally scheduled for that date have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
March 19, 2015 Weekend series with Mount Olive altered BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather on Friday, this weekend’s baseball series between King University and the University of Mount Olive has been altered. Instead of playing Friday and Saturday, the series will start with a doubleheader on Saturday at 12:00 p.m., and conclude with a single game at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
March 18, 2015 Moushikhian, Serowski lead Tornado past North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to get back into the win column in Conference Carolinas play, the King University men’s volleyball team squared up against North Greenville University. The Tornado was able to get the first and eventually won in four sets behind the strong play of Eddie Moushikhian.
March 18, 2015 King falls to Francis Marion BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned home to face Francis Marion University in a doubleheader on Wednesday, and the Patriots turned in a couple stellar pitching performances to hold the King offense down. The Patriots took the first game 4-0 and held on for a 2-0 win in the nightcap.
March 17, 2015 Numpituckchaikul wins Hargett Memorial Invite, King takes sixth MONROE, N.C. – Leennawat Numpituckchaikul slept on a one stroke lead at the Hargett Memorial Invitational hosted by Wingate University going into the tournament’s third and final round on Tuesday. The junior didn’t feel the pressure as he went out and posted another round under par, his third of the tournament, finishing as individual medalist by two strokes with a score of four under par. He led the Tornado to a sixth place finish of 15 teams with a three round total of 896 after their final round of 300.
March 17, 2015 Swallow named Conference Carolinas Golf of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning her first tournament of the season, King University’s Elizabeth Swallow was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Golfer of the Month. The junior led won the Hilton Head Lake Invitational, defeating Laura Bird on the fourth playoff hole.
March 17, 2015 Doubleheader at Emmanuel rescheduled for April BRISTOL, Tenn. – The softball games between King University and Emmanuel College that were rained out last weekend have been rescheduled. The teams will now play on April 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Franklin Springs, Ga.
March 16, 2015 Tornado drop twinbill at Tusculum GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Following a weekend that was washed out, the King University softball team took on regional rival Tusculum College. The Pioneers used a big inning to take game one 13-2 before winning the nightcap 2-0 for the sweep.
March 16, 2015 Francis Marion, UVa-Wise games rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has rescheduled a pair of doubleheaders. Friday’s twinbill against Francis Marion University has been moved to Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on the King campus. The Tornado also rescheduled their contest with UVa-Wise that was postponed earlier this month to April 7 at 4:00 p.m. at UVa-Wise.
March 16, 2015 Numpituckchaikul leads Hargett Memorial Invite after two rounds MONROE, N.C. – Playing their first tournament in a month, the King University men’s golf team sits in seventh place after two rounds of the Hargett Memorial Invitational. The Tornado carded a 299 in the first round and followed it with a 297 in the second round for a total of 596. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul not only leads King, but he also leads the tournament with a score of three under par with one round to play.
March 16, 2015 Tornado take series finale at Emmanuel FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In the series finale, the King University baseball team tallied runs in four straight innings en route to taking the series. The Tornado scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings before plating a pair in the eighth to take the contest 6-3.
March 15, 2015 Sola hits a pair of home runs, leads King to split at Emmanuel FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In a series that got pushed back a couple days due to rain, the King University baseball team split with Emmanuel College in a Conference Carolinas series. The Lions held off a late King rally to take game one 5-4 before the Tornado bounced back to take the nightcap 4-2.
March 14, 2015 King sweeps Marymount triangular ARLINGTON, Va. – The King University men’s volleyball team closed their spring break in impressive fashion, taking a pair of sweeps at the Marymount University triangular. The Tornado started with a sweep of the hosts 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 and followed it with a win over Bluefield College 25-12, 25-13, 25-8.
March 13, 2015 Newring takes 13th at NCAA Championships BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time in school history, King University had a runner qualify for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field championships. Justin Newring turned in a 13th place finish in the 200 meter dash on Friday night.
March 13, 2015 Lyle garners All-Southeast Region honors BRSITOL, Tenn. – Men’s basketball player Logan Lyle had one of the most illustrious careers in King University history, and he can add another award to his mantle following his senior season. On Friday, the Unicoi native was selected Daktronics First Team All-Southeast Region after leading the Tornado to a 24-6 record.
March 12, 2015 Series at Emmanuel moved to Sunday-Monday BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain scheduled to hit Franklin Springs, Ga., the next couple days, the weekend baseball series between King University and Emmanuel College that was scheduled for Friday and Saturday has been altered. The Conference Carolinas series will now start with a doubleheader on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and conclude on Monday with a single game at 12:00 p.m.
March 12, 2015 Tornado drop five set match at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – Following their five set victory on Wednesday, the King University men’s volleyball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Thursday night when they faced preseason favorite Erskine College. Just as they did a day earlier, the Tornado came back to force a fifth a decisive fifth set, but unlike Wednesday, King couldn’t complete the comeback, falling to the Flying Fleet 3-2.
March 12, 2015 Doubleheaders at Emmanuel and Erskine postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to rain in the forecast, Friday and Saturday's softball doubleheaders at Emmanuel College and Erskine College have been postponed. Makeup dates have not been set for either of the Conference Carolinas contests.
March 11, 2015 Tornado take out Coker in five HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team start their spring break with by outlasting Coker College in a five set nonconference match. The Tornado took the first two sets before the Cobras bounced back to force a fifth set, which King won 15-12 to take the match.
March 10, 2015 Swallow wins, Tornado take second at Hilton Head Lakes Invite HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Coming into the final round of the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational, the King University women's team was in second place, but within striking range of the leaders. The Tornado couldn't catch UNC Pembroke, finishing second after shooting 308 in the final round and 615 for the tournament. However, Elizabeth Swallow made up three strokes and won the tournament outright on the fourth playoff hole.
March 10, 2015 Team routine gives King comeback win over Gannon ERIE, Pa. – In a matchup of the eighth and ninth ranked teams in the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA), the King University acrobatics and tumbling team came away with their third straight win. King trailed the Golden Knights by nearly three points going into the final event of the meet, but King posted a team routing score of 89.11, lifting the Tornado over Gannon 252.875-249.425.
March 10, 2015 King baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne moved to Tuesday BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in the forecast for Wednesday, the King University baseball game at Lenoir-Rhyne that was scheduled for Wednesday has been moved to today. First pitch from Hickory, N.C. is slated for 5:00 p.m. Tuesday night.
March 10, 2015 King tops Lenoir-Rhyne for fourth straight win HICKORY, N.C. – Following a doubleheader sweep on Monday, the King University baseball team was in action on the road again on Tuesday, this time against Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Tornado took the lead early and used seven pitchers to make those runs stand up, taking the nonconference affair 5-1.
March 9, 2015 King in second after Hilton Head Invite first round HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Coming off a tournament win their last time out, the King University women’s golf team continued their stellar play this spring in the first round of the Hilton Head Lake Invitational. The Tornado carded 307 in the first round, placing the Tornado second in the 19-team field. Elizabeth Swallow led the Tornado and is currently in second with one round remaining.
March 9, 2015 Wolves comeback, take split with King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their third doubleheader in as many days, the King University softball team took a come-from-behind win in the first game of a doubleheader against Newberry College before the Wolves returned the favor in the nightcap. King scored three runs in the sixth inning to take game one 5-2 while Newberry plated three runs in the seventh inning of game two for the 6-4 win.
March 9, 2015 Strong pitching delivers King sweep of Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. – In a doubleheader that was moved to the opposing team’s field, the King University baseball team came out hungry to earn two wins over the Lions of Mars Hill University. King was quick to open a lead up in game one, earning a 5-1 win and followed that up with another win, this time 3-2 behind strong pitching in both contests to move to 8-12 on the season.
March 8, 2015 Wilkening leads King at season-opening road race CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team open the road season this weekend at the Clemson race and newcomer Eric Wilkening turned in a solid first performance. The senior posted a pair of top five finishes in his first career race.
March 8, 2015 King splits Conference Carolinas opener with Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team opened Conference Carolinas play against Pfeiffer University, the Tornado offense came alive in the first game of the doubledip. King plated 10 runs en route to the 10-3 victory before the Falcons took a see-saw affair 9-6 in the night cap.
March 8, 2015 King earns first wins over Adrian, Concordia Wisconsin ADRIAN, Mich. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team earned their first wins of the year on Sunday and eclipsed their win total from last year. In a tri meet, King scored 250.660 points to top Adrian College and Concordia University Wisconsin who scored 229.670 and 228.120, respectively.
March 8, 2015 King-Mars Hill moved to Monday at Mars Hill BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain supposed to hit Bristol on Tuesday, the King University baseball doubleheader against Mars Hill University has been moved to Monday at Mars Hill. First pitch from Mars Hill, N.C. is slated for 2:00 p.m. on Monday.
March 7, 2015 Eagles spoil King's return to the diamond BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned to the diamond on Saturday afternoon for the first time in nearly three weeks when they hosted Carson-Newman University. The Eagles set the pace in the first inning of each game en route to the doubleheader sweep. Carson-Newman took the first game 8-0 before winning the nightcap 7-1.
March 7, 2015 King falls to North Greenville in Conference Carolinas semis MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – In postseason play, nothing comes easy, and the King University men’s basketball team was locked in another tight game in the Conference Carolinas Semifinals against third seed North Greenville University. The second seeded Tornado trailed the majority of the contest, but came back to take the lead late in the game, only to see the Crusaders respond and score the game’s final four points to take the contest 59-56.
March 7, 2015 Martin gives King split with Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University baseball team tried to get back in the win column on Saturday when they faced Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader. The Falcons uses a pair of big innings to take game one 10-5 before Alex Martin shutdown the Pfeiffer offense in game two. The Tornado took the nightcap 3-1 behind the stellar performance from the senior on the mound.
March 7, 2015 King falls to Barton in conference contest WILSON, N.C. – The King University women's tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road Saturday at Barton College. The Bulldogs started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.
March 7, 2015 Poswiat wins but King falls to Barton WILSON, N.C. – The King University men's tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road Saturday at Barton College. The Bulldogs started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.
March 6, 2015 Tornado drop series opener at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University returned to Conference Carolinas action at Pfeiffer University on Friday afternoon. The Falcons grabbed the lead in the first inning before putting the contest out of reach with three runs in the eighth inning, taking the contest 7-2.
March 6, 2015 King falls at Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road on Friday at the University of Mount Olive. The Trojans started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.
March 6, 2015 Lyle, LeVeau garner All-Conference Carolinas honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the Conference Carolinas Tournament “final four” the league announced their men’s basketball award winners for the 2014-15 season. Both Logan Lyle and Hunter LeVeau represented the second seeded King University men’s basketball team earning first and second team all-conference honors, respectively.
March 6, 2015 Trojans top King in conference dual MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road on Friday at the University of Mount Olive. The Trojans started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.
March 6, 2015 Comeback comes up short, King falls to Alderson Broaddus BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team jumped out of conference play to take on Alderson Broaddus University on Friday night. The Battlers took the first two sets, only to see the Tornado come storming back by winning the third and fourth sets. However, King couldn’t complete the comeback as Alderson Broaddus escaped with the 3-2 win.
March 5, 2015 Connor announces retirement BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, King University head swimming and diving coach John Connor announced his retirement at the end of the year. Connor has been the only coach in the 10 year history of the King swimming and diving programs.
March 5, 2015 Bowling, Keitt selected All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the most successful season for the King University women’s basketball program since becoming NCAA Division II members, two Tornado were honored with postseason awards from Conference Carolinas. Chelsea Bowling earned second team all-conference honors while Tia Keitt garnered third team recognition.
March 4, 2015 Eight Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the basketball regular season, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference honorees for the 2014-15 season. King University had eight basketball players recognized, four from the women’s team and three from the men’s team.
March 4, 2015 Duffy adds Clarke for 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The spring women’s soccer season just underway, head coach Simon Duffy announced the signing of McKenzie Clarke to King University. Clarke comes to King from Lyman High School in Florida and will join the team this fall.
March 4, 2015 King drops conference match to Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – It did not go as planned for the King University men’s volleyball team when they hosted Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolinas contest. Being able to tally the first point in every set was not the answer for the Tornado as they fell to the Falcons 3-0.
March 4, 2015 Newring qualifies for NCAA Indoors in 200 BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in school history, a King University track and field athlete has qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Justin Newring posted the ninth fastest 200 meter dash time in the country, qualifying him for next weekend’s championships in Birmingham, Ala.
March 3, 2015 Six Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of indoor track and field season near, six members of the King University track and field teams earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors when the organization announced their awards on Monday. On the men’s side, Justin Newring, Raheem Smith, Eric Jones and Reggie Warren earned the distinction while Shelbie Burchfield and Maegan Henry were honored on the women’s side.
March 3, 2015 King-Lenoir-Rhyne postponed, Bluefield State rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to wet conditions in Bristol this week, Wednesday’s doubleheader against Lenoir-Rhyne University has been postponed. The doubledip has been rescheduled for Monday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Bristol. The postponed games from last weekend against Bluefield State College have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m.
March 1, 2015 Richard Rendelman Invite canceled, King adds Wingate Pinehurst Challenge BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team was slated to play in the Richard Rendelman Invitational hosted by Catawba University on Monday and Tuesday, but the tournament has been canceled due to weather. To replace the tournament, King has added the Wingate Pinehurst Challenge on March17-18 at Monroe Country Club in Monroe, N.C.
February 28, 2015 Trojans stun King in Conference Carolinas Tournament BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming in as the second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s basketball team knew they would be in for a battle with seventh seeded University of Mount Olive. The Tornado had a lead of 12 points in the first half, and 11 in the second half, but couldn’t put the Trojans away. Mount Olive gained their first lead of the day with nine minutes left, and held off a late King flurry to take the upset win 72-69.
February 28, 2015 Lychock leads King to 3-0 win over Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first match in about two weeks, the King University men’s volleyball team looked superb on the court when Limestone College came to town. The Tornado started fast and did not look back, defeating the Saints in three sets in a key Conference Carolinas contest. Leading the way for the Tornado was Matthew Lychock with nine kills, hitting .900 in the match.
February 28, 2015 King defeats Erskine 6-3 behind 3 singles wins DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to the court for the second time in less than 24 hours against Erskine College. The Tornado was victorious over the Flying Fleet winning three singles matches and two doubles.
February 28, 2015 LeVeau's buzzer beater advances King to semifinals BRISTOL, Tenn. – In postseason play only one thing matters adding one to the win column and advancing to the next round. It may not have been the best game all season, but Hunter LeVeau lifted the second seeded King University men’s basketball team over seventh seed Limestone College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. LeVeau banked in a three-point basket as the buzzer sounded to bring the Student Center Crowd to their feet and give King the 37-34 victory.
February 28, 2015 Tornado drops contest to Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team was back in action for their second matchup of the weekend, this time against Erskine College. However, the Tornado fell to the Flying Fleet 9-0 in the Conference Carolinas contest.
February 28, 2015 Reed leads King at NCAA Super Region II Championships PEMBROKE, N.C. - The King University men’s wrestling team completed the NCAA Super Region II Championships advancing none to the NCAA Division II Championships. Highlighting the day for the Tornado was Landon Reed earning a sixth place finish, one place short of an NCAA tournament opportunity.
February 28, 2015 King splits with Barton to open series NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – The King University baseball team took the field despite the weather, playing against Barton College at Fox Creek High School in a Conference Carolinas three game series. King was quick to start in game one, scoring 17 runs, to earn the win in first game of the series. Game two did not go King’s way as they fell 3-2 and look to win the series on Sunday.
February 27, 2015 Falcons top King 9-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team was back in action on Friday, indoors at the Country Club of Bristol when they hosted Pfeiffer University. However, the Falcons came away with the 9-0 Conference Carolinas victory.
February 27, 2015 Tornado return to the court, fall to Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team finally returned to the court on Friday at the Country Club of Bristol when they hosted Pfeiffer University. However, the Tornado dropped the Conference Carolinas tilt to the Falcons by the score of 7-2.
February 27, 2015 King sends five to day two at NCAA Super Region II Championships PEMBROKE, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened the NCAA Super Region II Championships with a solid day. Five Tornado advanced to Saturday’s second round, and King sits in 11th place in the 14 team regional after the first day.
February 26, 2015 Weekend series moved to South Carolina BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to winter weather moving through Tennessee and North Carolina, this weekend’s Conference Carolinas baseball series at Barton College has been moved. King University will now face the Bulldogs at Fox Creek High School in North Augusta, S.C., on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the teams will play a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m. at Fox Creek High School, and play the series finale on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
February 26, 2015 Henry, Martin garner accolades from Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their great performance at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships, two members of the King University women’s track and field team were honored following the meet. Maegan Henry garnered Women’s Field Most Valuable Player and Amelia Martin was named the Women’s Freshman of the Year.
February 25, 2015 Thursday's match against Limestone moved to Saturday BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the impending snow due to hit Bristol on Thursday, the volleyball match that was scheduled against Limestone College tomorrow has been postponed. The Conference Carolinas match has been rescheduled for Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
February 25, 2015 Weekend softball slate postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – This weekend’s softball games against Bluefield State College and UVa-wise have been postponed. Makeup dates for both doubleheaders have not been announced at this time. Earlier this week, a doubleheader at Queens University was postponed. A makeup date has not been announced for that game either.
February 24, 2015 Second half run pushes King past Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a tough week, the King University broke out of their mini slump with a big 78-47 win over Lees-McRae College. The Tornado were on fire from the field, topping the 50.0 percent mark for the third time this season as the win locked up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament.
February 24, 2015 Whitt named TSWA and Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this spring season, a King University baseball player has been named both Tennessee Sports Writers Association and Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Ryan Whitt drove in 10 runs, helping King win their Conference Carolinas-opening series at North Greenville University.
February 24, 2015 King closes regular season with win over Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – Having already locked up the second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s basketball team still faced a tough challenge to close out the regular season, facing rival Lees-McRae College. The Tornado got the near sellout crowd into the action early, scoring the game’s first 11 points. However, the victory wouldn’t come easy as the home standing Tornado held off a late Bobcat rally to take the game 106-93.
February 23, 2015 King wins snow-shortened Converse Spring Invite SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Due to snow, the second round of the Converse Invitational has been canceled, meaning the King University women's golf team earned their second victory of the season with a score of 314. Nicola Robertson was the individual medalist and Elizabeth Swallow finished second.
February 23, 2015 Softball doubleheader at Queens postponed, Wingate rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – With all the winter weather in the southeast and cold temperatures, the King University softball doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday at Queens University has been postponed until Thursday. First pitch from Charlotte, N.C. is still slated for 4:00 p.m.
February 23, 2015 Baseball games with Tusculum, Mars Hill postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to more snow falling in northeast Tennessee, today’s baseball game that was scheduled between King University and Tusculum College has been postponed. Tomorrow's game at Mars Hill University has also been postponed. A makeup date has not been announced for either game at this time.
February 22, 2015 Newring, Warren lead King to 4th at Conference Carolinas Championships WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team turned in a stellar performance at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships on Sunday, taking fourth at the meet. Justin Newring and Reggie Warren headlined the group, posting NCAA provisional qualifying times.
February 22, 2015 Tornado take third at Conference Carolinas Championships WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team finished third of nine teams at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships following a solid team effort. The Tornado were led by Eliza Parker, who won the 3,000 meters and Maegan Henry who won both the shot put and weight throw.
February 21, 2015 King stumbles at Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – Coming off a tough defeat to the third-ranked team in the country, the King University women’s basketball team had to take to the road to face a Belmont Abbey College in a key Conference Carolinas tilt. The Tornado fell behind, but came back to take a two point lead at halftime. However, the Crusaders used a run early in the first half to take the lead, and they never looked back to take the 69-59 victory.
February 21, 2015 Bears tumble past King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Despite all the snow, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team took on Baylor University. The Bears started the meet strong and didn’t let up, whereas the Tornado struggled at points throughout the meet as Baylor topped King 276.595-250.795.
February 21, 2015 Tornado shoot past Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – Having already locked up the second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s basketball team scored early and often at Belmont Abbey College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado eclipsed the 100-point mark for the third time this season, and shot a season-best 58.3 percent from the floor in their 104-64 victory.
February 21, 2015 King defeats North Greenville behind 16 hits TIGERVILLE, S.C. – In the final game of the series, the King University baseball team looked to win game three to open Conference Carolinas play on the right note. A high scoring affair and quick start for the Tornado delivered them an 11-9 win behind 16 hits.
February 21, 2015 Acrobatics and tumbling against Baylor pushed back to 7:00 p.m. BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the snow falling in Bristol today, the acrobatics and tumbling meet against Baylor University has been pushed back. Instead of the original 5:00 p.m. start time, the meet will now start at 7:00 p.m.
February 20, 2015 Whitt drives in nine as King splits with NGU TIGERVILLE, S.C. – In a series that was slated to be played in Bristol, the King University baseball team jumped ahead of North Greenville University in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. Ryan Whitt drove in seven to lead King to the 14-3 victory before the Crusaders came back to take game two 5-2.
February 20, 2015 King cracks NCAA regional rankings for first time BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since joining NCAA Division II in 2010-11, the King University women’s basketball team is ranked in the NCAA Regional Rankings. In the first rankings of the year that came out on Wednesday, the Tornado are ranked eighth.
February 20, 2015 Match at North Greenville postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the snow, and more winter weather moving in on Saturday, the men’s volleyball match at North Greenville University that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. The conference Carolinas battle has rescheduled for Monday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.
February 20, 2015 Tornado ranked 7th in first NCAA Regional Rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since their first season in NCAA Division II, 2011-12, the King University men’s basketball team is ranked in the NCAA’s Regional Rankings. The first rankings of the year came out on Wednesday, and the Tornado are ranked seventh in the Southeast Region.
February 19, 2015 King's upset bid of #3 Limestone comes up short BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the beginning of the game, it looked as though the third ranked team in the nation might have a somewhat easy victory in the Student Center Complex, but the King University women’s basketball team calmed down and gave Limestone College a run for their money. The Tornado came back to even the score at halftime and never trailed in the second half until the waning seconds. The Saints got a layup with 4.2 seconds left to escape frigid Bristol with a 57-56 victory.
February 19, 2015 King downs Limestone behind Martin's career high BRISTOL, Tenn. – A very slow start was quick to change as the King University men’s basketball team held a significant lead at halftime over the Saints of Limestone College. Brandon Martin came up big for the Tornado tallying a new career-high of 14 points in the Conference Carolinas contest as King would go on to defeat Limestone 80-50.
February 18, 2015 Weekend softball tournament canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the winter weather moving through the southeast, this weekend’s softball tournament at Catawba College has been canceled. The four games King University was scheduled to play will not be rescheduled.
February 18, 2015 King weekend tennis matches postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the winter weather that moved through the southeast this week, the King University tennis matches against Pfeiffer University and Belmont Abbey College have been postponed. The Tornado will face Pfeiffer on Friday, February 27, and Belmont Abbey Saturday, April 4.
February 18, 2015 Weekend series moved to North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow still falling in Bristol, this weekend’s Conference Carolinas baseball series between King University and North Greenville University has been moved to North Greenville. The three game set will start with a doubleheader at 1:00 p.m. on Friday in Tigerville, S.C. and conclude with a single game on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
February 17, 2015 Wednesday's doubleheader at Wingate postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday at #25 Wingate University has been postponed. A makeup date hasn’t been announced at this time.
February 17, 2015 Basketball doubleheader against Limestone pushed back BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the winter weather moving through the southeast, Wednesday's basketball doubleheader between King University and Limestone College has been pushed back once again. Instead of the 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. tipoff scheduled for Thursday afternoon, the King women will take on the third-ranked Saints at 4:30 p.m. and the men to follow at 6:30 p.m.
February 17, 2015 Tornado take 9th at spring opener KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – In their opening tournament of the spring, the King University men’s golf team posted a 306 in the second round of the Newberry Invitational and followed it with a 308 in the third round at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course. In total King shot 943 in the tournament, finishing ninth of 18 teams, and were led by Leennawat Numpituckchaikul who finished 15th.
February 16, 2015 King opens the spring season at Kiawah Island Ocean Course KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened their spring season at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course on Monday. Only one of the two scheduled two rounds was completed due to darkness and the Tornado shot 329 in the first round and are in 12th place of 18 teams.
February 16, 2015 Snow postpones baseball, men's volleyball this week BRISTOL, Tenn. – With winter weather moving in, King University has postponed games that were slated to take place this week. First, Tuesday’s men’s volleyball match against Pfeiffer has been postpone and rescheduled for Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. The baseball game at Mars Hill University that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed, and rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 with first pitch slated for 2:00 p.m.
February 15, 2015 King swept at McKendree LEBANON, Ill. – A day after falling at Quincy University, the King University men’s volleyball team faced McKendree University on Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats came out swinging early, and didn’t let up as they took the three-set sweep 25-21, 25-15, 25-16.
February 15, 2015 Tornado close regular season at Maryville Lombardi Duals ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In their final tune up before the NCAA Super Region II Championships, the King University men’s wrestling team faced a tough schedule at the Maryville University Lombardi Duals. The Tornado faced a pair of top 10 teams, falling to #4 Ouachita Baptist University 39-9 and #8 McKendree University 33-16 before dropping a 37-6 decision to the University of Indianapolis.
February 15, 2015 King falls to Lenoir-Rhyne, #8 Armstrong State SAVANNAH, Ga. – The King University softball team had a rough day on Sunday, facing a pair the region’s top teams in Lenoir-Rhyne University and eighth-ranked Armstrong State University. The Tornado dropped the first contest to Lenoir-Rhyne 12-4 before falling to the host Pirates 14-3 in the final game of the weekend.
February 14, 2015 King matches NCAA record with zero in win over SWU BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to reach 20 wins with a couple games left to play, the King University men’s basketball team did exactly that against Southern Wesleyan University. Logan Lyle’s eight triples powered the Torando past the Warriors 94-72 while four scorers reached double-figures.
February 14, 2015 Tornado drop pair to Lenoir-Rhyne and #8 Armstrong State SAVANNAH, Ga. – The King University softball team nearly came away with a win in the first game of the day against Lenoir-Rhyne University, but fell as the Bears score two runs in the top of the seventh inning. The Tornado then fell to #8 Armstrong State University in the nightcap 8-0.
February 14, 2015 Tornado blows by Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team eclipsed 80 points for the first time since the 2013-14 season when Southern Wesleyan University came to town. Four scorers in double-figures helped the Tornado defeat the Warriors 83-57, coming one game closer to a 20 win season.
February 14, 2015 King repeats as WCWA national champions ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team came into the WCWA National Championships as the favorite and defending champions, and the Tornado didn’t disappoint. The top-ranked team in the country sent seven wrestlers to the finals, and had 13 All-Americans as they rolled to their second straight national title, racking up 269 points to top second place Campbellsville University who had 196 points.
February 14, 2015 Langford leads King to 10th at ASC Championships CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – In their final event of the season, the King University women’s swimming team traveled north to take part in the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. Olivia Langford was the highlight in the pool for the Tornado posting a new school record in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:17.77. The Tornado finished 10th in the 13 team field with 134 points.
February 14, 2015 Quincy tops King in four QUINCY, Ill. – The King University men’s volleyball team took to the road for a nonconference match with Quincy University on Saturday night. The Tornado were close to the Hawks in every set, but could only come away with one victory as Quincy came away with the 3-1 victory, 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20.
February 14, 2015 Tornado take 11th at ASC Championships CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team swam in their final event of the 2015 season at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. Nicholas Piumelli and the 400 yard medley relay team highlighted the performances for the Tornado swimmers as they finished 11th of 12 teams with 72 points at the event.
February 14, 2015 King splits with Slippery Rock BRISTOL, Tenn. – Despite the snow, the King University baseball team took the field for a doubleheader against Slippery Rock University to complete the four game series. A quick start for the Tornado in game one, delivered them a 15-6 win. In game two, the Rock started fast and King was able to close the gap but the Tornado fell 12-10.
February 13, 2015 King falls twice to Slippery Rock BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a very cold day, the King University baseball team took the field against Slippery Rock University as the Rock opened their season. Not a great day for the Tornado as they fell in game one 5-0 and played a strong game two till the latter innings as Slippery Rock won game two, 6-2.
February 13, 2015 King sits atop the leaderboard after first day of WCWA Nationals ST. LOUIS, Mo. – After the first day of the WCWA National Championships, the favorite and #1-ranked King University women’s wrestling team didn’t disappoint. The Tornado sit atop the standings, nearly 30 points clear of the second place team, thanks to 11 different wrestlers qualifying for the semifinals in their respective weight classes.
February 12, 2015 King hosts Family Day, Play 4 Kay this week BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t come to the Student Center Complex to see the King University basketball teams play you are running out of time. This week is the perfect time to bring the family to see the Tornado as Saturday, February 14 is Family Day! Then next week, on Wednesday, February 18 King will host their annual Play for Kay game, raising money for breast cancer awareness.
February 12, 2015 Tornado come back to defeat Limestone 22-21 GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team feel behind Limestone College early, but the Tornado did give up as they overcame a 15 point deficit to come back and take the road victory. King won the final four bouts of the dual, including a win by fall from Garrett Fosdyck at 285 pounds to give the Tornado the 22-21 win over the Saints.
February 11, 2015 Weekend series against Slippery Rock altered BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Arctic Front moving in, the King University baseball team altered their schedule for this weekend’s series with Slippery Rock University. The Tornado will now take on Slippery Rock in a doubleheader on Friday and again on Saturday, starting both days at 12:00 p.m.
February 11, 2015 Tornado aim to repeat as WCWA National Champions BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season after capturing their first Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) nation title, the King University women’s wrestling team is the favorite going into this weekend’s championships. The Tornado posted a perfect 20-0 in duals this season, and they won their second straight National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals title while holding the #1 ranking in the WCWA Poll for the last two years.
February 11, 2015 Tornado cruise to win over Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – A little home cooking may have been just what the doctor ordered for the King University men’s basketball team as they returned home on Wednesday evening. The Tornado posted their best shooting percentage in nearly a month in their 88-50 victory over Erskine College in the Student Center Complex, shooting 56.1 percent from the floor.
February 11, 2015 King takes key conference game from Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to open a two game lead on Erskine College with a win, the King University women’s basketball team did exactly that when the Flying Fleet came to town. Behind Chelsea Bowling’s 14 points and eight rebounds, King earned a 56-49 win in a very key Conference Carolinas meeting. With the win, it is the most in a single season since head coach Josh Thompson has been at the helm.
February 10, 2015 King cruises by Lees-McRae in three BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to go three and zero in their last three matches, the King University men’s volleyball team did exactly that when Lees-McRae College came to the Student Center. After a quick set one, the Bobcats pushed King in set two and took them to extra points in set three but it would not be enough as King was able to defeat Lees-McRae 3-0.
February 10, 2015 Raymond's three hits not enough, as King falls to Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Looking to bounce back into the winning column, the King University baseball team traveled to Carson-Newman University to take on the Eagles. The Tornado was able to keep the score tied for the first third of the game but the middle innings would deliver them the loss despite Tyler Raymond’s 3-for-4 performance.
February 10, 2015 King splits with Lee in season opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – The conditions may not have been perfect, but the King University softball started their season by splitting a doubleheader with Lee University in chilly Bristol. The Tornado took the first game 3-0 behind a solid performance from pitcher Morgan Lowe before the Flames bounced back for a 7-2 win in the nightcap.
February 8, 2015 UNC Asheville defeats King 7-0 ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team took their first Conference Carolinas win yesterday, and on Sunday the Tornado face NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville. King played a couple close matches, but the Bulldogs ultimately prevailed for the 7-0 victory.
February 8, 2015 Tornado drop contest at UNC Asheville ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A day after taking their first Conference Carolinas win of the season, the King University women’s tennis team fell at NCAA Division I opponent UNC Asheville. The Bulldogs were too much for the Tornado, taking the 7-0 victory.
February 8, 2015 Tornado set program bests, fall to Alderson Broaddus BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team opened their second season on a Sunday against Alderson Broaddus University. The Tornado outperformed their best numbers from a season ago in nearly every heat, but the Tornado fell to the Battlers 272.185-262.405.
February 8, 2015 Late inning rally pushes Francis Marion by King FLORENCE, S.C. – Looking to steal a win from Francis Marion, the King University baseball team took the field after falling twice to the Patriots the previous day. King held the lead for most of the game; however, Francis Marion was able to get three across the plate late in the game to sweep the Tornado.
February 7, 2015 King tops Emmanuel 5-4 to open conference play FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The early spring matches King University men’s tennis team played against division I opponents paid off as the Tornado opened Conference Carolinas play with a win on Saturday. The Tornado opened up with a 5-4 win at Emmanuel College.
February 7, 2015 Emmanuel proves too much for Tornado FRANKLING SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s team got off to a slow start at Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon and were never able to recover. The Tornado dropped a 68-54 Conference Carolinas decision to the Lions.
February 7, 2015 Tornado open Conference Carolinas play with win FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s tennis team opened Conference Carolinas play with a road victory at Emmanuel College. The Tornado split two doubles matches and came back to win three singles matches to take the dual 4-3.
February 7, 2015 Tornado place well at ETSU Invite JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – In an extremely tough field, the King University women’s track and field team took on the competition at the East Tennessee State University Invite. Leading the way for the Tornado was two top 10 finishes from Maegan Henry.
February 7, 2015 Lions use late run to top King 72-64 FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team took to the road to face a tough Emmanuel College team on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado got off to a hot start, extended their lead early, and held off a late first half Lion run. However, King couldn’t hold off second half run from Emmanuel as the Lions took the Conference Carolinas tilt 72-64.
February 7, 2015 King downs Mount Olive in four sets BRISTOL,Tenn. – Less than 24 hours after a very exciting match, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court again against Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive. After falling in set one, King won the next three giving them a 3-1 win behind Eddie Moushikhian’s 19 kills and Chandler Wellmann’s 12 digs.
February 7, 2015 Newring, Hatfield, and DMR highlight ETSU Invite for Tornado JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s track and field team looked to build off their success last weekend when they competed against numerous NCAA Division I teams at the East Tennessee State University Invitational this weekend. Justin Newring took fourth in the 200 meters, Connor Hatfield finished seventh in the seeded 3,000 meter run and the distance medley relay team set a new school record.
February 7, 2015 Tornado roll late, top Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University turned in a stellar performance Saturday afternoon when they faced Belmont Abbey College in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado trailed 15-12, but came back with a vengeance, getting a major decision from Trevor Wentt and back-to-back falls from Jesse Masters and Eldon Valery, Jr. to clinch the 34-15 victory.
February 7, 2015 Union swims by King BARBOURVILLE, Ky.. – The King University men’s swimming team traveled to Barbourville, Ky. to compete against Union College. In the tough dual between the Bulldogs and the Tornado, Tyler Brewster was able to post a new personal best in the 100 yard butterfly.
February 7, 2015 King falls to Union College and Columbia College BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s swim team dove into the pool against Union College and Columbia College looking to get two wins to finish their regular season. Koai Martin and Nicole Maldonado both posted personal bests, highlighting the day for the Tornado.
February 7, 2015 Tornado drop two to Francis Marion FLORENCE, S.C. – The King University men’s baseball team took the field for the third and fourth time in 2015 when they traveled to Francis Marion University to take on the Patriots. What did not go King’s way in the first game of the doubleheader had the same result in the nightcap as King dropped both contests.
February 6, 2015 Mix of old and new have expectations high for Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning conference championships in their first two years in Conference Carolinas, the King University softball team came up just short a season ago and the Tornado will strive to get back there in 2015. King will have a new face in the circle, but the core of the lineup returns for head coach Jenn Testa as the Tornado will make a run at another conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance.
February 6, 2015 King's block comes up big in 3-2 win over Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game full of excitement, the King University men’s volleyball team prevailed over the Bulldogs of Barton College in a five set thriller. The sets went back and forth till the Tornado took the last two, to go on and defeat Barton 3-2 behind Eddie Moushikhian’s 19 kills and Stephen Brown’s 15 kills and 12 digs.
February 5, 2015 Lyle garners Capital One Academic All-District honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – He is already one of the most prolific three-point shooters in the country, but Logan Lyle also excels in the classroom. The senior became the first Tornado men’s basketball player to be selected to the Capital One Academic All-District first team when the award was announced on Thursday.
February 5, 2015 Jelen added as track and field/cross country assistant BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head track and field coach Amanda Williamson has announced the addition of Jarvis Jelen as the distance coach for the Tornado. He will bring a plethora of experience and knowledge to the Tornado from his running days at Liberty University to serving as an assistant at South Dakota State University and his stint last season as the head cross country coach at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania.
February 4, 2015 Tornado ready to start year two BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their first season, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team is a little more prepared for their second season in 2015. Head coach Megan Bamford took over the Tornado midway through last season, and led King to their first win near the end of the year giving King room for improvement going into year two.
February 4, 2015 King falls to #16 Newberry BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling tried to bounce back from their weekend on Wednesday night when they hosted #16 Newberry College. The Tornado had the Wolves on the ropes early, but Newberry came back to take the 30-18 victory.
February 3, 2015 Keitt's 20 powers Tornado past Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – A very quick start for the King University women’s basketball team led them to what they went down to Lees-McRae College to get, a win. Tia Keitt propelled the Tornado over the Bobcats after dropping 20 points, while going 8-for-13 from the field in the 63-47 win.
February 3, 2015 Tornado trio take Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University track and field teams head a successful weekend at the Mountaineer Indoor Open, and three Tornado were honored by Conference Carolinas on Tuesday. Maegan Henry, Eliza Parker and Justin Newring all were named athletes of the week by the league.
February 3, 2015 Lyle's late triple propels King to win at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team may have gotten off to an auspicious start at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night, but the Tornado were able to refocus and take the come-from-behind win. The contest was tied with less than three minutes left when Logan Lyle drilled a three-point basket to give King the lead for good as they escaped with an 82-76 victory.
January 31, 2015 Newring leads King to first place finish BOONE, N.C. – In their third meet of the spring, the King University men’s track and field team reached new heights at the Mountaineer Indoor Open. Justin Newring led the Tornado, whom recorded two first place finishes, to a team finish of first out of 17.
January 31, 2015 Mitchell leads King to Conference Carolinas win over Converse BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coaches often talk about closing each half on a positive note, and the King University women’s basketball team did just that on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado closed the first half on a 19-4 run to take a 30-17 lead into the break against Converse College. In the second half, King closed the frame on an 11-2 run to take the 51-38 Conference Carolinas victory.
January 31, 2015 Masters leads King at Super Region II Duals TIFFIN, Ohio – The King University men’s wrestling team squared off with some of the region’s best teams on Saturday at the Super Region II Duals hosted by Tiffin University. The Tornado dropped all four matches to Tiffin, University of Findlay, University of Indianapolis and Seton Hill University.
January 31, 2015 King takes to the pool at Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team traveled to take on Mars Hill University on Saturday. The Tornado were led by Tyler Brewster and Justin Reeves at the event.
January 31, 2015 Henry's school record helps King earn second place finish BOONE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team turned in an impressive performance at the Mountaineer Indoor Open on Saturday, taking second in a field of 13 teams. Maegan Henry led the way, breaking her own school record, and becoming the first Tornado to break the 16-meter mark in the weight throw.
January 31, 2015 King sinks 19 triples, tops Trevecca Nazarene 85-68 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball got back into the win column on Saturday afternoon by using the three-ball in an 85-68 nonconference win over Trevecca Nazarene University. The Tornado sank 19 triples, which included seven from the nation’s active career leader, Logan Lyle who poured in a game-high 24 points.
January 31, 2015 King splits season-opener with Brevard BRISTOL, Tenn. –The King University men’s baseball team started their 2015 season off when Brevard College came to town. In a battle where the Tornados came to face the Tornado, the team’s split the double header amidst the brutally cold weather.
January 31, 2015 Maldonado, Langford set personal records at Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. – Nicole Maldonado led the King University women’s swimming and diving team as they faced Mars Hill University and Emory & Henry College. Maldonado won the 50 yard freestyle and took second in the 100 yard butterfly.
January 31, 2015 Hildebrandt, Augello each take 2nd at Dave Schultz International COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A few members of the King University women’s wrestling team took a break from the collegiate season for a weekend to compete at the Dave Schultz Memorial International. Both Haley Augello and Sarah Hildebrandt reached the finals of their respective weight classes at the event.
January 30, 2015 Tornado fall to Division I foe Liberty LYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their early fall schedule with another dual against another NCAA Division I opponent. The Tornado fell at Liberty University 7-0 on Friday afternoon.
January 30, 2015 King defeats Emmanuel in four sets BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a loss against Limestone College, the King University men’s volleyball team looked to get back in the winning column when they traveled to Emmanuel College. In what was a first set that did not go in favor of the Tornado, saw themselves come back to win three sets in a row to go on and defeat the Lions of Emmanuel.
January 29, 2015 New look Tornado ready for opening day BRISTOL, Tenn. – Youth or experience. Some coaches prefer to have a veteran squad and other might prefer a young talented one. King University baseball coach Blaine Brown lost a lot of experience from 2014, but the Tornado brought in a talented recruiting class that is anxious to prove what they can do in in 2015.
January 29, 2015 Sparks adds Ellis to signing class BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University cycling head coach Alan Sparks is proud to announce the signing of Kyle Ellis. He will bring a solid background in both mountain biking and cyclocross to the Tornado squad next season for Sparks.
January 28, 2015 Strong first half powers King by Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a big win on the road over Barton College, King took the court against Pfeiffer University in another key Conference Carolinas matchup. A strong start and first half for that matter, helped power the Tornado past the Falcons behind four scorers in double figures.
January 28, 2015 Tornado fall to Pfeiffer in overtime BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team got off to an auspicious start when they hosted Pfeiffer University in the Student Center Complex on Wednesday night. The Tornado worked their way back and the teams went back-and-forth over the final 25 minutes until the score remained tied at the end of regulation. However, the Falcons outscored King in the extra session to take the contest 76-73.
January 27, 2015 Season opener moved up a day BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to in climate weather moving into the Tri Cites, the King University baseball season opener has been moved from Sunday to Saturday. The doubleheader against Brevard College is now scheduled for Saturday with first pitch at 12:00 p.m.
January 27, 2015 King falls in five to Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – In their first road match of the season, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court against Conference Carolinas opponent Limestone College. In a match where King saw themselves in the same predicament as they were against Belmont Abbey after two sets, showed the same result in the next two sets, with the final set going against them as King fell to Limestone in five sets.
January 27, 2015 Lyle selected TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Senior men’s basketball player Logan Lyle has been having a solid year, and on Tuesday he was named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. Lyle led King to a 2-1 week, averaging 20.0 points and 5.3 rebound per game.
January 27, 2015 Seniors victorious in final dual in the Student Center BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team proved why they are the team to beat the upcoming WCWA National Championships on Tuesday night when they defeated #14 Life University 43-1. The Tornado honored their four seniors, all of which took wins by fall in their final competition in the Student Center Complex.
January 26, 2015 King wrestlers ranked in U.S. Wrestling rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the college season winding down, many of the King University women’s wrestling will continue to compete at the international level. U.S.A. Wrestling recently posted their first rankings for the year, and numerous Tornado were ranked at their weight class, headlined by senior Sarah Hildebrandt who is ranked second at 55 kilograms.
January 25, 2015 Tornado drop spring opener at Wofford SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their spring schedule against NCAA Division I Wofford College. The Terriers no time taking the lead in doubles, en route to the 7-0 win.
January 25, 2015 King falls at Division I for Wofford to start spring SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their spring with a defeat at NCAA Division I opponent Wofford College. The Terriers took the doubles point, before taking the dual match 7-0.
January 24, 2015 Maldonado wins 50 free, King takes third at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team returned to action on Saturday when they faced both Pfeiffer University and Milligan College at Pfeiffer. The Tornado finished third of the three with 41 points while Milligan took second at 51 and Pfeiffer first with 163 points.
January 24, 2015 Tornado take four titles at Bearcat Open LEBANON, Ill. – Coming off their NWCA National Duals championship, the King University women’s wrestling team returned to action at the Bearcat Open hosted by McKendree University. The Tornado had a great day, taking four individual titles and two second place finishes at the event.
January 24, 2015 King bounces back with win at Barton WILSON, N.C. – Coming off their first loss in more than a month, the King University men’s basketball team responded with a solid road performance at Barton College. Senior Logan Lyle led King to the 100-81 win over the Bulldogs as he matched a season-high with 25 points to get King back in the win column.
January 24, 2015 Balanced scoring leads King past Barton WILSON, N.C. – Looking to bounce back from a two point loss against the University of Mount Olive, the King University women’s basketball team took the court against Barton College on very short rest. In a game that was close for the first ten minutes of play eventually saw the Tornado storm away with it, resulting in a 25 point win behind three in double figures.
January 24, 2015 Tornado take third at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team returned to action on Saturday when they faced both Pfeiffer University and Milligan College at Pfeiffer. The Tornado finished third of the three with 19 points while Milligan took second at 33 and Pfeiffer first with 183 points.
January 23, 2015 Tornado see winning streak halted at Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women's basketball team put their nine-game winning streak on the line Friday night at the University of Mount Olive. In a game that was played within six points the whole way, Mount Olive came back in the second half to hand the Tornado their first loss in more than one month, 59-57.
January 23, 2015 King rallies back from 2 sets down to defeat Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a match full of excitement, the King University men’s volleyball team prevailed over Belmont Abbey College in the Tornado’s first Conference Carolinas match of the year. Strong play from Eddie Moushikhian, Matthew Lychock and Chandler Wellmann powered the Tornado over the Crusaders in five sets after a slow start from King.
January 23, 2015 Comeback comes up short as King falls at #16 Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Playing on the road in conference play is never easy, and the King University men’s basketball team knew they were in for a battle when they traveled to #16 University on Mount Olive on Friday night. The Tornado jumped ahead early, but saw the Trojans open up a sizable lead in the second half. King came back in front of a packed Kornegay Arena, but couldn’t grab the lead as the Trojans escaped with the 87-78 victory.
January 22, 2015 Tipton named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Payton Tipton’s illustrious career in the Scarlet and Navy has come to an end, but the senior earned one last award this week. Conference Carolinas announced their fall scholar athletes, and Tipton earned the award for women’s volleyball, marking the second straight year King has had the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Scholar Athlete.
January 22, 2015 Trojans come back to top King ANDERSON, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to action when they traveled to take on Anderson University in dual on Thursday night. The Tornado held a lead, but the Trojans came storming back to take the dual 28-21.
January 22, 2015 Spring-opening dual at Wofford moved to Sunday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University tennis teams were scheduled to open their spring schedule on Saturday at Wofford College, but the teams will have to wait one day to open the spring campaign. Due to bad weather forecasted on Saturday, the teams decided to move the match to Sunday with hopes of better weather. The men’s and women’s duals will start at 1:00 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C.
January 19, 2015 King slides by Emmanuel in key conference contest BRISTOL, Tenn. – Going for their ninth win in a row, the King University women’s basketball team did exactly what they had planned against Emmanuel College. A first half lead delivered the Tornado their 13th win and eighth in Conference Carolinas behind the strong play of Tia Keitt and Arnelle Collins.
January 19, 2015 King announces Hall of Fame class of 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, King University will induct members into the King Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2015 class will be inducted during Dogwood Weekend on April 11 and will include the 1988 baseball team, Declan Jogi ’03 and Rebekah Wilson Hull ’05.
January 19, 2015 Tornado win ninth straight, top Emmanuel 69-57 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their second game in as many days, the King University men’s basketball team faced Conference Carolinas top defensive team in terms of points allowed in Emmanuel College. The first half was a struggle offensively for the Tornado, but King fond their three-point shot in the second half, taking the hard fought 69-57 victory.
January 17, 2015 Tornado storm past Belmont Abbey behind 21 triples BRISTOL, Tenn. – A quick start for the King University men’s basketball team helped them earn a win over Belmont Abbey College in a Conference Carolinas matchup in the Student Center. In the game, the Tornado blew by the Crusaders behind Logan Lyle’s 25 points and the team’s 21 three-point baskets.
January 17, 2015 Quincy hands King first loss of the season BRISTOL, Tenn. – It did not go as planned for the King University men’s volleyball team when they took on Quincy University in their second game of the season. Behind a ferocious service attack, the Hawks were able to blow the ball by the Tornado, handing King the 3-0 loss.
January 17, 2015 Newring, Warren lead King at ETSU Classic JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – At their first meet of the spring, Reggie Warren and Justin Newring led the way for the King University men's track and field team. Warren set a personal record and nearly set another while Newring posted an NCAA Provisional Qualifying time in the 200 meter dash.
January 17, 2015 King holds off late Crusader run for eighth straight win BRISTOL, Tenn. – It didn’t go quite the way head coach Josh Thompson drew it up, but the King University women’s basketball team pushed their winning streak to eight games with a win in the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held a 16-point lead early in the second half, but had to hold off a late Belmont Abbey College run to take the 65-63 Conference Carolinas victory.
January 17, 2015 Parker, Henry highlight ETSU Classic for King JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team stretched their legs for the first time this spring at the East Tennessee State University Classic. Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker both highlighted the day for the Tornado, both taking top-10 finishes.
January 16, 2015 King drops meets to Carson-Newman and Emory & Henry KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team jumped back in the pool on Friday night when they faced regional rivals Carson-Newman University and Emory & Henry College. The Tornado dropped a 163-30 decision to Emory & Henry and fell to Carson-Newman by the score of 155.5-29.5.
January 16, 2015 King second with 247 Presidential Honor Roll honorees BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced the Presidents Honor Roll for the fall semester, and King University came in second in the league with 247 student-athletes named to the list. The baseball team led the way for the Tornado with 29 student-athletes named to the list.
January 16, 2015 Tornado sweep Charleston in season-opening win BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team took the court for the first time in the 2014-15 season looking for a season-opening win for the first time in program history. The University of Charleston came to town for their first ever match but the near double-double from Eddie Moushikhian helped give King the 3-0 win over the Golden Eagles.
January 16, 2015 Molinari, Lyle selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of December. Forrest Molinari and Logan Lyle both earned that distinction after leading their teams to undefeated records in the month.
January 16, 2015 King falls to Carson-Newman KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Tornado men’s swimming team took the pool for the first time in the new year at the Kingsport YMCA against Carson-Newman University. It did not go as planned for King, as they fell to the Eagles 131-19.
January 15, 2015 Thorpe garners NSCAA Scholar All-Region third team honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s soccer player Rachel Thorpe earned yet another academic award earlier this winter when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced their scholar awards. The junior garnered third team All-South Region honors with a cumulative GPA of 3.41.
January 14, 2015 Gates signs with King cycling BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the King University cycling head coach Alan Sparks announced the signing of Victoria Gates who will join the Tornado for the 2015-16 season. Gates will make her way to King from Southampton, Mass., and has been racing since 2008. She competes in road, track, mountain and cyclocross disciplines and has been competing at the national level for many years.
January 14, 2015 King hosts National Guard and First Responder Nights this week BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams have been playing well of late, and the Tornado would like to invite you to come see them in action this weekend! On Saturday, January 17, all National Guard members and their family members will be admitted to both the men’s and women’s games for free with their military ID. Monday, January 19 is First Responders Night, where police officers, fire fighters and EMT’s, and their families will receive free admission for themselves and their families.
January 14, 2015 Tornado aim for postseason in 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team has been knocking on the door to postseason play each of the last two years, and the Tornado hope to knock down that door in 2015. King returns their top three hitters from a season ago as they set their sights on qualifying for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the first time since the 2011 season.
January 13, 2015 Van Deventer earns weekly award from Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – Amy Van Deventer had a career week in a pair of games last week for the King University women’s basketball team, setting new career-highs in both contest, leading to an individual award for the redshirt freshman. After averaging 23.0 points per game a week ago, Van Deventer was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
January 13, 2015 Harper's seven triples, 23 points lead King over Southern Wesleyan CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team may have gotten off to a slow start on Tuesday night at Southern Wesleyan University, but the Tornado opened the second half with a big run. The Tornado scored the first 15 points of the second half to open up a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, stretching their winning streak to seven games with the 61-48 victory.
January 13, 2015 Good's 22 pushes King by Southern Wesleyan CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team looked to go without a loss in just under one month’s time as they traveled to Conference Carolinas opponent Southern Wesleyan University. C.J. Good and his 22 points helped lead the Tornado to their seventh straight win over the Warriors, 87-62.
January 10, 2015 Van Deventer's career day leads King at North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – For the second consecutive game, Amy Van Deventer set a season-high in points leading the King University women’s basketball team to their sixth straight victory. The freshman scored early and often, racking up 26 points as King poured in a season-best 80 points in their 80-69 win at North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon.
January 10, 2015 Tornado take third at USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross nationals AUSTIN, Texas – The King University cycling team had nearly a month off following the SECCC championships, and the Tornado didn’t show any rust this weekend at the USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclo-Cross Championships. King came in with a third place finish with the team relay taking second and Kaysee Armstrong and Cory Rimmer each taking fifth.
January 10, 2015 Triples lead King past North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start at North Greenville University as three-point baskets were falling early and often. However, the second half was a defensive struggle as King stayed undefeated in Conference Carolinas play with the 82-72 victory.
January 10, 2015 #1 Tornado repeat as NWCA National Dual champions FORT WAYNE, Ind. – As the defending champions, the King University women’s wrestling team came into this weekend’s NWCA National Duals with high expectations. The top-ranked Tornado lived up to the billing on Saturday defeating #4 McKendree University 36-5 in the semifinals before earning a tough 24-17 win over #2 Oklahoma City University.
January 9, 2015 Tornado roll into NWCA National Duals semis FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The top-ranked and NWCA National Duals defending champion King University women’s wrestling team showed they are primed to repeat on the first day of the NWCA National Duals on Friday. The Tornado defeated eighth-ranked Missouri Baptist University 45-1 in Friday’s quarterfinals, setting up a semifinals match against #4 McKendree University.
January 9, 2015 King goes 1-2 at Coker Duals HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to action after a long layoff when they faced three tough matches at the Coker College Duals. The Tornado earned a 28-27 comeback victory over Brewton-Parker College, but fell to #9 Shorter University 48-6 and Coker 42-3.
January 7, 2015 Stifling defense leads King to win at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – Coming off back-to-back home wins over the weekend, the King University men’s basketball team took to the road to face Erskine College. The Tornado offense was on fire early behind Logan Lyle how poured in a season-high 22 points. King pushed their winning streak to five games, and stayed undefeated in Conference Carolinas with the 72-49 victory.
January 7, 2015 Duffy announces Winter ID camp BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head coach Simon Duffy has announced that the women's soccer program will be hosting a Winter ID camp on Saturday, February 14. Players from the ages of 12-18 (Grades 9-12) are encouraged to participate in the camp that will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
January 7, 2015 King defeats Erskine for fifth win in a row DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team took the court for the third time in the new year, this time against conference foe Erskine College. Looking to win five in a row, the Tornado came out with a will to win and got the job done, winning 66-54. Leading the way for King was Amy Van Deventer who set a new career-high with 20 points and Chelsea Bowling who registered 20 points as well.
January 6, 2015 Tornado take Conference Carolinas Team Sportsmanship award BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that the fall season is complete, Conference Carolinas handed out their sportsmanship awards this week. For the second consecutive year, the King University women’s soccer team earned the award after finishing fifth in the Conference Carolinas standings.
January 6, 2015 Williamson named head cross country coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the departure of King University cross country coach Peter Dalton, athletic director David Hicks announced King’s new cross coach. Amanda Williamson, who also serves as the King track and field coach has been selected as the new Tornado cross country coach.
January 4, 2015 Dual against Alderson Broaddus postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team was scheduled to begin their dual season on Wednesday against Alderson Broaddus University. However, the Tornado will have to wait three more days to start that portion of their schedule as the home dual has been postponed. No make-up date has been set yet.
January 4, 2015 King outscores Barton behind six scores in double figures BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball was riding high coming off their win on national television on Saturday, but the Tornado were in for a challenge on Sunday when they faced Barton College in the Student Center Complex. However, King was able to come away with a 111-95 victory thanks to their stellar shooting. The Tornado made 33 free throws and shot over 50.0 percent from the field for the second straight contest.
January 4, 2015 Bowling's seven triples lead King past Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took the court for the second time in just over 24 hours. In another Conference Carolinas contest against Barton College, Chelsea Bowling and Amy Van Deventer helped lead King to another win, defeating the Bulldogs 66-54.
January 3, 2015 Tornado defeat Mount Olive behind strong first half BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took the court and continued their season for the first time in the new year against Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive. A strong first half from the Tornado delivered King their seventh win of the season in a key conference match behind 19 points from Arnelle Collins.
January 3, 2015 Scales' career day lifts King over #18 Mount Olive on CBS Sports Network BRISTOL, Tenn. – In something that was new to King University, the King men's basketball team played a game that was broadcast live on national television. King and #18 University of Mount Olive treated the viewers that tuned in to CBS Sports Network to a show in the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. Both teams held leads of more than 10 points as King closed the contest on a 53-23 run to stay undefeated in Conference Carolinas with the 91-73.
December 30, 2014 King hosts #18 Mount Olive Saturday on CBS Sports Network The King University men’s basketball team will have had nearly two weeks off by the time they take on 18th-ranked University of Mount Olive on Saturday. The contest not is significant in the Conference Carolinas standings, but the game will also be aired live on CBS Sports Network, the first time King University has ever hosted an athletic event to be broadcast on national television.
December 21, 2014 Pressure defense leads King past Johnson C. Smith BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team turned what was a tight contest in the first half into a 17-point victory behind a solid defensive pressure. The Tornado received 20-point efforts from both C.J. Good and Logan Lyle as King goes into the Christmas break with a 93-76 win over Johnson C. Smith University.
December 20, 2014 Late first half run lifts King past UVa-Wise BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Christmas break looming, the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Saturday night when they hosted UVa-Wise. The Tornado dug a 13-point hole early in the first half, but used a 21-3 run to gain the lead en route to the 54-38 victory going into the break.
December 19, 2014 King to honor Coach Pitts on January 3 BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday night at UVa-Wise, history was made as King University head men’s basketball coach George Pitts won his 1,000th career game. King will recognize the achievement prior to their contest on January 3 when they face the University of Mount Olive in a game that will air on CBS Sports Network.
December 18, 2014 Pitts earns his 1,000th win as King tops UVa-Wise WISE, Va. – It may have taken an extra game, but King University men’s basketball head coach George Pitts earned his 1,000th career win on Thursday night at UVa-Wise. The Tornado turned in one of their best shooting performances of the season in the 88-49 win, giving Pitts the milestone victory.
December 18, 2014 Dalton takes coaching position at UT Martin BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s cross country coach Peter Dalton has turned the men’s and women’s cross country teams into NCAA Division II Southeast Region powers. On Thursday Dalton announced that he is resigning his position at King to become the next head cross country coach at NCAA Division I the University of Tennessee Martin.
December 17, 2014 Free throws, defense lead King to win at LMU HARROGATE, Tenn. – Playing their fifth straight road game, and second in three nights, the King University women’s basketball team relied on their defense and free throw shooting to hand Lincoln Memorial University their third loss of the season. King nearly shot 90 percent from the free throw line, and their defense suffocated the Railsplitter offense in the 61-41 victory.
December 16, 2014 Youth, Community Days set for this weekend BRISTOL, Tenn. – Have you been to a King University basketball game yet this year? If not, what are you waiting for! This weekend is the perfect opportunity to bring your family and watch a pair of basketball games at the Student Center Complex. Saturday when the women’s basketball team takes on UVa-Wise, it will be youth sports day, and Sunday is community day when the men take on Johnson C. Smith University.
December 16, 2014 Marshall tops King in exhibition contest HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The King University men’s basketball team jumped out of regular season play to face NCAA Division I foe Marshall University in an exhibition contest. The Tornado stayed with the Thundering Herd until late in the second half when Marshall pulled away to take a 90-76 win.
December 15, 2014 Moorman hires Mercado to fill out staff BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the departure of JaVonte Ashford, head men’s and women’s wrestling coach Jason Moorman has hired Travis Mercado to fill the opening. Mercado comes to King after serving as a graduate assistant for the women’s wrestling team at the University of the Cumberlands.
December 15, 2014 Early second half run too much for King to overcome JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Playing their first game in more than a week, the King University women’s basketball team traveled to take on regional rival Carson-Newman University. The Tornado stayed close to the Eagles in the first half, but Carson-Newman used a run over the end of the first half and beginning of the second half to put the game out of reach. The Tornado tried to comeback, but Carson-Newman held on for the 61-48 victory.
December 14, 2014 Fosdyck, Boatman lead King to 16th at Midwest Open INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Following a couple weeks off, the King University men’s wrestling team competed at the Midwest Open over the weekend. The Tornado finished 16th in the 26-team open, and were led by Garrett Fosdyck who finished fourth and Jon Boatman who took eighth.
December 13, 2014 Tornado drop slugfest in overtime at USC Aiken AIKEN, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on southeast regional rival USC Aiken on Saturday, and the contest went as expected with neither team leading by more than seven points and both teams withstanding runs from the other. The game was tied at halftime, and at the end of regulation, and the Tornado held an 85-81 lead in overtime, but the Pacers came back by scoring seven of the game’s final nine points to take the contest 88-87.
December 12, 2014 Hicks garners 3rd team All-Region honors from NSCAA BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s soccer player Chris Hicks can add another award to his collection following his impressive sophomore season. Earlier this week, Hicks was selected third team All-Southeast Region by the Nation Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
December 11, 2014 Brown announces 2014-15 signing class BRISTOL, Tenn. – Baseball season is still one month from starting, but the King University baseball coaches were on the recruiting trail during the fall. The Tornado landed 10 early commits during the early signing period in November.
December 11, 2014 #1 Tornado cruise past #7 Cumberlands BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team showed why they are the nation’s #1 team on Thursday night in the first home dual when they faced #10 University of the Cumberlands. The Tornado got off to a great start and capped the dual with four straight wins by fall to take the match 45-1, and move to 15-0 on the year.
December 10, 2014 Kremer garners Capital One Academic All-American honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer can add yet another award to her collection as she garnered Capital One Academic All-American honors when the organization announced their award winners on Wednesday. Kremer was selected to the second team, marking the second straight year the Tornado women’s volleyball program has had a Capital One Academic All-American.
December 9, 2014 King never trails in win over Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing Tusculum College for the second time this year, the King University men’s basketball team wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard as the grabbed the lead on the game’s first possession and didn’t look back. The Tornado placed four scorers in double figures as Logan Lyle led King to the 91-52 nonconference victory.
December 6, 2014 King takes 3rd at SECCC Cyclo-Cross Championships CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team came in with a solid finish of third at the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships on Saturday. In what turned out to be muddy conditions, Cory Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong led the Tornado, both finishing in third of their respective races.
December 6, 2014 Newring, Smith lead King to stellar opening meet BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened the 2014-15 season at the Appalachian State Open on Friday and Saturday, and the meet couldn’t have gone much better for the Tornado. Justin Newring won a pair of events and Raheem Smith posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the triple jump in his first career collegiate meet.
December 6, 2014 Henry sets school record, leads King at Appalachian State Open BOONE, N.C. – When the King University women’s track and field team opened the new season, it seemed as though Maegan Henry didn’t skip a beat from last season. The senior broke her own school record in the shot put, and posted an NCAA provision qualifying mark in the process at the Appalachian State Open.
December 6, 2014 Bowling shines in loss to #12 Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to take on #12 Limestone College in a Conference Carolinas matchup. King opened up strong but a second half surge from the Saints led them to stay perfect in the conference and defeat the Tornado 65-49 despite Chelsea Bowling going 6-for-7 from the three point line.
December 6, 2014 Tornado come away with 78-73 overtime win at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – What was a defensive struggle in the first half turned in to an offense battle in the second half on Saturday night when the King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on Limestone College. The Saints came back in the second half, but King had an answer each time, and after Limestone sent the game to overtime. King used a 9-0 run in the extra session to take the contest 78-73.
December 5, 2014 SAAC names Keitt, Stroinski Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of November. Tia Keitt and Bryan Stroinski both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.
December 4, 2014 King anxious to improve on last year's finish in 2014-15 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off what might be considered a down year by their standards, the King University men’s track and field team is eager to improve on last year’s finishes at the Conference Carolinas Indoor and Outdoor Championships. The Tornado return a plethora of firepower throughout their lineup for the 2014-15 season for second year head coach Amanda Williamson.
December 3, 2014 Experienced King squad aims to stay atop Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – As they have been every year in recent memory, the expectations for the King University women’s track and field team are high for the 2014-15 season. The Tornado return a plethora of talent from last year’s squad which will be headlined by Conference Carolinas Indoor and Outdoor Most Valuable Field Athlete Maegan Henry and Conference Carolinas Indoor Most Valuable Track Athlete Eliza Parker.
December 3, 2014 Keitt nominated for the WBCA Allstate Good Works Team BRISTOL, Tenn. – The basketball season may have just started, but one King University women’s basketball player has already been nominated for an award. It was announced on Wednesday that senior guard Tia Keitt is one of 93 women’s basketball student-athletes to be nominated for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Allstate Good Works Team. Along with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) nominees, Keitt is one of 251 student-athletes to be nominated.
December 3, 2014 Kremer selected Daktronics 3rd team All-America BRISTOL, Tenn. – Summer Kremer can add yet another award to her collection as she became the first King University women’s volleyball player to earn Daktronics All-America honors. On Wednesday the senior was selected to the third team after leading NCAA Division II in kills.
December 3, 2014 Sigurdardottir, Thorpe selected NSCAA All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their most successful season since becoming NCAA Division II members, King University women’s soccer players have been winning awards since their season ended last month. Most recently, Hulda Sigurdardottir and Rachel Thorpe earned All-Southeast Region honors from the Nation Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Sigurdardottir garnered second team honors while Thorpe earned third team recognition.
December 2, 2014 Hot shooting Tornado top Converse on the road SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night and earned their first league win of the season at Converse College. The Tornado turned in one of their best shooting performances in the last two years, making 58.0 percent of their shots to take the contest 77-60.
December 1, 2014 Team effort lifts King over UVa-Wise BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to action after the Thanksgiving break with a vengeance on Monday night in the Student Center Complex when they face UVa-Wise. The Tornado played well on both ends of the floor, and used a 10-0 run early in the first half to gain control en route to the 85-45 victory.
December 1, 2014 Kremer earns recognition from AVCA BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women's volleyball player Summer Kremer can add another award to her collection as she earned recognition from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the second straight year. A season after she was named All-Region, Kremer garnered honorable mention All-Region honors during her senior campaign.
December 1, 2014 Four Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following another successful season, four King University cross country runners earned All-Region honors from the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Tanner Cook, Connor Hatfield and Jordan Smith all earned the distinction on the men’s side and Amelia Martin took honors on the women’s side.
November 25, 2014 Hicks selected second team Daktronics All-Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the best season of his young career, King University men’s soccer player Chris Hicks added another award for his collection this week. The sophomore ranked near the Conference Carolinas leaders in goals, and was named second team Daktronics All-Southeast Region.
November 25, 2014 Falcons come back to top King MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Coming off a nonconference win on Friday night, the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Tuesday night when they returned to Conference Carolinas play at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado pulled away in the middle of the second half, but the Falcons opened the second half on a 12-2 run, and ultimately took the narrow 56-55 victory.
November 25, 2014 King holds on for 86-75 win at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team showed nearly no rust early from their weeklong layoff when they traveled to take on Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University. The Tornado opened up a 25 point lead in the middle of the second half only to see the Falcons come back and make things interesting. However, King was able to fend off the comeback attempt at the free throw line, taking the league contest 86-75.
November 25, 2014 King earn NSCAA Team Academic Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, the King University women’s soccer team earned recognition for their achievement in the class room from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). When the awards were announced earlier this week, the Tornado were one of 583 women’s soccer teams to earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
November 24, 2014 Thorpe garners Daktronics All-Region second team honors BRISOL, Tenn. – King University women’s soccer player Rachel Thorpe was named first team All-Conference Carolinas a couple weeks ago, and now she can add another award to her collection. The junior was selected Daktronics All-Southeast Region after ranking among the NCAA Division II leaders in goals scored.
November 23, 2014 Lutterloh wins King Open, 12 Tornado place BRISTOL, Tenn. – Competing in the third fourth open tournament in as many weeks, and their final open before having a couple weeks off, the King University men’s wrestling team turned in a stellar performance at their own King University Open. The Tornado had 12 wrestlers place, and were led by Andrew Lutterloh who won his weight class and Frank Yattoni IV who took second.
November 22, 2014 Armstrong wins, Rimmer takes second at King cyclo-cross BRSITOL, Tenn. – Competing at their lone home race of the season, the King University cycling team put together a solid showing. Kaysee Armstrong won the women’s category A race, and Cory Rimmer took second in the men’s A race after competing with a rider from Furman the whole race.
November 22, 2014 King takes 4th NCAA Southeast Regional MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University men’s cross country team took to the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship course on Saturday in Montevallo with aspirations of qualifying for their third straight trip to the NCAA National Championships. However, the Tornado came up just short of that goal finishing fourth, one spot away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
November 22, 2014 Martin leads Tornado to 10th place finish MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University women’s cross country team looked to continue their winning ways when they traveled to Montevallo, Ala to take part in the NCAA Southeast regional, a 6k race. In a tough field, Amelia Martin led the Tornado with a 19th place finish after posting a time of 23:27.32.
November 21, 2014 King swims past Warren Wilson ASHVILLE, N.C. – In their fall finale, the King University men’s swimming and diving team was victorious over Warren Wilson College. The Tornado earned their fifth win of the season, 78-75 over Warren Wilson, in what was the Owls’ last meet.
November 21, 2014 Tornado top Salem International 51-32 BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a defensive struggle, the King University women’s basketball team came away with a nonconference victory on Friday night in the Student Center. The Tornado used an 8-0 run to close the first half and take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish as they topped Salem International University 51-32.
November 21, 2014 Tornado end fall with big win over Warren Wilson ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming team took the pool for the final team in the fall when they traveled to Warren Wilson College. Highlighted with many first place finishes, the Tornado defeated the Owls 108-66.
November 19, 2014 Saturday's women's wrestling duals, canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The women’s wrestling duals that were scheduled for Saturday morning have been canceled. The Tornado were supposed to wrestle against #2 Oklahoma City University and #7 McKendree University, but neither team will be making the trek to Bristol so the duals have been canceled.
November 19, 2014 King's suffocating defense leads to win over North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The saying goes, “defense wins championships,” and on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex, the King University men’s basketball team used their defense to cruise to an 82-62 win over North Greenville University in the Conference Carolinas opener for both squads. King forced five turnovers on North Greenville’s first six possessions to jump out to a lead, and didn’t look back behind a balanced scoring attack.
November 19, 2014 Kremer named first team Daktronics All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer has won no shortage of awards during her senior season, and she can add another to the mantle. Kremer was selected to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region first team when the awards were announced on Wednesday.
November 19, 2014 Keitt's 22 not enough as King falls to North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team was back in action when they played host to North Greenville University, a rare Conference Carolinas matchup this early on in the season. After a slow start, the Tornado was never able to gain enough momentum, falling to the Crusaders 78-68.
November 18, 2014 Durrett, Kremer take TSWA Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week for women’s volleyball, the first week for women’s basketball, King University took home a pair of Tennessee Sportswriters Association Player of the Week awards. Summer Kremer earned the honor for women’s volleyball while Bonnie Durrett was selected for women’s basketball.
November 17, 2014 Maloney gets different experience as members of tennis and dance teams One of the first pieces of advice we all get about college upon entering is to get involved in as much as you can on campus. King sophomore and two-sport athlete Haley Maloney exemplifies student involvement with her participation on both the Tornado dance and tennis teams.
November 16, 2014 Fosdyck finishes fifth to lead King at Central Missouri Open WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The King University men’s wrestling team had a tough showing on Sunday at the Central Missouri Open, but Garrett Fosdyck highlighted the day for the Tornado. The senior reached the quarterfinals of the championship bracket before battling through the consolation bracket to take a fifth place finish.
November 15, 2014 Late run lifts King past Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning their season opener last night, the King University women’s basketball team edged past Tusculum College to move to 2-0 on the young season. The Tornado led for nearly the entire contest, and closed the game on a 12-4 run to take the contest from the Pioneers 67-58.
November 15, 2014 #23 LMU holds off late King rally HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team took the court again, their second game in less than 24 hours. This time, the Tornado faced off against #23 Lincoln Memorial University. King led at half time but a second half surge from the Railsplitters handed King their first loss of the early season, 70-63.
November 15, 2014 Tornado fall at Erskine in CC Tournament final DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second consecutive season, the King University women’s volleyball team had a chance to play for the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship, however the Tornado had to travel to take on Erskine in Saturday night’s title match. King held a lead late in the first set, but the Flying Fleet came back to take the set, and use that momentum to take the title with 3-0 win, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21.
November 15, 2014 Neal wins at Missouri Valley Open MARSHALL, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team was back in action when they traveled to Missouri to take part in the Missouri Valley Open. Breonnah Neal highlighted the performances for King after taking first in the 109 pound weight class.
November 15, 2014 Armstrong, Rimmer highlight tough weekend for King MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University cycling team faced some adversity in their second cyclo-cross race of the season over the weekend. Three riders faced mechanical issues, but Kaysee Armstrong won the women’s category A race, and Cory Rimmer finished third in the men’s category A race to highlight the weekend.
November 14, 2014 Tornado swims by Ferrum ABINGDON, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team traveled north to swim against Ferrum College at Emory and Henry University. Swimming fast was the theme of the day for the Tornado as they defeated Ferrum 118-63.
November 14, 2014 King defeats Ferrum, falls to Emory and Henry ABINGDON, Va. – The King University women’s swimming team looked to continue their winning ways when they traveled to Emory and Henry University to swim against the Wasps and Ferrum College. King went 1-1 defeating Ferrum 118-64 and falling to Emory and Henry 146-51.
November 14, 2014 King cruises to win over Tusculum behind Jackson's 20 HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to Lincoln Memorial University to open the season against Tusculum College. King started slow but was able to turn everything around cruising to an 81-61 win over the Pioneers, starting their season off on the right note.
November 14, 2014 Tornado top Mars Hill in season-opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten their season off to a better start on Friday night as they topped Mars Hill University 74-58 in the Student Center Complex. Freshman Arnelle Collins led the Tornado offense with 16 points in her first career game while Bonnie Durrett posted a double-double to start the season.
November 14, 2014 CC Player of the Year, Kremer headlines King's all-conference honoress BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball seniors Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton have led the Tornado all season, and they lead a group of five Tornado that were named All-Conference Carolinas at Friday’s banquet. Both Kremer and Tipton garnered first team all-conference honors, and Kremer was named the league’s player of the year. Lauren Willoughby, Grace Underwood and Olivia Underwood all earned second team all-conference recognition.
November 14, 2014 Kremer leads Tornado into Conference Carolinas title game DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second time in as many years, the King University women’s volleyball team will play for their first NCAA Division II Tournament berth on Saturday after the Tornado defeated Limestone College 3-1 on Friday night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal. None of the four sets were decided by more than four points with Summer Kremer notching another double-double as King avenged an early season loss to Saints.
November 13, 2014 Veteran Tornado squad picked third in CC Preseason Poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – In three years as Conference Carolinas members, the King University men’s basketball team hasn’t finished lower than third in the league, or one game out of first place, and the Tornado don’t expect that to change in 2014-15. As head coach George Pitts teams usually do, the 2014-15 version of the Tornado are expected to shoot the three well again this season after leading all of NCAA Division II a season ago.
November 12, 2014 Tornado set sights high for 2014-15 campaign BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team is coming off their best season in the NCAA Division II era and best season under head coach Josh Thompson. With a large core returning, the expectations are higher than ever for the 2014-15 season after the Tornado were selected third in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll.
November 11, 2014 Tornado advance to CC semis with sweep of Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – It may have not been pretty in the early going, but the King University women’s volleyball team found a way to take the first set from the University of Mount Olive and parlayed that into a 3-0 victory in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. In their first home match in nearly three weeks, King was a bit tight, but their senior leaders, Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton led the Tornado onto the next round.
November 11, 2014 Kremer earns second TSWA Player of the Week honor BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this year, King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer has been named Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. The senior led King to a pair of road wins to give King the top seed in the Conference Carolinas North Division.
November 10, 2014 King places league-leading nine on academic all-conference team BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the start of the Conference Carolinas Tournament coming up this week, the league announced their women’s volleyball academic all-conference award winners. The Tornado placed a league-high nine student-athletes on the list, led by Capital One Academic All-District honorees Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton.
November 9, 2014 Masters, Valery (unattached) finish third at Hokie Open BLACKSBURG, Va. – Wrestling at their second event of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team was led by Jesse Masters and unattached wrestler Eldon Valery at the Hokie Open. In the freshman/sophomore section of the open, both Masters and Valery took home third place finishes.
November 8, 2014 Hildebrandt, Hendey lead King at NYAC Bill Farrell International NEW YORK – The King University women’s wrestling team jumped out of their college season to face some international competition on Saturday at the NYAC Bill Farrell International tournament. Sarah Hildebrandt and Amanda Hendey led 10 Tornado wrestlers that competed, both advancing to the third place bout in their respective weight class.
November 8, 2014 King takes five top-10 finishes at cyclo-cross opener COLUMBIA, S.C. – Coming off a great showing during the mountain bike season, the King University cycling team opened the cyclo-cross season with a solid showing. King placed five riders in the top-10 of their classification, including two in the men’s category A race.
November 8, 2014 Tornado escape Erskine with 3-1 comeback victory in regular season finale DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second consecutive night the King University women’s volleyball team showed their perseverance by winning sets in extra points. On Saturday afternoon, the Tornado dropped the first set at Erskine College, but responded with a 28-26 victory in the second set before winning the third set 25-18. The Flying Fleet tried to force a fifth set, but King escaped Belk Arena with a 27-25 fourth set win to take the season finale 3-1 behind a stellar blocking performance.
November 8, 2014 ETSU comes storming back to top Tornado 73-71 in exhibition JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Only a few days before their first game of the season the King University women’s basketball took at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in an exhibition down the road in Johnson City. The first half couldn’t have gone any better for the Tornado as they held a 49-23 lead at the break. King later led 59-29 before their NCAA Division I foes came storming back to take the contest 73-71.
November 7, 2014 King clinches top spot in north division with sweep of Emmanuel FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team had nearly a week off before they traveled to take on Emmanuel College in a key Conference Carolinas match. The Tornado came away a sweep, but it wasn’t easy, taking the first set 30-28 before cruising to a 25-15 second set win. King then took a narrow 25-23 third set win to clinch the top spot in the Conference Carolinas North Division.
November 7, 2014 King takes third consecutive Conference Carolinas championship CONCORD, N.C. – At the beginning of the year, the King University women’s cross country team, comprised of all freshmen, had a challenge front of them as the preseason Conference Carolinas favorite to win a third straight league title. On Friday evening that goal came to fruition as the Tornado won their third straight title behind 2014 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year Amelia Martin who finished second at the meet.
November 7, 2014 Tornado finish second at Conference Carolinas Championships CONCORD, N.C. – For the third consecutive year, the King University men’s cross country team finished in second place at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado were paced by three runners in the top-10, and led by Tanner Cook’s fourth place finish.
November 7, 2014 Sigurdardottir headlines three named All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team posted their best record since joining NCAA Division II and their best Conference Carolinas finish in the four years they have been members of the league. With the success this season, three Tornado individuals were on honored on Friday when the league announced their all-conference winners at a banquet at the conference tournament final four.
November 6, 2014 Kremer, Tipton selected Capital One Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University women’s volleyball team has been represented on the Capital One Academic All-District team. Both Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton were selected first team All-District for the first time.
November 6, 2014 Tornado place four on All-Conference Carolinas teams BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their best season since joining NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas, four members of the men’s soccer team were honored by the league. Chris Hicks led this group as he was selected first team All-Conference Carolinas while Eli Carrasco, Ryan Murphy and Kendale Liburd garnered third team honors.
November 6, 2014 Thorpe, Brewster named SAAC Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Rachel Thorpe and Tyler Brewster both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.
November 4, 2014 Ilina chosen to lead King tennis programs BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this fall, Mariia Ilina was named as an assistant coach for the men’s tennis team. Fast forward just a few months, and she was selected to be the head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams going forward.
November 4, 2014 Taylor, Thorpe earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. –For the first time in her career, Samantha Taylor has earned Conference Carolinas Women’s Golfer of the Month honors. In King University’s final tournament of the fall, the redshirt freshman led the Tornado to an 11th place finish at the very competitive Saint Leo Invitational. Women’s soccer player Rachel Thorpe was also honored by the conference, earning her second play of the week honor this season.
November 4, 2014 Belmont Abbey golden goal ends King's season BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team traveled down to Belmont, N.C. to take on fourth seed Belmont Abbey College in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas tournament., and the Crusaders took an early 1-0 lead. The Tornado got a goal late from Hulda Sigurdardottir to send the contest into overtime, but Belmont Abbey delivered a goal in the 99th minute to end King’s season.
November 3, 2014 Swiney named Academic All-Conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Monday, Conference Carolinas announced its 2014 men’s and women’s cross country academic all-conference teams. One member of the King University men’s cross country team was named to the team after surpassing the requirements needed to achieve the honor.
November 3, 2014 Tornado soccer student-athletes named academic all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the fall season, Conference Carolinas has begun announcing their academic all-conference teams, starting with men’s and women’s soccer. The King University men’s soccer team had nine honorees while the women had three student-athletes honored.
November 3, 2014 King's season comes to an end at No. 5 Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – Playing the same team in less than a week, the fifth-seeded King University men’s soccer team squared off with fourth seed Lees-McRae College on a balmy night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals. The Bobcats grabbed a 2-0 lead early in the second half, and the Tornado weren’t able to comeback, falling 2-1 to end their season.
November 1, 2014 Maldonado leads King at Sewanee Invitational MONTEAGLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team turned in a solid performance over the weekend at the Sewanee Invitational. King took fifth of 13 teams at the event and were led by Nicole Maldonado who won two events.
November 1, 2014 High powered offense vaults King over Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team posted one of their best offensive showings of the year on Saturday when they took on the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado dropped the first set, but came back with a vengeance behind four hitters that recorded at least 10 kills to take the Conference Carolinas match 24-26, 25-18, 25-12, 25-14. With the win, King moves into sole possession of first place in the Conference Carolinas North Division with two matches remaining.
November 1, 2014 Fosdyck's runner-up finish leads King at Citadel Open CHARLESTON, S.C. – Senior men’s wrestler Garrett Fosdyck led the King University men’s wrestling team at their season-opening event, the Citadel Open on Saturday. Fosdyck finished runner-up at 285 pounds, pacing the Tornado at the event.
November 1, 2014 King takes fifth at Sewanee Invitational MONTEAGLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team was in action again over the weekend when the participated in the Sewanee Invitational. The Tornado finished fifth of 10 teams at the event after having numerous top-10 finishes.
October 31, 2014 Stellar serving leads King past Barton WILSON, N.C. – Following a nonconference split on Wednesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team returned to Conference Carolinas play with a solid road win on Friday night. The Tornado took the first set from Barton College en route to a 3-1 win over the home standing Bulldogs, 25-20, 19-25, 25-16, 25-19.
October 31, 2014 Tornado drop heart breaker to #21 Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team still had a chance to earn a home contest in next week’s Conference Carolinas Tournament when they squared off with #21 Barton College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado scored the first goal of the game, and had numerous chances to add another tally, but the Bulldog defense fended off the attempts before their offense netted a pair of goals in the second half to escape with the 2-1 victory.
October 31, 2014 King defeats Barton in OT in regular season finale BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team completed the regular season on a winning note after defeating Barton College 2-1 in an overtime thriller, their fourth win in a row. Rachel Thorpe delivered early for King and in the first overtime period, Eydis Eysteinsdottir netted the game winner to propel the Tornado over the Bulldogs.
October 30, 2014 Hicks, Thorpe garner Capital One Academic All-District honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – Both Chris Hicks and Rachel Thorpe became the first King University student-athletes in their respective sports to earn Capital Academic All-District honors when the awards were announced on Thursday. Hicks earned the distinction in men’s soccer and Thorpe for women’s soccer.
October 30, 2014 Tornado anxious to open 2014-15 campaign BRISTOL, Tenn. – With time comes change, and for the first time in nearly a decade, the King University men’s wrestling team will have a new head coach. The Tornado will look to improve on a solid dual record from a season ago, under first-year head coach Jason Moorman.
October 29, 2014 Morgan hired to round out men's wrestling staff BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, head men’s wrestling coach Jason Moorman announced the hire of former King University men’s wrestling Frank Morgan as an assistant coach for the men’s wrestling program. Along with his assistant wrestling coach duties, Morgan will oversee the King weight room.
October 29, 2014 Saturday's soccer doubledip moved to Friday BRISTOL, Tenn. – With a great chance of snowfall on Saturday, the Conference Carolinas men’s and women’s soccer finales between Barton College and King University have been moved to Friday. The women’s game will start at 1:00 p.m. at Parks Field with the men’s game to follow at 3:00 p.m.
October 29, 2014 King splits with UNC Pembroke and #16 Armstrong State SAVANNAH, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team jumped out of conference for a pair of matches on Wednesday night facing UNC Pembroke and #16 Armstrong State University. The Tornado took a 3-0 win from UNC Pembroke behind a double-double from Summer Kremer before dropping the nightcap to hosts Armstrong State 3-0.
October 28, 2014 Dagher posts shutout as Tornado top Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – With memories of defeating top-seeded Lees-McRae College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament a season ago, the King University women’s soccer team earned the same result on Tuesday in Banner Elk. King netted a pair of first half goals while Nicole Dagher third shutout of the game in King’s 3-0 victory.
October 28, 2014 Tornado completes fall with 11th place finish CONOVER, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team closed their fall season Tuesday afternoon in Canover, N.C. at the Rock Barn Intercollegiate. After posting a first round score of 310, the Tornado improved in the second round with a score of 308 finishing in 11th as a tea
October 28, 2014 Late Bobcat goals top Tornado BANNER ELK, N.C. – With a chance to clinch a home game in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s soccer team played from behind at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night. King came back from a goal down twice, but couldn’t take the lead as the Bobcats took the contest 4-2.
October 27, 2014 King in 10th after first round of Rock Barn Intercollegiate CONOVER, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened their last event of the fall with a solid round of 310 in the first round of the Rock Barn Intercollegiate. The Tornado were led by Mathias Bunaes and are in 10th place of 21 teams with one round remaining.
October 26, 2014 Armstrong, Rimmer post five podium finishes at USAC Nationals BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The mountain biking portion of the cycling schedule culminated this weekend at USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals where the Tornado had a solid showing at the three day event. Cory Rimmer finished on the podium twice while Kaysee Armstrong finished on the podium three times to lead King to a fourth place finish in Division II.
October 25, 2014 Tornado go 2-1 at Emmanuel Quad FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team continued their season with a solid performance at the Emmanuel College Quad Meet on Saturday. The Tornado went 2-1 on the day, defeating Life University 123-0 and Warren Wilson College 101-48, but fell to host Emmanuel 110-81.
October 25, 2014 King tops Lees-McRae for fourth straight win BANNER ELK, N.C. – In a rematch of last week’s five-set thriller in the Student Center, the King University women’s volleyball team avenged that loss to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk on Saturday. The Tornado raced out to a 25-20 first set victory before dropping the second set. However, King responded with a 25-19 win in the third set before taking the final set 25-11 to take the 3-1 victory and move back into a tie atop the Conference Carolinas North Division standings.
October 25, 2014 Tornado defeat Oklahoma City to take Cliff Keen Duals championship OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After rolling through pool play yesterday, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team didn’t let up on Saturday as they repeated as champions of the Cliff Keen Duals. The Tornado started the day with a 28-15 victory over #10 University of the Cumberlands before topping #6 Simon Fraser University 33-10 in the semifinals. King then faced #2 Oklahoma City University in the finals for the second consecutive tournament, topping the Stars 27-20.
October 25, 2014 King swims by competition at Emmanuel quad meet FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming team traveled south to Emmanuel College to take part in a quad meet. King left the pool with three wins against Emmanuel, Warren Wilson College and Life University.
October 25, 2014 Three second half goals push King past Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team looked to string two wins together for the first time in a while when Erskine College came to town. The Flying Fleet got on the board early but three second half goals for King delivered them a 3-2 win.
October 25, 2014 Hicks scores to lead King past Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team hosted Erskine College in a Conference Carolinas affair. A game that was scoreless for most of it, changed when Chris Hicks delivered a goal in the 65th minute handing King a 1-0 win.
October 24, 2014 Top-ranked Tornado roll through pool play at Cliff Keen Duals OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team continued their dominance on the first day of the Cliff Keen Duals on Friday. The Tornado won all five of their matches, only allowing 13 points all day to earn the top seed in tomorrow’s championship round.
October 22, 2014 Murphy delivers in OT to lead King past SWU BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team pulled out a victory in an overtime affair against Southern Wesleyan University, a Conference Carolinas opponent. Ryan Murphy delivered both goals for the Tornado including a class finish, just over two minutes into overtime, to vault King over the Warriors 2-1.
October 22, 2014 King defeats Southern Wesleyan in much needed win BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team got back on the right foot with a win over Conference Carolinas opponent Southern Wesleyan University. An early goal gave the Tornado the lead and there was no looking back from there as they cruised to a 4-1 victory.
October 22, 2014 Offense continues to roll as King sweeps UVa-Wise BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off of a pair of sweeps last week, the King University women’s volleyball team didn’t show any sign of slowing down against nonconference opponent UVa-Wise on Wednesday night in the Student Center. The Tornado earned their third straight sweep, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17 in their Student Center regular season finale to push their winning streak to three matches.
October 21, 2014 Tornado close fall by taking 11th at Saint Leo Invite DADE CITY, Fla. – The King University women’s golf team closed their fall schedule with a solid performance against some of the best competition in the country. King finished the Saint Leo Invitational in 11th against a field that featured seven top-25, and three top-10 teams in the GolfStat rankings. The Tornado carded a 325 in the second round to finish with a tournament total of 645 to finish ahead of two fellow Conference Carolinas schools at the tournament.
October 20, 2014 Dance to hold tryouts later this week BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University dance team is looking to round out their squad for the upcoming season, and they are holding tryouts later this week. The tryouts will be held in the Student Center Complex on October 23 at 4:30 p.m.
October 20, 2014 King shoots 320 in first round of Saint Leo Invite DADE CITY, Fla. – The King University women’s golf team kicked off their final tournament of the fall with a solid team score of 320 at the Saint Leo University Invitational. After the first of two rounds, King is in 11th place in a tournament that includes seven ranked teams, including three in the top-10.
October 18, 2014 Tornado fall at Tennessee Wesleyan to cap fall ATHENS, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team wrapped up their fall schedule on Saturday when they traveled take on Tennessee Wesleyan College. The Tornado were playing with only four players, and dropped a 7-2 decision to the Bulldogs.
October 18, 2014 King swims by West Virginia Tech MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – The King university women’s swimming team swam for the second time in as many days on Saturday looking to defeat West Virginia University Tech. The Tornado swam by the Golden Bears defeating them 88-70.
October 18, 2014 King splits with Tennessee Wesleyan/St. Catharine to close fall schedule ATHENS, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team capped their fall season with a split against St. Catharine College (Ky.) and Tennessee Wesleyan College. The Tornado started the day with a 6-3 win over St. Catharine before falling to hosts Tennessee Wesleyan 5-4.
October 18, 2014 Three first half goals lead Pfeiffer past King MISENHEIMBER, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team faced another tough road test on Saturday afternoon at Pfeiffer University, and the Falcons used three first half goals to take the Conference Carolinas contest. The Tornado got tallies late in the first half, and early in the second, but I wasn’t enough as Pfeiffer took the game 4-2.
October 18, 2014 Tornado fall at West Virginia Tech MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – Swimming in the their second meet in less than 24 hours, the King University men’s swimming and diving team fell at West Virginia University Tech on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears outscored the Tornado 92-68 to take the meet.
October 18, 2014 Tornado finish 4th; Edwards, Green, Sanford post personal bests MONTEVALLO, Ala. – After a week off, the King University women’s cross country team looked to be in prestige form when they traveled to Montevallo, Ala. to take part in the Falcon Classic, a 6k race. Leading the way for the Tornado was Amelia Martin who helped the team earn a fourth place finish.
October 18, 2014 King finishes 3rd behind Cook 's top 10 outing MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University men’s cross country team looked like a championship caliber team when they took part in the Falcon Classic. The Tornado finished in third behind Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive and Mars Hill University.
October 18, 2014 Tornado cruise to sweep of Mount Olive on Senior Day BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a day where the women’s volleyball seniors were honored, it was only fitting that the King University women’s volleyball seniors led the Tornado to a sweep of the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado jumped out an early lead over the Conference Carolinas counterpart and cruised to the 25-10, 25-15, 25-18 victory.
October 18, 2014 Pfeiffer uses second half flurry to defeat Tornado MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team traveled down to Pfeiffer University in search of a must needed win. After a great start and going into the half leading 1-0, things went downhill from there as Pfeiffer scored four times in the second half defeating the Tornado 4-1.
October 17, 2014 King defeats Milligan, Hennies posts personal record BRISTOL, Va. – The King University women’s soccer team took the pool on Friday night looking to get win over nearby Milligan College. The Tornado defeated the Buffaloes 102-89 behind Sarah Hennies posting a new personal record.
October 17, 2014 Defense leads King to sweep of Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – It seemed like the King University women’s volleyball team could do no wrong on Friday night in the Student Center when they took on Barton College in a key Conference Carolinas tilt. The Tornado defense got to nearly every ball, and kept many long rallies going with their team hustle as they swept the Bulldogs 25-18, 25-13, 25-15.
October 17, 2014 Tornado defeat Milligan on Senior Night BRISTOL, Va. – In their first meet with individual events, the King University men’s swimming and diving team defeated nearby Milligan College 69-60 at Virginia High on Friday night. Tyler McBee led the team, obliterating his personal record time in the 1,000 yard freestyle.
October 16, 2014 King to host men's soccer ID camp in January BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer program will be holding their winter ID camp near the end of January. The academy is for serious soccer players who have aspirations of playing at the collegiate level, and will feature advanced level technical, tactical and fitness training sessions.
October 15, 2014 Tornado fall to Limestone after conceding two early goals GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team was able to bounce back from a slow start but it would not be enough. After two early goals, the Tornado saw themselves in a hole but were able to tie the game early in the second half before conceding another goal, falling to Limestone College 3-2.
October 15, 2014 Early goals lead #11 Limestone past King GAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing on the road against one of the top teams in the country, teams usually need to get off to a good start if they have a chance at pulling the upset, especially when they are on the road. However, the King University men’s soccer team got off to a slow start when they traveled to take on #11 Limestone College on Wednesday night as the Saints netted a pair of goals in the first 17 minutes en route to the 3-0 victory.
October 14, 2014 Lees-McRae silences Student Center crowd BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a matchup that is always very intense, the match that pitted the King University women’s volleyball team against Lees-McRae College and a little more energy on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex. In front of a nearly packed Student Center, the Bobcats held off a late Tornado rally to take the slugfest in five sets, topping the Tornado 15-13 in the final set.
October 14, 2014 King to host Mount Olive on CBS Sports Network national broadcast BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in school history, King University will have a game broadcast on national television. The men’s basketball game on Saturday, January 3 when King hosts Conference Carolinas foe the University of Mount Olive will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network as well as NCAA.com and on the NCAA Sports mobile app.
October 12, 2014 Tornado drop tight 5-4 decision at Davis & Elkins ELKINS, W.Va. – On Sunday, the King University men’s tennis team opened their fall dual schedule with a narrow road defeat at Davis & Elkins College. The Tornado were one person short of a full roster as they dropped a tight 5-4 decision to the Senators.
October 12, 2014 King drops season-opening dual-match at Davis & Elkins ELKINS, W.Va. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their fall dual schedule on Sunday when they traveled to take on Davis & Elkins College. The Tornado fell behind early, and ultimately dropped a 9-0 decision to start the fall.
October 11, 2014 Armstrong, Caicedo, Rimmer take wins at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University turned in a solid performance at the Lees-McRae race this weekend as they prepare for USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Biking Nationals in two weeks. Kaysee Armstrong, Jennifer Caicedo and Cory Rimmer won races to lead the Tornado.
October 11, 2014 King bounces back with sweep at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following a tough road loss on Friday night, the King University women’s volleyball team responded on Saturday afternoon with a sweep at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado were tenacious on the service line and hit .316 as team, taking the sweep 25-17, 25-13, 25-18.
October 11, 2014 Tornado drop conference game to Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team never appeared to be in control of the game against the University of Mount Olive. Two goals pushed the Trojans past the Tornado delivering King its second conference loss.
October 11, 2014 King drops heartbreaker to Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's soccer dropped a heartbreaker to Mount Olive in a weather delayed affair. On a 90th minute goal, the Tornado would see themselves drop their first Conference Carolinas match.
October 11, 2014 King defeats OCU in route to title WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team continued their season Saturday completing the Patriot Duals just like they finished Friday. Once again, the Tornado came out of the day without a loss defeating the University of the Cumberlands (B) 44-2, #4 Campbelsville University 33-9 and #2 Oklahoma City University 32-13.
October 10, 2014 Tornado fall at Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – In a rematch of last season’s Conference Carolinas Tournament final, and this year’s league opener, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to the Wheeler Center to take on Belmont Abbey College. Just as they did last month in the Student Center, the Crusader jumped on the Tornado early, but this time they didn’t look back, taking the sweep, 25-16, 26-24, 25-16.
October 10, 2014 Top-ranked Tornado sweep opening day of Patriot Duals WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team opened their season on Friday at the Patriot Duals hosted by the University of the Cumberlands where the Tornado faced a pair of top-10 teams. The Tornado came out of the day unscathed, defeating Lindenwood University’s B team, #9 Missouri Baptist University and #7 McKendree University.
October 9, 2014 King aims for second straight WCWA national title BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their first WCWA national championship, the goals for the King University women’s wrestling team are as usual for the 2014-15 season. Returning three national champions, two runners-up and 11 All-Americans from a season ago, the Tornado have their sight set on their second straight national championship.
October 9, 2014 Join King for Dig Pink Night and Late Night Madness BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t been to the Student Center Complex to see the King University women’s volleyball team play, Tuesday night is the perfect opportunity. The Tornado will be hosting their annual Dig Pink event and taking donations that will go towards breast cancer research. Following the conclusion of the volleyball match, fans can stay to get their first glimpse of the King men’s and women’s basketball teams at Late Night Madness where the King athletics department will have a major announcement about the upcoming season.
October 7, 2014 Taylor pushes King to top-10 finish SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – After coming off a big win last week, the King University women's golf team looked to stay atop the leaderboard. The Tornado finished tied for seventh with a tournament total of 622 after tallying a second round score of 308 behind the strong play of Samantha Taylor.
October 7, 2014 Bunaes leads King at Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team looked to reach new levels after finishing the King Invite in third. Mathias Bunaes helped lead King to a two-round total of 590 after shooting 294 in the second round to take an 11th place finish at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate.
October 7, 2014 Kremer, Numpituckchaikul named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of September. Both Summer Kremer and Leennawat Numpituckchaikul have gotten off to great starts to their 2014-15 season’s, earning the first SAAC Student-Athlete of the Month honors.
October 7, 2014 Hicks' five goals earns him CC Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Hicks may have had one of his best weeks wearing the Scarlet and Navy as his five goals led the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas victories. On Tuesday, Hicks was named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.
October 7, 2014 Tornado open 2014-15 as WCWA preseason favorites to repeat BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team is in a position they have become very familiar with, the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association preseason favorites. Following their first WCWA national title a season ago, the Tornado sit atop the first poll of 2014-15. Not only is King ranked #1, but four individuals are ranked first in their weight class.
October 7, 2014 TSWA names Hicks Men's Soccer Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – After taking home the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week, King University’s Chris Hicks earned another weekly award late this afternoon. Hicks earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association late Tuesday afternoon when the organization announced their awards.
October 6, 2014 King sits in sixth after first round of Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – Following their win last week, the King University women’s golf team returned to the course on Monday at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate where the Tornado shot 314 in the first round. King is in sixth place of 20 teams and was led by Samantha Taylor in the first round.
October 6, 2014 Trevecca Nazarene sneaks by the Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team seemed to have dominated the game, but an early goal had them flustered. Trevecca Nazarene University netted one in the early minutes and saw themselves earn another in the second half to defeat the Tornado.
October 6, 2014 Tornado card 296 in first round of Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team turned in a solid first round where their team of five all finished within one stroke of each other in the first round of the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate. However, the Tornado are in 10th place of 19 teams after posting a first round team score of 296.
October 4, 2014 King cruises past North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team was nothing but stellar on the field against Conference Carolinas opponent North Greenville University. From the opening whistle the Tornado outperformed the Crusaders cruising to their sixth win of the season.
October 4, 2014 King impresses at Greater Louisville Classic LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s cross country team has aspirations of qualifying for their third straight NCAA Championship, and Saturday gave the Tornado a chance to see the 2014 championship course. The Tornado didn’t disappoint finishing 12th in a field of 42 teams as a trio of runners finished under the 26 minute mark.
October 4, 2014 Tornado compete at Patriot Relays WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team competed in the second relay meet in as many weeks. The Tornado swam six relays and took second at the three-team Patriot Relays.
October 4, 2014 King takes to the pool at the Patriot Relays WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – On Saturday, the King University women’s swimming and diving team took to the pool for the second consecutive week at a relay meet. The Tornado finished third of three teams at the Patriot Relays.
October 4, 2014 Tornado push win streak to 3 with win over NGU BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team did nothing short of impress against Conference Carolinas opponent North Greenville University. Two first half and two second half goals helped the Tornado defeat the Crusaders with ease.
October 4, 2014 Tornado take nine wins at Georgia Tech race CONYERS, Ga. – The King University cycling team had a week off from the collegiate mountain biking schedule a week ago, and the Tornado were itching to get back on their bicycles this weekend. King brought three riders to Georgia Tech for this weekend’s race, and came home with nine victories and one second place finish in 10 attempts.
October 4, 2014 Tornado bounce back with sweep of North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following Friday night’s defeat, the King University women’s volleyball team turned the tide on Saturday afternoon when they hosted North Greenville University. The Tornado were in control from the first serve, taking the Conference Carolinas sweep from the Crusaders, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18.
October 4, 2014 Tornado turn in solid finish at Greater Louisville Classic LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After a couple weeks off, the King University women’s cross country team turned in a solid performance at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning. The Tornado were led again by Amelia Martin who posted her fastest 5k time wearing the Scarlet and Navy as King finished 29th in a deep field of 38 teams.
October 3, 2014 Tornado fall in four to Southern Wesleyan BRISTOL, Tenn. – From the opening serve, it seemed as though the King University women’s volleyball team was fighting an uphill battle when they hosted Southern Wesleyan University on Friday night. After dropping the first set, the Tornado fought back to take the second, but the steady Warrior offense led Southern Wesleyan to take the final two sets and the match 3-1.
October 2, 2014 Darbar steps down from Tornado tennis programs BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kethan Darbar led the King University men’s and women’s tennis teams through their transition into NCAA Division II membership, and now he will face the same challenge in Georgia. Darbar announced earlier this week that he was resigning to take the head men’s and women’s tennis coach position at Emmanuel College.
October 1, 2014 Hicks nets three as King defeats Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – It didn’t take the King University men’s soccer team long to show their offensive presence on Wednesday afternoon as they returned to Conference Carolinas play against Belmont Abbey College at Parks Field. Chris Hicks doubled his goal count for the season, netting all three of King’s goals in the 3-1 win over the Crusaders to move to 2-0 in league play.
September 30, 2014 Tornado place four in top-10, win King Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University women’s golf team was victorious in a two-day tournament. The Tornado won the King University Invitational by 22 strokes with a tournament total of 621 after shooting 316 on the second day. Elizabeth Swallow led four Tornado golfers in the top-10 with a second place finish.
September 30, 2014 Tornado take third at King University Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team improved on their first round score, and moved up the leaderboard to finish third at their own King University Invitational. The Tornado shot 282 in the second round to finish with a stroke total of 568. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul paced King, taking fourth after shooting a two-under 68 in the final round.
September 30, 2014 King tops preseason favorite Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team got the result they had been looking for. After dropping the last three, the Tornado came out strong to defeat Conference Carolinas preseason favorite Belmont Abbey College behind Rachel Thorpe, Hulda Sigurdardottir, and Miranda Smith’s goals.
September 30, 2014 Tornado sweep Milligan behind Kremer's double-double BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following nearly a week off, the King University women’s volleyball team didn’t show and rust on Tuesday night when they hosted Milligan College. The Tornado cruised to the sweep, taking the first two sets 25-12 and the third 25-18 for the nonconference victory. Summer Kremer paced King, and eclipsed 1,100 career kills in the first set.
September 29, 2014 Swallow leads King Invite after first round BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s golf team completed day one of the King Invitational on a high note. Going into the final round, the Tornado will carry an 18 shot lead.
September 29, 2014 Bunaes shoots 67 to lead King in first round of King Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team took to their home course, the Country Club of Bristol, and posted a 286 in the first round of the King University Invitational. The Tornado are in fourth place after the first day, and were led by Mathias Bunaes who carded a 67.
September 28, 2014 Tornado compete at USTA/ITA Southeast Regional SUMTER, S.C. – After having their season opening tournament canceled two weeks ago, selected members of the men’s and women’s tennis teams opened the season with the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional over the weekend. Moritz Poswiat led this group of five players, going 1-1 in the men’s B singles draw.
September 27, 2014 King takes fourth in season-opening Conference Carolinas Meet MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team opened the 2014-15 season at the Conference Carolinas Meet, that featured all relay races. The Tornado finished fourth in a field that included Limestone College, Pfeiffer University and Emmanuel College.
September 27, 2014 Tornado open season at Conference Carolinas Meet MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team opened the 2014-15 season at the Conference Carolinas Meet, that featured all relay races. The Tornado finished fourth in a field that included Limestone College, Pfeiffer University and Emmanuel College.
September 26, 2014 Whether in skating or cycling, success has followed Caicedo With all the accolades Jennifer Caicedo collected in her first year on the King University cycling team, it’s not likely that one would guess cycling is a sport she’s barely familiar with.
September 26, 2014 King to host fall baseball showcase with Diamond Elite BRISTOL, Tenn. – Baseball season may be nearing its conclusion, but the King University baseball program will be holding a fall showcase camp with Diamond Elite on November 8. The camp will run from 10:00 a.m., and conclude at 5:00 p.m., and it is limited to the first 50 players that register.
September 25, 2014 King ready to kickoff 2014-15 season BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team returns nearly everyone from a young and successful 2013-14 season. The Tornado are looking to build off the experience they gained a season ago to improve their finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships.
September 25, 2014 High expectations await Tornado for 2014-15 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team hopes to build off their record-setting finish to the 2013-14 season when they open a new year this weekend. The Tornado return nearly everyone from last year’s squad will work to improve their finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships from a season ago.
September 24, 2014 King posts shutout in win over North Georgia BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team started strong to defeat the University of North Georgia. In their second home game of the season, the Tornado showed their offensive firepower early in route to their 3-0 win.
September 24, 2014 Offense leads King to sweep of Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their match against Pfeiffer University on mission on Wednesday night. The Tornado cruised to the Conference Carolinas sweep behind a stellar offensive performance, hitting .397 in the 25-7, 25-19, 25-16 victory.
September 23, 2014 Kremer takes third straight Conference Carolinas POW BRISTOL, Tenn. – Summer Kremer continued her hot start to the season last week, leading the Tornado to a 2-1 Conference Carolinas record while posting two more double-doubles. That performance earned her an unprecedented third straight Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Player of the Week award.
September 22, 2014 Tusculum hands King third straight loss GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – From the onset, it appeared as though the King University soccer team was being pressured by Tusculum College on Monday night. Despite all the pressure, Olivia Drake kept the Pioneers off the board in the first half, but the Pioneers ultimately broke through for the lone goal of the game in the 54th minute to take the nonconference tilt 1-0.
September 20, 2014 King drops home opener to Palm Beach Atlantic 2-1 BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a very evenly played game, the King University men’s soccer team battled with Palm Beach Atlantic University for 90 minutes. The game three goals get tallied, all within a seven minute span as the Sailfish netted the first and the last of the trio of goals to take the contest 2-1.
September 20, 2014 Tornado falls to Converse on two second half goals BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team started strong but an early second half spark from Converse College caught the Tornado off guard. Miranda Smith delivered the lonesome goal for King early in the game but it would not be enough.
September 20, 2014 Armstrong wins three of four races at Union (Ky.) BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Kaysee Armstrong turned in a huge performance of the weekend at the Union College (Ky.) race. On Saturday, she took a pair of impressive wins, and one second place finish before winning another race on Sunday. Drew Bailey had a solid weekend too, taking a pair of top five finishes.
September 19, 2014 Limestone comes back to stun Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their third Conference Carolinas match in four days, the King University women’s volleyball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start against Limestone College on Friday night. However, after King took the first set 25-12, the Saints rebounded to take the next three sets to earn their first win of the season.
September 17, 2014 Baty leads King to sweep of Converse BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their first Conference Carolinas win of the year on Tuesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team didn’t have much time to bask in the victory as they faced Converse College on Wednesday night in another league contest. The Tornado made quick work of Valkyries to move to 2-0, following the sweep, 25-19, 25-12, 25-18.
September 17, 2014 Three second half goals vault King over Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – What was shaping out to be a rough game for the King University men's soccer team turned at the 48th minute mark when Faber Bickerstaffe evened the score at one. The Tornado netted two more goals in the next 14 minutes to take the lead and defeat 2013 national runner-up Carson-Newman University.
September 17, 2014 Carson Newman hands King first defeat JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team drops their first game of the year with luck not on their side from the opening whistle. Dagher came up strong most of the night but it was not enough in the 3-0 loss to Carson-Newman University.
September 17, 2014 Crockett, Rahn attend Conference Carolinas S.O.A.R. Summit BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, a couple King University staff members attended the Strengthening Our Athletic Reputation Summit for Conference Carolinas’ female athletics administrators, coaches and trainers. Head athletic trainer and senior woman adviser Shelia Crockett and assistant athletic director for external affairs Nancye Rahn represented King at the conference held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
September 16, 2014 Walsh to play in World Cup Qualification match for Wales BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week, King University women’s soccer player Catherine Walsh received a letter informing her that she was called up to the Wales Senior Women’s National Team to play in a World Cup Qualification match against Ukraine. Walsh traveled from Bristol to Ukraine over the weekend to train with the team before the match on Wednesday.
September 16, 2014 Tornado finish 18th at lightning shortened Kiawah Island Invite KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team had an eventful day as they tried to complete the Kiawah Island Invitational. However, the weather didn’t cooperate as there were a couple of lightning delays before the second round was canceled. The final scores reverted to the first round scores where King shot 307, placing them 18th.
September 16, 2014 Tornado come storming back to defeat BAC in conference opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – It didn't go quite as the King University women’s volleyball team dreamed, but they still came away with a Conference Carolinas victory over last year’s co-champions Belmont Abbey College in the conference-opener. The Tornado dropped the first eight points, and the first set, but came storming back to take the next three sets from the Crusaders for the 3-1 victory.
September 16, 2014 TSWA names Thorpe, Kremer Players of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks, Rachel Thorpe has been named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Women’s Soccer Player of the week after netting five goals in a pair of Tornado wins. Along with Thorpe, Summer Kremer earned her first TSWA Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award after leading King to a 4-2 week that saw the senior post three double-doubles.
September 16, 2014 Kremer, Thorpe take Conference Carolinas weekly awards BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week to start the season, both Summer Kremer and Rachel Thorpe collected a weekly award. Kremer earned her second straight Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award while Thorpe earned her first Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Week award, a week after being named TSWA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.
September 15, 2014 King now accepting nominations for King Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will be taking nominations from now until November 24 for the King Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Use the following link to nominate at former student-athlete for the King Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
September 15, 2014 Tornado shoot 307 in season-opening round KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened the season at the Kiawah Island Invitational on the Ocean Course against a very tough field that features six top-25 teams. The Tornado posted a 307 in the first round and are in 18th place after the first of two rounds.
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September 14, 2014 Season opening tournament washed out SUMTER, S.C. – The King University tennis teams were scheduled to open their season this weekend at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational, but the weather had other ideas. After battling rain all weekend, the individual tournament was canceled on Sunday morning.
September 13, 2014 Tornado pitch 4th shutout with 4-0 win to remain unbeaten FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s soccer team starts the season 4-0 for the first time in the division II era. Rachel Thorpe and Miranda Smith both add two to power the Tornado past the lions of Emmanuel College to earn their first Conference Carolinas win.
September 13, 2014 Martin earns second top-10, leads King at Furman XC Classic GREENVILLE, S.C. – In her second career race, Amelia Martin earned her second top-10 finish, leading the King University women's cross country team to a fourth place finish at the Furman Cross Country Classic.
September 13, 2014 King finishes fifth at Furman Cross Country Classic GREENVILLE, S.C. – The King University men's cross country team continued their great start to the season, taking third of 10 non-Division I teams at the Furman Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning. For the second time in as many weeks, the Tornado were led by a top-10 finish from Tanner Cook.
September 13, 2014 Rimmer takes another mountain biking cross country victory CLEMSON, S.C. – Cory Rimmer continued his excellent start to the 2014 mountain biking season with another victory at a muddy Clemson University race. Rimmer won the cross country race and finished third in the short track race to lead the King University cycling team.
September 13, 2014 Tornado drop final two matches of Pioneer Classic GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a short turnaround before taking on the second day of the Pioneer classic, facing Lander University at 11:00 a.m. The Tornado grabbed the first set, but dropped the next three, as the Bearcats took the match 3-1. King then took the first two sets from Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon, but the Railsplitters came back to take the match 3-2.
September 13, 2014 Tornado earn first win in Conference Carolinas opener FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their first Conference Carolinas match, the King University men's soccer team earned their first win of the season with a pair of second half goals. Chris Hicks gave King the lead, and Alfred Schwab netted the game-winning goal, giving King the 2-1 victory over Emmanuel College.
September 12, 2014 Tornado defeat Flagler, Tusculum behind Kremer's stellar day GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Summer Kremer continued her outstanding play to start the season in the first two matches of the Tusculum Pioneer Classic. She nearly posted a pair of double-doubles leading King wins over Flagler College (3-2) and hosts Tusculum College (3-0).
September 11, 2014 Rhodes completes first season in professional baseball BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the beginning of August, it was a dream come true for former King University baseball player Cory Rhodes. On August 6, the Kissimmee, Florida native signed a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. After traveling many miles, Rhodes made four outings for the Bristol Pirates, a minor league team for Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates.
September 11, 2014 Ragan takes fifth at World Championships TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – For the second straight year, former King University women’s wrestler Alli Ragan earned a spot on the U.S.A. Senior World team to compete in the World Championships. On Thursday, Ragan competed in the 58 kilogram weight class, and advanced to the bronze medal bout where she dropped a tough decision to Anastassia Huchok of Belarus.
September 11, 2014 Experienced Tornado ready to kickoff 2014-15 season BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team looks to rebound from their 2013-14 season after taking fifth at the Conference Carolinas Championships. King will be very experienced this coming year, returning their top four from a season ago who will all have the same goal, a Conference Carolinas championship.
September 10, 2014 Youthful King squad ready for 2014-15 campaign BRISTOL, Tenn. – After making their first ever Conference Carolinas tournament in 2013-14, the King women’s tennis team looks to reach new levels. Head coach Kethan Darbar returns a young, but solid core from last year, and adds three for the upcoming season.
September 10, 2014 Thorpe nets 3, Smith adds another as King cruises past Milligan BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team continued their offensive attack to cruise by Milligan College. Rachel Thorpe tallied three goals and Miranda Smith added another. The result marked the first 3-0 start for the women’s soccer team since 2009.
September 10, 2014 Tornado drop 2-0 decision to Tusculum GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team took another tough result on Tuesday night when they faced regional rivals Tusculum College. The game was scoreless through the first 45 minutes, but the Pioneers netted a pair of goals over the final 25 minutes to take the contest 2-0.
September 9, 2014 Young Tornado look to improve on 2013-14 finish BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off an impressive year and making the Conference Carolinas tournament for the third consecutive year, the Tornado men’s tennis team capped the year off with their first ever tournament win. Head coach Kethan Darbar and the team looks to begin the 2014-15 season right where they left off in 2013-14.
September 9, 2014 Opening game hat trick gives Thorpe TSWA Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Rachel Thorpe was named the Women’s Soccer Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association on Tuesday after netting a hat trick in the club’s first match of the season.
September 9, 2014 King takes a pair of matches at Concord triangular ATHENS, W.Va. – Following a tough opening weekend, the King University women’s volleyball team earned a pair of victories at Concord University on Tuesday night. The Tornado came back to sweep Alderson Broaddus University 26-24, 26-24, 25-23 before topping hosts Concord in four sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19.
September 9, 2014 Tornado trio earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may have just started, but King University had three student-athletes earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for their respective sport. The Tornado swept the cross country awards with Amelia Martin earning the distinction on the women’s side and Tanner Cook on the men’s side. Summer Kremer also eanred conference player of the week honors in women’s volleyball.
September 7, 2014 King takes eighth in season opening tournament SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Coming off one of their best rounds in recent years, the King University women’s golf team tried to duplicate that performance in the second round of the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate at Sevierville Golf Club. The Tornado nearly matched their round of 316, shooting 320 in the second round for a total of 636 and an eight place finish at the season opening event.
September 6, 2014 USC Aiken tops Tornado 2-0 MORROW, Ga. – A day after falling to Clayton State University, the King University men’s soccer team tried to rebound against USC Aiken in the finale of the Loch Shop Shootout hosted by Clayton State. However, the Pacers tallied goals late in each half to hand the Tornado their second loss in as many days, 2-0.
September 6, 2014 King comes back for first win of the year NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team may have gotten off to a slow start on Friday, and early Saturday morning, but the Tornado bounced back to earn their first win of the young season. King dropped the first set to Columbus State University at the Newberry Wolves Invitational, but came storming back to take the final three sets 25-22, 25-15 and 25-19.
September 6, 2014 Tornado card 316, in seventh after first round of Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – In their first round of the year, the King University women’s golf team nearly posted their best round in the last two years. The Tornado posted a first round score of 316 in the first round of the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate and were led by Samantha Taylor’s round of 77.
September 6, 2014 Victories by Armstrong, Rogers and Rimmer lead Tornado at ETSU JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University cycling team continued their hot start to the mountain biking season at the East Tennessee State University race. Kaysee Armstrong, Megan Rogers and Cory Rimmer led the Tornado, accounting for three wins over the weekend.
September 6, 2014 Pacers outlast King in five set thriller NEWBERRY, S.C. – In what was reminiscent of a heavyweight bout, the King University women’s volleyball team was locked in a back-and-forth affair against USC Aiken on Friday night in Newberry, South Carolina. The Tornado came back after dropping the first set to win the next two, but the Pacers answered by winning the final two sets to take the 3-2 victory (25-22, 22-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-13).
September 6, 2014 Walsh delivers to lead King past Mars Hill BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team may have struggled for the first 80 minutes but ended with the result they were looking for, a win. After 16 shots, the Tornado finally found the back of the net when Catherine Walsh scored in the 81st minute to lead King past Mars Hill University.
September 5, 2014 Three second half goals lead Clayton State past King MORROW, Ga. – The King University men’s soccer team started the 2014 campaign by netting the first goal of the season early in the first half. However, the Tornado couldn’t make the tally standup as Clayton State University used three second half goals to take the season opening win 3-1 at their own tournament, the Loch Shop Shootout.
September 5, 2014 King takes fourth to open 2014 SPARTANBURG, S.C. – With uncertainty coming into the season, the King University women’s cross country team started the 2014 season off on a high note. In the competitive Eye Opener Invitational that featured numerous NCAA Division I teams, the Tornado finish fourth overall and second among NCAA Division II teams.
September 5, 2014 Tornado drop season opener to #15 Wingate NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team started their season with a stiff test, facing the 15th ranked team in the country, Wingate University at the Newberry College Wolves Invitational. The Tornado stayed with the Bulldogs early in the first set, but Wingate ultimately took the set 25-23. The Bulldogs took the final two sets 25-19 and 25-20 take the sweep and hand King an opening loss.
September 5, 2014 Tornado place three in top-10, finish second at Eye Opener Invite SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s cross country team started the 2014 season on Friday, but it appeared as though they are in midseason form. The Tornado finished first among NCAA Division II teams, and second overall behind Davidson University. The trio of Tanner Cook, Brent Swiney, and Connor Hatfield all placed in the top-10 to lead the Tornado.
September 5, 2014 Wolves hand King second loss of the day NEWBERRY, S.C. – Squaring off against tournament hosts Newberry College, the King University women’s volleyball team tried to shake their loss to #15 Wingate earlier in the day. However, the late start time wasn’t friendly to the Tornado either as the host Wolves swept King 25-11, 25-18, 25-20 to hand the Tornado back-to-back losses.
September 4, 2014 Thorpe, Smith pace offense to 5-0 win over Brevard BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was only fitting that when two teams with nicknames of Tornado and Tornados got together, there would be a weather delay. The King University and Brevard College women’s soccer teams sat through a two hour delay due to lightning and rain before eventually kicking off the 2014 season. When the ball was put in play, the Tornado of King showed their presence on the offense end with Rachel Thorpe scoring three times and Miranda Smith twice in the 5-0 King win.
September 4, 2014 Talented Tornado have high expectations for 2014-15 BRISTOL, Tenn. – After the completion of yet another successful season, the King University women’s golf team looks to continue with the low scoring. The Tornado will return three golfers from a season ago who as a team finished fourth at the Conference Carolinas Championships.
September 3, 2014 King aims for second straight Conference Carolinas title BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University women’s volleyball team turned in their best season since becoming NCAA Division II members prior to the 2010 season. The Tornado captured a share of their first Conference Carolinas championship, and return nearly everyone from the squad that amassed more than 30 wins, leaving expectations for the prestigious program at an all-time high for first year head coach Morris Cephas.
September 2, 2014 New look Tornado aim for third straight conference title BRSITOL, Tenn. – The expectations for the King University women’s cross country team are always high, and that is no different in 2014 as the Tornado hope to take a third consecutive Conference Carolinas title. The task may be more daunting for head coach Peter Dalton this season as he does not have any returners from the 2013 campaign.
September 1, 2014 Young King squad readies to open 2014 campaign BRISTOL, Tenn. – Going into head coach John Miglarese’s second year at the helm, the King University men’s soccer team has high expectations for the upcoming season. Following a conference tournament appearance in Miglarese’s first year, King will also look to make the improvements needed to become a nationally prominent team like they were not so long ago.
August 29, 2014 Tornado set sights on third straight trip to NCAA National Championships BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off of their second straight NCAA Division II National Championship appearance, the King University men’s cross country team’s expectations are nothing less in 2014. Head coach Peter Dalton has a solid group of runners returning that will lead a talented group of newcomers this season.
August 29, 2014 Rimmer leads Tornado at opening race BREVARD, N.C. – The King University cycling team opened the 2014 mountain biking season over the weekend with a solid showing at Brevard College. Cory Rimmer paced three Tornado that competed with top-10 finishes in both the cross country and short track races.
August 28, 2014 Tornado hungry for postseason run in 2014 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer is looking to build of the momentum they gained near the end of last season. The Tornado reached semifinals of Conference Carolinas Tournament, after winning their first-ever Conference Carolinas Tournament game, a victory at rival Lees-McRae College. That experience leaves the Tornado hungry to improve on their finish in 2014.
August 27, 2014 King ready for new challenges in 2014-15 BRISTOL, Tenn. – A new era begins in the young King University cycling program as Alan Sparks takes over for Dan Kreiss as head coach. Kreiss, the only coach in the five year history of the program, led the Tornado to Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference road championships each of the last two years. In the past, King’s main season has been the road season in the spring, but in 2014-15, the Tornado will race full mountain biking and cyclo-cross schedules throughout the fall and winter.
August 25, 2014 Moorman hires wrestling assistant coaches BRISTOL, Tenn. – A week after being named head men’s and women’s wrestling head coach, Jason Moorman has hired a pair of coaches to round out his staff. Moorman has named JaVonte Ashford the associate head coach and Derek Harrison as an assistant coach.
August 25, 2014 King athletics launches redesign of KingTornado.com BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletics programs proudly launched a newly-redesigned KingTornado.com today. The website features a new clean look with improved navigation and enhanced menu design that will make it easier to navigate the site.
August 22, 2014 King student-athletes earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, King University student-athletes have earned recognition from the Division 2 Athletic Directors Association. A total of 75 Tornado student-athletes earned the honor in 2013-14 to lead Conference Carolinas for the second straight year.
August 19, 2014 Rahn named assistant AD for external affairs BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics David Hicks announced the hiring of Nancye Rahn to fill the position of assistant athletic director for external affairs. Rahn joins the Tornado staff from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association where she spent eight years working in different capacities.
August 18, 2014 Avila earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s tennis player and 2014 graduate Rodrigo Avila’s list of accolades keeps growing longer. The Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award winner was recently awarded one of 87 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships to continue his education.
August 15, 2014 Hicks names Moorman head men's wrestling coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics David Hicks announced on Friday that Jason Moorman will be the next men’s wrestling head coach. Moorman, who is the King women’s wrestling coach will take on both roles for the upcoming season.
August 14, 2014 Thompson rounds out 2014 recruiting class BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson has rounded out is recruiting class with the signing of three student-athletes. Arnelle Collins and Allison Littleton and Elizabeth Jonson all inked National Letters of Intent to play for the Tornado, joining Madison Davis who signed last fall.
August 6, 2014 Rhodes signs professional contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball alum Cory Rhodes got the phone call every boy growing up playing baseball hopes to get. Last Friday the Pittsburgh Pirates, of Major League Baseball called Rhodes to inform him they were going to sign him to a professional contract.
August 4, 2014 King earns AVCA Team Academic Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth straight year since becoming NCAA Division II members, the King University women’s volleyball team has earned American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
July 31, 2014 Testa hires Cockerham as assistant coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head softball coach Jenn Testa has concluded her search for an assistant coach following the departure of Travis McCall who took the head coaching position at Coker College. Joining Testa in the third base dugout this season will be Jake Cockerham, who is no stranger to King athletics.
July 28, 2014 Moorman takes athletic director position at Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – Over the past eight years, Nate Moorman has laid a solid foundation for the King University men’s wrestling program. Moorman announced last week that he has accepted the position of director of athletics at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga.
July 28, 2014 Moorman named interim men's wrestling coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week, King University head men’s wrestling coach, and assistant athletic director Nate Moorman was named the athletic director at Emmanuel College, leaving a King in search of a men’s wrestling coach. King athletic director David Hicks has named Jason Moorman the interim head men’s wrestling coach while King searches for the next men’s wrestling head coach.
July 25, 2014 Hicks selected to NCAA Softball Rules Committee BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University athletic director David Hicks has been selected to the NCAA Softball Rules Committee. The Softball Rules committee is made up of nine members. Four representatives from Division I, two from Division II (one administrator), two from Division III and an additional member that is the secretary-rules editor make up the committee.
July 24, 2014 Maietta earns Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the summer months, many coaches associations had out awards for student-athletes in that sport, and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced their Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar athletes earlier this week. King University’s men’s golfer, Ross Maietta was one of 75 NCAA Division II golfers that earned the distinction.
July 21, 2014 Pitts announces 2014 recruiting class BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the new school year fast approaching, teams are wrapping up the recruiting classes and rounding out their rosters for the upcoming season. King University men’s basketball head coach George Pitts and his staff signed three student-athletes, Darerraul Jackson, Derick Pope and Alex Overs who will don the Scarlet and Navy this fall.
July 20, 2014 Hildebrandt takes runner-up in World Team Trials Phase II FARGO, N.D. – On Saturday, Phase II of the World Team Trials were held in Fargo, for the non-Olympic weight classes. The event had a very heavy King University flavor as the Tornado had six women’s wrestlers in the competition, five alone at 55 kilograms. Sarah Hildebrandt turned in the best performance, winning the challenge tournament, before falling in the championship bout to take second at 55 kilograms.
July 18, 2014 King upgrades weight room BRISTOL, Tenn. – Over the summer, King University decided to upgrade their weight room with new equipment for the student-athletes and student body to use when classes begin in August. King strength and conditioning coach, Derek Harrison headed up the improvements that consisted of four new power racks and benches to go along with 1,600 pounds of bumper plates.
July 16, 2014 Augello, Salata take bronze at Senior Pan Am Championships MEXICO CITY, Mexico – King University women's wrestling had an influence at the Senior Pan American Championships in Mexico City on Wednesday. Both Haley Augello and Julia Salata competed while Tornado head coach Jason Moorman was one of the coaches that helped lead Team USA to a second place finish in the 30 team tournament. Both Augello and Salata earned bronze medals at the competition.
July 15, 2014 Williamson attends NCAA Women's Coaches' Academy BRISTOL, Tenn. – In college athletics, coaches use the summer months for many different things. Most coaches will take a vacation and spend more time with their families as well as attend conference to improve their skills of the upcoming season and their careers. King University head track and field coach Amanda Williamson decided on the later as she attended the NCAA Women’s Coaches’ Academy that was put on by the Alliance of Women Coaches in Atlanta last month.
July 14, 2014 Swallow, Walker named WGCA All-American Scholars BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced their All-American Scholars for the 2013-14 season, and two King University student-athletes were honored. Elizabeth Swallow and Anna Walker both earned the distinction for the second consecutive year.
July 11, 2014 Tornado tennis teams earn ITA Academic Awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams earned the ITA All-Academic award for the third straight season when the organization announced their awards earlier this week. Along with both teams earning the distinction, 10 student-athletes between the two teams earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.
July 11, 2014 Booher signs three for upcoming year BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced his signing class for the 2014-15 season. The trio of student-athletes, Sean Luhmann, Nick Drooker and Jeff Sprayberry will join the Tornado on campus this fall.
July 10, 2014 Hendey, Salata, Klingel help USA to 3rd at University World Championships PECS, Hungary – Three members of the King University women’s wrestling team earned a spot on Team USA for the University World Nationals and helped the Americans finish third at the competition that had 25 teams competing. Both Amanda Hendey and Julia Salata will come home with individual hardware, while Samantha Klingel finished fifth in her weight class.
July 9, 2014 King alum, Corr named USA Today National Coach of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jamie Corr lead his team to the ultimate goal, a state championship and picked up some individual hardware in the process. Corr is a 1996 graduate of King College, now King University, and was member of a successful Tornado baseball program. That foundation led Corr into coaching where he was recently named 2014 American Family Insurance Coach of the Year by USA Today.
July 7, 2014 King men's basketball hosts position camp BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball staff will be hosting their annual Position Camp from July 14-17 in the Student Center Complex on the King campus. The camp will start at 9:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m., every day, follow the link below for more information and for registration.
July 7, 2014 Ringstaff, Henry named Scholar Athletes of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – As Conference Carolinas continues to hand out awards from the spring season, King University student-athletes keep getting honored. Both Cassie Ringstaff (softball) and Maegan Henry (women’s track and field) were named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes of the Year for their respective sports.
July 7, 2014 Black takes Junior Pan American title MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada – King University women’s wrestler Megan Black continued in the footsteps of her Tornado teammates earlier this summer, taking gold at the Junior Pan American Women’s Championships. The freshman won both of her matches at the event en route to the title.
June 30, 2014 Witt earns Capital One Academic All-American second straight season BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hannah Witt added yet another award to her mantle last week when the Capital One Academic All-American Track and Field/Cross Country team was announced. Witt was selected to the Capital Academic All-America second team a season after garnering third team recognition.
June 18, 2014 Witt nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hannah Witt continues to accumulate accolades, even after her time rewriting the King University women’s cross country record book is through. On Monday, Witt was named one of two Conference Carolinas nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award recognizes excellence in leadership, athletics, academics and service. Seniors who completed their final year of athletic eligibility are eligible for the award.
June 17, 2014 Crockett adds pair to athletic training staff BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head athletic trainer Shelia Crockett announced the hire of two new athletic training assistants on Tuesday. Bill Rutledge, ATC comes to King after a stint at UVa-Wise, and Rebekkah Gaston, ATC, MS, ROT, OBT joins the Tornado after spending the last two years at Savannah State University.
June 4, 2014 Avila named Capital One Academic All-American BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, King University men's tennis player Rodrigo Avila earned another award for his mantle. The senior was selected to the Capital One Academic All-American at-large team after finishing his career with a grade point average of 3.99.
June 4, 2014 McCall named softball head coach at Coker BRISTOL, Tenn. – Assistant softball coach Travis McCall has been an integral part of King University’s transition into NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas. Earlier this week, it was announced that he will become the next head coach at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C.