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 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.
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.
June 4, 2014 King leads Conf Carolinas in Presidential Honor Roll BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Conference Carolinas announced their spring Presidential Honor Roll honorees, and King University was atop the league with 205 student-athletes honored. The Tornado finished second during the fall season to Limestone College, but topped the Saints in the spring with 205 student-athletes to Limestone’s 192.
June 3, 2014 New Ideas I’ve heard this concept expressed in different ways over the years, but one philosophy I have always tried to incorporate into my professional life is that if you aren’t moving forward, you’re really moving backward. Your competition is moving forward so you are losing ground. In many ways, it relates to being an athlete...you always strive to improve, to get faster, stronger, and refine your skills. You better be improving, because your opponent is certainly improving!
June 1, 2014 Hendey takes third at World Team Trials MADISON, Wis. – On the second day of the World Team Trials, King University had five women's wrestlers that had a chance to qualify for the 2014 U.S.A. World Team. Amanda Hendey had the best chance for the Tornado as she advanced to the finals of the challenge bracket before dropping her first bout of the day. Hendey ended up with a second place finish in the challenge tournament and a fourth place finish in the World Team Trials.
May 31, 2014 Ragan qualifies for the USA World Team MADISON, Wis. – A year ago, King University women’s wrestler Alli Ragan made history when she became the first Tornado wrestler to qualify for the U.S.A. World Team. On Saturday night, she duplicated the feat, earning a spot on the World Team for the second straight season.
May 29, 2014 Witt, Henry garner Capital One Academic All-District honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of her career, King University women’s cross country runner Hannah Witt continues to win awards, recently being named Capital One Academic All-District for the second consecutive year. She was joined on the team by track and field star, Maegan Henry who earns the honor for the first time.
May 19, 2014 King announces change in the cycling program BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has announced a change in their cycling program as Dan Kreiss has stepped down from his position of head coach. Kreiss has been the only coach in the short history of the Tornado cycling program as he hands over the reins to Alan Sparks. Sparks has been chosen to lead a program that has won back-to-back Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference road championships.
May 18, 2014 Trio of 55 kg wrestlers lead King at Body Bar Nationals IRVING, Texas – The women’s wrestling season never stops as seven King University grapplers traveled to Irving to compete in the Body Bar Women’s Nationals. Tornado freshmen Haley Augello, Megan Black and Hanna Grisewood led the way for King, placing second-fourth at 55 kilograms.
May 15, 2014 Swallow named Capital One Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s golfer Elizabeth Swallow’s sophomore year has been nothing short of impressive as she added another award on Wednesday. Swallow was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District team in the at-large category.
May 15, 2014 Avila garners Capital One Academic All-District honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – Even after his graduation from King University, men’s tennis player Rodrigo Avila has earned another award to add to his mantle. The senior was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District at-large team after finishing his career with a grade-point average of 3.99.
May 15, 2014 King takes a pair of Conference Carolinas sportsmanship awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the conclusion of each season, Conference Carolinas hands out the Messick Sportsmanship Awards for each sport, and King University earned a pair of these honors during the spring season. The Tornado baseball and women’s tennis teams both won the award for the 2013-14 season, marking the second and third King teams to earn the distinction this year.
May 13, 2014 Light earns Daktronics Southeast Region honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – Senior softball pitcher Hannah Light continues to win awards after the completion of her career. On Tuesday, Light was named to the Daktronics Southeast Region second team for the second consecutive season after leading the Tornado to a runner-up finish at the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
May 13, 2014 Seven Tornado athletes named USTFCCCA All-Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor track and field season nearly complete, seven King University athletes have earned USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region honors. Three Tornado women’s athletes garnered recognition while four men earned the distinction that was headlined by Justin Newring, Brent Swiney and Maegan Henry.
May 7, 2014 Miglarese announces 2014 schedule BRISTOL, Tenn. – In his second year at the helm of the King University men’s soccer program, John Miglarese has announced his 2014 schedule. The schedule includes a season opening tournament in Atlanta, Ga., and later in the year, a road match up with last year’s national runner-up.
May 6, 2014 Swallow finishes 24th at NCAA South Regional DADE CITY, Fla. – The season may have come to an end, but Elizabeth Swallow capped a magnificent sophomore campaign with a 24th place finish at the NCAA South Regional Championship. Swallow, who is the first women’s golfer to qualify for an NCAA South Regional, ended the three round tournament with a score of 231 after carding a 78 in the final round on Tuesday.
May 5, 2014 Henry named Conference Carolinas Field Performer of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time in her career, Maegan Henry of the King University women’s track and field team has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Performer of the Year. She earned the distinction after taking two individual titles, leading the Tornado to a third place finish at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships.
May 5, 2014 Swallow moves up NCAA Regional leaderboard with 73 in 2nd round DADE CITY, Fla. – King University women’s golfer Elizabeth Swallow had a bounce back day in the second round of the NCAA South Regional Championship, carding a one-over 73. Swallow got off to a slow start in the first round, but rebounded on Monday with a pair of birdies in the second round.
May 4, 2014 Swallow cards 80 in NCAA South Regional first round DADE CITY, Fla. – Elizabeth Swallow made King University history on Sunday as she became the first Tornado women’s golfer to appear in the NCAA South Regional Championship. Swallow got off to a slow start in the first round of the three round event, but bounced back over the final nine holes to come away with an 80 in the opening round.
May 4, 2014 King posts best USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals finish of 4th RICHMOND, Va. – The King University cycling team reached new heights all year long, starting with a fourth place finish at cyclo-cross nationals, and winning their second consecutive Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference championship. It is only fitting the road season culminated with their best finish at USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals over the weekend, taking fourth against more than 50 Division II teams.
May 1, 2014 Ringstaff named Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – After wrapping up her senior season of play by earning first team all-conference accolades and helping the Tornado to a runner-up finish in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, King University softball player Cassie Ringstaff was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team this afternoon.
May 1, 2014 Rhodes selected to Academic All-District Team BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Cory Rhodes continues to garner postseason accolades. After being selected to the all-Conference Carolinas second team, the all-Conference Carolinas Tournament team, and as an academic all-conference performer, Rhodes was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team this afternoon.
April 28, 2014 Swallow earns an individual place in NCAA South Regional BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s golfer Elizabeth Swallow has had an incredible sophomore campaign, which will continue for at least one more week. On Monday, the NCAA announced its field of the upcoming NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, and Swallow earned one of four individual spots in the South Region. With the selection, she becomes the first King women’s golfer to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament since the school became NCAA members in 2010-11.
April 27, 2014 Trojans comeback to top King in Conference Carolinas title game BURLINGTON, N.C. – Earlier in the day, the King University baseball team staved off elimination with a win over Barton. However, the Tornado couldn’t quite keep the momentum rolling in the championship game against the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado held the lead for most of the game before the lead changed hands multiple times over the last three innings. The Trojans plated runs in each of the final three innings, including the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning, taking the game 10-9.
April 27, 2014 Tornado slide into conference championship round BURLINGTON, N.C. – Needing a win to advance to the championship of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University baseball team used a three-run sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and went on to defeat Barton College by a score of 7-3 to earn the right to face the University of Mount Olive for the conference title.
April 27, 2014 Thomas' blast lifts King past Limestone in extras BURLINGTON, N.C. – The top two teams in Conference Caroilnas squared off in an elimination game on Sunday morning the conference tournament, and both pitchers were up to the task, Limestone College’s Kelly Shearer, and Hannah Light for King University. The duo combined to allow just eight combined hits, and no runs through the first seven innings. In the eighth, Fallon Thomas broke through for the Tornado, crushing a three-run home run to left field. Light made that standup in the bottom of the inning, keeping King alive in the tournament.
April 27, 2014 Mount Olive defeats King 11-3 for second straight Conf Carolinas title BURLINGTON, N.C. – After King University defeated Limestone College in an elimination game, they came right back to take on the University of Mount Olive for the second time in three games in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament Championship game. However, Carly White pitched the Trojans to their second tournament title in as many years while Mount Olive offense erupted for 11 runs in their 11-3 victory over the Tornado.
April 26, 2014 Trojans capitalize on Tornado miscues to advance to CC title game BURLINGTON, N.C. – When the Conference Carolinas Tournament started on Friday all the teams were playing for a chance to play for a championship, and when second seed King University faced fourth seed University of Mount Olive, one team was going to be one step closer to that goal. The Trojans took advantage five King miscues to remain undefeated in the tournament with the 4-1 victory.
April 26, 2014 Barton upsets Tornado in conference semis SUMTER, S.C. – All winning streaks have to come to an end at some point, and the King University men’s tennis team saw their 10-match winning streak end on Saturday afternoon in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Semifinals. The second seeded Tornado fell to sixth seeded Barton College by the narrowest of margins, 5-4 to end their season.
April 26, 2014 Light twirls two-hit shutout, leading King past Pfeiffer BURLINGTON, N.C. – In a Conference Carolinas Tournament winner’s bracket game that was supposed to take place a day prior, the second seeded King University softball team advanced to the semifinals with a 2-0 victory over sixth seed Pfeiffer University. Tornado pitcher tossed her second shutout in as many games in the tournament while Fallon Thomas and Octavia Lewis-Rand delivered the offense for King.
April 26, 2014 Cieslewitz, Mullins power King past Erskine BURLINGTON, N.C. – Behind an impressive pitching outing from Ryan Nichols in relief and home runs by Geoff Cieslewitz and Stephen Mullins, the fourth-seeded King University baseball team won its ninth straight game over No. 2 Erskine College and remained in the winner’s bracket of the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
April 26, 2014 Tornado fall to Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas Tournament BURLINGTON, N.C. – After winning its first two games of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University baseball team lost to top-seeded and 12th-ranked University of Mount Olive 6-4 to fall into the loser’s bracket.
April 26, 2014 Stamper and Newring lead King to fourth at conference championship BANNER ELK, N.C. – Highlighted by Jeremy Stamper’s school-record performance in the shot put and a pair of victories by sprinter Justin Newring, the King University men’s track and field team placed fourth at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Lees-McRae College.
April 26, 2014 Henry's school records lead King at Conference Carolinas Championships BANNER ELK, N.C. – Just as they have been all season, the King University women’s track and field team was led by Maegan Henry at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The junior won both the hammer throw and shot put while setting school records in the process leading the Tornado to a third place finish.
April 25, 2014 King advances in Conference Carolinas Tournament for first time SUMTER, S.C. – For the first time in school history, the King University men’s tennis team was victorious in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. The second seeded Tornado defeated seventh seed Erskine College 5-0, stretching their winning streak to 10-matches.
April 25, 2014 Conference Carolinas Tournament postponed to Saturday BURLINGTON, N.C. – Due to strong weather moving through Burlington, the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament has been postponed until tomorrow. King University, the fourth seed will now take on second seeded Erskine College at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday. The Tornado will than play at either 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night depending on the result of the first game.
April 25, 2014 King falls to Pfeiffer in Conference Carolinas Tournament SUMTER, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the first time in history this season, and faced second seeded Pfeiffer University in the quarterfinals on Friday morning. The seventh seeded Tornado dropped the dual 5-0, ending their season.
April 25, 2014 Light's shutout leads King past Barton BURLINGTON, N.C. – In a game that took nearly five hours to complete, the King University softball team outlasted Barton College in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. The Tornado plated a pair of unearned runs in the final two innings to take the contest 2-0.
April 24, 2014 Light named pitcher of the year, six Tornado earn all-conference honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team may have come up just short of their second consecutive Conference Carolinas regular season title, but the Tornado had six players honored by the league when they handed out their all-conference awards at a banquet on Thursday night. Hannah Light headlined this group, being named the league’s pitcher of the year for the second consecutive season. Fallon Thomas, Tori McComas and Cassie Ringstaff all joined Light on the all-conference first team while Hannah Smith and Samantha Cole garnered second team honors.
April 24, 2014 King's inaugural season ends at the NCATA National Championships AZUSA, Calif. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team capped a successful inaugural season on Thursday afternoon at the NCATA (National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association) National Championships. King, the ninth seed squared off with eighth seeded Alderson Broaddus University in the first round, and the Battlers took a 257.55-220.985 victory to advance in the tournament.
April 24, 2014 Gaby, Rhodes earn all-conference honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – At its annual awards banquet on Thursday night, Conference Carolinas announced its all-conference baseball teams for the 2014 season. King University was well-represented, with senior outfielder Tyler Gaby named to the first team and senior pitcher Cory Rhodes earning second team honors.
April 24, 2014 Hooker's clutch hits lift King past Pfeiffer BURLINGTON, N.C. – “Find a way”, the King University baseball team’s motto came through in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Thursday afternoon in Burlington, N.C. The fourth seeded Tornado fell behind third seed Pfeiffer University early, but worked their way back into the ballgame by scoring in four the final five innings. Tom Hooker came up with a pair of clutch hits, including a two-out RBI single in the 10th to give King the 6-5 victory over the Falcons.
April 24, 2014 Avila and Vidal named to all-conference teams BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas released its all-conference teams for the 2013-2014 men’s tennis season at the league’s tennis banquet in Sumter, S.C. on Thursday night, and two King University student-athletes were honored. Rodrigo Avila was named to the conference’s first team, while Pablo Vidal earned third team recognition.
April 23, 2014 Passing of another year In the world of college athletics, time seems to move at “warp speed” most of the time. Preseasons quickly turn to postseasons, and Christmas break passes as quickly as it comes. But, even after 16 years in college athletics, I’m always amazed at how quickly the spring seasons come, and then are suddenly over.
April 23, 2014 Vidal earns Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – After posting an undefeated week, King University’s Pablo Vidal was named Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. He led the Tornado to a pair of wins, extending their winning streak to nine matches going into the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
April 22, 2014 Avila, Ragan named King Athletes of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department held their annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet on Tuesday night where they honored all 25 intercollegiate teams and announced their Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Women’s wrestler Alli Ragan was named King’s Female Athlete of the Year, and men’s tennis player Rodrigo Avila was named Male Athlete of the Year.
April 22, 2014 Gaby earns TSWA Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Tyler Gaby batted continued his stellar senior campaign a week ago leading the Tornado to a 4-0 week. He hit .562 for the week en route to being named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week.
April 22, 2014 Rhodes named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week BRISOL, Tenn. – Following a week where King University’s Cory Rhodes earned a save and complete game on the same day, he was honored by Conference Carolinas. The league named Rhodes as Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week.
April 21, 2014 Durrett, Henry, Lyle named Conf Carolinas Scholar Athletes BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the conclusion of the winter sports season, Conference Carolinas has handed out their Winter Scholar Athletes of the Year. King University had three student-athletes earn the distinction for their respective sports, Bonnie Durrett for women’s basketball, Maegan Henry for women’s indoor track and field, and Logan Lyle in men’s basketball.
April 21, 2014 Volleyball coaches announce 2014 summer camps BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Booher and Morris Cephas, head coaches of the King University men’s and women’s volleyball teams, have announced the dates of the 2014 Tornado Volleyball Skill Camps.
April 21, 2014 Thompson Basketball Camp dates announced BRISTOL, Tenn. – King women’s basketball head coach Josh Thompson and assistant Shelly Yount have announced the dates of the Thompson Basketball Camp for the summer of 2014.
April 19, 2014 Tornado seniors complete sweep of Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after the King University baseball team clinched the fourth seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the Tornado honored their seniors, and went for the sweep of visiting Barton College. All 15 players that made an appearance in the game for the Tornado were seniors as King took a 7-5 victory behind a stellar start from Alexander Gonzalez on the mound.
April 19, 2014 King sweeps Southern Wesleyan in regular season finale BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team closed the regular season in style on Saturday when they hosted Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado defeated the Warriors 9-0 for their first clean sweep since March 1, and third sweep of the season.
April 19, 2014 King caps regular season with ninth straight victory BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their roll of late, dispatching of Southern Wesleyan University in their regular season finale. The Tornado took the 9-0 win over the Warriors for their ninth consecutive victory.
April 19, 2014 Ragan takes Las Vegas/U.S. Open title LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The King University women’s wrestling team had seven members travel to Las Vegas to compete in the Las Vegas/ASICS U.S. Open. Alli Ragan won the tournament at 58 kilograms, and Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata also took home top three finishes.
April 18, 2014 Rhodes picks up save, complete game in sweep of Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final Conference Carolinas series, the King University baseball team knew they needed at least two wins this weekend to clinch the fourth seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament. The Tornado got both of those wins on Friday, sweeping a doubleheader from Barton College behind a stellar pitching performance of Cory Rhodes.
April 16, 2014 King falls at Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – A day after the King University women’s tennis team clinched a Conference Carolinas Tournament berth, the Tornado jumped out of conference to take on Carson-Newman University. The homestanding Eagles took the dual 8-1.
April 16, 2014 Tornado bats come alive in 12-7 win over Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – In its final nonconference matchup of the season, the King University baseball team avenged a February loss to local rival Tusculum College with a 12-7 win after falling behind 6-3 to the Pioneers in the early going.
April 16, 2014 Tornado winning streak reaches eight with win at CNU JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their hot play of late as they added a nonconference victory on Wednesday to push their winning streak to eight matches. The Tornado set the tone early en route to their 6-3 win over Carson-Newman University.
April 15, 2014 Thomas, Ringstaff named academic all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that most conference teams have completed their regular season schedule, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference teams. The King University softball team placed two student-athletes on the academic All-Conference Carolinas team when the honorees were announced Tuesday by the conference office.
April 15, 2014 King at Lincoln Memorial is cancelled BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain falling in northeast Tennessee, the King University baseball game at Lincoln Memorial has been cancelled. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 15, 2014 Conference Carolinas Player of the Year, Swallow takes CC Championship BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – After being named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year last night, King University women’s golfer Elizabeth Swallow capped the week by winning the Conference Carolinas Individual Championship by two strokes. Swallow led the Tornado to a fourth place finish in the Conference Carolinas Championships, which was shortened to two rounds due to rain.
April 15, 2014 King, Numpituckchaikul take 5th at rain-shortened CC Championships BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – With rain falling in Greensboro area, the final round of the Conference Carolinas Men’s Golf Championships has been cancelled, meaning the second round scores are final. The Tornado finished the tournament in fifth with a stroke total of 597, and were led by Leennawat Numpituckchaikul who also took fifth.
April 15, 2014 King leads CC with 10 academic all-conference selections BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the regular season, Conference Carolinas has started to hand out awards. On Tuesday, the league announced their academic all-conference baseball team and King University led the league with 10 selections.
April 15, 2014 King clinches spot in CC Tournament with win at Converse SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Going into their final dual match of the Conference Carolinas season, the King University women’s tennis team knew their goal was simple, win to earn a spot in the league tournament. The Tornado set the tone early, winning all three doubles matches en route to the 6-3 victory at Converse College.
April 15, 2014 Weekend series with Barton altered BRISTOL, Tenn. – With this weekend being Easter weekend, the King University baseball series with Barton College has been altered. The Tornado and Bulldogs will play a doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, followed by a single game at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
April 14, 2014 Swallow holds 36-hole lead at CC Championships BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – Through two rounds of the Conference Carolinas Championships, Elizabeth Swallow sits alone atop the individual leaderboard after her round of 74. The King University women’s golf team improved their score from day one with the 317 in the second round to move up to fourth with one round remaining.
April 14, 2014 Conference Carolinas names Swallow Player of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – From the day Elizabeth Swallow stepped on the King University campus two years ago, the sophomore has been nothing short of spectacular. She was named first team all-conference as a freshman, and this year was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year.
April 14, 2014 Tornado move up CC leaderboard with round of 289 BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team, along with Leennawat Numpituckchaikul moved up the leaderboard in the second round of the Conference Carolinas Championships on Monday. The Tornado posted a score of 289, to move into fifth place with one round remaining while Numpituckchaikul moved into fifth place on the individual leaderboard.
April 14, 2014 Numpituckchaikul named third team all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, King University men’s golfer, Leennawat Numpituckchaikul has earned postseason recognition from Conference Carolinas. The sophomore has been nothing short of consistent this season, garnering third team all-conference honors.
April 13, 2014 Swallow leads Conference Carolinas Championships after first round BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – Just as she has been all season, Elizabeth Swallow is leading the King University women’s golf team. That hasn’t changed in the Conference Carolinas Championships as the sophomore is tied atop the leaderboard after the first round. The Tornado posted a score of 332, and are in fifth with two rounds to play.
April 13, 2014 Tornado set a pair of season bests in final home meet BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home meet of the season, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team posted a season-high with their total score against Fairmont State University. The Fighting Falcons took the meet 276.90-245.145 in both teams final tune up before the NCATA National Championships in two weeks.
April 13, 2014 Tornado in sixth after opening round of conference championships BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – The King University men’s golf opened play at the Conference Carolinas Championships, and posted a first round score of 308. The Tornado are in sixth place, and were led by Leennawat Numpituckchaikul who is in 10th with two rounds remaining.
April 13, 2014 King claims second straight SECCC title ORLANDO, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, the King University cycling team has claimed the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference championship, narrowly edging out Milligan College to repeat as champions. Megan Rogers turned in one of her best performances of the season, winning a pair of races and taking second in the other omnium race to lead the Tornado.
April 13, 2014 Tornado fall at Newberry NEWBERRY, S.C. –Playing their third match in as many days, and second straight day on the road, the King University women’s tennis team ran out of gas on Sunday at Newberry College. The Wolves took the nonconference dual from the Tornado 9-0.
April 13, 2014 King stays hot with 6-3 win over Newberry NEWBERRY, S.C. –The King University men’s tennis team continued their recent assault on opponents as they stretched their winning streak to seven matches on Sunday. The Tornado won their third dual in as many days, topping homestanding Newberry College 6-3.
April 13, 2014 King's NCAA-record four twin killings highlights sweep of Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team wrapped up its regular season with a series sweep of Barton College on Sunday afternoon in league play, using a series of stellar defensive plays to tie an NCAA record with four double plays in the afternoon’s second contest.
April 12, 2014 King sweeps Limestone to clinch postseason bid BRISTOL, Tenn. – With its postseason fate hanging in the balance, the King University baseball team used a dominant offensive performance in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader and a complete-game effort from Cory Rhodes in the second to earn a three-game series sweep of Limestone College and clinch a bid to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
April 12, 2014 King falls to Lenoir-Rhyne 8-1 HICKORY, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team traveled to Hickory, N.C. on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-1 to Lenoir-Rhyne University in a nonconference match.
April 12, 2014 King sets seven personal records at Catamount Classic CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team had a solid day of competition at the Benyon Catamount Classic on the campus of Western Carolina University in its final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championship on April 26.
April 12, 2014 King performs well in final tune up for conference meet CULLOWHEE, N.C. – In their final meet before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s track and field team took sixth of 14 teams at the Beynon Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina. Shelbie Burchfield set a season best in the high jump to take fourth place.
April 12, 2014 Tornado win sixth straight, defeat Lenoir-Rhyne 5-4 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team won its sixth consecutive match on Saturday afternoon, defeating Lenoir-Rhyne University 5-4 by taking four matches in singles play.
April 12, 2014 Saints late runs lead to sweep of King BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team hosted Limestone College in a doubleheader that could have implications on Conference Carolinas seeding as the league wraps up regular season play in the coming weeks. Both games were close until the late innings when the Saints went ahead in the sixth inning of both games. Limestone took the first game 4-0 before the second game went to extra innings with Limestone taking a 2-1 victory for the sweep.
April 11, 2014 Stanley's complete game lifts Tornado past Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a contest where the start was pushed back nearly two hours, Reiss Stanley had a masterful performance on the mound for the King University baseball team. Facing one of Conference Carolinas’ best hitting teams, the senior kept the Limestone College offense off balance in his first career collegiate complete game, a 6-3 Tornado victory.
April 11, 2014 Barton defeats King 8-1 BRISTOL, Tenn. – In its final home match of the Conference Carolinas season, the King University women’s tennis team fell to Barton College 8-1.
April 11, 2014 Tornado clinch top-three seed with 6-3 win over Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team closed out Conference Carolinas play with a convincing 6-3 win over Barton College on Friday afternoon, cementing at least a No. 3 seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament.
April 10, 2014 Serowski named third team all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball player Nick Serowski recently completed a stellar first season in the Scarlet and Navy, which earned him recognition from Conference Carolinas. Serowski was named to the All-Conference Carolinas third team when the conference announced the awards on Thursday.
April 10, 2014 King places 16 on academic all-conference track & field teams BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the Conference Carolinas Track and Field Championships, the league has awarded their academic all-conference lists. The Tornado had 10 women that made the team and six men for a total of 16 honorees.
April 9, 2014 Tornado fall to Cobras at Stateline Classic BRISTOL, Tenn. – With a pair of Conference Carolinas doubleheaders awaiting this weekend, the King University softball team jumped out of conference to take on crosstown rival Virginia Intermont College at the Stateline Classic hosted at Whitetop Park. The Cobras jumped ahead in the second inning, and that was all pitcher Micalah Sacre needed as Virginia Intermont took the contest 3-1.
April 8, 2014 King takes 5th at Agnes McAmis Memorial GREENEVIILE, Tenn. – The King University women’s golf team finally got to take the course at Link Hills Country Club on Tuesday after the first round of the Agnes McAmis Memorial was rained out on Monday. The Tornado shot 322 in the only round of the tournament to take fifth of 14 teams, and were led by Elizabeth Swallow who finished ninth.
April 8, 2014 Dual with Lincoln Memorial canceled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams were slated to host Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday afternoon. However, the matches have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
April 8, 2014 Bears come back to top Tornado HICKORY, N.C. – The King University baseball team jumped out of conference to take on Lenoir-Rhyne University on Tuesday evening, and the Tornado grabbed an early lead over the Bears. However, Lenoir-Rhyne came storming back with seven runs in two innings to take the contest 9-3.
April 8, 2014 Tornado tennis players earn academic all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – The tennis season is coming to an end, which means Conference Carolinas has begun handing out postseason awards. On Tuesday, five Tornado student-athletes were name academic all-conference by the league.
April 8, 2014 Light takes second straight CC Pitcher of the Week award BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, King University softball pitcher Hannah Light has been honored by Conference Carolinas. The senior was named the league’s pitcher of the week after leading the conference-leading Tornado to a 4-2 week.
April 7, 2014 Four Tornado golfers named academic all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Championships coming up next week, the league announced their men’s and women’s golf academic all-conference honorees. Three of the Tornado women’s golfers were honored and one member of the men’s team earned recognition.
April 7, 2014 First round of Agnes McAmis Memorial washed out GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – With rain falling in east Tennessee, the King University women’s golf team has been washed out on Monday. The Tornado were supposed to play in the first round of the Agnes McAmis Memorial, but the tournament has been shortened to just 18 holes on Tuesday.
April 6, 2014 Caicedo leads King at Milligan race ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – In their closest race to home, the King University cycling team had a solid weekend at the Milligan College race. Jennifer Caicedo led the Tornado squad with a first place finish on Saturday, and took second on Sunday.
April 6, 2014 Delffs records six RBI in King's sweep of Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – Behind a career day from right fielder Cheyenne Delffs, the King University softball team swept the University of Mount Olive7-2 and 6-0 on Sunday afternoon to retain its lead in the Conference Carolinas standings.
April 5, 2014 Erskine sweeps doubleheader to win series DUE WEST, S.C. – After winning its opening game of this weekend’s conference series with Erskine College on Friday afternoon, the King University baseball team fell in both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader 7-5 and 14-6 to give the Flying Fleet the win in the series.
April 5, 2014 Swiney sets another school record at Liberty Invite LYNCHBURG, Va. – Brent Swiney continues to set school records for the King University men’s track and field team during the outdoor season. The sophomore broke his own mark in the 800 meters this weekend at the Liberty Collegiate Invite. Six other personal records fell at the meet for the Tornado, including three for Andy Lai.
April 5, 2014 Henry breaks own hammer throw school record at Liberty Invite LYNCHBURG, Va. – Nearing the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s track and field team continues to improve throughout the outdoor season. This weekend at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, Maegan Henry set a school record while five other personal records fell.
April 4, 2014 King falls to Erskine on Senior Night BRISTOL, Tenn. – Needing a win to keep its postseason hopes alive, the King University men’s volleyball team took a dramatic 32-30 first-set victory over Erskine College before the Flying Fleet came back to take the match 3-1 and win the Conference Carolinas regular season championship.
April 4, 2014 King holds off Erskine to take game one DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University baseball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Friday when they traveled to Erskine College. The momentum carried over from Wednesday’s win as the Tornado grabbed the lead in the second inning and used a solid outing by starting pitcher Cory Rhodes to take the first game of the series 6-5.
April 4, 2014 Funk named academic all-conference for second time BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball player Jeremy Funk was named to the Conference Carolinas academic all-conference team by the league office on Friday afternoon.
April 3, 2014 18th rank Bears sweep Tornado in extra innings HICKORY, N.C. – The King University softball team put their 10-game winning streak on the line when they traveled to take on the 18th ranked team in the country, Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears snapped the Tornado streak with a 6-0 win in game one before the teams squared off in a pitcher’s duel in the nightcap. King held a 2-1 lead after the top of the eighth, but Lenoir-Rhyne plated two runs in the bottom of the extra frame to take the contest 3-2.
April 3, 2014 Augello named to InterMat Freshman of the Year list BRISTOL, Tenn. – In her first season in Scarlet and Navy, King University women’s wrestler Haley Augello was nothing short of impressive, capturing her first WCWA National Championship in January. Earlier this week, Augello was listed fifth on the 2014 InterMat list of National Freshman of the Year, a list that eight men’s NCAA Division I wrestlers and an NCAA Division III men’s wrestler, making Augello the only female to make the list.
April 3, 2014 King-Barton dual postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis teams were scheduled to face Barton College on Friday, but those matches have been postponed. The teams will now square off on April 11 at 1:00 p.m., on the King University campus.
April 2, 2014 Cook's two home runs key King's 15-5 win over Carson-Newman KODAK, Tenn. – Playing in the home of Minor League Baseball’s Tennessee Smokies, the King University baseball team put on a Major League offensive display at the plate, exploding for four runs each in the first and fourth innings to spark a 15-5 win over Carson-Newman University. The Tornado hit .422 as a team in the offensive outburst and forced the Eagles to use ten different pitchers in the game.
April 2, 2014 Swallow named CC Golfer of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, King University women’s golfer Elizabeth Swallow has been selected Conference Carolinas Women’s Golfer of the Month. The sophomore took home her seventh top-10 finish of the season in as many tournaments last month.
April 2, 2014 King hosts Backpacks to Boardroom event BRISTOL, Tenn. – As a part of its mission to equip its student-athletes with skills outside the classroom and playing field, King University hosted its inaugural Backpacks to Boardroom dinner to give participants the opportunity to practice networking skills in a formal business dinner setting.
April 1, 2014 King's winning streak reaches 10 games with sweep of North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Equaling its longest winning streak since April 2013, the King University softball team swept Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University, taking an extra innings affair in the first game before erasing a 3-0 deficit in the second to secure a 10-game winning streak and move into first place in the league standings.
April 1, 2014 Bunaes takes 8th, King 5th at Cliffs Intercollegiate GREENVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team improved on their first round score at the Cliffs Intercollegiate with a second round of 298 to place fifth with a total of 604. Mathias Bunaes led the Tornado with an eighth place finish.
April 1, 2014 King falls to Limestone 9-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team took to the court on Tuesday for the first time in two weeks when the hosted Limestone College. The Saints came out and set the tone early in their 9-0 Conference Carolinas victory.
April 1, 2014 Bears top King 6-4 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their fourth game in three days, the King University baseball team hosted Lenoir-Rhyne University in a nonconference matchup on Tuesday afternoon. The Bears jumped out to a lead, but the Tornado came back to even the score, only to see Lenoir-Rhyne plate two runs in the eighth to take the contest 6-4.
April 1, 2014 Light's perfect week leads to Conference Carolinas Weekly Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a 6-0 week for the King University softball team, pitcher Hannah Light was recognized by Conference Carolinas for her stellar performance. Light was selected as Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week registering 32 strikeouts and winning all six contests for the Tornado.
April 1, 2014 King downs nationally-ranked Limestone 5-4 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team won its fourth consecutive match on Tuesday, defeating nationally-ranked Limestone College in conference play to secure its longest winning streak since a 10-match victorious run stretching from October 2011 to March 2012.
March 31, 2014 Tornado in sixth after first round of Cliffs Intercollegiate GREENVILLE, S.C. – In their final tournament before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University men’s golf team shot 306 in the first round of the North Greenville Cliffs Intercollegiate. The Tornado are in sixth place after the first round, and were led by Mathias Bunaes who is in 12th place.
March 31, 2014 Eighth inning leads Mount Olive to win over King BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the series finale, the King University baseball team was locked in a pitcher’s duel with the University of Mount Olive on Monday afternoon. The Tornado broke through to take a lead in the seventh inning, but the Trojans responded with seven runs in the eighth inning to take the contest 8-2.
March 30, 2014 Tornado push winning streak to eight with sweep of Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team continued its winning ways on Sunday afternoon, picking up a pair of 10-2 wins over Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College that has the Tornado in a tie for second place in the league standings.
March 30, 2014 Mount Olive sweeps doubleheader from Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – The start of the King University baseball series against the University of Mount Olive may have been pushed back a couple days, but both teams came out ready to play in the first game Sunday's doubleheader. The score was tied a three after nine innings before the Trojans scored four runs in the 10th to take the game 7-3. The Mount Olive offense heated up on the cool day in game two, taking the contest 11-2.
March 29, 2014 King-Lees-McRae to start at 3:00 on Sunday BRISTOL, Tenn. - With rain in the forecast for Sunday morning, the King University softball doubleheader against Lees-McRae has been pushed back to a 3:00 p.m. start.
March 29, 2014 Klingel, Hendey, Salata take titles at University Nationals OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Nine members of the King University women’s wrestling team traveled to Oklahoma City to participate in the University Nationals, and five came away with a top-3 finish. Samantha Klingel, Amanda Hendey and Julia Salata headlined this group as they all won titles at their respective weight classes.
March 28, 2014 Swiney sets 1500 meter school record for second straight week RALEIGH, N.C. – King University men’s track and field runner Brent Swiney traveled to Raleigh to run in the highly competitive 1500 meter race at the Raleigh Relays. The sophomore nearly set an NCAA provision time, finishing in 3:54.45.
March 28, 2014 Avila honored with league's top award, Murphy Osborne Award HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is proud to recognize Rodrigo Avila of King University as the 2013-14 Murphy Osborne Award recipient. Avila has been selected as Conference Carolinas’ most outstanding student-athlete from a field of ten nominees representing Conference Carolinas institutions. Avila, a senior tennis player, is deemed to have the most outstanding accomplishments of the year based on academic, athletic, leadership, service and involvement within the community.
March 28, 2014 Tennis schedules adjusted due to rain BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in the forecast, the King University men's and women's tennis duals this weekend have been postponed. The women's tennis match that was scheduled for Friday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m. Both the men's and women's duals against Limestone College on Saturday have been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m.
March 28, 2014 Duffy adds Torrez for class of 2014 BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s head women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced the signing of one more player for the class of 2014. Bailey Torrez, a transfer student from the University of Nevada has signed to continue her college soccer career at King.
March 27, 2014 Weekend series with Mount Olive altered BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in the impending forecast, the King University baseball team has altered their weekend series with the University of Mount Olive. The three game set will start with a 1:00 p.m., doubleheader on Sunday, and conclude with a single game on Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
March 27, 2014 King-North Greenville doubleheader rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader that was scheduled for Saturday at North Greenville has been postponed due to rain in the forecast. The twinbill has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. in Tigerville, S.C.
March 26, 2014 Light leads Tornado to sweep at Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The King University softball team continued their hot streak of late, sweeping a doubleheader at Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey College. King fell behind early in game one, but they rebounded behind the stellar pitching performance from Hannah Light, taking the sweep with a 3-1 win in game one, and 3-1 victory in the nightcap.
March 26, 2014 Tornado drop nonconference tilt with Carson-Newman BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game that got pushed back a day due to weather and the start was delayed almost another hour this afternoon, the King University baseball team, and Carson-Newman University cruised through the first three innings. King grabbed the lead in the fourth, but the Eagles came storming back with six runs over the next two innings, ultimately taking the contest 7-1.
March 26, 2014 Win over Lees-McRae keeps conference tournament hopes alive BRISTOL, Tenn. – Needing a win to stay alive in the race for the final berth in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s volleyball team avenged a February loss to Lees-McRae with a 3-1 win over the Bobcats.
March 24, 2014 Light's two gems lead King to sweep over Newberry NEWBERRY, S.C. – After sweeping a doubleheader against Bloomsburg University in Bristol on Friday afternoon, the King University softball team continued its winning ways by sweeping a twinbill at nonconference foe Newberry College on Monday, winning both games 1-0 behind a pair of stellar pitching performances by Hannah Light and an unearned run in each contest.
March 24, 2014 King takes 10th at Pinehurst Challenge PINEHURST, N.C. – In what were very tough conditions on a difficult golf course, the King University women’s golf team turned in a 10th place finish of 18 teams at the Wingate University Pinehurst Challenge. The Tornado shot 357 in the final round for a tournament total of 703. Elizabeth Swallow led the Tornado with a seventh place finish.
March 24, 2014 King-Carson-Newman moved to Wednesday BRISOL, Tenn. – With bad weather scheduled to move into Bristol on Tuesday, the baseball game between King University and Carson-Newman University has been pushed back a day. The Tornado will take on the Eagles on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., on the King University campus.
March 24, 2014 King to collect donations for DeShaun Greer Memorial Fund BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday night, March 26, King University’s men’s volleyball team will collect donations in memory of classmate DeShaun Greer who was tragically killed on March 23. During the match against Lees-McRae College, donations will be collected for the DeShaun Greer Memorial Fund. The memorial fund will help with the cost of the funeral services and other expenses.
March 23, 2014 King in eighth after first round at Pinehurst PINEHURST, N.C. – Fighting through difficult playing conditions all afternoon, the King University women’s golf team sits in eighth place after the first 18 holes of the Pinehurst Challenge.
March 23, 2014 Maietta leads King to 11th place finish NINETY SIX, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team finished in a tie for 11th place at the Lander University Bearcat Golf Classic over the weekend, propelled by a pair of strong individual performances in the three-round, two-day format.
March 23, 2014 Caicedo, Rogers ride to wins at Western Carolina CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University cycling team competed at Western Carolina University over the weekend and had a number of outstanding performances.
March 22, 2014 Crusader offense leads to sweep of King BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Saturday, the King University baseball team tried to take their second Conference Carolinas series when the hosted Belmont Abbey College in a doubleheader after the Tornado took game one on Friday. The Crusaders scored early in the first game en route to a 4-2 win before plating 10 runs over the final three innings of game two for the 12-2 victory.
March 22, 2014 Tornado fall to Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – Attempting to rebound from a crushing four-set loss to Barton College on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team fell to the University of Mount Olive 3-0 in a match separated by the slimmest of margins.
March 22, 2014 Swiney's school record highlights 49er Classic for King CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened the outdoor portion of the season Friday and Saturday on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a number of outstanding performances from its key contributors.
March 22, 2014 Sunday's doubleheader postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – The softball doubleheader between King University and Newberry College that was scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been postponed. The double dip has been rescheduled for 2:00 p.m., on Monday at Newberry.
March 22, 2014 Bunaes in sixth after first round at Lander GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened play at the 2014 Lander University Bearcat Golf Classic with a pair of strong individual performances in the first round that will leave two Tornado golfers in contention for top-10 finishes over the final 18 holes.
March 21, 2014 Lewis-Rand leads King to doubleheader sweep of Bloomsburg BRISTOL, Tenn. – In desperate need of wins to snap a five-game losing streak, the King University softball team picked up a pair of hard-fought victories in a doubleheader sweep of Bloomsburg University, taking decisions of 2-0 and 3-2 over the visitors from Pennsylvania.
March 21, 2014 Henry sets hammer throw school record at 49er Classic CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team opened the outdoor portion of their season at the 49er Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Tornado turned in a solid weekend as Maegan Henry set a school record in the hammer throw, and King set six other personal records.
March 21, 2014 Gaby, Cieslewitz power King to win over Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a pair of tough midweek losses, the King University baseball team rebounded when they faced Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey College on Friday afternoon. Tyler Gaby sparked a rally with score tied in the eighth inning as he crushed a home that gave King the lead. The Tornado added four more runs in the frame to take the contest 11-6.
March 21, 2014 31-29 second-set win propels Barton to win over King BRISTOL, Tenn. – After seeing Barton College come back from a 1-0 deficit in the match to take a 2-1 lead, the King University men’s volleyball team attempted to mount a comeback of its own in the fourth set. But the Tornado’s effort came up just short as Barton hung on for a 25-23 fourth-set win to clinch a match for the Bulldogs that featured 33 ties and 12 lead changes.
March 20, 2014 Conference Carolinas award goes to Swallow BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following her third tournament win of the season, King University women’s golfer Elizabeth Swallow has earned recognition from Conference Carolinas. The sophomore was named the league’s Golfer of the Month for the first half of March.
March 19, 2014 Pfeiffer defeats King 5-0 MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team fell to regionally-ranked Pfeiffer University on Wednesday by the unusual score of 5-0.
March 19, 2014 Tornado place 16 on academic all-conference team BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the conclusion of the indoor track and field season, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference teams. A total of 16 Tornado student-athletes were honored as 10 women’s and six men’s track and field athletes earned recognition.
March 19, 2014 Pfeiffer downs King 3-1 in conference play BRISTOL, Tenn. – Returning home for the first time in 46 days, the King University men’s volleyball team faced Pfeiffer University in a conference match on Wednesday. The visiting Falcons were able to spoil King’s homecoming, however, taking the match in four sets to drop the Tornado to seventh place in the conference standings.
March 19, 2014 Tornado defeat Pfeiffer, move back to .500 MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following their win on Tuesday, the King University men’s tennis team looked to carry that momentum on the road as they took on Pfeiffer University on Wednesday. The Tornado started the match with a pair of doubles wins en route to the 5-2 in a dual that was shortened due to weather.
March 19, 2014 Gaby collects second CC weekly award BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a stellar week at the plate, King University baseball player Tyler Gaby earned recognition from Conference Carolinas. The senior was named Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week after leading the Tornado offense to a 5-0 week.
March 18, 2014 UVa-Wise stuns Tornado with 12-11 victory BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team returned home in an attempt to extend their five-game winning streak as they hosted UVa-Wise in a nonconference tilt. It looked as though the Tornado would extend their streak, but the Cavaliers made a late comeback, capped by four runs in the top of the ninth inning to escape with the 12-11 victory.
March 18, 2014 Tornado take 5-4 win over Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team snapped a two-match losing skid on Tuesday, defeating Conference Carolinas foe Lees-McRae College 5-4 in its first competition in 10 days.
March 18, 2014 Tornado participate in Read Across America BRISTOL, Tenn. – A couple weeks ago, the King University women’s soccer team participated in a Read Across America program at a local elementary school. Organized by junior Casey Shanklin, members of the Tornado went to Highland View Elementary School and read Dr. Seuss books to help promote a love for reading.
March 18, 2014 King sweeps Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first match in 10 days, the King University men’s tennis team showed no signs of rust from their layoff. The Tornado hosted Lees-McRae College in a Conference Carolinas dual match that the Tornado swept 9-0.
March 17, 2014 Women's swimming and diving named Scholar All American team BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team has been recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for its excellent work in the classroom during the 2013-2014 academic year.
March 17, 2014 Serowski earns National Freshman of the Week Honorable Mention BRISOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball player Nick Serowski turned in another solid week for the Tornado, and earned national recognition. The freshman was named National Freshman of the Week Honorable Mention by Off the Block, a website that covers collegiate men’s volleyball.
March 17, 2014 King-Virginia Intermont contest move to KU campus BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to scheduling conflicts, the King University baseball team will now host Virginia Intermont College instead of making the commute across town on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch between the crosstown rivals is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
March 16, 2014 Ragan helps Team USA to 6th at Women's World Cup TOKYO, Japan – King University senior women’s wrestler Alli Ragan continued to compete for the USA Senior World team this weekend at the Women’s World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Ragan posted a 2-2 record at the event, helping the team to a sixth place finish.
March 15, 2014 King drops pair of pitcher's duels at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University softball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon, taking on Pfeiffer University in a doubleheader. The teams played a pair of pitcher’s duels, but the Tornado came up on the short end of both. The Falcons took game on 2-1 with a sixth inning run before winning the nightcap 1-0.
March 15, 2014 King falls to Quincy and Lindenwood at McKendree Crossover Classic LEBANON, Ill. – The King University men’s volleyball team fell to Quincy University and Lindenwood (Mo.) University by identical 3-1 scores on Saturday as the Tornado wrapped up play at the McKendree Crossover Classic, hosted by McKendree University.
March 15, 2014 Offense leads King to sweep at North Greenville TIGERVILLE, - S.C.- Following their game one on Friday afternoon, the King University offense erupted in their sweep of North Greenville University on Saturday. The Tornado scored early and late to take game one of the doubleheader 12-3 before taking the three-game sweep with a 15-4 win in the nightcap.
March 14, 2014 Tornado earn first victory with win over Adrian FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team has been making history all season as one of 10 schools in the country that sponsor an acrobatics and tumbling program. On Friday, the Tornado made even more history as they won their first meet in the short history of the program, defeating Adrian College 244.34-226.12 as part of a tri meet at Fairmont State University. King fell to the hosts 276.245-244.34.
March 14, 2014 King tops North Greenville for first conference win TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University baseball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Friday afternoon at North Greenville University trying to bring some of the momentum from the early week’s nonconference victories. Reiss Stanley turned in a solid start on the mound, and the offense scored just enough to take the 2-1 victory for their first conference win of the season.
March 14, 2014 Bosslet's double-double leads King to sweep of McKendree LEBANON, Ill. – Seeking to get back into the win column, the King University men’s volleyball team opened play at the McKendree Crossover Classic with a sweep of the homestanding Bearcats.
March 13, 2014 King swept by Tusculum in home doubleheader BRISTOL, Tenn. – Unable to overcome its own mistakes, the King University softball team fell in both ends of a doubleheader to Tusculum College by allowing six unearned Pioneers runs on the afternoon.
March 12, 2014 Liburd selected to St. Kitts-Nevis National Team BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s soccer player Kendale Liburd received letter every soccer player dreams of getting. The letter he received was calling him to play for the senior national team of his home country St. Kitts-Nevis.
March 12, 2014 King-Carson-Newman postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader against Carson-Newman University scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.
March 12, 2014 Men's volleyball team springs into action to help man having seizure BRISTOL, Tenn. – As a part of its coaching requirements, the NCAA mandates that all coaches be trained in CPR and administering first aid. Those that undergo the training hope that they will not have to use it, but can be assured that they will have the skills necessary to help those in need if they encounter someone requiring urgent care.
March 11, 2014 Swallow takes Hilton Head Lakes Invite for third title HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Elizabeth Swallow came into the final round of the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational only one stroke behind the leader. Swallow carded the same score she did in the first round, 76, en route to her third title of the season, taking individual medalist honors with the one stroke victory. As a team King finished seventh of 18 teams with a team score of 664.
March 11, 2014 Tornado cyclists spend spring break volunteering BRISTOL, Tenn. – While most students enjoy their spring break at the beach or just relaxing, three King University cyclists took a mission trip to Camden, N.J. Blake Adams, Julian Cabra and T.J. Killelea all made the trip to help work with kids programs and camps in Camden.
March 11, 2014 Light earns second CC Pitcher of the Week award BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University softball pitcher Hannah Light turned in another solid performance last week, earning Conference Carolinas Picher of the Week honors. The senior started seven of King’s eight games a week ago, posting a 4-3 record in those contests.
March 11, 2014 Tornado outlast UVa-Wise WISE, Va. – Coming off their second rout of Mars Hill University in the last week, the King University baseball team kept the offense rolling in their nonconference tilt at UVa-Wise on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado slugged out 19 hits, and plated 14 runs for the second straight day as they outlasted the Cavaliers 14-9.
March 10, 2014 King offense explodes in win over Mars Hill BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for the second time in a week, the King University baseball team jumped on Mars Hill University early and often in the nonconference tilt. The Tornado scored in each of the first six innings, including a three-spot in the first inning en route to the 14-4 victory.
March 10, 2014 Tornado pick up three conference weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University took home three Conference Carolinas weekly awards last week when the league announced their winners on Monday. Softball’s Chrissy Melcher and Mariana Hosomi and Rodrigo Avila of the Tornado tennis teams were named Conference Carolinas Players of the Week for the week ending Monday, March 3.
March 10, 2014 Swallow in 2nd, King 4th after first round of Hilton Head Lakes Invite HILTON HEAD, S.C. – It may be spring break, but the King University women’s golf team turned in a solid first round of the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational. The Tornado are in fourth place after posting a score of 327 while Elizabeth Swallow is in second place with her first round of 76.
March 9, 2014 King splits second day of Captain D's Classic DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The King University softball team wrapped up play at the Captain D’s Classic with a split against the same two teams they played on Saturday. The Tornado used three first inning runs to defeat Kentucky Wesleyan College 4-2, before falling to #10 University of North Georgia 1-0 in the nightcap.
March 9, 2014 Guillen signs to ride with King BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Friday morning, many weeks of hard work from King University cycling head coach Dan Kreiss paid off as one of the nation’s top junior cyclists signed to ride at King. William Guillen signed his letter of intent to join the Tornado cycling team next season.
March 9, 2014 Tornado fall to Alderson Broaddus and Gannon PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team continued their inaugural season when they faced Alderson Broaddus University and Gannon University in a tri meet on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado finished with 238.615 points while Alderson Broaddus and Gannon finished with 267.84 and 269.015, respectively.
March 8, 2014 King sweeps singles en route to win over Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team rebounded from yesterday’s loss with a Conference Carolinas win at Erskine College on Saturday. The Tornado won all six singles matches en route to the 7-2 road victory.
March 8, 2014 King drops conference-opening series to Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team tried to bounce back from their series-opening loss on Friday afternoon when they took on Pfeiffer University in a doubleheader Saturday. The Tornado had a lead early in game one, but the Falcons tied the game before winning the contest 3-1 with two runs in the top of the seventh. King nearly came back from a five-run deficit in the nightcap, but came up just short, falling 7-6.
March 8, 2014 #28 Flying Fleet top King 9-0 DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Saturday when they took on the nation’s 28th- ranked team, Erskine College. The Flying Fleet set the tone early, and took the dual 9-0.
March 8, 2014 Tornado split day one of Captain D's Classic DAHLONEGA, Ga. – After a splitting four games earlier in the week, the King University softball opened play at the Captain D’s Classic hosted by the University of North Georgia. The Tornado dropped the first game to the 10th-ranked host 5-1 on a walk-off grand slam before bouncing back to take the nightcap with 1-0 win over Kentucky Wesleyan.
March 8, 2014 No. 13 Ball State sweeps King MUNCIE, Ind. – Facing a ranked team on the road for the second time in as many nights, the King University men’s volleyball team fell to No. 13 Ball State University 3-0.
March 7, 2014 King falls at UNC Asheville ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to take on NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took one match, but ultimately dropped the dual 6-1 to the Bulldogs.
March 7, 2014 Tornado fall at No. 15 IPFW FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The King University men’s volleyball team traveled to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on Friday night as part of a two-match road swing against nationally-ranked opponents, falling to the No. 15 Mastodons in a 3-0 sweep despite keeping the second and third sets in doubt until the final moments.
March 7, 2014 Tornado drop conference opener to Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a nonconference win earlier in the week, the King University baseball team looked to keep the momentum rolling on Friday when they opened Conference Carolinas play against Pfeiffer University. The Tornado grabbed an early lead, but Falcons scored six runs in the third inning en route to the 9-3 victory.
March 7, 2014 UNC Asheville blanks Tornado ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team traveled to take on NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville on Friday afternoon, and the Bulldogs took a 7-0 victory.
March 6, 2014 March Madness I’m willing to bet that most everyone, sports fan or not, knows what the term March Madness references….the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, which has more recently come to include the Women’s Championships as well. And, in recent year, the term has been adopted by Division II and III schools, as well as NAIA institutions, referring to their own basketball championships played during the month of March.
March 6, 2014 Limestone stymies Tornado offense in tournament final CONCORD, N.C. – They say defense wins championships, and tonight in the championship of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina proved true as fourth-seed Limestone College defeated third-seed King University 69-54. The Saint defense suffocated the King shooters en route to the victory to take the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament.
March 6, 2014 Hawks take doubleheader sweep from King BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a pair of wins Wednesday, the King University softball schedule didn’t get any easier when the Tornado hosted Shorter University on Thursday afternoon. The first game was tied before the Hawks scored eight unanswered to take game one 11-3, before sweeping the twinbill with an 11-0 win in the nightcap.
March 5, 2014 King falls to Limestone in Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals CONCORD, N.C. – In the first semifinal of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina, top-seeded Limestone College defeated the No. 4 King University Tornado 73-58 in women’s basketball action behind the efforts of Celestra Warren, Alicia Brookins, and Jasmine Kearse, who all scored in double figures for the Saints.
March 5, 2014 Tornado top Barton, advance to tournament final CONCORD, N.C. – For the second consecutive game, Logan Lyle had a career night for the King University men’s basketball team. The junior scored 18 of King’s first 20 points en route to matching his career-high in King’s 80-60 victory over second seed Barton College in the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina. The Tornado now matchup with fourth seed Limestone College in tomorrow’s title game.
March 5, 2014 Lewis-Rand gives King sweep over Wingate BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team finally returned home on Wednesday afternoon, and avenged an early season loss with a sweep of Wingate University. King took the first game 5-0 before Octavia Lewis-Rand gave the Tornado a sweep with a double in the bottom of the seventh in game two to give King the 2-1 victory.
March 4, 2014 King shoots best round of season, places fourth SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University men’s golf turned in their best round of the season in the final round of the Richard Randleman Invitational, carding a 286. The Tornado finished fourth in the 18-team tournament, only three strokes behind the tournament’s winner, Limestone College. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul led King with a seventh place finish.
March 4, 2014 LeVeau, Lyle earned All-Conference Carolinas recognition BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina about to get underway, the league handed out their season awards at Tuesday night’s banquet at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Hunter LeVeau was named the Conference Carolinas Freshman of the year as well as second team all-conference. Logan Lyle also garnered second team all-conference recognition.
March 4, 2014 Cieslewitz hits for the cycle to propel King over Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. – Coming off its first series sweep of the season, the King University baseball team continued riding its wave of momentum with a 14-1 dismantling of Mars Hill University in a road nonconference matchup on Tuesday. King’s Geoff Cieslewitz hit for the cycle to highlight a 19-hit attack for the Tornado on the afternoon.
March 4, 2014 Durrett named to All-Conference Carolinas Second Team CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In conjunction with the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina, the league announced its all-conference teams on Tuesday night at an awards ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. King University’s Bonnie Durrett was named to the all-conference second team.
March 4, 2014 Melcher takes second straight TSWA weekly award BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, King University’s Chrissy Melcher has been named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Softball Player of the Week. The junior posted a .588 batting average last week, ripping four doubles and a home run.
March 3, 2014 King sixth after first day of Richard Randleman Invite SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team took to the course again on Monday at the Richard Randleman Invitational and turned in a solid performance in the 18-team field. After the first round, King is in sixth place after shooting 315. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul and Taylor Gouge both shot 76 to lead the Tornado.
March 2, 2014 Hildebrandt, Ragan take 5th at Klippan Lady Open KLIPPAN, Sweden – Three members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed for Team U.S.A. over the weekend at the Klippan Lady Open in Klippan Sweden. The trio of Alli Ragan, Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata all traveled overseas to compete in the tough international competition.
March 2, 2014 Tornado come back to top Slippery Rock in 10 innings BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game that went back-and-forth, the King University baseball team found a way to take an extra inning affair to win the series against Slippery Rock University on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado had to come back in both the bottom of the ninth and 10th innings, and ultimately took the contest 9-8 on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning.
March 2, 2014 King cruises to victory over Bluefield State BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s capped a 2-0 weekend with a victory over Bluefield State College on Sunday morning. The Tornado set the tone with a pair of doubles wins before clinching the 5-2 victory in singles play.
March 2, 2014 Tornado drop tight decision to Bluefield State BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team tried to avenge a loss from last fall when they hosted Bluefield State College on Sunday morning. Despite the Tornado taking four singles matches, the Rams took the narrow 5-4 victory.
March 2, 2014 USC Aiken takes pair from King AIKEN, S.C. – A day after the King University softball team opened conference play with a split, the Tornado jumped back out of conference to take on USC Aiken. The Pacers got a stellar pitching performance en route to a 4-0 game one victory, and took the second game 7-6 on walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.
March 1, 2014 King earns split with Slippery Rock BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing in the first two games of a three-game set with Slippery Rock University on Saturday afternoon, the King University baseball team won the first contest by a score of 7-3 before falling in Game 2 7-4.
March 1, 2014 Tornado advance to conference semifinals with win over Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – Behind Alley Sprouse’s 12 points and seven rebounds, a suffocating defense, and another strong team rebounding performance, the King University women’s basketball team earned a berth into the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina with a 46-37 victory over Lees-McRae College.
March 1, 2014 Killian, Spencer take sixth at NCAA Regional TIFFIN, Ohio – The King University men’s wrestling team had two wrestlers with the opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Championships in two weeks as they competed in the second day of the NCAA Super Region II tournament. Both D’Marcus Spencer and Bryce Killian came up one place short of qualifying as the Tornado finished 12th in the region.
March 1, 2014 Tornado earn first conference win 8-1 triumph of Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team bounced back from a tough loss earlier in the week with a decisive 8-1 Conference Carolinas win over Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. The Tornado set the tone by winning all the doubles matches en route to the victory.
March 1, 2014 King sweeps Belmont Abbey for first conference win BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team defeated Belmont Abbey in dominant fashion on Saturday, earning the Tornado their first conference win of the year on the strength of a 9-0 victory.
March 1, 2014 Lyle's career-high leads King into CC semis BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their third matchup in three weeks’ time, and second this week, the third seeded King University men’s basketball team jumped on sixth seed North Greenville University early and never looked back as they took the Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal 96-73. Logan Lyle was deadly from three-point range as he only missed three triples on game en route to a career-high 30 points.
March 1, 2014 King opens conference play with split at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University softball team opened Conference Carolinas play on Saturday at Erskine College and the Tornado offense continued to play at a high level. The Tornado plated runs in each of the first two innings of game one before breaking open the 9-2 win with five runs in the sixth inning. However, the Flying Fleet offense awoke in game two, taking the split with a 13-8 victory.
February 28, 2014 Killian, Spencer advance to day two of NCAA Regional TIFFIN, Ohio – The King University men’s wrestling team opened competition at the NCAA Division II Super Region II Tournament today, and are in 13th place after the first of two days. D’Marcus Spencer and Bryce Killian led the Tornado as they both advanced to the second day of competition tomorrow.
February 28, 2014 Henry, Parker named Conference Carolinas Most Valuable Performers BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their performance at the Conference Carolinas Track and Field Indoor Championships, two King University women’s track and field athletes were honored. Eliza Parker was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Track Most Valuable Performer after winning three titles, and Maegan Henry was named Women’s Field Most Valuable Performer after taking a pair of titles.
February 28, 2014 King hosts Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal contests BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that Conference Carolinas regular season play has concluded, the Conference Carolinas Basketball Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina matchups have been set. Both the King men’s and women’s basketball teams will both host quarterfinal contests on Saturday evening starting at 5:30 p.m.
February 28, 2014 Erskine sweeps King in road conference match DUE WEST, S.C. – Playing its third conference road match in as many days, the King University men’s volleyball team suffered a setback on Friday afternoon, falling 3-0 to Conference Carolinas leaders Erskine College.
February 27, 2014 Tornado offense stymied by Sacre in loss to Cobras BRISTOL, Va. – In a game that was added to the schedule yesterday, the King University women’s softball team took cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College on Thursday afternoon. The Tornado grabbed the early lead in the first inning, but the Cobras plated a pair of runs in the fifth inning to take the contest 2-1.
February 27, 2014 King places 10 on basketball academic all-conference team BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of basketball season awards start to be handed out, and Conference Carolinas released their academic all-conference teams on Thursday. The King University men’s basketball team placed three student-athletes on the team while the women had seven representatives.
February 27, 2014 Tornado swept by Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – In the second of three straight road matches in conference play on consecutive nights, the King University men’s volleyball team fell 3-0 to Limestone College after a four-set loss at Pfeiffer University the previous night.
February 26, 2014 Tornado add game against Virginia Intermont BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has added a game to their schedule. The Tornado will face cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College on Thursday, February 27. First pitch from Virginia Intermont is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
February 26, 2014 Crusaders top Tornado Conference Carolinas dual TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team tried to rebound from their loss yesterday as they traveled to North Greenville University. The Crusaders took pair of doubles matches before clinching the 6-3 win in singles play.
February 26, 2014 King drops narrow decision at North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Following their win on Tuesday, the King University men’s tennis team tried to keep the momentum rolling when the faced Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University on Wednesday. However, the home standing Crusaders jumped ahead with two doubles wins and escaped with three wins in singles to take the dual 5-4.
February 26, 2014 Pfeiffer's 33-31 fourth-set victory seals win over King MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Despite a furious comeback attempt, the King University men’s volleyball team was unable to come away with a road win in conference play on Wednesday night, falling to Pfeiffer University 3-1.
February 26, 2014 King to host Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal games BRISTOL, Tenn. – The calendar turns to March on Saturday, which means the college basketball season heats up. The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams will both host Conference Carolinas Tournament games in win-or-go-home contests Saturday night at the Student Center Complex.
February 26, 2014 Bamford named head acrobatics and tumbling coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the departure of Amber King, King University’s current acrobatics and tumbling coach, King moved quickly to hire their next coach of the fledgling program. Athletic director David Hicks announced on Wednesday that Megan Bamford, a former acrobatics and tumbling national champion at the University of Oregon will lead the Tornado going forward.
February 25, 2014 Lyle's three-point play lifts King over North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – In their final game of the regular season, the King University men’s basketball team was trying to end their three-game skid and enter the Conference Carolinas Tournament with a win under their belt. Logan Lyle gave the Tornado the win they were looking for as he converted a three-point play with four seconds left to lift King over North Greenville University 77-75 on Tuesday night.
February 25, 2014 LeVeau named TSWA Men's Basketball Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week may not have been the best of weeks for the King University men’s basketball team, but Hunter LeVeau earned recognition from the Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association for his performance. LeVeau averaged 21.0 points per game earning the TSWA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award.
February 25, 2014 Early Pioneer runs top Tornado GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University took to the road to take on regional rival Tusculum College as they tried to get back in the win column on Tuesday evening. However, the Pioneers jumped on the Tornado early and often, scoring 13 runs in the first three innings en route to the 16-3 victory.
February 25, 2014 Melcher, Light sweep TSWA softball awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a 5-0 weekend at the Tusculum College Pioneer Classic, King University swept the Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association Softball Players of the Week awards. Chrissy Melcher was named the TSWA Softball Player of the Week, and Hannah Light earned pitcher of the week honors.
February 25, 2014 Tornado dispatch of Mars Hill 8-1 BRISTOL, Tenn. – On the strength of two super tiebreaker wins, the King University men’s tennis team scored an 8-1 victory over Mars Hill University at the King Tennis Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
February 25, 2014 Swallow takes second, King sixth at TSYS Collegiate Classic COLUMBUS, Ga. – In an unusual three round tournament for NCAA Division II women’s golf, the King University women’s golf team took sixth at the TSYS Collegiate Classic with a tournament total of 1,017. Elizabeth Swallow led King as she took second after carding a one-under 71 in the tournament’s final round.
February 25, 2014 Melcher takes Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chrissy Melcher has added another award this week as she was named Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week. The junior capped her stellar week in amazing fashion, only making five outs as she led King to a 5-0 record at the Pioneer Classic over the weekend.
February 25, 2014 Tornado stumble at North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Unable to carry over momentum from its thrilling last-seconds victory over Pfeiffer on Saturday evening, the King University women’s basketball team faltered in its last regular season contest, falling on the road to North Greenville University by a score of 69-45.
February 25, 2014 King falls 7-2 to Mars Hill BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team fell short in its second home match of the spring season on Tuesday afternoon, falling to visiting Mars Hill University by a score of 7-2.
February 24, 2014 King in 7th after two rounds or TSYS Collegiate Classic COLUMBUS, Ga. – The King University women’s golf team opened their spring schedule on Monday at the TSYS Collegiate Classic. After two rounds of the three-round tournament the Tornado are in seventh place with a score of 688. Elizabeth Swallow is in fifth after carding a 156 through two rounds.
February 23, 2014 Tornado finish fourth at Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team used outstanding performances by its usual cast of heroes to turn in a fourth place at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships on Sunday afternoon.
February 23, 2014 Notre Dame offense explodes in sweep of King BRSITOL, Tenn. – Coming off a sweep on Saturday, the King University baseball team looked to keep the momentum rolling on Sunday against Notre Dame College (Ohio). The Tornado jumped ahead early in game one, but the Falcons came storming back to take the first game 9-3. Notre Dame didn’t let up in the second game as they grabbed an early lead en route to another 9-3 win and the doubleheader sweep.
February 23, 2014 King falls at Mount Olive to open conference play MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened Conference Carolinas play at the University of Mount Olive on Sunday, and the Trojans came away with an 8-1 win.
February 23, 2014 Parker, Henry lead King to 2nd at conference championships WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team entered the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships with hopes of repeating last year’s conference title. The Tornado came up just short, finishing second in the field of seven teams, but Eliza Parker and Maegan Henry won a total of five title combined.
February 23, 2014 King caps 5-0 weekend with win over UVa-Wise GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University softball was able to avenge a pair of losses earlier this week as they capped play at the Pioneer Classic with a 5-1 win over UVa-Wise. The Tornado rolled through the tournament with a 5-0 mark to improve their overall record back to .500.
February 23, 2014 Trojans top King in conference opener MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team looked to build off their momentum from yesterday’s win as they opened Conference Carolinas play at the University of Mount Olive on Sunday. However, the Trojans took a 7-2 win to had King their first conference loss of the season.
February 23, 2014 Tornado open road season at Florida GAINSVILLE, Fla. – The King University cycling team opened their road season this weekend at the University of Florida race. The Tornado turned in a good performance on Saturday, but Sunday the Tornado faced some adversity in rainy conditions for the criterium.
February 22, 2014 Tornado sweep Randolph-Macon ASHLAND, Va. – Coming off a 6-3 defeat at the hands of nationally-ranked Tusculum, the King University men’s tennis team earned its first win of the spring portion of the schedule. The Tornado defeated Randolph-Macon College 9-0 on Saturday before a Sunday match at fellow conference member University of Mount Olive.
February 22, 2014 Tornado sweep away Siena Heights in tournament play FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s volleyball team was able to shake off a difficult day Friday, sweeping by Siena Heights University to go 1-2 in Emmanuel College Tournament play.
February 22, 2014 King wins two games at Pioneer Classic GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Coming off its second top-25 win of the season among a pair of victories in the Pioneer Classic on Friday, the King University softball team continued its winning ways with wins over Mercyhurst University and East Stroudsburg University on Saturday to pull within a game of .500 on the young season.
February 22, 2014 Pfeiffer holds off second half rally tor upset BRISTOL, Tenn. – Winning conference games is never easy, especially when teams see opponents for the second time late in the season. The King University men’s basketball still had a chance to take a share of the Conference Carolinas regular season title, but Pfeiffer University may have derailed those aspirations on Saturday at the Student Center Complex. The Falcons topped the Tornado 72-69, dropping King to third in the league standings with one game to play.
February 22, 2014 Bowling buries late three to shock Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – After facing a 12-point first half deficit and a suffocating press defense, the King University women’s basketball team used a Chelsea Bowling three-pointer with five seconds left to defeat Pfeiffer University 56-54.
February 22, 2014 Offense leads King to sweep of Notre Dame BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a breakout day on Saturday when they hosted Notre Dame College (Ohio). The Tornado jumped on the Falcons early in game one en route to the 12-1 win before Cory Rhodes tossed a complete game in the nightcap as King took the sweep 10-3.
February 22, 2014 Tornado top Randolph-Macon 6-3 ASHLAND, Va. – After dropping their first match of the spring, the King University women’s tennis team rebounded with a nice win on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado topped Randolph-Macon College 6-3 behind solid singles play.
February 21, 2014 Tornado fall in a pair of tournament matches FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Taking a brief respite from conference play at the Emmanuel College Tournament over the weekend, the King University men’s volleyball team was unable to come away with a win in their first day of tournament play, being swept by the tournament hosts before falling in four sets to Warner University in the nightcap.
February 21, 2014 Start of Pioneer Classic pushed back BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team opens play at the Pioneer Classic, hosted by Tusculum College, this afternoon against #23 Kutztown University and East Stroudsburg University. However, the Tornado will have wait two more hours than originally scheduled to open play. After all the rain that fell last night and this morning, King will now face Kutztown at 6:00 p.m., and East Stroudsburg at 8:00 p.m., in Greeneville, Tenn.
February 21, 2014 Light, Thomas lead King to day-one sweep at Pioneer Classic GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time this season, the King University softball team took down a ranked opponent. The Pioneer Classic may have started two hours late, but the Tornado defeated #23 Kutztown University 5-2 in the opening game of the tournament on Friday night. The nightcap against East Stoudsburg University didn’t disappoint either as Fallon Thomas ripped a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to give King the 6-2 win to sweep the first day of the tournament.
February 20, 2014 Virginia Intermont comes back to stun Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many days, the King University baseball team got a quality start, but the Tornado fell in the late innings to cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College. Mark Hode got the start and tossed six solid innings, allowing two runs on four hits, but the Cobras plated a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning to top the home-standing Tornado 5-4.
February 20, 2014 Tornado ready for 2014 road season BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University cycling team took home their first Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) championship in the short history of the program. The Tornado are eager and ready to begin their defense of the title against the 37 other teams in the SECCC.
February 19, 2014 Tornado swept by Lincoln Memorial HARROGATE, Tenn. – Fresh off a sweep at the hands of UVa-Wise in Bristol on Tuesday afternoon, the King University softball team fell to Lincoln Memorial University in a pair of nonconference games by scores of 3-2 and 8-0.
February 19, 2014 Cephas chosen to lead King women's volleyball BRISTOL, Tenn. – Along with time comes change, and for the first time in three decades, some with a last name other than Toomey will be leading the King University women’s volleyball program. Following an exhaustive search that included a more than 70 applicants, King alumnus Morris Cephas was announced as King’s next women’s volleyball head coach.
February 19, 2014 Tornado fall to Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – After a stunning 52-49 victory over Belmont Abbey College on January 21, an injury-depleted King University women’s basketball team was unable to repeat the feat as the Crusaders avenged last month’s result with a 71-45 win in Conference Carolinas play.
February 19, 2014 After 10 innings, King and LMU end tied at six BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team opened their home season with a matchup against regional rival Lincoln Memorial University. Tyler Raymond turned in a stellar start, and the Tornado had a 6-2 lead before the Railsplitters evened the score at 6-6 in the seventh inning. Neither team was able to score in regulation or the 10th inning before the game was called due to darkness tied at 6-6.
February 19, 2014 Late run vaults Belmont Abbey past King BELMONT, N.C. – Conference games late in the season are never easy, especially when you are playing on the road, and the King University men’s basketball team faced a tough Belmont Abbey College team in their home gym on Wednesday night. The Tornado held a lead, and withstood a Crusader run in the first half, but King couldn’t hold off a Belmont Abbey run late in the game as the Crusaders topped the Tornado 89-84.
February 18, 2014 Tornado fall to Tusculum in spring opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their spring schedule with a home dual against Tusculum College. The Pioneers set the tone early en route to the 9-0 victory.
February 18, 2014 UVa-Wise stymies King offense in doubleheader BRISTOL, Tenn. – It may have taken a week, but the King University softball team finally played their home opener on Wednesday. However, their opponent, UVa-Wise spoiled the occasion as the Cavaliers swept the doubleheader, 4-0 and 4-2 from the Tornado.
February 18, 2014 Tornado swept by Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team was unable to put together a winning streak in conference play, falling in a road match at Lees-McRae College 3-0 after a sweep of Belmont Abbey over the weekend.
February 18, 2014 King drops 6-3 decision to #47 Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team had the daunting task of facing Tusculum College, who is ranked 47th in the country in their spring opener on Wednesday. The Tornado hung with the Pioneers, but narrowly fell 6-3.
February 18, 2014 Gaby named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball player Tyler Gaby turned in a great performance in last weekend’s three-game series at Francis Marion University. He drove in five runs, including a three-run home run, en route to being named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.
February 17, 2014 Bowling, Stringer led King past Converse BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s not always how you start, and the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start against Converse College on Monday night. However, the Tornado shooters, namely Chelsea Bowling and Brittney Stringer brought the Tornado back with their three-point shooting en route to the 81-65 win.
February 17, 2014 Serowski named National Freshman of the Week Honorable Mention BRISTOL, Tenn. – Freshman Nick Serowski has been named a National Freshman of the Week Honorable Mention by Off the Block, a website devoted to covering collegiate men’s volleyball.
February 17, 2014 King-Virginia Intermont postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Virginia Intermont College has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday at 2:00 p.m. on the campus of King University.
February 16, 2014 King falls in first acrobatics and tumbling home meet BRISTOL, Tenn. – In its first-ever home acrobatics and tumbling meet, King University fell to the Battlers of Alderson Broaddus University 263.26-226.49 in front a crowd of over 300 fans.
February 16, 2014 King drops rubber game at Francis Marion FLORENCE, S.C – The King University baseball team took on Francis Marion University in the rubber game of their three game series on Sunday afternoon after the teams split a doubleheader on Saturday. The Tornado jumped out to an early lead behind a two-run from Garrett Cook, but the Patriots came storming back to take the contest 5-2.
February 16, 2014 King-UVa-Wise doubleheader postponed until Tuesday BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due all the snow that fell last week, the King University softball doubleheader against UVa-Wise has been postponed again. The double-dip has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the King Softball Complex on the King University campus.
February 16, 2014 Tornado go winless at Maryville University Duals ST. LOUIS – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to the Maryville University Duals on Sunday where the Tornado came away with three losses after facing a lineup of the top teams in the country.
February 15, 2014 School records fall at ASC Championships CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – After the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships finally got underway on Friday, the King University women’s swimming and diving team turned in top time after top time. Melissa Smith won the 1 meter diving competition with a school record while the Tornado set five other school records along with a plethora of personal bests. The Tornado finished sixth of 13 teams at the event with 267 points.
February 15, 2014 Serowski's 18 kills lead Tornado to sweep of Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team came away with a sweep on the road in conference play on Saturday, notching a win over Belmont Abbey College to remain in a tie for fourth play in the Conference Carolinas standings.
February 15, 2014 Tornado top Francis Marion for first win of the season FLORENCE, S.C. – The King University baseball continued their tough road schedule to open the season when they traveled to Francis Marion University to open a three game series on Saturday. The Tornado offense erupted in King’s 7-4 game one win, but the Patriots came back late to take game two 12-10 for the split.
February 15, 2014 Limestone escapes Student Center with win BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game where the King University men’s basketball team fought an uphill battle the entire way, the Tornado had the lead and a chance to win with 2:00 minutes remaining as they hosted Limestone College in the Student Center Complex. However, the Saints closed the contest on a 5-0 run to top the Conference Carolinas- leading Tornado 75-72 on Saturday afternoon.
February 15, 2014 Keitt has career day in loss to Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – A near-perfect game from Tia Keitt wasn’t enough to propel the King University women’s basketball team to an upset over Limestone College as the Tornado fell 81-75 to the Conference Carolinas leaders.
February 15, 2014 Tornado set six school records at ASC Championships CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team finished tenth at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championship on Friday and Saturday, but the Tornado set six new school records and saw a number of swimmers achieve personal best times. King finished 10th of 12 teams with 128.5 points.
February 14, 2014 Saturday's basketball DH to start at 2:00 p.m. BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to all the winter weather that has impacted the Carolinas and the Tri Cities, tomorrow’s basketball doubleheader with Limestone College will now start with the women’s game at 2:00 p.m. The men’s game will follow at 4:00 p.m., in the Student Center Complex.
February 14, 2014 SAAC hosts fundraiser for Special Olympics BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Saturday night at the basketball doubleheader, the King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be holding a fundraiser and collecting donations for Special Olympics. All donations made will go directly to the Washington County Va. Special Olympics to help create more opportunities for the athletes to experience the benefits of year-round participation.
February 13, 2014 Start of swimming & diving championships pushed back CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – With all the snow that has fallen, the start Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships have been postponed. The championships were supposed to start on Thursday, but the teams will kickoff competition this afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
February 13, 2014 Jones, Spencer among nation's leaders in falls BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the latest NCAA Most Dominant Wrestlers standings, King University’s JA Jones and D’Marcus Spencer are near the top of Division II’s leaders in falls. Jones actually leads all of Division II and Spencer ranks fifth.
February 13, 2014 Tornado host inaugural meet on Sunday BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s newest sport, acrobatics and tumbling competed in their first meet last weekend, and will host their first meet this Sunday at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado will host Alderson Broaddus University, who will be competing in their first meet at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
February 12, 2014 Duffy signs seven for 2014 BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy has announced the program’s signees for 2014. The Tornado have inked seven signees that will be on campus next fall and ready to compete for time in 2014.
February 12, 2014 Sokol selected Conference Carolinas Academic Athlete BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kendra Sokol has been selected as the Conference Carolinas Women’s Cross Country Academic Athlete of the Year for the 2013 season. Sokol had a stellar senior season for the Tornado, helping lead King to their second consecutive Conference Carolinas title.
February 12, 2014 Newring, Parker and Conference Carolinas weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final tune up for the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships, both Eliza Parker and Justin Newring turned in stellar performances last week at the Mountaineer Open. Parker was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Indoor Track Player of the week, and Newring earned the same honor on the men’s side.
February 12, 2014 King softball scheduled rearranged BRISTOL, Tenn. – With all the snow that has fallen on the east coast, the King University softball team has made some changes to their schedule. Both of King’s doubleheaders scheduled for this weekend have been postponed as well as Tuesday’s double-dip with Lincoln Memorial University.
February 11, 2014 LeVeau earns first Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following his stellar week, King University’s Hunter LeVeau has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. LeVeau shot 60.0 percent from the floor and match his career-high with 27 points in King’s 115-95 win over the University of Mount Olive to keep the Tornado atop the conference standings.
February 11, 2014 King-Converse postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to inclement weather impacting South Carolina and expected to hit the Tri-Cities area on Wednesday, the King University women’s basketball game with Converse College has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
February 11, 2014 Light named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University pitcher Hannah Light started off her senior season on high note last weekend, and was selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week. Light tossed a pair of shutouts at the Cougar Classic, including a season-opening win over #25 Columbus State University.
February 11, 2014 Tornado finish 13th in first spring event FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – The King University men’s golf team wrapped up play at the Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate on Tuesday, and finished 13th of 15 teams at the event. The Tornado posted a round three score of 303, and a tournament score of 903.
February 10, 2014 Men's volleyball match at Limestone postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tomorrow’s men’s volleyball match at Limestone College has been postponed due to impending winter weather in the Gaffney, S.C. area.
February 10, 2014 King's hot start downs Crusaders BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team grabbed the lead just over a minute into the game and never looked back as the Tornado defeated North Greenville 75-62 in a Conference Carolinas matchup that moved King into a tie for fourth place in the league standings.
February 10, 2014 Tornado escape with 86-85 win over North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team fought off a comeback attempt for the ages by North Greenville University, holding on to win a hotly-contested 86-85 game that featured a 36-18 run by the Crusaders over the final 8:22. With the win, King’s lead over Barton College atop the Conference Carolinas standings stretches to a full game.
February 10, 2014 Tornado 11th after first day of Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – The King University men’s golf team competed at the Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate on Monday, sitting in 11th position of 16 teams heading into Tuesday’s final round. Teams played two rounds on Monday and will play one round Tuesday in the 54-hole format.
February 9, 2014 Wiese breaks own school record in 50 free BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team took a split with Union College and Bethel University on Sunday, but Kelsey Wiese set a school record in the process. King defeated Bethel 105-24, and fell to Union 129-55 as Wiese broke her own school record in the 50 yard freestyle.
February 9, 2014 King falls to Adrian in first meet ADRIAN, Mich. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team took the mat for the first time in a competition on Sunday when they faced Adrian College. The Tornado held a halftime lead, but the Bulldogs came back to take the 236.41-234.63 victory in the first meet for both teams.
February 9, 2014 Tornado drop heart breaker to Georgia College MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – In search of their first win of the season, the King University baseball team jumped on No. 32 Georgia College in the first inning and extended their lead to 5-0 in the fourth inning. However, the Bobcats came back to even the score, and eventually take the game 6-5 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to take the series sweep.
February 9, 2014 Tornado split with Union and Bethel BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – In their first meet of the semester, the King University men’s swimming and diving team set three personal records on Sunday when they faced Union College and Bethel University. The Tornado fell to Union 148-48, but topped Bethel 118-34.
February 9, 2014 King drops final two games of Cougar Classic COLUMBUS, Ga. – The King University softball team wrapped up play at the Cougar Classic with a pair of tough games against Wingate University and Pfeiffer University. The Tornado had an early lead against Wingate, but the Bulldogs came back to take the contest 5-4 early Sunday morning. In the nightcap, Pfeiffer plated four runs in the fourth en route to the 5-2 victory.
February 9, 2014 Tornado sweep King duals BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home duals of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team won both bouts in impressive fashion. The Tornado opened the day with a 43-4 victory over Ohio Valley University before Garrett Fosdyck took a win in double overtime at 285 to give King a narrow 24-21 win over Coker College.
February 8, 2014 King drops four-set nailbiter at Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team saw its three-match winning streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon, falling to preseason Conference Carolinas favorite University of Mount Olive in four sets.
February 8, 2014 Tornado set slew of personal records at Mountaineer Open BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team had a stellar performance at the 2014 Mountaineer Open at Appalachian State University on Friday and Saturday, with a number of personal records falling and wins in the 400 and 3,000 meter events by Justin Newring and Brent Swiney.
February 8, 2014 Tornado split day two of Cougar Classic COLUMBUS, Ga. – The King University softball team continued play at the Cougar Classic on Saturday and split a pair of games. The Tornado fell to Lincoln Memorial University 9-1, but bounced back to defeat Tusculum College 4-0 behind Hannah Light’s second shutout in as many starts this season.
February 8, 2014 Parker, Henry take wins at Mountaineer Open BOONE, N.C. – In their final tune up before the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships, the King University women’s track and field team turned in a solid performance the Mountaineer Open hosted by Appalachian State University. Eliza Parker posted a personal best in the mile and won the 3,000 meter run while Maegan Henry won both the weight throw shot put.
February 8, 2014 Hot-shooting Trojans down Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – Unable to overcome the University of Mount Olive’s hot start, the King University women’s basketball team fell 78-53 in a conference matchup that dropped the Tornado to fifth place in the Conference Carolinas standings.
February 8, 2014 Bobcat offense explodes in sweep of King MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The King University baseball team continued their tough nonconference schedule with a doubleheader at No. 32 Georgia College. The Bobcat offense erupted in game one for the 18-1 win before taking the nightcap 7-0.
February 8, 2014 Watts' career night leads King past Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – In one of the biggest games up to this point in the season, the King University men’s basketball team held on to the top spot in the Conference Carolinas standings. Behind the tenacity of Shamarae Watts, who set career-highs in points and rebounds, the Tornado topped the University of Mount Olive 115-95.
February 7, 2014 Some things never change, but don't forget the "firsts" I read a lot about sports. It’s one of the many benefits of being a college athletic director—stories that interest me are often very helpful in my professional growth, development, and continued education. And they’re fun! After all, I’m a sports fan with the privilege of earning a living working in the sports world. Earlier this week, I came across a very interesting article on the role of money and power in college sports. This article repeatedly addressed the supposed evils of college sports, the contradiction of “big time” college sports and academics. It was a very interesting and well written article about the state of college sports today, except it wasn’t. IT WAS FROM 1905! Here’s the link if you’re interested.
February 7, 2014 Tornado block Barton in Conference Carolinas match WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team continued its winning ways on Friday night, winning its third consecutive match with a thrilling five-set victory at Conference Carolinas opponent Barton College.
February 7, 2014 Light, Melcher lead King to first win over ranked team COLUMBUS, Ga. – An experienced King University softball team made history in the 2014 season opener at #25 Columbus State University on Friday afternoon. Hannah Light came within two outs of a no hitter and Chrissy Melcher ripped a two-run home run in the top of the seventh to give the Tornado the 2-0 win, their first win over a nationally ranked team since becoming NCAA Division II members in 2010.
February 6, 2014 Tornado cruise to victory at Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team continued their dual schedule on Thursday night at Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado fell behind early, but rolled off four straight wins to take control of the bout en route to the 28-12 victory.
February 6, 2014 Free admission at King Community Appreciation Night Saturday BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will host Community Appreciation Night on Saturday when the Tornado host the University of Mount Olive at the Student Center Complex. Admission will be free for all fans who want to take in the Conference Carolinas doubleheader.
February 6, 2014 Tornado anxious to take the mat in inaugural season BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has added a number of sports in recent years, and 2014 will mark the inaugural competition of the institution’s 25th sport. For the first time in its history, King will field a team in acrobatics and tumbling, a sport that features elements of gymnastics in multiple events to compile a team score. The Tornado are one of 10 collegiate teams to sponsor the sport and will take to the mat for the team’s first-ever meet on February 9 at Adrian College.
February 5, 2014 Tornado eye third Conference Carolinas title BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their second season as Conference Carolinas members, the King University took home their second conference title, winning the 2013 regular season championship. The Tornado have nearly everyone back from last year’s squad, and were selected to finish second in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
February 5, 2014 Tornado down Flying Fleet 64-49 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team won its fourth conference game in its last five attempts on Wednesday night, defeating Erskine College 64-49 to move into sole possession of fourth place in the Conference Carolinas standings. The Tornado (13-6, 7-4 Conference Carolinas) now sit just one-half game out of third, setting up a crucial Saturday matchup with third-place University of Mount Olive in Bristol.
February 5, 2014 Tornado run away from Flying Fleet in second half BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s not always how a team starts, but how they finish, and the King University men’s basketball team closed their game against Erskine College with a flurry of three-point baskets in the second half. The Tornado heated up from long range in the second frame to top the Flying Fleet 86-49 to remain atop the Conference Carolinas standings.
February 4, 2014 King 2014 softball camps announced BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University head softball coach Jenn Testa has announced the dates for the softball camps this summer. There will be four sessions, two youth skills camps, pitcher/catcher camp and an advanced skills camp. All the camps will take place during the month of June.
February 3, 2014 Tornado win NSCAA Team Academic Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a stellar year in the classroom, the King University women’s soccer team has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as a Team Academic Award winner.
February 2, 2014 Newberry comes back to take series sweep from King NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University baseball team tried to rebound from yesterday’s doubleheader sweep at Newberry College as they took the Wolves in game three of the season-opening series. The Tornado grabbed the early lead again, but the Wolves came back and took the game 9-3 for the series sweep.
February 1, 2014 Offense rolls as King defeats Barton WILSON, N.C. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to Barton College on Saturday evening and tried to bounce back from a tough loss on Monday. The Tornado pulled away from the Bulldogs late in the first half and held off a late Bulldog rally to take the contest 76-66.
February 1, 2014 King sweeps away Marymount, Emmanuel BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team picked up a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon, sweeping Marymount University and Emmanuel College to break above the .500 mark for the first time since a win over conference foe Belmont Abbey on January 18.
February 1, 2014 Personal bests fall at Hilton Garden Invite WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team continued to prepare for the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships later this month as the competed at the Hilton Garden Invitational this weekend at JDLFastTrack. The Tornado set three personal records at the meet that featured many NCAA Division I athletes.
February 1, 2014 Barton shoots past King WILSON, N.C. – Winning road games in conference play is always tough, and the King University men’s basketball team experienced that on Saturday night at Barton College. The Tornado topped the Bulldogs in the Student Center Complex earlier this month, but Barton turned the table on their home court, topping King 87-61.
February 1, 2014 Tornado drop pair at Newberry NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University baseball team opened their 2014 season on Saturday with a tough road doubleheader at Newberry College. The Tornado dropped a tough 3-2 decision on a walk-off in game one before Newberry took the nightcap 8-2.
February 1, 2014 Pins lead King to victory at Alderson-Broaddus PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The King University men’s wrestling team bounced back from their tough loss at #2 Newberry on Thursday with a dominant performance at Alderson-Broaddus University on Saturday. The Tornado had three pins in their 35-9 victory over the Battlers.
February 1, 2014 Ragan, Hendey advance to semifinals of Dave Schultz International COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Fresh off the first national championship in program history, members of the King University women’s wrestling team traveled to the Dave Schultz Memorial International Tournament to wrestle against elite competition from around the world.
February 1, 2014 Three Tornado set personal records at Hilton Garden Invitational WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Justin Newring finished fourth in the 400 meter dash to improve his NCAA provisional qualifying time to headline the King University men’s track and field team in the Hilton Garden Invitational on Friday and Saturday in a meet that featured a number of NCAA Division I teams.
January 30, 2014 Tornado fall at #2 Newberry NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to take on second-ranked Newberry College on Thursday night. After falling behind early, the Tornado came storming back, but it was enough as the Wolves took the dual 30-9.
January 30, 2014 Miglarese announces Tornado spring schedule BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s soccer coach John Miglarese has announced King’s spring schedule for 2014. The Tornado will play a six game schedule that concludes with a match against the King men’s soccer alumni during Dogwood Weekend in April.
January 30, 2014 Experienced Tornado have high expectations for 2014 BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many years under head coach Blaine Brown, the King University baseball team posted a 30-win season in 2013. The Tornado return a plethora of experience from last year, including 19 seniors as the Tornado are picked to finish second in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll in 2014.
January 29, 2014 Doubleheader with North Greenville is postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader scheduled for tonight against North Greenville University has been postponed. Update: The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10. The women's game will tipoff at 5:30 and the men's game will follow at 7:30 p.m.
January 27, 2014 Tornado host First Responder Night Monday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams will host First Responder Night on Wednesday, January 29 to thank area first responders for their lifesaving work.
January 27, 2014 Hot-shooting Tornado top Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team may have had to wait a couple days to avenge their only Conference Carolinas loss, but the Tornado came out on fire at Lees-McRae College on Monday night. King connected on nearly half of their three-point baskets in their 91-68 win over the Bobcats.
January 27, 2014 Bobcat runs around halftime enough to top Tornado BANNER ELK, N.C. – Following a postponement on Saturday, the King University women’s basketball team travelled to Lees-McRae College on Monday evening. The Tornado jumped ahead early, but the Bobcats came storming back and ultimately took the game 69-64.
January 25, 2014 King captures first WCWA national title ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Winning a national championship is never easy, and the King University women’s wrestling team learned that on Saturday. The Tornado trailed Oklahoma City University by 13 points going into the finals of the Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA) College Championships, but King won four individual national titles and Julia Salata clinched the team title with a 5-1 decision at 155 pounds.
January 25, 2014 Tornado go undefeated at Super Region II Duals NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to Newberry College for the Super Region II Duals on Saturday and the Tornado are coming home with an undefeated record. The Tornado opened the day with a 24-21 win over University of Findlay and followed with a 24-17 victory over Shppensburg University. King capped the day by defeating Tiffin University 31-15 for their third win of the day.
January 25, 2014 Saturday games postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow falling in northeast Tennessee and western North Carolina, today’s home men’s volleyball match against Pfeiffer University has been postponed. Men’s and women’s basketball at Lees-McRae College has also been postponed as well as men’s and women’s swimming and diving at Mars Hill University.
January 24, 2014 Tornado bond with local student through Team IMPACT BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the spring of 2013, the King University women’s basketball had the fortune of meeting Jess McMurray, a basketball player at Sullivan Central High School. McMurray, who had a brain tumor, was put in contact through Team IMPACT, an organization that connects children that have life-threatening and chronic illnesses with an athletic team.
January 24, 2014 Tornado swept by St. Francis to open weekend BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a 2-2 weekend to open the season, the King University men’s volleyball team dropped its first of two matches this weekend to visiting Saint Francis (Pa.) University 3-0.
January 24, 2014 King leads WCWA College Nationals after day one ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In search of their first Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national title, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team turned in a solid first day at the WCWA College Nationals hosted by Missouri Baptist University. Eleven Tornado wrestlers reached the semifinals of their weight class in the first day, and King is atop the team standings with 129 points.
January 23, 2014 Top-ranked Tornado ready for WCWA College Nationals BRISTOL, Tenn. – Fresh off an NWCA National Duals title, the King University women’s wrestling team will have an opportunity to win their second title in three weeks this weekend at the WCWA College Nationals. The Tornado have been the #1 ranked team all season in the WCWA Poll, and are in search of their first WCWA national championship this weekend in St. Louis.
January 23, 2014 Fosdyck named one of Division II's "Most Dominant" BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, USA Wrestling released their weekly award standings, and the King University men’s wrestlers were named. Garrett Fosdyck was named one of the Most Dominant wrestlers in NCAA Division II while JA Jones and D’Marcus Spencer are among Division II’s Fall Leaders.
January 22, 2014 King to host Winter Skills Camp in February BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head coach Simon Duffy has announced that the women’s soccer program will be hosting a Winter Skills camp on Saturday, February 8. Players from the ages of 12-18 are encouraged to participate in the camp that will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 21, 2014 Ruth earns NCAA Degree Completion Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – When King track and field student-athlete Ashley Ruth graduated in December, she did so with the assistance of grant money from the NCAA which helped pay her final semester of tuition. Ruth was one of 73 NCAA Division II student-athletes to earn an NCAA Degree Completion Award, a grant program designed to increase graduation rates among NCAA Institutions.
January 21, 2014 King tops Belmont Abbey in another nail biter BRISTOL, Tenn. – Another day, another close game for the King University men’s basketball team as they went blow-for-blow with Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado came away with another narrow Conference Carolinas win, topping Crusaders 75-71 in the Student Center Complex to stretch their winning streak to five games.
January 21, 2014 Tornado take down conference leaders Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team won its second consecutive Conference Carolinas game, defeating conference leaders Belmont Abbey College 52-49 in a close-knit affair that saw the Tornado hold a lead for the final 36 minutes of the contest.
January 18, 2014 Tornado split with Belmont Abbey and Quincy BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team closed out play at the 2014 King University Invitational by splitting a pair of matches on Saturday, defeating conference opponent Belmont Abbey College in a five-set thrilling match before falling to Quincy University 3-1.
January 18, 2014 King cruises to victory at Converse SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Following back-to-back losses, the King University women’s basketball team got back on the left side of the ledger on Saturday at Converse College. The Tornado took the lead from the opening tip and never looked back as they cruised to the 77-53 Conference Carolinas victory.
January 18, 2014 Another school record falls to Henry JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at East Tennessee State University’s 36th annual Niswonger Invitational on Friday and Saturday, and Maegan Henry continued to rewrite the King record book. For the second time this season, Henry shattered one of her school records.
January 18, 2014 Newring wins 400 meter dash at Niswonger Invitational JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A strong performance from junior sprinter Justin Newring headlined the King University men’s track and field team at the Niswonger Invitational hosted by East Tennessee State University over the weekend.
January 18, 2014 Tornado fall to Anderson on tiebreaker BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their second home dual of the week, the King University men’s wrestling team squared off against Anderson University in the Student Center Complex on Saturday. The dual ended in a 27-27 tie, and Anderson won the tiebreaker to take the dual 28-27.
January 17, 2014 Tornado fall to Limestone, defeat Coker at King University Invitational BRISTOL, Tenn. – After opening its season with a loss to Conference Carolinas foe Limestone College, the King University men’s volleyball team rebounded to take a 3-1 win over Coker College and begin the season with a 1-1 record at the 2014 King University Invitational.
January 15, 2014 Moorman to appear on "On the Mat" and USA Wrestling Google+ Hangout Series BRISTOL, Tenn. – With success comes media requests. Fresh off the program’s first NWCA National Duals title, King University women’s wrestling head coach Jason Moorman will be making the rounds on Wednesday and Thursday. He is slated to be on the “On the Mat” radio show on Wednesday evening and will be on the USA Wrestling College Wrestling Google+ Hangout On Air Series on Thursday night.
January 15, 2014 Saints hand King Conference Carolinas loss GAFFNEY, S.C. – After a high-scoring first half against Conference Carolinas foe Limestone College, the King University women’s basketball team fell short in a second-half defensive battle, losing to the homestanding Saints 55-49.
January 15, 2014 219 King student-athletes named to CC Presidential Honor Roll BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas office announced its 2013 Fall Presidential Honor Roll on Wednesday morning, and King University ranked second in the league with 219 student-athletes honored.
January 15, 2014 LeVeau's double-double leads King to win at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team continued their hot play of late, winning their fourth straight game in 2014. The Tornado traveled to Conference Carolinas foe Limestone College on Wednesday night and came away with an 82-76 victory behind Hunter LeVeau’s second double-double of the season.
January 15, 2014 Tornado drop narrow decision to Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team hosted their first dual of the season as they took on Limestone College on Wednesday night. The Tornado fell behind early, but made a late comeback to pull within four with two bouts left. King got another pin in the final bout, but fell 22-21 to the Saints.
January 15, 2014 Tornado aim for conference tournament berth in 2014 BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University men’s volleyball team narrowly missed a spot in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, giving the Tornado extra motivation in 2014. Head coach Ryan Booher returns two of his top three hitters from a season ago, and adds a talented freshmen class as the Tornado look to earn a Conference Carolinas Tournament berth.
January 13, 2014 King raises money for Oklahoma City Tornado Relief fund BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team kicked off their season last Saturday with their annual alumni match. They used the opportunity to raise money for the Oklahoma City Tornado Relief fund, and they outdid their goal by raising $700.
January 12, 2014 Tornado take NWCA National Duals title DES MOINES, Iowa –The top-ranked team in the preseason has lived up to that billing all season long, and the King University women’s wrestling team proved they are #1 once again on Sunday at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals. The Tornado topped #4 Wayland Baptist University 36-7 in the semifinals, setting up a clash with #2 Simon Fraser University in the finals. King narrowly defeated the Clan 21-19 in the finals to take the championship.
January 12, 2014 King takes fourth at Cyclocross Nationals BOULDER, Colo. – The King University cycling team wrapped up their first trip to the Cyclocross Nationals with the men’s race on Sunday. Drew Bailey ended up on the podium after a very solid race, and the Tornado finished fourth overall, missing a spot on the podium by just four points.
January 11, 2014 King sneaks by Barton 70-69 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Fresh off a double overtime win on Wednesday, the King University men’s basketball team was locked in another tight affair on Saturday night when they hosted Barton College. Neither team led by more than seven points, and the score was tied nine times before Michael Fortune and C.J. Good iced the 70-69 win at the free throw line in the final seconds.
January 11, 2014 Women's wrestling advances to NWCA Duals semifinals DES MOINES, Iowa – After receiving an opening-round bye at the National Wrestling Coaches Association Women’s National Duals, the No. 1-ranked King University women’s wrestling team easily dispatched of McKendree University 45-2 to move into the semifinals.
January 11, 2014 Henry sets school record at Wake Forest Invitational WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the Wake Forest Invitational on Saturday, coming home with a handful of personal records and a new school record in tow.
January 11, 2014 Armstrong finishes sixth at Cyclocross Nationals BOULDER, Colo. – On the second day of Cyclocross Nationals, both Kaysee Armstrong and Megan Rogers competed for the Tornado. Both riders crashed on the first lap, dropping them back in the pack. Armstrong was able to recover to come in with a sixth, but Rogers was not as fortunate as she finished a lap down.
January 11, 2014 Tornado fall to Barton in Conference Carolinas clash BRISTOL, Tenn. – After falling behind by 14 points early in the first half, the King University women’s basketball team was able to claw its way back into contention before falling to Conference Carolinas foe Barton College 84-76.
January 11, 2014 Three PRs fall at Wake Forest Invite WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened 2014 at the Wake Forest Invitational at the JDL FastTrack. The Tornado set three personal records at the season opening event.
January 11, 2014 King splits two matches at Coker Duals HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened their dual meet season on Saturday at the Coker College Duals. The Tornado took a 27-14 win over Brewton-Parker College before falling to the host Cobras 23-15.
January 10, 2014 Tornado take third in relay at Cyclocross Nationals BOULDER, Colo. – Four members of the King University cycling team qualified for the Cyclocross National Championships which opened with a relay race on Friday in Boulder, Colorado. The Tornado turned in a third place finish among Division II teams, and placed seventh overall.
January 10, 2014 Tornado set sights on repeating as conference champions BRISTOL, Tenn. – After sweeping the Conference Carolinas titles in the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2013, the King University women’s track and field team will look to duplicate last season’s feat and take home a pair of conference crowns this year to continue its dominance over Conference Carolinas foes.
January 10, 2014 King Hall of Fame Class of 2014 announced BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Athletics has announced the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014, as selected by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. On Saturday, April 12, as part of the Dogwood Weekend festivities, April Marrone Taylor ‘04, Katherine Morrow Stigers ’02, and Jeff Necessary ’88 will join the tremendous student-athletes already in the King Athletic Hall of Fame.
January 9, 2014 Tornado expectations set high for 2014 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off one of the most successful season’s in program history, the King University men’s track & field team is hungry to exceed this year’s expectations. The Tornado took the Conference Carolinas Indoor championship in 2013, but came up just short in the outdoor meet leaving room for improvement in 2014.
January 8, 2014 Alumni match and fundraiser slated for Saturday BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the men’s volleyball season just around the corner, the King University men’s volleyball team will be having their annual alumni match on Saturday, January 11 at the Student Center Complex. The team is also using the event as a fundraiser for the Oklahoma City tornadoes that took place last spring as they will be taking donations to send to the relief fund.
January 8, 2014 King escapes Mount Olive with double OT comeback win MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – In game that saw both teams have sizeable leads, the King University men’s basketball team came away with a tough fought road win at the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado saw their first half lead disappear, but closed the game on a 12-3 run to force overtime. The score remained tied after the first extra session before the Tornado took the 87-80 win to hand Mount Olive their first Conference Carolinas loss.
January 8, 2014 Balanced attack leads King to win at Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Following their first loss in eight games, the King University women’s basketball team put together a solid performance at the University of Mount Olive on Wednesday night. The Tornado used their balanced attack to grab control of the game early en route to the 67-57 Conference Carolinas win.
January 6, 2014 To the New Year Happy New Year! For those of us who work or play in college sports, January 1 signifies a changing of the dates – but our “new” year generally starts every August, when students return and new freshmen take their first steps onto campus.
January 4, 2014 Top-ranked Tornado open 2014 at Campbellsville Duals CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened 2014 the same way they left off 2013, on a winning note. The top-ranked Tornado went 3-1 at the Campbellsville University Best Western Duals where they wrestled host Campbellsville and University of the Cumberlands. The King A team posted a pair of wins while the B team went 1-1 on the day.
January 4, 2014 Tornado shoot the lights out in win at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team opened 2014 in style as five scorers reached double figures and the Tornado made 21 three-point baskets at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado posted their best shooting output of the season in their 111-73 Conference Carolinas win over the Falcons.
January 4, 2014 Pfeiffer ends King's winning streak MISENHEIMER, N.C. – 2014 didn’t quite start as the King University women’s basketball team envisioned it, as they traveled to take on Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University. The Tornado held an early lead, but the Falcons used a run late in the first half to take the lead before holding off a second half rally to hand King their first loss since November, 67-62.
December 21, 2013 USC Aiken outlasts King in 69-63 win BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was reminiscent of a heavyweight bout, the King University men’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with USC Aiken at the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. The game went back-and-forth until the Pacers gained control of the game in the second half and took the narrow 69-63 from the Tornado.
December 21, 2013 Balanced attack leads King to seventh straight win BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team closed out 2013 in style, winning their seventh straight contest on Saturday afternoon at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado squared off with Mars Hill University and took a decisive 75-53 victory from the Lions to cap 2013.
December 20, 2013 Claussen named interim head coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Friday, Heather Claussen was named the King University interim head volleyball coach. Claussen was an assistant under previous head coach Chris Toomey this past season as Toomey resigned earlier this month.
December 20, 2013 Tornado remain #1 in WCWA poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the third installment of the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association’s (WCWA) poll, the King University women’s wrestling team remains at the top. The Tornado received 124 points in the latest poll, ranking ahead of Oklahoma City University and defending national champion Simon Fraser University.
December 19, 2013 Davis signs NLI to play at King BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball head coach Josh Thompson has announced the signing of Madison Davis. Last month, Davis signed a National Letter of Intent to play her college basketball at King starting in the 2014-15 season.
December 18, 2013 Free throws lead King to win at Tusculum GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took to the road to face nonconference rival Tusculum College. The Tornado used a run late in the first half to gain control of the game, fended off a late Tusculum rally and converted their free throws to take the contest 73-65.
December 18, 2013 Griffitts named Conference Carolinas Fall Scholar Athlete BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Kelsey Griffitts continues to win awards after her stellar senior campaign. Most recently, Griffitts was named Conference Carolinas Fall Scholar Athlete for women’s volleyball.
December 17, 2013 UVa-Wise earns season sweep of King with 68-65 win WISE, Va. – The King University men’s basketball team held a late lead, but the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise closed the game on a 12-3 run to take a 68-65 victory over the Tornado in a nonconference basketball matchup. It was the second time this season that UVa-Wise has defeated the Tornado after the Cavaliers’ 74-64 victory in Bristol to open the season.
December 17, 2013 Ragan, Salata compete for Team USA ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – King University women’s wrestlers Alli Ragan and Julia Salata traveled to Albuquerque to compete for Team USA against Team Russia in an international dual. Both wrestlers faced familiar foes, but both dropped decisions to their Russian counterparts. However, Team USA came away with a 7-4 win.
December 15, 2013 Spencer, Jones lead King to 14th place finish at Midwest Classic INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The King University men’s wrestling team traveled to compete in the 35th Midwest Classic and turned in a 14th place finish among 29 teams in the prestigious event. D’Marcus Spencer and JA Jones both made to the second day of competition and took fifth and six, in their respective weight classes.
December 14, 2013 Tornado defeat crosstown foe Virginia Intermont 69-60 BRISTOL, Va. – The King University women’s basketball team made the trip across the state line to face crosstown foe Virginia Intermont College, emerging victorious by a score of 69-60 behind a balanced scoring attack, paced by ten points each from Bonnie Durrett and Sydney Harris.
December 14, 2013 18 triples not enough as King falls at Johnson C. Smith CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team continued their tough nonconference schedule on the road a Johnson C. Smith University on Saturday night. The Golden Bulls grabbed control of the game from the tip and held off a second half King rally en route to the 79-69 win.
December 13, 2013 Tornado ink three players in early signing period BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the early signing period complete, King University head softball coach Jenn Testa announced the signing of three players to join the Tornado for the 2014-15 season. Amanda Sports, Diamond Snow Callwood and Lauren Rowsey all inked National Letters of Intent to play their college softball at King.
December 12, 2013 Jackson's 14 points leads King past Pikeville BRISTOL, Tenn. – Behind a 14-point performance from Kelly Jackson and Bonnie Durrett’s sixth double-figure rebounding total of the season, the King University women’s basketball team defeated the University of Pikeville 63-51 on Thursday night in the Student Center for a season sweep of the visiting Bears.
December 11, 2013 Griffitts earns Capital One Academic All-America honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in school history, a King University student-athlete has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team. Following a stellar senior campaign, King women’s volleyball player Kelsey Griffitts earned the distinction when the awards were released on Wednesday.
December 11, 2013 Late run leads King to win at Tusculum GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team continued to play on the road and took a well-deserved win at Tusculum College. The Pioneers closed the gap to six points late in the second half, but the Tornado closed the game on a 14-1 run to take the 85-66 win.
December 10, 2013 Tornado earn Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the conclusion of the fall sports season, Conference Carolinas has been handing out awards, and the King University women’s soccer team earned the Team Sportsmanship Award. The Tornado won their first Conference Carolinas Tournament game when they upset the league’s top-seed.
December 9, 2013 Toomey steps down from King women's volleyball BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Toomey has resigned as King University's head women's volleyball coach to accept the position of Next Generation Director at St. John Church in St. Louis, Mo. Toomey ended his tenure as women's volleyball head coach on high note, leading the Tornado to an overall record of 32-5 and their first Conference Carolinas championship.
December 7, 2013 Bobcats top King at the Student Center BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team finally returned home to the Student Center Complex after playing their last four games on the road. However, the friendly confines of the Student Center weren’t very friendly on Saturday night as the Tornado fell to Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College 78-73.
December 7, 2013 Tornado use second half run to down Bobcats BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team defeated the visiting Lees-McRae College Bobcats on Saturday night at the Student Center Complex, closing the game on a 13-5 run that turned a 50-50 tie into a 63-55 advantage for the Tornado.
December 7, 2013 Armstrong, Bailey lead Tornado at SECCC Cyclocross Championships MARS HILL, N.C. – Kaysee Armstrong and Drew Bailey culminated their stellar Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) cyclocross season with a pair of solid performances for King University cycling on Saturday. Bailey turned in a fourth place finish, and Armstrong placed sixth at the SECCC Cyclocross Championships.
December 6, 2013 Newring posts NCAA provisional time in season opener BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track & field team started the season on a high note at the Appalachian Invitational hosted by Appalachian State University. The Tornado finished first among six non NCAA Division II teams, and Justin Newring highlighted the day as he posted a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in the 200 meter dash.
December 6, 2013 Henry, Kennedy set school records at App. State Invite BOONE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team opened their indoor season at the Appalachian Invitational hosted by Appalachian State University, and finished first among six non Division I teams. Maegan Henry broke her own school record in the indoor shot put, and matched her record in the weight throw while Jaleessa Kennedy set a school record in the triple jump.
December 4, 2013 King opens league play with win at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – It may not always be pretty, but it doesn’t matter when it comes to winning conference games, especially on the road. The King University men’s basketball team made a 10 point halftime lead hold up as they hung on late to take a 61-52 win at Erskine College to open Conference Carolinas play.
December 4, 2013 Kremer, Tipton earn recognition from AVCA BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may be over, but the King University women’s volleyball team keeps winning awards. Summer Kremer was named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Southeast Region, and Payton Tipton earned honorable mention honors.
December 4, 2013 King takes early lead in the battle for the Blue Ridge Cup BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second annual battle for the Blue Ridge Cup between King University and Lees-McRae College, the Tornado hold an early lead. After the completion of the fall sports, King holds a slim 4-2 lead over the Bobcats.
December 4, 2013 Tornado come back to escape Erskine with 64-61 win DUE WEST, S.C. – It’s not always how you start a game, but how you finish in conference play. The King University women’s basketball team trailed for most of their Conference Carolinas opener at Erskine College, but they overcame an 11 point second half deficit to escape with a narrow 64-61 win.
December 2, 2013 Tornado ink six in early signing period BRSITOL, Tenn. – With the early signing period over, the King University baseball team has announced the signing of six players. The Tornado inked Letters of Intent from five infielders and one catcher who will begin competing in Navy and Scarlet this fall.
November 30, 2013 #3 Knights outshoot Tornado EVANSVILLE, Ind. – On the second day Bill Joergens Memorial Classic hosted by University of Southern Indiana, the King University men’s basketball team faced their second ranked team in as many nights, taking on #3 Bellarmine University. The Tornado stayed with the Knights most of the game, but ran out of gas late as the fell 84-71.
November 29, 2013 King falls at #14 Southern Indiana EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The King University men’s basketball team continued their tough schedule early in the season as they traveled to take on 14th ranked University of Southern Indiana on Friday night at the Bill Joergens Memorial Classic. The Tornado kept the game close in the first half, but in the end, the Screaming Eagles’ shooting and rebounding proved to be too much as they took the game 94-72.
November 26, 2013 King leads Hawn Cup standings after fall season BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has gotten off to a good start this fall as they have taken the early lead in the Conference Carolinas Joby Hawn Cup with the completion of all the fall sports league championships. The Tornado have two league championships this fall, and take home a pair of second place finishes.
November 26, 2013 Durrett's double-double leads King to win at Salem International SALEM, W.VA. – The King University women’s basketball team played their final game before the Thanksgiving break at Salem International University. The Tornado didn’t get off to a great start, but the rebounded to come back and take the 84-71 road victory.
November 25, 2013 Kremer takes TSWA weekly award for third time BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Summer Kremer garnered Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for the third time this season after recording 40 kills in three matches for the Tornado.
November 24, 2013 Bailey comes back to take third at VI BRISTOL, Va. – On a very chilly morning in Bristol, the King University cycling turned in another solid cyclocross day at Virginia Intermont. Drew Bailey led King as he fought his way back through the field to take third place.
November 24, 2013 Three King wrestlers place top-3 at King Open BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team hosted their annual King Open on Saturday, and turned in a solid performance before the Thanksgiving break. JA Jones headlined a trio of wrestlers that finished in the top-3 of their weight class with a second place finish at the 165 pound weight class.
November 23, 2013 King turns in solid performance at home race BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cycling team hosted their lone event of the fall during the cyclocross season on campus. The Tornado turned in a very solid performance as a team with Drew Bailey taking second place and Kaysee Armstrong took fourth place.
November 23, 2013 Tornado fall at Belmont Abbey in CC Tournament final BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team’s season came to an end on Saturday afternoon as the fell to top seeded Belmont Abbey College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship match. The Tornado came within one point of taking the first set, but the Crusaders scored the final three points of the frame take the set and the momentum as the took the 3-0 win.
November 23, 2013 Hannah Witt 50th at NCAA Championships SPOKANE, Wash. – Representing the King University women’s cross country team, senior Tornado runner Hannah Witt turned in an impressive performance in her final race in a king uniform at the NCAA Division II Championships in Spokane, Wash. on Saturday, finishing in the 50th position.
November 23, 2013 Tornado finish 29th at NCAA Championship SPOKANE, Wash. – The King University men’s cross country team traveled across the country to compete in the NCAA Championship on Saturday, running to a 29th place finish against the top NCAA Division II teams from around the country.
November 23, 2013 Tornado take comeback win in first road test NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team faced their first road trip of the season and fell behind Trevecca Nazarene University early in the first half. However, the Tornado came back and turned a two point halftime lead into an 83-67 win.
November 22, 2013 King downs Warren Wilson College 124-76 BRISTOL, Va. – Using a school record diving performance from senior Melissa Smith and a dominant performance from the Tornado swimmers, the King University women’s swimming and diving team defeated Appalachian Swimming Conference foe Warren Wilson College 124-76 at Virginia High School on Friday night.
November 22, 2013 Tornado top Warren Wilson 114-65 BRISTOL, Va. – The King University men’s swimming & diving team honored their seniors at their final home meet of the season on Friday night. The Taylor Horton and Alek Nochowicz were honored as King defeated Warren Wilson College 114-65.
November 22, 2013 King makes second straight trip to NCAA Championships BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University men’s cross country team will travel to the NCAA Championships to compete for a national title. With four All-Region performers and a second-place finish at the NCAA Region Championship on November 9, the Tornado will look to improve upon last year’s 27th-place result at the national meet in Spokane, Wash on Saturday. In the women’s race, the Tornado will be represented by senior Hannah Witt.
November 21, 2013 King falls to Cobras at home BRISTOL, Tenn. – In another early season nonconference matchup, the King University women’s basketball team faced crosstown rival Virginia Intermont College on Thursday night at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado took an early lead before the Cobras took the lead and didn’t look back as they took the game 66-61.
November 20, 2013 Tornado advance to CC final with win over Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – Win and advance. When it comes to postseason play, that’s what it’s all about, and that’s exactly what the King University women’s volleyball team did on Wednesday night at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado fought through some adversity as their defense carried them to a 3-1 win over sixth seeded Limestone College to advance to the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship match on Saturday.
November 20, 2013 Tipton headlines six Tornado named All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas co-champion King University women’s volleyball team had six players honored by the league on Wednesday. Payton Tipton led this group as she was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year while Kelsey Griffitts, Summer Kremer and Olivia Underwood all garnered first team honors.
November 20, 2013 Maldonado named conference Swimmer of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University freshman Nicole Maldonado has been named the Appalachian Swimming Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week after her best personal performance of the season in a dual meet against Emory & Henry College on Friday night.
November 17, 2013 Three King wrestlers reach semis at Central Missouri WARRNESBURG, Mo. – On Sunday, the King University men’s wrestling team competed at the University of Central Missouri Open. Garrett Fosdyck, Cody Davis and D’Marcus Spencer all reached the semifinals of their weight classes as Fosdyck earned the best finish of fourth at the event.
November 16, 2013 Brendlinger, McAdoo take second place at Missouri Valley MARSHALL, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team continued their WCWA schedule with the Missouri Valley Open on Saturday. The Tornado turned a solid day as four wrestlers finished in the top-5 of their weight classes, including a pair of second place finishes.
November 16, 2013 Caicedo takes women's A race at University of Georgia ATHENS, Ga. – King University’s cycling team competed at the University of Georgia on Saturday, with Tornado athletes turning in a handful of impressive results.
November 16, 2013 Tornado sweep Converse, advance to CC semis BRISTOL, Tenn. – It wasn’t always easy, but the King University women’s volleyball team advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals with a 3-0 sweep of seventh seeded Converse College on Saturday. Kelsey Griffitts, Summer Kremer and Grace Underwood paced the Tornado attack that hit over .300 in the final two sets.
November 16, 2013 Tornado fall to Carson-Newman 78-75 BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a back-and-forth affair that saw ten lead changes and nine ties, the King University women’s basketball team fell short by a score of 78-75 to visiting Carson-Newman University.
November 16, 2013 Goals, Goals, Goals Call it a rain delay, a sabbatical, a redshirt year…whatever you feel like calling it, but it’s been a while since I’ve shared my thoughts! It’s just that time of year when things tend to get a little crazy around a college athletic department!
November 16, 2013 #15 Railsplitters escape Student Center with narrow win BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game that lived up to its billing, the King University men’s basketball team dropped a highly contested game with 15th ranked Lincoln Memorial University. Hunter LeVeau poured in a career-high 27 points, but it was a pair of Railsplitter runs that proved the difference as they took the game 86-80.
November 15, 2013 Tornado set one school, two personal records against E&H ABINGDON, Va. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team stayed close to home to take on Emory & Henry College at the Coomes Center in Abingdon on Friday evening. The Tornado fell 149-95, but Olivia Langford and Nicole Maldonado both set personal bests while the 400 yard freestyle relay team set a new school record.
November 14, 2013 King shoots the lights out in season-opening win PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s basketball team opened the 2013-14 season with a bang, scoring 100 points for the first time in more than four years. The Tornado made nearly 60 percent of their shots in their 102-78 victory at the University of Pikeville on Thursday night.
November 13, 2013 Tornado place six on volleyball academic all-conference team BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas office announced its Academic All-Conference team for women’s volleyball on Wednesday morning, with six King University student-athletes earning a selection based on their outstanding work in the classroom. King had the most representatives of any conference school, as no other institution had more than four student-athletes receive Academic All-Conference honors.
November 13, 2013 Records fall as King rolls past Mars Hill BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was a record setting night at the Student Center Complex as the King University men’s basketball team defeated Mars Hill University 131-69. The Tornado set King school records for three-point makes and attempts while coming within two points of the school record.
November 12, 2013 King still sits atop WCWA rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – So far, the King University women’s wrestling team has lived up to their preseason #1 ranking, and they are still ranked atop the poll in the latest WCWA rankings. Not only is King the #1 team in the country, but five individuals sit atop their weight classes in the latest rankings.
November 12, 2013 Witt named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Athlete of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has been a record setting year, King women’s cross country senior Hannah Witt has added yet another award to her mantle. Witt won the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday and was named Southeast Region Athlete of the Year.
November 11, 2013 King eyes second straight postseason berth BRISTOL, Tenn. – After improving its final record by nine games a season ago and earning the school’s first-ever berth in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s basketball team will look to build upon last year’s 14-13 overall record and make a second consecutive postseason appearance under third-year head coach Josh Thompson.
November 10, 2013 King registers five top-3 finishes at Mercyhurst ERIE, Pa. – The King University men’s wrestling team turned in their second straight solid performance in their second event of the year. Madison Martin, Frank Yattani IV and Eldon Valery all finished in third place of their respective weight classes of the Mercyhurst Laker Open while Garrett Fosdyck and D’Marcus Spencer both came in second.
November 10, 2013 Tornado drop season opener to UVa-Wise BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team opened the season with home game against UVa-Wise at the Student Center Complex. After King scored the game’s first basket, the Cavalier defense clamped down and withstood a late Tornado run as UVa-Wise took the 74-64 victory.
November 9, 2013 Men’s cross country advances to NCAA Division II Championship CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team finished second in the NCAA Southeast Regional meet on Saturday, advancing to the NCAA Division II Championship for the second consecutive season.
November 9, 2013 Offense leads King to first Conference Carolinas title BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the first time since joining Conference Carolinas, and the first time in five years, the King University women’s volleyball team is conference champions. The Tornado defeated Mount Olive College 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex to earn a share of the Conference Carolinas title, going 17-1 in league play.
November 9, 2013 Tornado cap regular season with sweep of VI BRSITOL, Tenn. – After clinching their first Conference Carolinas championship earlier in the afternoon, the King University women’s volleyball team capped the regular season with a 3-0 sweep of crosstown rival Virginia Intermont College. Senior Kelsey Griffitts led the attack on Senior Day with nine kills and an attack percentage of .562.
November 9, 2013 Witt wins NCAA Southeast Region Championship, Tornado finish sixth CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the first time in school history, a King University cross country runner has won an NCAA Regional title.
November 8, 2013 Tornado take home two gold, one silver from NYAC NEW YORK, N.Y. – The King University women’s wrestling team took a break from WCWA competition for the weekend as eight wrestlers competed at the NYCA Holiday International Tournament. Sarah Hildebrandt and Alli Ragan both took home gold medals, and Amanda Hendey turned in a silver medal performance.
November 8, 2013 Bench lifts King past Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. – It may not always be pretty, but coaches can’t complain when they win conference matches. The King University women’s volleyball got off to a slow start on Friday night, but got a spark from Lauren Willoughby off the bench to come back and defeat Barton College 3-1 at the Student Center Complex.
November 8, 2013 Tornado fall to Pfeiffer and Milligan MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team was defeated twice on Friday night, losing to Pfeiffer University 95-23 and falling to hosts Milligan College 71-50.
November 8, 2013 King defeats Pfeiffer and Milligan MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team came away with a pair of victories Friday night, defeating Pfeiffer University 77-44 and Milligan College 81-39 in a meet hosted by Milligan.
November 7, 2013 King falls in CC Tournament semis at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following an upset on Monday night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s soccer team’s season came to an end on Thursday afternoon at No. 4 seed Pfeiffer University. The eighth seeded Tornado fell 2-0 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, marking the farthest the Tornado have advanced in the league.
November 7, 2013 Griffitts named first team Capital One Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kelsey Griffitts became the first King University women’s volleyball player to earned first team Capital One All-District III honors since King’s transition to NCAA Division II. The senior has led the Tornado attack all season, ranking atop Conference Carolinas in attack percentage.
November 7, 2013 Thorpe, Ramstack named All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that we are nearing the end of the season awards start to be handed out, and two King University women’s soccer players were honored on Thursday. Both Rachel Thorpe and Bekah Ramstack earned All-Conference Carolinas honors for their performances this season.
November 7, 2013 King duo named all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may have ended on Tuesday, but two King University men’s soccer players were honored by Conference Carolinas on Thursday. Ryan Murphy and Zachary Clark both earned second team all-conference honors for their performances this season.
November 6, 2013 Tornado sweep Saint Augustine's and Converse BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued to play at a high level on Wednesday when the swept a pair of matches at a home triangular. The Tornado first defeated nonconference foe Saint Augustine’s University 25-11, 25-17, 25-19 before topping Conference Carolinas opponent Converse College 25-13, 25-21, 25-17 to sweep the day.
November 6, 2013 King ready to tipoff 2013-14 season BRISTOL, Tenn. – The expectations for the King University men’s basketball team are always high, but this season they might be higher than they have been in the past. Earlier this fall, the Tornado were selected first in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll, leaving high expectations for George Pitts’ squad this season.
November 6, 2013 Hicks, Spears earn TSWA Athlete of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has been an exciting week for King University soccer, two student-athletes earned weekly honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. Chris Hicks earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week and Rayna Spears earned the same distinction on the women’s side.
November 5, 2013 Tornado drop heart breaker at #15 Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – On Tuesday afternoon, the King University men’s soccer team went toe-to-toe with the nation’s #15 team, Limestone College, in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinals. The seventh seeded Tornado were scoreless with the second seeded Saints all day until Limestone netted the game-winner with seven minutes left to end King’s season.
November 4, 2013 Doran's game-winner gives Tornado first-ever Conference Carolinas Tournament win BANNER ELK, N.C. – For the first time in school history, the King University women’s soccer team has advanced to the second round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
November 2, 2013 Tornado defeat Wasps in exhibition BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's basketball team took an 89-61 win over Emory & Henry College in an exhibition contest at the Student Center Complex on Saturday night. The Tornado open the regular season on Sunday, November 10 at home against UVa-Wise. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. In the Student Center Complex.
November 2, 2013 Tornado clinch postseason bid with 5-1 win over Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a match that it could not afford to lose, the King University women’s soccer team used a first half offensive explosion to build an insurmountable lead to defeat Mount Olive College 5-1 and earn a bid to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
November 2, 2013 King opens with solid outing at Citadel Open CHARLESTON, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened their season with a tough test at the Citadel Open. The Tornado turned in a solid day, especially at the 133 pound weight class as D’Marcus Spencer was the champion and Collin Crume came in with a third place finish.
November 2, 2013 Men's swimming and diving takes sixth at Sewanee Invitational SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team finished sixth out of eight teams at the Sewanee Invitational, scoring 283 points and finishing ahead of Warren Wilson College and Campbellsville University.
November 2, 2013 Mount Olive defeats Tornado in overtime BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team was unable to secure a win on Saturday afternoon, falling 3-2 in overtime to Mount Olive College and receiving the No. 7 seed to the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
November 2, 2013 King tops Emory & Henry in exhibition BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team took an 86-76 win over Emory & Henry College in an exhibition contest at the Student Center Complex on Saturday night. The Tornado open the regular season on Thursday, November 14 at Pikeville University in Pikeville, Ky. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
November 2, 2013 King tops Valkyries on the road SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team stayed on the road to take on Converse College in a Conference Carolinas match. The Tornado offense came ready to attack, leading King to the 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-20) victory.
November 2, 2013 Women's swimming and diving finishes fourth at Sewanee Invitational SEWANEE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team finished fourth of eight teams at the Sewanee Invitational on Friday and Saturday, scoring 408 points and defeating Mars Hill College for the first time in school history.
November 2, 2013 #1 Tornado sweep King Duals BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team hosted their only even of the season, and the Tornado took four more wins. King wrestled two teams, and both teams took victories of Campbellsville University and #9 University of the Cumberlands.
November 1, 2013 Kern, Willoughby lead King to win at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team faced some adversity on the road Friday night at Limestone College. The Tornado led the match 2-1, but fell behind by eight points early in the fourth set. However, the King offense awoke and dug out of the hole to close the match on a 21-5 run to take the 3-1 Conference Carolinas victory 25-21, 14-25, 25-19, 25-17.
October 31, 2013 Top-ranked Tornado host lone home event Saturday BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the top-ranked team in the country, the King University women’s wrestling team hosts their lone event on Saturday in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado host both University of Cumberlands and Campbellsville University starting at 9:00 a.m., Saturday morning.
October 30, 2013 King student-athletes earn academic all-conference honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the soccer season, awards start to be handed out, and 10 King University soccer players were recognized by Conference Carolinas. Six men’s players were named to the academic all-conference team while four women earned the distinction.
October 30, 2013 Tornado excited to start 2013-14 campaign BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling team had successful dual meet results last season, but the year ended in disappointment for the Tornado. The 2013-14 version of King’s squad is prepared and ready to improve upon their regional performance last season.
October 30, 2013 Women's soccer falls to Converse in double-overtime SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Despite Rachel Thorpe’s 11th goal of the season, the King University women’s soccer team was unable to come away with a win over Conference Carolinas foe Converse College. The Valkyries were able to score in the 102nd minute to defeat the Tornado 2-1 in double-overtime.
October 29, 2013 Tornado finish fall season with sixth place finish CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The King University women’s golf team wrapped up their fall season by finishing sixth at the Lady Flames Shootout, hosted by Lee University. The Tornado shot 347 in the second round for a tournament total of 699. Elizabeth Swallow led the Tornado with a third place finish.
October 29, 2013 Serving, defense lead King to win over Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in two weeks, the King University women’s volleyball team got the comfort of playing in front of their home fans. The Tornado got off to a slow start, but King’s serving and defense carried them to the 3-0 sweep of Erskine College in Conference Carolinas play.
October 29, 2013 Tornado finish sixth at Rock Barn Intercollegiate CONOVER, N.C. – After shooting an opening-round 308 at the Rock Barn Intercollegiate on Monday, the King University men’s golf team shot a 309 on Tuesday to finish in sixth place with a 617 for the tournament. Freshman Cody Boyer led the Tornado with a 15th place finish.
October 29, 2013 Tornado win third straight, down Trevecca Nazarene 2-1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team made the long road trip to Nashville on Tuesday night to square off in a nonconference contest against Trevecca Nazarene. The Tornado were able to come away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory and are now riding a season-high four-game unbeaten streak and have won three consecutive matches.
October 28, 2013 Tornado in sixth after first round of Rock Barn Intercollegiate CONOVER, N.C. – With the fall season winding down, the King University men’s golf team shot a 308 in the first round of the Rock Barn Intercollegiate, putting them in sixth place. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul and Cody Boyer paced the Tornado, each carding 75.
October 28, 2013 Swallow leads King in Lady Flames Shootout first round CLEVELAND, Tenn. – In their final tournament of the fall, the King University women’s golf team carded a score of 352 in the first round of the Lady Flames Shootout, hosted by Lee University. Elizabeth Swallow led King with a first round score of 80.
October 28, 2013 McAdoo named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. - Malexis McAdoo of the King University women's wrestling team has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week.
October 26, 2013 Tornado set six PRs, fall to Lions 97-93 FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming & diving team traveled to take on Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado took a narrow 97-93 defeat to the Lions, but set six new personal records in the process.
October 26, 2013 Cobain's late goal gives Tornado 2-1 win at Barton WILSON, N.C. – On the road as Barton College’s homecoming opponent, the King University men’s soccer team looked to be destined for overtime against the homestanding Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. But midfielder Ryan Cobain gave the Tornado the lead with an 84th minute strike, and King’s defense turned away a flurry of Barton shots in the final minutes as the Tornado held on for the 2-1 victory.
October 26, 2013 King takes title at Cliff Keen Duals OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Tabbed as the preseason favorites, the King University women’s wrestling team lived up to that billing in their first event of the season. The Tornado cruised through pool play and both the quarter and semifinals before facing defending WCWA national champion Simon Fraser University in the finals of the Cliff Keen Duals. King didn't slow down, topping the Clan 35-9 to take the title.
October 26, 2013 Armstrong takes second at Mountain Biking Nationals BANNER ELK, N.C. - Kaysee Armstrong capped her impressive fall mountain biking season for King University with a second place finish at Mountain Bike Nationals on Saturday. Her call up on the starting line was to the second row of riders so she began the race in 9th or 10th position.
October 26, 2013 Maldonado sets school record as Tornado defeat Emmanuel FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team took a road win, 112-69 over Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon. Nicole Maldonado set a new school record in the 200 yard freestyle, and the Tornado set four personal records in all.
October 26, 2013 Thorpe nets pair in double-overtime loss to Barton WILSON, N.C. – Despite a Herculean effort from sophomore forward Rachel Thorpe, the King University women’s soccer team fell in an overtime stunner 3-2 to Barton College on Saturday afternoon.
October 26, 2013 Underwood leads King to comeback win at Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Playing their third match on a four-day road trip, the King University women’s volleyball team had to come back to defeat Mount Olive College. The Tornado dropped the first set 26-24, but rebounded to take the final three 25-18, 25-13, 25-13 for the win.
October 25, 2013 King bounces back with sweep at Barton WILSON, N.C. – Following their first loss in nearly two months, the King University women’s volleyball team responded with an emphatic road win against Barton College. The Tornado cruised to a 25-14 first set victory before taking the final two sets 25-13 and 25-14 to take the clean sweep from the Bulldogs.
October 25, 2013 Witt takes Conference Carolinas title, Tornado repeat as champs CONCORD, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team successfully defended its 2012 Conference Carolinas championship on Friday at Frank Liske Park, winning the 2013 conference title behind a stellar run from conference champion Hannah Witt.
October 25, 2013 Tornado take second at Conference Carolinas Championships CONCORD, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team finished second at the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championships on Friday at Frank Liske Park, coming in behind defending champion Mount Olive College.
October 25, 2013 King sweeps first day at Cliff Keen Duals OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The King University women’s wrestling team opened their season in impressive fashion on Friday as they swept through pool play at the Cliff Keen Duals, hosted by Oklahoma City University. The Tornado took victories over Wayland Baptist University (2), the mystery team, Lindenwood University (2) and Missouri Baptist University to move into Saturday’s Gold Bracket.
October 24, 2013 Miglarese to instruct at EXACT College Soccer Camp King University men’s soccer coach, John Miglarese, has been selected as one of the lead instructors for the upcoming EXACT Soccer Georgia Boys Elite Prospect camp. This college soccer camp will take place on Sunday, December 15, and is open to all high school players that would like to compete.
October 24, 2013 King takes 98-98 tie at Milligan MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming & diving team traveled the short distanced down the road to take on local rival Milligan College on Thursday night. The Tornado turned in a solid performance, coming away with a 98-98 tie with the Buffaloes.
October 24, 2013 Tornado top Milligan 100-93 MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team took on local rival Milligan College on Wednesday evening and they came away with their third victory of the season. The Tornado took a 100-93 decision from the home standing Buffaloes.
October 23, 2013 Belmont Abbey ends King's 19-match winning streak BELMONT, N.C. – In what was one of the biggest matches of the year, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to take on Belmont Abbey College in a raucous Wheeler Center with first place in Conference Carolinas on the line. The Crusader defense kept the King offense off balance all night en route to the 3-0 sweep, ending King’s 19-match winning streak.
October 23, 2013 Tornado open 2013-14 as WCWA favorites BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a third place finish at last year’s national championships, the King University women’s wrestling team will open its fifth season of interscholastic competition in a position it is growing accustomed to—as the top ranked team in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) preseason poll.
October 22, 2013 Cobain, Akinoso net goals as King tops North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team may not have dominated the statistical categories on Tuesday night at North Greenville University, but they were ahead in the one that matters most, goals. Ryan Cobain netted a goal in the first half, and Joseph Akinoso found the back of the net in the second half as King took the 2-0 Conference Carolinas victory.
October 22, 2013 King falls at North Greenville 2-1 TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer continued their road trip with a Conference Carolinas matchup at North Greenville University. The Crusaders tallied a goal in each half, and held off a late Tornado rally to take the contest 2-1 as both teams battle for a Conference Carolinas Tournament spot.
October 22, 2013 Murphy named TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Ryan Murphy earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association on Tuesday, posting a goal and an assist in a pair of Tornado matches.
October 21, 2013 Six Tornado runners named Academic All-Conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas office announced its cross country academic all-conference teams on Tuesday morning, and King University was well represented. Six King University student-athletes were named to the squads, the second-most in the conference behind North Greenville University’s seven.
October 21, 2013 King seeks nominations for 2014 Hall of Fame Class King’s rich tradition in athletics is characterized by the accomplishments represented by student-athletes of the past, who have laid the groundwork for the successes for which our student-athletes strive today. The King Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes these accomplishments and currently includes 52 individuals and teams with their pictures proudly displayed in the Hall of Fame Room in the Student Center Complex.
October 19, 2013 King tops Emmanuel to win final fall dual match FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s tennis played their final dual match of the fall, and posted their third win on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado took a 9-0 road triumph over Emmanuel College to push their dual match record to 3-2.
October 19, 2013 Armstrong finishes 3rd at SECCC Championships BREVARD, N.C. – Kaysee Armstrong turned in another stellar performance on Saturday at the Southeastern College Cycling Conference Championship. In the cross country race, Armstrong finished third in a deep field.
October 19, 2013 Tornado sweep Emmanuel 9-0 FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their final dual match of the fall, the King University men’s tennis took their first victory in three tries. The Tornado took the clean 9-0 sweep at Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon.
October 18, 2013 Frantom featured in Conference Carolinas' Playmaker BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas unveiled their first issue of their brand new Playmaker magazine on Friday afternoon, and King University’s Spencer Frantom was their feature story.
October 18, 2013 Tornado drop heartbreaker at Catawba SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team traveled to Catawba College on Friday afternoon in search of their first dual match win of the season. However, the Indians escaped with a narrow 5-4 victory over the Tornado.
October 18, 2013 King nearly sets a pair of records at Conference Carolinas meet GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team competed at the Conference Carolinas meet, and nearly set a pair of school records on Friday afternoon. The Tornado finished fourth at the meet with a total of 17 points.
October 18, 2013 Tornado compete at Conference Carolinas meet GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men's swimming & diving team faced the other Conference Carolinas member schools on Friday at the Conference Carolinas meet hosted by Limestone College. The Tornado finished third in the three-team meet with five points.
October 18, 2013 Tornado fall at Catawba SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team traveled to take on nonconference foe Catawba College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took one doubles match, and one singles match as they fell to the Indians 7-2.
October 18, 2013 Conference Carolinas Announces New Video Series HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is pleased to announce a new video series Getting to Know Your Student-Athletes. The first two student-athletes to be featured are Payton Tipton from King University and Dylan Lafond from Mount Olive College.
October 16, 2013 King takes three CC Weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday when Conference Carolinas announced their weekly awards, three King University student-athletes were honored. Both Hannah Witt and Spencer Frantom won the awards for cross country while Elizabeth Swallow took home the women’s golf award.
October 16, 2013 Thorpe leads King past Trevecca Nazarene NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer bounced back from their loss over the weekend with a nonconference win on the road Saturday evening. The Tornado traveled to Nashville to take on Trevecca Nazarene University, and Rachel Thorpe netted two goals in a three minute span late in the second half to give King the 3-1 victory.
October 16, 2013 Tornado come back to take 2-2 draw with Union (Ky.) BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their fourth game in the last seven days, the King University men’s soccer team grabbed the lead over Union College (Ky.) late in the second half. The Tornado then had to come back late in the game to send the game to overtime where neither team was able to find the back of the net as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.
October 15, 2013 King finishes 14th at Patsy Rendleman Invite SALISBURY, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team improved upon their first round score at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational with a second round of 326. The Tornado finished 14th with a two-day total of 664. King was led by Elizabeth Swallow who finished sixth.
October 15, 2013 Kern takes TSWA Player of the Week award BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time this season, a King University women’s volleyball player has been named Tennessee Sportswriters Association Player of the Week. This week, King’s Maribeth Kern earned those honors after leading the Tornado to a 4-0 week last week.
October 15, 2013 Tornado sweep Crusaders, extend winning streak to 19 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University started their home match against North Greenville University on fire and never looked back as they took the clean sweep, 25-12, 25-21, 25-18 over the Crusaders. With the win, King extends their winning streak to 19 matches, pushes their Conference Carolinas record to 9-0.
October 15, 2013 Tornado selected first in CC Preseason Poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – Basketball season is right around the corner as practice starts today, and King University men’s basketball team was selected first in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Tornado received four first place votes to edge out Limestone College and Barton College for the top spot.
October 14, 2013 Swallow leads King in Patsy Rendleman first round SALISBURY, N.C. – After a week off, the King University women’s golf team returned to the course on Monday at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational. The Tornado carded a 338 and are in 15th place after the first round. Elizabeth Swallow is currently in eighth place with one round remaining.
October 14, 2013 Second half goals top Tornado DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The King University men’s soccer team got off to a good start at the University of North Georgia, scoring first on Monday night. However, the Nighthawks netted a pair of second half goals to take the nonconference affair 2-1.
October 12, 2013 Lees-McRae defeats King 2-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team gave up a pair of first-half goals to Lees-McRae College forward Lena Langille and was unable to get on the board as the Bobcats left Parks Field with a 2-0 victory.
October 12, 2013 Tornado fall to Bobcats 2-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer continued their Conference Carolinas schedule when they hosted rival Lees-McRae College. The Bobcats scored a pair of second half goals to take the contest 2-0.
October 12, 2013 King sweeps Johnson C. Smith triangular CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team jumped out of conference to take on Johnson C. Smith University and Morris College in a triangular on Saturday. The Tornado took the first match from Morris 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-10) before defeating the host Golden Bulls 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-18).
October 11, 2013 King sets five PRs, school record at Royal XC Challenge CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Friday afternoon, the King University women’s cross country team turned in one of their best performances of the season as each of King’s top-5 runners set personal records at the Royal Cross Country Challenge. For the second week in a row, Hannah Witt set a new school record, leading the Tornado to a sixth place finish in a meet that had 45 teams.
October 11, 2013 Tornado sweep Lees-McRae, extend winning streak to 16 BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued to stay hot, even when they took to the road on Friday night. The Tornado traveled to Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College and kept their perfect league record intact as King topped the Bobcats 3-0.
October 11, 2013 Tornado volunteer at Bristol YWCA BRISTOL, Tenn. – Since the beginning of school this fall, the King University men’s volleyball team has been volunteering at the Bristol, Tenn., YWCA. Two nights a week, members of the team have taught volleyball to young girls at the YWCA Youth Volleyball League.
October 11, 2013 Tornado finish second in deep Royal XC Challenge field CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team continues to turn in stellar performances as they finished second of 45 teams at the Royal Cross Country Challenge on Friday event. The Tornado finished ahead of NCAA Division I Charlotte, and were led by Spencer Frantom who turned in the second fastest time in school history to place seventh.
October 11, 2013 Tornado take nail biter over LMU, fall to ETSU BRSITOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team had a full day of tennis on Friday as they traveled to take on NCAA Division I East Tennessee State University and Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado dropped the early match to ETSU 7-0, but rebounded for a tight 5-4 win over Lincoln Memorial in the afternoon.
October 9, 2013 Tornado top Erskine for first CC win DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team took to the road on Wednesday night to face Erskine College, and the Tornado pushed their unbeaten streak for four matches. The Tornado got a late first half goal from Rachel Thorpe, and added a pair of goals in the second half to take the 3-0 win.
October 9, 2013 Kern's double-double leads King to win over Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team stayed hot behind their offense on Wednesday night in the Student Center as Maribeth Kern led the Tornado to a 3-1 win over Limestone College. Kern turned in an all-around performance to post her sixth double-double of the season and lead King to their 15th consecutive victory.
October 9, 2013 Witt takes second CC Weekly Award of the year BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, King University’s Hannah Witt has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week during week number five of the 2013 season. On Friday, Witt posted a school record time en route to winning the Mountaineer Open.
October 9, 2013 Tornado fall at Erskine 3-0 DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s soccer team faced the tough challenge of taking on Erskine College on the road. The Tornado had scoring chances though out the game, but couldn’t push a goal across as they fell to the Flying Fleet 3-0.
October 8, 2013 Women's soccer hosts Kick for the Cure match on Saturday BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team will host a Kick for the Cure match on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against rival Lees-McRae College. Donations taken at the gate, with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to battling breast cancer.
October 7, 2013 King to host Pre-Midnight Madness Thursday BRISTOL, Tenn. – With basketball season right around the corner, King University will be holding a Pre-Midnight Madness event on Thursday night at the Student Center Complex. The festivities will begin at 7:00 p.m.
October 5, 2013 Cobain nets goal in 2-1 loss to Belmont Abbey BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team rallied with a late goal, but were unable to net the equalizer as the Tornado fell 2-1 to Belmont Abbey College in Conference Carolinas action.
October 5, 2013 Armstrong turns in another solid performance MARS HILL, N.C. – Kaysee Armstrong continues to impress as she turned in a couple more to-5 finishes at the Mars Hill University race on Saturday and Sunday. She finished second in the cross country race on Sunday, a day after finishing in the top-3 of the downhill race.
October 5, 2013 King escapes Belmont Abbey with 1-1 draw BELMONT, N.C. – For the first time this season, the King University women’s soccer team face a road Conference Carolinas match as they traveled to league leading Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. The Crusaders netted a goal in just the second minute to take the lead, but Morgan Lawson kept the Tornado close in the second half, and Keely Easterling evened the score in the 78th minute as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
October 4, 2013 Men finish second in tough Division I field BOONE, N.C. – Spencer Frantom paced the King University men's cross country team to a second place finish at the Mountaineer Open as he finished 14th. The Tornado finished in second place behind only Virginia Tech.
October 4, 2013 King drops first dual match of season BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – The King University men’s tennis team played their first dual match of the season as they traveled to Bluefield State College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado took two of the three doubles matches, but dropped a 5-3 decision to the Blues.
October 4, 2013 Witt takes individual title with new school record BOONE, N.C. – Hannah Witt set a new King University record on Friday at the Mountaineer Open, beating out a host of Division I runners to win the event overall.
October 4, 2013 Tornado top Bluefield State for first win of season BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – In their first dual match of the season, the King University turned in a road victory over Bluefield State College. The Tornado won all three doubles matches before taking the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 singles matches for their first victory of the year.
October 4, 2013 Tornado top Bobcats, extend win streak to 14 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their match with Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College on a mission as they looked to stay undefeated in league play. The Tornado opened the match with a 25-16 victory, but dropped the second set 25-19. King the rebounded to take the final two sets 25-12 and 25-19 for the 3-1 victory.
October 3, 2013 Tornado top WCWA preseason poll BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, the King University women’s wrestling team sits atop the Women’s College Wrestling Association’s preseason poll. The Tornado narrowly edged out last year’s national runner-up Oklahoma City University for the top spot in the poll.
October 3, 2013 CC holds SAAC meeting in preparation for upcoming year BRISTOL, N.C. - Conference Carolinas held their annual, over-night Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) meeting at Xtreeme Challenge in Monroe, N.C., on Friday, September 20, 2013. The retreat featured two special guests, Jess Pashos from Team Impact and Drew Van Dyke from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
October 3, 2013 Special Moments Last week, sitting in my recliner watching TV, I had the privilege of watching one of the more incredible, emotional, and amazing moments I’ve witnessed in my life as a sports fan. I saw Mariano Rivera, a living, breathing legend, enter the field at Yankee Stadium from the bullpen for the final time, his trademark intro song “Enter Sandman” blaring over the loudspeaker and the crowd noise in the stadium at a deafening roar. That moment sent chills up my spine, and I was thankful to be watching such a special, once in a lifetime moment. But, at the time, I didn’t realize the best was yet to come.
October 3, 2013 NCAA Division II sets new record for Make-A-Wish® fundraising BRISTOL, Tenn. – Led by the Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Division II schools across the country raised $517,465 for Make-A-Wish during the 2012-13 school year, besting last year’s efforts by almost $50,000 and setting a new Division II fundraising record.
October 2, 2013 Tornado drop narrow 1-0 decision to #22 Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday afternoon, the King University men’s soccer team faced conference foe, and #22 nationally ranked Limestone College. The Saints netted a goal in the 10 minute to take the lead. King had chances in both halves, but couldn't tally the equalizer as they fell 1-0.
October 2, 2013 King plays to 3-3 stalemate with Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off of a nonconference win on Saturday, the King University women’s soccer team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday against Limestone College. After grabbing the early lead, the Tornado fell behind, but bounced back and Devon Shanklin evened the score at 3-3 in the 77th minute. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in regulation or either overtime period as the game ended in a draw.
October 1, 2013 Tornado finish 5th at King University Invitational BRISTOL, Tenn. – King’s Ross Maietta paced the Tornado in the King University Invitational Monday and Tuesday, shooting a three-over par 143 to take sixth place overall in the event. The Tornado shot a second round 288 for a tournament total of 581 to finish fifth of nine teams.
October 1, 2013 Swallow wins second straight tournament BRISTOL, Tenn. – Elizabeth Swallow continued her hot start to her sophomore campaign on Monday and Tuesday at the King University Invitational, winning the event by 10 strokes with an even-par score of 142. The King University women’s golf team posted a second round team score of 336 to place fourth with a two-day total of 659.
October 1, 2013 Kremer wins second straight CC Player of the Week award BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, King University’s Summer Kremer has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. This week, Kremer led the Tornado to a 4-0 record, posted an attack percentage of .345, and leading the team with 47 kills.
October 1, 2013 King sweeps Pfeiffer on the road MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team put the undefeated Conference Carolinas record on the line Tuesday evening when they traveled to Pfeiffer University. The Tornado offense came out firing as King took the sweep, 25-16, 25-18, 25-17 from the Falcons to move to 5-0 in league play.
October 1, 2013 Kremer repeats as TSWA Player of the Week BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the second time today, and the second time in as many weeks, King University’s Summer Kremer has earned another weekly award. The junior outside hitter has garnered Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for the second week in a row.
September 30, 2013 Swallow leads King Invite after first round BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off an individual title in her last tournament, King’s Elizabeth Swallow leads the King University Invitational after shooting a first-round 71. The Tornado shot a 323 on Monday, tied with Erskine College for second place overall and 13 strokes behind tournament leaders Limestone College.
September 30, 2013 Tornado shoot 293 in KU Invite first round BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a couple weeks off, the King University men’s golf team started their home tournament, the King University Invitational, with a team score of 293. The Tornado are in fifth place after the first of two rounds, and were led by Cody Boyer’s 72.
September 29, 2013 Reyes reaches consolation quarters at ITA Regional SUMTER, S.C. – Naomi Reyes was the only member of the King University women’s tennis team to compete in the ITA Southeast Regional this weekend. The sophomore dropped her first match of the weekend, but followed that with back-to-back wins to reach the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket in the B Draw.
September 29, 2013 Armstrong takes second win in as many events CLEMSON, S.C. – In just their second collegiate races, both Kaysee Armstrong and Andrew Bailey continued to turn in solid performances. At the Clemson University race on Sunday, Armstrong finished first in the women’s A cross country race for the second time in as many races while Bailey finished in the top-20 of a very tough men’s A field.
September 29, 2013 Avila advances to quarterfinals in ITA Regional SUMTER, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team faced tough challenges at the ITA Southeast Regional over the weekend at the Palmetto Tennis Center. Rodrigo Avila turned in a solid performance as he reached the quarterfinals in the singles B Draw.
September 28, 2013 Thorpe nets two as King tops Virginia Intermont BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the first time in their last three home games, there was no precipitation falling for the King University women’s soccer game as they hosted Virginia Intermont College on Saturday. The Tornado took advantage of the near perfect weather conditions as Rayna Spears gave King the lead in the fourth minute. Rachel Thorpe added a pair of goals as the Tornado topped their crosstown rivals 3-0.
September 28, 2013 Tornado go 2-1 at season opening meet GAINSVILLE, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming & diving team opened their season with a pair of wins at Brenau University. The Tornado topped Thomas College 55-29 and Milligan College 48-46, but fell to hosts Brenau 73-21 to open the 2013-14 season.
September 28, 2013 King wins pair at North Greenville triangular TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued their roll on Saturday with a pair of wins at the North Greenville University Triangular. The Tornado topped the Crusaders 3-0 in a Conference Carolinas match to start the day before defeating Clark Atlanta University 3-1 in the nightcap.
September 28, 2013 King takes two individual wins at season opening meet GAINSVILLE, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming team opened their 2013-14 season at Brenau University where they faced Thomas College and Milligan College. The Tornado fell to Thoms 60-29, and to Milligan 56-39.
September 27, 2013 Veteran King squad carries high expectations into season BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last season didn’t end the way the King University swimming & diving team wanted it to, as they came home with a ninth place finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. However, the Tornado have set some loft goals, that they expect to achieve with a core of experienced swimmers, and a solid group of newcomers for the 2013-14 season.
September 27, 2013 Tornado top Flying Fleet, extend winning streak to 10 matches DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team faced their first Conference Carolinas road test of the season when they traveled to Erskine College on Friday night. The offense led the Tornado to their 10th straight win as King swept the Flying Fleet, 25-16, 25-15, 25-16.
September 26, 2013 Tornado aim for record setting 2013-14 season BRISTOL, Tenn. – With most of its top performers returning from a season ago, the women’s swimming and diving team looks to improve upon its sixth-place finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference finals last year.
September 25, 2013 Tornado drop 3-1 decision to Carson-Newman BRISTOL, Tenn. – On another rainy afternoon at Parks Field, the King University men’s soccer team squared off against Carson-Newman University in a nonconference tilt. The Eagles netted three goals in the first half and played solid defense in the second half to hold on for the 3-1 road victory.
September 25, 2013 Easterling scores in 3-1 loss to Carson-Newman BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team got a second-half goal from Keely Easterling, but was unable to erase a three-goal deficit and fell to Carson-Newman University 3-1.
September 24, 2013 King hosts pair of softball camps this fall BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s never too late or too early to be thinking about softball. This fall, King University will be hosting a pair of camps, first the Fall Camps at King University on October 20 and 27. The Tornado will then co-host the East Tennessee Fall Softball Showcase at Tusculum College on November 10.
September 24, 2013 Swallow takes individual title at Tusculum Fall Classic GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Elizabeth Swallow turned in one of the best performances of her career on Tuesday in the second round of the Tusculum College Fall Classic. The sophomore carded a one-under 71 to win the first tournament of her career. She led the King University women’s golf team to a sixth place finish after their second round of 315, and two round total of 634.
September 24, 2013 Kremer named TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University's Summer Kremer earned Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after posting 47 kills and averaging 3.92 kills per set in three victories. Kremer also posted a .300 attack percentage a week ago, including a blistering .500 clip against Pfeiffer University on Saturday.
September 24, 2013 Conference Carolinas Welcomes Emmanuel College and Southern Wesleyan University to NCAA Division II High Point, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is pleased to announce that Emmanuel College and Southern Wesleyan have been approved for NCAA Division II membership.
September 24, 2013 Conference Carolinas names Kremer Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time today, King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer has won a weekly award. She has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week during week number three of the 2013 season.
September 24, 2013 Willoughby leads Tornado to win over Concord BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Tuesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team played a tough nonconference match with Concord University. The Tornado got off to a slow start, and grinded out a tight 3-1 win over the Mountain Lions to extend their winning streak to nine matches.
September 23, 2013 Young leads Tornado in Tusculum Fall Classic first round GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s golf team opened their season on Monday at the Tusculum College Fall Classic. The Tornado were led by Cortnee Young’s round of 75, and are in fifth place with a team score of 319 after the first round.
September 21, 2013 Dagher makes nine saves in loss to Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team fell to Pfeiffer University 4-0 at a rainy Parks Field on Saturday afternoon.
September 21, 2013 Dube's goal gives King 1-0 win over Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – On what was a cool rainy day at Parks Field, the King University men’s soccer team took home their first victory of the year. The Tornado got a goal in the 65th minute from Thomas Dube to defeat Pfeiffer University 1-0.
September 21, 2013 Offense leads King to sweep of Pfeiffer BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their win on Friday night, the King University women’s volleyball team extended their winning streak to seven games on short rest on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado hosted Pfeiffer University in the Student Center Complex and took the 3-0 sweep from the Falcons, 25-14, 25-23, 25-21.
September 20, 2013 Tornado defense key in win over Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. –In what was a big early season match for the King University women's volleyball team traded blows with defending Conference Carolinas champions Belmont Abbey College on Friday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado dropped the first set 25-22 before rolling off three straight set wins, 25-19, 25-15, 25-23 to take the 3-1 win and move to 1-0 in league play.
September 20, 2013 Witt finishes second to pace Tornado BLACKSBURG, Va. – Hannah Witt continued her dominance during the young cross country season, finishing second overall in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational in which King was the only NCAA Division II participant.
September 20, 2013 Frantom leads Tornado to third-place finish BLACKSBURG, Va. – An eighth-place finish by senior Spencer Frantom paced the King University men’s cross country team at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational on Friday.
September 19, 2013 Ragan reaches quarters at first World Championships BUDAPEST, Hungary – On Thursday, King University women’s wrestler Alli Ragan became the first Tornado wrestler to compete at the World Championships. After winning her first match in the round of 16, Ragan fell to Japan’s Ayaka Ito to end her run in her first senior level competition.
September 18, 2013 Women's Volleyball announces promotions for Friday night's match BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team hosts Belmont Abbey College in a key early season Conference Carolinas match as it serves as the conference opener for both teams. To go along with the action on the court, the team has announced two promotions for fans to enjoy during the match, Community Night, as well as 70’s Night.
September 18, 2013 Shanklin's goal gives King first win of 2013 over Milligan MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. – After struggling to find the back of the net in its first four games, the King University women’s soccer team earned its first victory on the strength of a second-half goal by Devon Shanklin and brilliant goalkeeping by Nicole Dagher.
September 18, 2013 Tornado hang on to escape UVa-Wise with 3-2 win WISE, Va. – The King University women’s volleyball team took to the road on Wednesday night to take on UVa-Wise. The Cavaliers took the first set 25-22 before King came back to take the next two sets 25-21 and 25-16, and looked to gain control of the match. However, UVa-Wise won the fourth set 27-25 to force a fifth set which the Tornado won 15-11 to take the road victory.
September 18, 2013 King-UVa-Wise dual match washed out WISE, Va. – The men’s and women’s tennis dual matches at UVa-Wise scheduled for Wednesday afternoon have been postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been announced at this time.
September 18, 2013 Ragan to wrestle at 2013 World Championships BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday, King University women’s wrestler Alli Ragan will make Tornado history in Budapest, Hungary. Ragan earned a spot on the USA Senior World Team early this year, and will become the first King women’s wrestler to compete at the World Wrestling Championships.
September 17, 2013 King finishes 14th at Kiawah Island Invite KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team wrapped up play at the Kiawah Island Invitational on Tuesday with a second round score of 314 in tough conditions. The Tornado posted a tournament score of 613 to place 14th in the field of 17 teams.
September 16, 2013 Tornado shoot 299 in first round of Kiawah Island Invite KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team turned in their best round of the season on Monday in the first round of the Kiawah Island Invitational. The Tornado posted a team score of 299 while Leennawat Numpituckchaikul carded a two-under par 70 to lead the team.
September 15, 2013 Hosomi, Reyes take first title in King tennis history SUMTER, S.C. – Over the weekend, the King University women’s tennis team returned to action with