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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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-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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 #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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 #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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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'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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 #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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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-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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 #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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Tornado open season at Palmetto Center Individual Tournament SUMTER, S.C. The King University men's tennis team opened their season at the Palmetto Tennis Center Fall Tournament after just a few days of practice. Pablo Vidal advanced to the second round of the A Draw before he fell, landing him in the consolation bracket, which he rolled through to take the consolation championship.
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 a new look to their team as they returned just two players from a season ago, and those two players made King history. At the Palmetto Tennis Center Individual Tournament, the doubles team of Mariana Hosomi and Naomi Reyes won the C Draw of the event to take home the first title in King tennis history.
September 14, 2013 Offense leads King to sweep final day of KU Invite BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued their roll on Saturday at their home tournament, pushing their winning streak to five matches. The Tornado started the day with a 3-0 sweep of UVa-Wise, and followed it with another sweep, this time defeating Concord University 3-0 in the tournament finale.
September 14, 2013 Tornado fall to Emmanuel 3-1 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tornado women’s soccer team was able to net a second-half equalizer, but two goals in the final third of the game from Emmanuel College sealed the Lions’ 3-1 win.
September 14, 2013 Brevard tops King 1-0 BREVARD, N.C. – The King men’s soccer team outshot Brevard 15-9 on Saturday afternoon, but the Tornados were used a second-half goal to best King 1-0.
September 13, 2013 Kern's double-doubles lead to two Tornado wins BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their home tournament on fire as they won their first two matches behind a combined 36 kills from Maribeth Kern. The Tornado took a clean 3-0 sweep against Southern Wesleyan in their first match, and followed that with a 3-1 win over Carson-Newman University.
September 13, 2013 King visits U.S. Olympic Training facility BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last weekend, King University acrobatics & tumbling coach Amber King and athlete Amanda Smith got the opportunity to travel to the U.S. Olympic Training facility in Huntsville, Texas to attend a training session for the sport. The duo, along with coaches and athletes from other National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) member institutions, attended the event. Former U.S. Olympic Gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi hosted the event.
September 12, 2013 High school athletes invited to visit King University BRISTOL, Tenn. – High school athletes will have the opportunity to explore King University and the Tornado athletic program during the University’s Athletic Visit Day to be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 with registration at 9:30 a.m and events beginning at 10 a.m. King offers students the chance not only to discover and develop their athletic talents, but also encourages excellence in academics. Student-athletes should take this opportunity to meet coaches, potential teammates, and tour King’s facilities.
September 11, 2013 Concord tops King 1-0 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team continued their homestand on Wednesday afternoon when they hosted nonconference opponent Concord University. Both teams had scoring chances in the first half, and Concord found the back of the net in the second frame to take the 1-0 win.
September 11, 2013 King comes back to top Virginia Intermont BRISTOL, Va. – On Wednesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to face their crosstown rivals, Virginia Intermont College. The Tornado dropped the first set, but rebounded to take the final three sets, winning the match 3-1.
September 11, 2013 Witt, Frantom named Conference Carolinas Runners of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. - Both the women's and men's cross country teams had a strong opening weekend of team competition, placing second and first respectively at the Eye Opener Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C. on Friday. Conference Carolinas announced today that Tornado runners Hannah Witt and Spencer Frantom were named Runners of the Week after their impressive individual performances at the meet.
September 11, 2013 The season is here! The rigor of the preseason is a memory. Classes have begun. The 6:00 a.m., practices are over scrimmages and exhibitions have concluded. Freshmen have had their first taste of college competition. Every game from this point forward matters. The season begins…..
September 11, 2013 Tornado bested by Tusculum in home opener BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two Tusculum goals in a 32-second span proved too difficult to overcome as the King men’s soccer team dropped its home opener by a final score of 3-0.
September 10, 2013 King partners with Career Athletes BRISTOL, Tenn. –On Monday night, the Athletic Department and the Office of Career Services partnered to host a professional development seminar for student-athletes, led by Career Athletes. Career Athletes is an online community designed to help current and former college student athletes advance their careers through networking, education, and professional development. In addition to working with student-athletes, Career Athletes works with companies who desire to hire student-athletes based on the qualities and character traits developed through their athletic participation.
September 10, 2013 Tornado finish 12th at season opening tournament SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team wrapped up their season opening tournament with a team score of 306 in the second round of the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate. The Tornado had a tournament score of 615 to place 12th while Leennawat Numpituckchaikul carded a second round of even-par 72 to finish ninth in field of more than 90 golfers.
September 9, 2013 Numpituckchaikul leads Tornado in Smoky Mountain first round SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. –The King University men’s golf team opened their season on Monday at the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate hosted by Carson-Newman University. The Tornado carded a 309 in the first round, and were led by sophomore Leennawat Numpituckchaikul who shot a 74.
September 7, 2013 King drops final two matches of West Georgia Invite CARROLLTON, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a quick turnaround on Saturday after their matches on Friday at the University of West Georgia Invitational. The Tornado faced the University of West Alabama in what was a back-and-forth affair that saw the Tigers escape with a narrow 3-2 victory. King then fell to Valdosta State University 3-0 in the nightcap.
September 7, 2013 Armstrong, Bailey turn in successful debuts JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Over the weekend, the King University cycling team had two members compete for in scarlet and navy for the first time. Kaysee Armstrong turned in a first place finish in the women’s A cross country race, and Andrew Bailey competed in the short track and cross country events at the ETSU race.
September 7, 2013 Tornado help build new obstacle course at Holston View BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team may be in their offseason, but they are still active in the community. On Saturday morning, the team was at Holston View Elementary helping build a new obstacle course for their students.
September 7, 2013 Tornado drop heartbreaker to Bluefield BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King women’s soccer team opened its 2013 home schedule with a hard fought contest against visiting Bluefield College, falling 2-1 on an overtime header by the Rams.
September 7, 2013 Tornado play to a 3-3 draw with Shorter CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Following their narrow 1-0 loss on Friday night, the King University men’s soccer team found their offense early in their match with Shorter University on Saturday evening. The Tornado netted three goals in a six minute span, two from Kendal Liburd, to grab an early lead. However, the Hawks came back and tied the game in the 88th minute and the game eventually ended in a 3-3 tie.
September 6, 2013 Witt pulls away from field at Eye Opener SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s cross country team opened its season with a second place finish among NCAA Division II teams at the Eye Opener Invitational on Friday evening. Hannah Witt opened her final season with bang, taking first place at the event which included both Division I and II runners.
September 6, 2013 Tornado take split on day one of UWG Invite CARROLTON, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their season with a pair of matches at the University of West Georgia Invitational. The Tornado fell to the host Wolves 3-1 to open the tournament, but rebounded with a 3-1 win over Notre Dame College (Ohio).
September 6, 2013 King opens season with victory at Eye Opener SPARTANBURG, S.C. – On Friday night, the King University men’s cross country team opened their 2013 season at the Eye Opener Invitational hosted by Division I USC Upstate. It appeared as though the Tornado were in midseason form as they finished first among Division II teams, and placed four runners in the top-10.
September 6, 2013 King falls in season opener to Lee 1-0 CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team opened its season with a hard-fought 1-0 loss at the hands of hosts Lee University at the Lee Olive Garden Invitational on Friday night.
September 5, 2013 King falls at Brevard in season opener BREVARD, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team opened the 2013 season at Brevard College and the Tornados took a lead in the first half. Brevard netted a pair of goals early in the second half to gain separation and take the 3-1 victory.
September 4, 2013 Young Tornado eager to open 2013-14 BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University women’s tennis team will be comprised of mainly underclassmen. Head coach Kethan Darbar returns two of his four players from a season ago, and adds a talented group of freshman for the upcoming campaign.
September 4, 2013 King aims for third straight postseason berth BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many seasons as member of Conference Carolinas, the King University men’s tennis team qualified for the eight-team conference tournament in 2012-13. The Tornado, and head coach Kethan Darbar expect to be back in postseason play again this season as they return nearly everyone from last year’s squad.
September 3, 2013 Tornado look to build off successful 2012-13 season BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off of one of the most successful season’s in the program’s history, the King University women’s golf team looks to duplicate that success. The Tornado return four of their top five golfers for the 2013-14 season after taking a second place finish at the conference championships in 2012-13.
September 3, 2013 Experience to lead Tornado in 2013-14 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The 2012-13 season may have come to a disappointing end, but the King University men’s golf team still had a successful campaign, winning two tournaments and finishing second in two others. King should be experienced this year, returning five golfers that appeared in at least 10 rounds a season ago, including three that competed in every event.
September 2, 2013 Veteran Tornado squad eyes repeat in 2013 BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University women’s cross country team captured the Conference Carolinas championship, marking their first conference title in school history. The Tornado are primed for a repeat in 2013, returning four of their top five runners from the Conference Carolinas Championships.
September 2, 2013 King sets sights on conference title in 2013 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s cross country team is coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history, leaving expectations for the 2013 season very high. The Tornado return nearly everyone from a team that qualified for their first NCAA Division II National Championships in school history in 2012.
August 30, 2013 Tornado to lean on experience in 2013 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The preseason hasn’t gone as planned for the King University women’s volleyball team, but head coach Chris Toomey’s squad has fought through the adversity of not being able to practice on campus for a week, and is ready to kick off the 2013 season. The Tornado return nearly everyone from a squad that finished third in the Conference Carolinas West Division, leaving expectations high for 2013.
August 29, 2013 Student Center floor gets makeover BRISTOL, Tenn. - Over the summer, King has underwent many changes, including the Student Center Complex gym floor getting redone. The process took about three weeks, and was completed right before classes started this fall.
August 29, 2013 King eyes postseason berth for third straight season BRISTOL, Tenn. – In just their second year in Conference Carolinas, the King University women’s soccer team is coming off of their second consecutive conference tournament appearance. The Tornado have a solid group returning and will look to get back to the postseason for their third time in as many years in 2013.
August 28, 2013 Tornado ready for first season under Miglarese BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team has underwent some changes this spring as John Miglarese was named head coach in January. Miglarese has been hard at work during the spring practices and fall camp to change the culture of the men's soccer program.
August 26, 2013 King announces new browser theme BRSITOL, Tenn. – On Monday, King University announced their partnership with Brand Thunder and released their own browser theme which is available for free for Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. The theme will give fans up to date information from the King University Athletic Department.
August 23, 2013 New Beginnings I often wonder how folks in the business world keep from getting bored – how they remain interested in their jobs and keep a fresh outlook. I’m sure most people like and enjoy their jobs, but when and how often do they get the opportunity to “kick off” a new year? Is it a new budget cycle? A new account? I don’t know – I’ve spent my entire professional career in college athletics, and enjoyed (almost) every minute of it!
August 23, 2013 76 Tornado honored with D2ADA Academic Achievement Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department continues to earn academic awards, most recently 76 Tornado student-athletes received the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Award. King led all Conference Carolinas schools in total number of honorees.
August 22, 2013 Crockett selected as an NCAA Leadership Forum Facilitator BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Senior Women’s Administrator Shelia Crockett has been selected as a Facilitator for the NCAA Student Athlete Leadership Forum, an annual four-day conference designed to bring athletic professionals and student-athletes together in an environment fostering the development of leadership skills.
August 16, 2013 Tornado named All-Academic Team by ITA BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University women’s tennis team earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic recognition. Along with the team award, four student-athletes garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete status.
August 16, 2013 King earns academic honor from ITA BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced their All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes for the 2012-13 season. For the second consecutive season, the King University men’s tennis team earned this award while five members earned Scholar-Athlete status.
August 16, 2013 U.S. places seventh at Junior World Championships SOFIA, Bulgaria – On Thursday and Friday, four King University women’s wrestlers competed for the U.S. at the FILA Junior World Championships on team coached by Tornado head coach Jason Moorman. The eight-person squad posted 27 points, placing seventh out of 25 teams at the event.
August 14, 2013 King sends four women's wrestlers, coach to Junior Worlds BRSITOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team has a big presence at the 2013 FILA Junior World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. The U.S. squad is coached by Tornado head coach Jason Moorman, and half of the eight-person team is made up of King wrestlers. Current Tornado wrestlers, Sarah Hildebrandt, Lorrie Ramos and Julia Salata are joined by incoming freshman Haley Augello on the U.S. team that begins competition on Thursday.
August 13, 2013 Tornado earn academic honor from AVCA BRISTOL, Tenn. – The 2013 season is about to start, but the King University women’s volleyball still earned recognition from the 2012-13 season. The Tornado were named one of the recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for 2012-13. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors high school and collegiate teams that maintained at least a 3.30 grade-point average.
August 9, 2013 Tornado track & field programs earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – Even throughout the summer, accolades keep coming in for the King University men’s and women’s track & field programs. Both programs earned USFCCCA All-Academic honors as well as three student-athletes. Spencer Frantom, Hannah Witt and Maegan Henry all garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
August 3, 2013 Ragan makes Senior World Team COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The King University women’s wrestling team had wrestlers compete at the World Team Wrestle-Off on Saturday, and one made King history. Alli Ragan became the first women’s wrestler in King history to earn a spot on a Senior World Team, taking first in the 59 kg weight class.
July 18, 2013 King ranks sixth in WBCA Academic Team Honor Roll BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year under head coach Josh Thompson, the King University women’s basketball team ranked in the top-10 of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Academic Team Honor Roll. The Tornado ranked sixth among NCAA Division II women’s basketball team in the 2012-13 season with a cumulative team GPA of 3.572.
July 14, 2013 Klingel, Ragan take home medals from international competitions BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s women’s wrestlers continued to compete across the world this weekend as Alli Ragan and Sarah Hildebrandt competed at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia while Samantha Klingel and Kayla Brendlinger competed in the Pan American Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile. Ragan turned in a silver medal performance on Sunday while Klingel took home gold on Saturday.
July 12, 2013 Three Tornado named WCGA All-Academic Scholars BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WCGA) announced their All-American Scholars for the 2012-13 school year. Of the 644 student-athletes named to the list, which encompasses NCAA Divisions I-III and the NAIA, three King University women’s golfers earned the distinction. Esther Gandarias, Elizabeth Swallow and Anna Walker all earned All-American Scholar status by the WCGA.
July 1, 2013 Thompson signs five for 2013-14 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Josh Thompson, the King University women’s basketball coach announced the signing of five student-athletes for the 2013-14 season. Latrayvia Antoine, Reazyn Demoss, Jalan Harper, Whitney Mitchell and Whitney Roberts all signed to put on a Tornado uniform next season.
June 27, 2013 Twister makes appearance at Tennessee Smokies game BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, Twister, the King University mascot travelled to a Tennessee Smokies baseball game to compete in their Mascot Olympics. While there, Twister and the other mascots mingled and took pictures with the fans prior to the game.
June 27, 2013 Moran chosen to lead King dance BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics, David Hicks announced the hire of 2011 graduate Nora Beth Moran to lead the dance program. With 11 years of cheer and dance experience, and is currently the choreographer for the King Theatre department.
June 27, 2013 Booher inks six for 2014 BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher announced his signees for the 2013 class. The six newcomers will look to make an impact for the Tornado in the 2014 season.
June 26, 2013 Witt named Capital One Academic All-American BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hanna Witt’s trophy case continues to fill up as she was named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team on Wednesday. Witt helped the King women’s indoor and outdoor track & field teams capture Conference Carolinas championships in 2013, and narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Track & Field Championships.
June 25, 2013 Summertime! Summer on a college campus, particularly in college athletics, is perhaps one of the most misunderstood times of year. I am frequently asked “What do you do during the Summer?” While it is true that Summertime means the end of 60 hour weeks and long weekends, there is still plenty of work to be done in the Summer.
June 25, 2013 Hildebrandt, Salata ranked in FILA World Rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team may be in their “offseason”, but many wrestlers have been competing in events across the world since their season with the Tornado ended. Following success at these competitions, Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata were ranked at their respective weight classes in the latest FILA Women’s Freestyle World Rankings.
June 25, 2013 King women's wrestling highlighted by Female Competition International BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling program has come a long way in just four short years. A season ago they were the #1 ranked team in the WCWA preseason poll, and have finished second and third at WCWA Nationals, hosted by King each of the last two seasons.
June 22, 2013 Three Tornado place third at World Team Trials STILLWATER, Okla. – A few members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed in the World Team Trials this weekend in Oklahoma. Sarah Hildebrandt, Alli Ragan and Julia Salata all earned third place finishes in their respective weight classes at the event.
June 18, 2013 Dalton returns to lead Tornado cross country teams BRISTOL, Tenn. – Director of Athletics David Hicks announced earlier today that Peter Dalton will return to King University as the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams, six weeks after departing King for a position on the coaching staff at Lipscomb University.
June 11, 2013 King hosts USA All-American Wrestling Camp BRISTOL, Tenn. – UPDATE: Due to the low number of entries for the USA All-American Wrestling Camp, the camp has been cancelled.
June 4, 2013 Williamson promoted to lead King cross country, track & field BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Athletic Director David Hicks announced Amanda Williamson ’10 as the new cross country and track and field head coach. Williamson was a standout athlete at King and was an assistant coach for the past three seasons.
June 3, 2013 Woody joins women's wrestling staff BRSITOL, Tenn. – Head women’s wrestling coach Jason Moorman announced the hire of Nicole Woody as assistant women’s wrestling coach at King University. Woody comes to King after being a graduate assistant coach at Missouri Baptist University.
June 3, 2013 King leads Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll members BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their Spring Presidential Honor Roll on Monday, and King University led the league with 209 members. As a conference, 1,713 student-athletes earned this honor which requires student-athletes to achieve at least a 3.2 grade point average.
June 2, 2013 Hildebrandt takes gold, Salata silver in Austria BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University had women’s wrestlers competing in different places this weekend. Alli Ragan competed in the Battle at the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada while Sarah Hildebrandt, Amanda Hendey and Julia Salata competed at the Austria Open. Hildebrandt came home with a gold medal in the 55-kilogram weight class.
May 30, 2013 Witt earns Capital One Academic All-District 3 honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Hannah Witt added another award on Thursday when she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team for track and field and cross country. Most recently, Witt was earned Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete.
May 24, 2013 Witt named CC Spring Scholar Athlete BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a very successful senior season, King University’s Hannah Witt has another award to add to her mantle. Witt was named Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete of the Year for women’s track and field.
May 24, 2013 King connects faculty with student-athletes BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the 2011-12 season, King University Athletic Director David Hicks implemented the Faculty Associates Program. The program matches a faculty member with each of King’s 25 varsity teams as a means to contribute to the integration of student-athletes into the campus culture.
May 21, 2013 Frantom to run in NCAA Track & Field Championships BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday, King University’s Spencer Frantom will become the first Tornado student-athlete to participate in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The junior will run the 10,000 meter run in Pueblo, Colo.
May 17, 2013 King places 11 student-athletes on the USTFCCCA All-Region team BRISTOL, Tenn. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their All-Region track and field teams on Friday, and 11 King University student-athletes were recognized. Six members of the men’s track and field team were named All-Southeast Region while five women earned the same distinction.
May 17, 2013 Neilson chosen to lead King cheer BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University is pleased to announce that Debbie Neilson has been hired as King’s cheerleading head coach. Neilson has extensive experience coaching high school and college cheerleaders in the Bristol area for nearly 20 years.
May 15, 2013 Dates announced for Tornado Wrestling Camps BRISTOL, Tenn. – Nate Moorman, King University’s men’s wrestling coach announced the dates for the Tornado Wrestling Camps at King University. The camp will take place from June 16-20 and is open to ages 11 and older.
May 14, 2013 Pitts adds Blair to staff BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s basketball coach George Pitts announced former Tornado student-athlete, J.T. Blair is joining his staff. Blair spent last season as an assistant coach at Lees-McRae College after graduating from King in 2010.
May 14, 2013 Light named second team All-Southeast Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – Along with her conference accolades, King University softball pitcher Hannah Light earned All-Southeast Region recognition this week. Light was named to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region second team after leading Conference Carolinas in wins and strikeouts.
May 14, 2013 Duffy announces fall schedule BRISTOL, Tenn. – Women’s soccer coach Simon Duffy announced the King University women’s soccer schedule on Tuesday. The 2013 slate features nine home contests.
May 12, 2013 Tornado take three titles at Body Bar Championships LAKELAND, Fla. – The King University women’s wrestling team competed at the 2013 Body Bar Championships on Sunday, and the Tornado came home with three first place finishes and two runner-ups. Sarah Hildebrandt (55-kg), Lorrie Ramos (67-kg) and Julia Salata (72-kg) all returned home from Florida with titles.
May 10, 2013 Miglarese announces 2013 schedule BRISTOL, Tenn. – New King University men’s soccer head coach John Miglarese announced the 2013 men’s soccer schedule last week, that features seven home contests.
May 8, 2013 Powell finishes NCAA Regional with 79 HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – In the third round of the NCAA South/Southeast Regional, King University’s Richard Powell carded a 79. With a three-round total of 235, Powell did not qualify to advance to the NCAA Championship.
May 7, 2013 Powell cards second straight 78 at NCAA Regional HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – In the second round of the NCAA South/Southeast Regional, King University’s Richard Powell turned in his second consecutive score of 78.
May 6, 2013 Powell shoots 78 in NCAA Regional first round HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – Richard Powell made history on Monday as he became the first King University men’s golfer to compete in an NCAA Regional Championship. Powell carded a 78 in the first round of the NCAA South/Southeast Regional at Mission Inn Resort & Club.
May 6, 2013 Tornado hold commanding lead in Blue Ridge Cup BRISTOL, Tenn. – With all of the athletic competitions complete, King University holds an 19-4 lead over Lees-McRae College in the inaugural Blue Ridge Cup. The Tornado took eight of the final nine points this spring to extend their advantage over the Bobcats.
May 6, 2013 Dalton takes position at Lipscomb BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head cross country and track and field coach Peter Dalton has accepted the position of Assistant Cross Country Coach and Track at Lipscomb University. Peter will remain at King through May 31 and will coach our student-athletes at the NCAA Championships, and will assist the current staff as they wrap up recruiting efforts for fall 2013.
May 5, 2013 Tornado place eighth at College Nationals OGDEN, Utah – The King University cycling team wrapped up their season at the Collegiate Road Nationals over the weekend. The Tornado came in with an eighth place finish of 45 Division II teams.
May 2, 2013 King softball summer camp dates announced BRISTOL, Tenn. - King University head softball coach Jenn Testa has announced the dates for the summer camps at King. There will be four different sections, starting with hitting and youth camps in the middle of June. The camps will end with pitcher/catcher and advanced skills camps at the end of the month.
May 1, 2013 Piccinini, Witt named King Athletes of the Year BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Tuesday night, King University had their annual Student-Athlete Banquet where they recognized each sport and the graduating seniors. King also announced their Male and Female Athletes of the Year as well as the SAAC Scholar Athletes of the Year. Eddie Piccinini and Hannah Witt were selected athletes of the year while Pete Griffith and Maegan Henry earned scholar athlete of the year distinction. Emily Martin was also named King’s Senior Academic Athlete of the Year.
April 30, 2013 Girls basketball camp dates announced BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson has announced the dates for this summer’s girls’ basketball camp. The camp will take place from July 8-12 on the campus of King University.
April 28, 2013 Coker hands King their first tournament loss BURLINGTON, N.C. – Coming into the day, the task for the third seeded King University baseball team was simple, win and the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship was theirs. However, second seed Coker College had other ideas as their offense erupted for 14 runs on 18 hits to force a winner-take-all game with the 14-11 victory.
April 28, 2013 Tornado fall to Coker in CC Tournament title game BURLINGTON, N.C. – After dropping their first game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament on Sunday, the second game between King University and Coker College was postponed until Monday afternoon. The Tornado dug out of a 3-0 deficit, but the Cobras bounced right back to take the game 6-3.
April 28, 2013 King-Coker championship game postponed BURLINGTON, N.C. – Due to rain moving through the Burlington area, the completion of the King University-Coker College baseball game has been postponed. The Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament championship game is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in Burlington.
April 28, 2013 Powell selected to NCAA Regional BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf may not have qualified for the NCAA Division II South-Southeast Regional, but senior Richard Powell qualified as an individual. Powell is the first King men's golfer to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Only four individuals from each region are selected.
April 27, 2013 King tops #1 Mount Olive, moves into CC title game BURLINGTON, N.C. – With a spot in the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament championship on the line, third seed King University’s Reiss Stanley shutdown the top seed, and No. 1 ranked Mount Olive College offense for six innings. The Tornado bats stayed hot as King topped the Trojans 6-4 to move into the title game.
April 26, 2013 Gonzalez tosses a gem to lead King past Coker BURLINGTON, N.C. – In their second game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, third seeded King University jumped on third seed Coker College early, and didn’t look back. The Tornado turned three double plays behind the complete game performance by Alex Gonzalez on the mound in the 7-2 victory to stay in the winner’s bracket.
April 26, 2013 Frantom breaks 10,000 meter school record HILLSDALE, Mich. – At the Gina Relays, hosted by Hillsdale College, Spencer Frantom made a little King University history. The junior broke the school record in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 30:11.32.
April 25, 2013 King places five on All-Conference Carolinas team BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the first day of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, the conference awarded their all-conference performers. King University’s Steven Todoschuk, Josh Huffman, Garrett Cook, Tyler Gaby and Cory Rhodes all earned second team honors.
April 25, 2013 Tornado slide past Belmont Abbey BURLINGTON, N.C. – In the opening game of the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, it looked as though third seeded King University would cruise past fourth seed Belmont Abbey College. However, the Crusaders tied the game with a five run seventh, but the Tornado answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to take the game 7-6 and move into the winner’s bracket.
April 24, 2013 Dates announced for 2013 Tornado Soccer Camps BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University soccer coaches Simon Duffy and John Miglarese have announced their dates for the Tornado Soccer Camps this summer on King University’s campus. The camps are open to all players of any level and will take place from June 10-14 and July 15-19.
April 23, 2013 Cheerleading open tryouts to take place on May 26 BRISTOL, Tenn. – New King University cheerleading coach Debbie Neilson has announced the date for tryouts for the 2013-14 squad. The tryouts will take place on May 26 in Kline Gym on the King University campus.
April 22, 2013 King finishes second at Conference Carolinas Championships GRAHAM, N.C. – In the first year of the new Conference Carolinas golf tournament format, the King University women’s golf team qualified for the final round match play. The Tornado defeated North Greenville University, but fell to Queens University and tied Mount Olive College to finish in second place.
April 21, 2013 Tornado fall to Mount Olive in extras BURLINGTON, N.C. – The top two seeds of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament squared off in an elimination game that turned into a pitcher’s duel on Sunday morning. Neither no. 2 Mount Olive College, nor top seed King University wanted to give in as the game went to the 10th inning with no score. The Trojans finally broke through in the 10th to take the pitcher’s duel 2-0.
April 21, 2013 Tornado finish eighth at Conference Carolinas Tournament GRAHAM, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team came into the second round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament in fifth place. The Tornado weren’t able to move up the leader board in the second round as they finished in eighth place with a total of 608 after shooting 300 on the second day.
April 21, 2013 Tornado place fourth, qualify for match play at CC Championships GRAHAM, N.C. – Following the first round of the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s golf team was in second place. The Tornado shot 339 in the second round, and finished in fourth place at 674 to qualify for match play on Monday.
April 21, 2013 King, North Greenville game cancelled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball game scheduled for Monday against North Greenville University has been cancelled, and the game will not be made up.
April 20, 2013 Ragan wins title at US Open LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Members of the King University women’s wrestling team competed in the Asics Las Vegas U.S. Open over the weekend. At the 59-kilo weight class, Alli Ragan won her first US Open title while Samantha Klingel qualified for her first Senior World Team based on her finish at the event.
April 20, 2013 Light highlights King's all-conference awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning the regular season Conference Carolinas championship, four King University softball players earned all-conference recognition. Hannah Light was named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Year, and first team all-conference. Cassie Ringstaff and Christina Melcher joined her on the first team while Fallon Thomas earned second team honors.
April 20, 2013 Tornado win Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championship BANNER ELK, N.C. – For the second time this year, the King University women’s track and field team took home a Conference Carolinas Championship. After winning the indoor title earlier this spring, the Tornado won the outdoor championship on Saturday with 123 points.
April 20, 2013 King takes home five titles at conference meet, place fourth BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team came into the Conference Carolinas outdoor meet with confidence after winning the indoor championship earlier this spring. However, the Tornado finished fourth in the outdoor meet on Saturday with 116 points.
April 20, 2013 Tornado drop pitcher's duel to Coker BURLINGTON, N.C. – The King University softball team took on Coker College in a Conference Carolinas winners bracket game that turned into a pitcher’s duel. Neither team could get any offense until Coker pushed across a run in the 12th inning to escape with a 1-0 victory.
April 20, 2013 Smith keeps Tornado alive with two-run single BURLINGTON, N.C. – Following a marathon 12 inning loss, the King University softball faced Pfeiffer University in an elimination game. The Tornado finally broke into the scoring column in the sixth inning on a Hannah Smith single as King staved off elimination with a 2-0 victory.
April 20, 2013 Tornado split with North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for seeding in next weekend’s Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University baseball team opened a key series with North Greenville University on Saturday. The Tornado came back to take game one of the doubleheader 3-2 in 10 innings before dropping the nightcap 3-1.
April 20, 2013 Tornado in eighth after Conference Carolinas first round Graham, N.C. – After the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s golf team is in eighth place. The Tornado carded a 308 in the first round, and were led by Ross Maietta and Leennawat Numpituckchaikul and John Scott.
April 20, 2013 King in second after round one of conference tournament Graham, N.C. – In the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s golf team carded a 335. The Tornado are currently in second place, only two strokes behind Mount Olive College and were led by Elizabeth Swallow’s 79.
April 20, 2013 Swallow, Powell earn all-conference honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – Announced at the Sports Festival Championship Banquet and Brunch on Saturday morning, two King University golfers earned All-Conference Carolinas honors. On the women’s side, Elizabeth Swallow was named first team all-conference while Richard Powell earned second team honors on the men’s side.
April 19, 2013 King's season ends with loss to Limestone SUMTER, S.C. – The seventh seeded King University men’s tennis team took on second seed Limestone College in the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Saturday. Limestone came out and took control of the match early, en route to the 5-0 win.
April 19, 2013 Weather alters Conference Carolinas Tournament BURLINGTON, N.C. – Due to a rain, the first day of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament has been postponed. The tournament will resume on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. following the awards banquet.
April 19, 2013 Baines to be awarded Jeff Byrd Memorial Scholarship BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame has announced King University senior Tiffany Baines will be awarded the inaugural Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Jeff Byrd Memorial Scholarship. Baines will receive the award alongside the inductees of the King University Tornado Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at a banquet conducted as part of King’s annual Dogwood Weekend festivities.
April 19, 2013 Tornado sneak past Pfeiffer in CC Tournament first game BURLINGTON, N.C. – The top seed King University softball team opened the Conference Carolinas Tournament with a narrow win over Pfeiffer University. The Tornado plated the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat the eighth seeded Falcons 2-1.
April 18, 2013 Avila named first team All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of the season comes post season awards, and the King University men’s tennis team had one student-athlete honored by Conference Carolinas. Rodrigo Avila was named first team All-Conference Carolinas on Thursday when the league announced the award winners.
April 18, 2013 King, North Greenville series altered BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the threat of rain on Friday, King University’s baseball game with North Greenville University has been postponed until Monday. Saturday’s doubleheader time has also been adjusted and will now start at 1:00 p.m., with Monday’s game starting at 3:30 p.m.
April 16, 2013 Light, Melcher earn CC weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a week where the King University softball team clinched their first Conference Carolinas regular season championship, two players were honored by the conference. Christina Melcher was named softball player of the week while Hannah Light was named pitcher of the week.
April 16, 2013 Tornado cap regular season with sweep of Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – Having already clinched the Conference Carolinas regular season championship, the King University softball team hosted Erskine College to close out the regular season. The Tornado needed extra innings to take the first game 2-1 before winning game two 6-2 for the sweep.
April 16, 2013 King falls to Tusculum to end regular season GREENVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team wrapped up their regular season with a non-conference duel match at Tusculum College on Tuesday afternoon. The Pioneers came away with a 9-0 victory.
April 15, 2013 Eagles hit their way past Tornado BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team took on Carson-Newman University in a non-conference matchup. The Eagles jumped ahead early only to see King come back. However, Carson-Newman registered 18 hits en route to the 13-8 victory.
April 15, 2013 King student-athletes earn academic all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their baseball and softball academic all-conference teams last week. Three King University softball players were named to the team while six baseball players earned the distinction.
April 14, 2013 Tornado top Belmont Abbey in final home match BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home duel match of the season, the King University men’s tennis team evened their conference record at 5-5. The Tornado defeated Belmont Abbey College 7-2 in the Conference Carolinas regular season finale.
April 14, 2013 King takes road series from Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – In a key Conference Carolinas matchup in terms of seeding for the conference tournament, the King University baseball team took two-out-of-three from Pfeiffer University. The Tornado took Sunday’s rubber match 6-3 behind a great start by pitcher Alex Gonzalez.
April 14, 2013 Tornado fall to Belmont Abbey to end season BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team wrapped up their season with a home duel match against Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado took three singles victories, but the Crusaders won the duel match 6-3.
April 14, 2013 King takes first SECCC title CLEMSON, S.C. – Over the weekend, the King University cycling team won their first conference title securing enough points at the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships to hold off other strong contenders in the conference. The Tornado got off to a rough start on Saturday, but put together what may have been their best performance all season in the criterium on Sunday to take the title.
April 14, 2013 Tornado sweep Belmont Abbey, clinch Conference Carolinas title BELMONT, N.C. – After sweeping Limestone yesterday, the King University softball team knew they could clinch at least a share of the Conference Carolinas regular season championship with one win at Belmont Abbey College on Sunday or win the title outright with two wins. The Tornado took a narrow 2-1 victory in game one, and followed it with a 4-0 win in game two, clinching their first Conference Carolinas regular season championship.
April 13, 2013 Tornado fall to Queens 6-3 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing to earn a spot in the Conference Carolinas tournament, the King University men’s tennis team hosted Queens University. However, the Royals defeated the Tornado 6-3.
April 13, 2013 Melcher homers twice, leads King to sweep at Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. – Coming into the day, the King University softball team led Limestone College by one game in the Conference Carolinas standings, making Saturday’s doubleheader that much more crucial in terms of the conference title. After taking the first game 4-3, Christina Melcher lifted the Tornado to the sweep with a pair of home runs in game two, the second one in the eighth inning of the 4-1 win.
April 13, 2013 Rhodes' complete game gives Tornado split at Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. – In a key Conference Carolinas series, the King University baseball team took a split in Saturday‘s doubleheader at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado fell 9-5 in game one before taking a 3-2 victory in game two behind a complete game from Cory Rhodes.
April 13, 2013 Royals top King 8-1 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team hosted Queens University on Saturday at the King Tennis Complex, and the Royals came away with an 8-1 win.
April 11, 2013 UNC Asheville defeats King ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team jumped out-of-conference to face a tough test at UNC Asheville. Playing the doubles point as one point, the Bulldogs took the 7-0 after sweeping singles play.
April 11, 2013 King Track & Field athletes named academic all-conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Conference Carolinas announced the academic all-conference team for Track and Field. Five King University student-athletes were named to the team.
April 11, 2013 King announces inaugural golf tournament in May BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department will hold their inaugural Tornado Athletic Club Golf Tournament on Monday, May 13 at Glenrochie Country Club in Abingdon, Va. The tournament will be played in a four-person select shot format.
April 11, 2013 Tornado fall at UNC Asheville ASHEVILLE, Tenn. – In a tough non-conference duel match, the King University men’s tennis team traveled to UNC Asheville. The Tornado fell to the Bulldogs 7-0.
April 11, 2013 Tornado Athletic Club holds inaugural golf tournament ABINGDON, Va. – On Monday, the King University Tornado Athletic Club held their inaugural golf tournament at Glenrochie Country Club in Abingdon, Va. The tournament was played in a scramble format between the 12 teams.
April 10, 2013 King offense stays hot to defeat Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University baseball team continued their hot streak of late on Wednesday when they hosted Tusculum College. The Tornado scored early, and added some insurance runs late to top the Pioneers 9-4.
April 10, 2013 Henry's school records earns CC weekly award BRISTOL, Tenn. - For the second time in three weeks, King University's Maegan Henry has been honored by Conference Carolinas. Henry was named Conference Carolinas Women's Outdoor Field Player of the Week following her performance at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational.
April 10, 2013 Light, Smith lead King past Virginia Intermont BRISTOL, Tenn. - In their annual game at the Stateline Classic, the King University softball team took a narrow win over Virginia Intermont College. Hannah Light tossed a five-hit shutout, and Hannah Smith hit a two-run home run to give the Tornado the 2-0 win.
April 9, 2013 Todoschuk selected CC Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. - Following a week where the King University baseball posted a record of 4-1 and took a road sweep at Limestone College, second basemen Steven Todoschuk was named Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week.
April 9, 2013 King comes back to top Mars Hill MARS HILL, N.C. - The King University baseball stayed hot in their non-conference game at Mars Hill College on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind early, but came back with six runs in the fourth inning en route to the 14-8 victory.
April 9, 2013 Tornado finish 10th at Agnes McAmis Memorial GREENVILLE, Tenn. - In the second round of the Agnes McAmis Memorial, the King University women's golf team carded a team score of 323 to finish in 10th place with a total of 651. Courtnee Young and Anna Walker led the team in the final round while Esther Gandarias finished 17th.
April 8, 2013 Gandarias leads Tornado in first round at Agnes McAmis GREENVILLE, Tenn. - The King University women's golf team returned to action on Monday, and posted 328 in the first round of the Agnes McAmis Memorial, hosted by Tusculum College. Esther Gandarias led the Tornado, and is four shots out of first place after the first day.
April 8, 2013 Falcons top King 9-0 MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The King University women's tennis team traveled to Pfeiffer University for another Conference Carolinas duel match. The Falcons came away with a 9-0 victory.
April 8, 2013 King sneaks past Pfeiffer MISENHEIMER, N.C. - After dropping their last match, the King University men's tennis team registered a hard fought road win on Monday. The Tornado topped Pfeiffer University 5-4 behind four wins in singles play.
April 7, 2013 King turns in solid performance at home BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what may have been the best weather the King University cycling team as seen all year, they turned a solid performance at their home race on April 6 and 7.
April 7, 2013 Light leads King to sweep of Coker BRISTOL, Tenn. - In a key Conference Carolinas series, the King University softball team swept Coker College on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Bristol. Hannah Light tossed a four-hit shutout in King's 5-0 game-one victory, and Tornado came from behind to take game two 7-2 to stay near the top of the conference standings.
April 7, 2013 Tornado complete sweep of Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King University baseball team capped a three-game sweep at Limestone College behind a white hot offense on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado plated 11 runs in the first three innings en route to the 13-8 victory.
April 6, 2013 King takes split with Queens BRISTOL, Tenn. - Playing their first home game in nearly three weeks, the King University softball team took on Queens University. The Tornado had to come from behind in game one as Hannah Smith drove in both King runs in the 2-1 victory. King had to come back again in game two, but the Royals bounced back to take the 6-3 win in eight innings.
April 6, 2013 Offense comes alive as King sweeps Limestone GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King University baseball team set the tone of their Conference Carolinas series at Limestone College early, with two runs in the first inning of game one. The Tornado went on to take game 9-4 before their offense exploded in the second game. After plating seven runs in the first inning of game two, King cruised to the 16-5 victory for the doubleheader sweep.
April 6, 2013 Tornado swept by Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. - Coming off of their 6-3 win over Barton College on Friday, the King University hosted Limestone College on Saturday afternoon. The Saints showed they came to play early, and took the duel match 9-0.
April 6, 2013 Henry, Beauvais set school records at Liberty Invite LYNCHBURG, Va. - There were no team scores kept at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, but that didn't stop the King University women's track and field team from setting records. Maegan Henry posted two school records, and qualified for nationals while Danielle Beauvais added another school record.
April 6, 2013 Tornado fall to Limestone BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's tennis team played their second straight home duel match on Saturday against Limestone College. The Saints earned their seventh Conference Carolinas win with the 7-2 victory.
April 6, 2013 School, personal records fall at Liberty Invite LYNCHBURG, Va. - The King University men's track and field team turned a solid performance in their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships. At the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, the 4x400 relay team registered their fastest time in three years, while Brent Swiney set a school record, and Eric Jones recorded the second longest long jump in Conference Carolinas this season.
April 6, 2013 King hosts cycling race Saturday and Sunday BRISTOL, Tenn. - This Saturday and Sunday, the King University cycling team hosts a race right here in Bristol. The race will consists of three phases, the time trial will be held Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. with the criterium following in the afternoon. Finally, the road race will be held Sunday morning starting at 8:30 a.m.
April 6, 2013 Hildebrandt wins gold at Senior Pan Ams PANAMA CITY, Panama, - King University women's wrestler's Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata competed at the Senior Pan Am Women's Championships on Saturday, and both will be returning to Bristol with hardware. Hildebrandt won the gold medal at the 55-kilogram weight class while Salata earned a bronze medal in the 67-kilogram weight class.
April 5, 2013 Tornado even conference record with win over Barton BRISTOL, Tenn. - In their first home duel match in three weeks, the King University men’s tennis team evened the Conference Carolinas record. The Tornado topped Barton College 6-3 to move to 3-3 in league play.
April 5, 2013 Bulldogs top Tornado 8-1 BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women’s tennis team returned home to take on Barton College, and the Bulldogs came away with an 8-1 victory.
April 5, 2013 Opening game of series with Limestone pushed back BRISTOL, Tenn. - This afternoon's baseball game at Limestone College has been postponed. The contest will be made up on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Gaffney, S.C.
April 4, 2013 Koebel, Funk earn Academic All-Conference honors BRISTOL, Tenn. - Two members of the King University men's volleyball team were named to the Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference team. Jeremy Funk and Michael Koebel were both named to the academic all-conference team.
April 4, 2013 Salata, Hildebrandt set to wrestle at Senior PanAms BRSITOL, Tenn. - Following their performances at the past two events, King University women's wrestler's Sarah Hildebrandt and Julia Salata will be competing at the Senior PanAm Games in Panama City, Panama this weekend. The duo will be competing for team U.S. Senior National team in the international competition.
April 3, 2013 Ringstaff's grand slam leads to sweep at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – Cassie Ringstaff gave the King University softball team a 4-1 win in game one at Lees-McRae College with a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning. The Tornado used that momentum to take the sweep with a 9-1 victory in the night cap.
April 3, 2013 Tornado comeback to defeat Concord BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s baseball game between King University and Concord University looked like it was going to be a pitcher’s duel early. However, both offenses woke up late in the game, and the Tornado came back from a 9-2 deficit to win the non-conference contest 12-11.
April 3, 2013 Swallow named CC Women's Golf Player of the Month BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following her best two finishes of the season, King University’s Elizabeth Swallow was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Golf Player of the Month, for the second part of March. Swallow placed second at both the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational and Pinehurst Challenge.
April 2, 2013 Wentt, Miller selected to DII All-Academic wrestling team BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two members of the King University men’s wrestling team were named to the 2012-13 NCAA Division II All-Academic wrestling team. Trevor Wentt earned second team honors with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), and Jeremy Miller was an honorable mention selection with a 3.42 GPA.
April 2, 2013 Tornado extend lead over Lees-McRae in Blue Ridge Cup BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the winter season, King University extended their lead in the battle for the Blue Ridge Cup with Lees-McRae College. With 12 events remaining this spring, the Tornado hold an 11-2 lead over Lees-McRae in the inaugural competition between the two Conference Carolinas rivals.
April 2, 2013 King cruises to sweep of Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team earned their second Conference Carolinas victory of the season with a 9-0 win at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday afternoon.
April 2, 2013 King falls on the road to Lincoln Memorial HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University baseball team jumped out of conference to take on Lincoln Memorial University on Tuesday afternoon. The Tornado came back from a three run deficit, but it wasn’t enough as the Railsplitters regained the lead and took the game 6-3.
April 2, 2013 Tornado fall to Lees-McRae 6-3 BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team traveled to Lees-McRae College on Tuesday for Conference Carolinas matchup. The Tornado took one doubles match, and two singles matches, but the Bobcats took the duel match 6-3.
April 2, 2013 Bobcats sweep Tornado, end season BANNER ELK, N.C. – Coming into Tuesday’s regular season finale at Lees-McRae, the King University men's volleyball team knew they need to win to qualify for the Conference Carolinas tournament. However, the Bobcats came out on fire and defeated the Tornado 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-23).
April 1, 2013 Summer volleyball camp dates announced BRISTOL, -Tenn. - Women's volleyball coach, Chris Toomey announced the dates for the 2013 Excel Volleyball Camps at King University this summer. There are three different camps, with two sections for high school athletes from June 24-27, and another camp for middle school athletes on July 1-3.
April 1, 2013 Tusculum takes two walk-off wins from Tornado GREENVILLE, Tenn. – The King University softball team suffered a pair of heartbreaking losses at Tusculum College on Monday night. The teams played a two eight inning games with Tusculum winning game one 4-3 and game two 11-10.
March 30, 2013 Mount Olive sweeps Tornado MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team returned to Conference Carolinas play with a duel match at Mount Olive College, and the Trojans came away with a 9-0 victory.
March 30, 2013 Erskine sweeps King behind hot offense BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team had a chance to win a Conference Carolinas series against Erskine College at home on Saturday. However, the Flying Fleet recorded 35 hits in the sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader. Erskine took a 13-9 extra-inning win in game one, and followed it with an 11-0 victory in game two.
March 30, 2013 Hildebrandt, Ragan take home titles from University Nationals OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – King University brought 11 women's wrestlers to compete in the University Nationals. Sarah Hildebrandt finished first in the 121-pound weight class while teammate Alli Ragan finished first in the 130-pound weight class.
March 30, 2013 Trojans top King 7-2 MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team travel to take on Mount Olive College, who was undefeated in Conference Carolinas play. The Trojans came out and gained control of the duel match early en route to the 7-2 win.
March 30, 2013 Tornado use longball in sweep of Virginia-Wise WISE, Va. – The King University softball team stayed on the road for a non-conference doubleheader with the University of Virginia-Wise. The Tornado swept the double dip from the Cavaliers, taking game one 8-3, and following with an 11-9 victory in eight innings.
March 29, 2013 Huffman leads King to win over Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team returned to Conference Carolinas play, and trailed Erskine College for most of the game. However, the Tornado took their first lead of the game with three runs in the seventh, and Alex Martin closed down the 6-3 victory.
March 29, 2013 King escapes Coker with five set victory HARTSVILLE, S.C. – With both teams vying for the final spot in the Conference Carolinas tournament, the King University men’s volleyball team knew they would be in for a fight when the traveled to Coker College on Friday. The Tornado quickly took the first two sets, only to see the Cobras for a decisive fifth set. King grabbed the early lead in the fifth frame and didn’t look back en route to the 15-10 set win, and 3-2 victory.
March 29, 2013 Noe, Witt break school records at Raleigh Relays RALEIGH, N.C. – The men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Raleigh Relays on Friday, where team scores were not kept. Jordan Noe and Hannah Witt both set school records set personal records at the event while Spencer Frantom set a personal record.
March 29, 2013 Tornado sweeps Bluefield in non-conference tilt BLUEFIELD, Va. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to action on Friday at Bluefield College. The Tornado came away with a 9-0 win to push their record to 7-4.
March 28, 2013 Tusculum comes back to top King GREENVILLE, Tenn. – In game that was rescheduled three times, the King University baseball team quickly jumped ahead at Tusculum College on Thursday evening. However, the Pioneers scored in all but one inning to top the Tornado 9-5 in the non-conference affair.
March 28, 2013 Tornado takes split at Lincoln Memorial HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University softball team jumped out of conference play to face Lincoln Memorial University on the road. The Tornado came out and took game one 7-5 behind 13 hits from their offense. However, the Railsplitters bounced back to take a 6-2 come-from-behind victory in game two.
March 28, 2013 Three King teams earn Winter Sportsmanship Awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University teams were recognized by Conference Carolina on Thursday when the conference released their Winter Team Sportsmanship Awards. Both the men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams earned recognition as well as the women’s basketball team.
March 27, 2013 King at Tusculum postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s tennis dual matches scheduled for today at Tusculum College have been postponed. The matches have been rescheduled for April 16, at 3:00 p.m.
March 27, 2013 Noe, Henry named Conference Carolinas Athletes of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For their performances last weekend at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, Jordan Noe and Maegan Henry were named Conference Carolinas athletes of the week. Noe was the men’s track player of the week, and Henry was the women’s field athlete of the week.
March 27, 2013 Tornado place 15th at Bearcat Golf Classic GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team wrapped up the Bearcat Golf Classic, hosted by Lander University, with a third round score of 300. For the tournament, the Tornado placed 15th of 18 teams with a total of 920. Richard Powell led the Tornado with a three round score of 230.
March 26, 2013 King at Tusculum snowed out BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Tusculum College has been postponed due to snow. The contest has been rescheduled for Thursday night at 5:00 p.m., at Tusculum
March 26, 2013 Powell leads Tornado in first two rounds of Bearcat Golf Classic GREENWOOD, S.C. – Following their second win of the season, the King University men’s golf team shot 620 in the first two rounds of the Bearcat Golf Classic hosted by Lander University. The Tornado are 13th of 18 teams, and were led by Richard Powell who shot 150 in the first two rounds.
March 25, 2013 Wednesday's game with Georgia College, cancelled BRISTOL, Tenn. – Wednesday’s baseball doubleheader between King University and Georgia College has been cancelled. The game will not be rescheduled.
March 24, 2013 Erskine, Virginia-Wise rescheduled BRISTOL, Tenn. – The doubleheader the between King University softball team and Erskine College scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled for April 16. Wednesday's doubleheader at Virginia-Wise has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, March 30.
March 23, 2013 Personal records fall at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic CULLOWHEE, N.C. – In the second day of the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, hosted by Western Carolina University, the King University women’s track and field team came home with numerous new personal bests. As a team, the Tornado finished 7th of 16 teams with 33 points at the event.
March 23, 2013 King drops heartbreaker at Barton WILSON, N.C. – Playing for the final spot in the Conference Carolinas tournament, the King University men’s volleyball team found themselves in a fight at Barton College on Saturday evening. The Tornado fell behind and forced a fifth set, but could not complete the comeback as Barton held off a late Tornado surge to take the contest 3-2 (21-25, 25-19, 27-25, 15-25, 17-15).
March 23, 2013 Noe wins 5,000 meter run at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team turned in a very successful Saturday at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic. Many personal records fell, and Jordan Noe won the 5,000 meter run while the team finished sixth of 16 teams with 40 points.
March 22, 2013 Jones, Baker set personal records at Catamount Classic CULLOHWEE, N.C. – The first day of competition at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, hosted by Western Carolina University, saw the King University track and field team score three points. Eric Jones and Mark Baker both set personal bests during the first day.
March 22, 2013 King falls to conference-leading Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball traveled to take on conference leading Mount Olive College on Friday night, and the Trojans defended their home court. Mount Olive took the Conference Carolinas match 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-13) behind an attacking percentage of .361.
March 22, 2013 Henry leads King on first day at Western Carolina CULLOHWEE, N.C. – After the first day of competition at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, hosted by Western Carolina University, the King University women’s track is in fourth place. Maegan Henry led the team by scoring six of King’s nine points on the day.
March 21, 2013 Offense powers King to sweep at Young Harris YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The King University softball team rebounded from Wednesday night’s loss by recording 25 hits in their doubleheader sweep at Young Harris College on Thursday afternoon. The Tornado came from behind to take game one 6-4 in 10 innings before exploding for a 9-3 victory in game two.
March 21, 2013 King at Tusculum postponed BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tonight’s baseball game at Tusculum College has been postponed due to cold weather.
March 21, 2013 Piccinini, Witt named CC 2013 Winter Scholar Athletes BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two King University athletes were honored on Thursday when Conference Carolinas announced their 2013 Winter Scholar Athletes of the Year. Men’s basketball player, Eddie Piccinini and women’s track athlete, Hannah Witt both were named scholar athletes in their respective sports as voted on by the student-athlete affairs committee.
March 20, 2013 Tornado offense stymied by #20 Columbus State AMERICUS, Ga. – The King University softball team ran into a hot pitcher on Wednesday night at Columbus State University. The Cougars’ Mollie Russell didn’t allow a hit in the complete game victory as Columbus State defeated King 2-0.
March 20, 2013 Cook's two home runs lead King to win over Cobras BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team showed no sign of slowing down after last weekend’s series win against No. 1 Mount Olive on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado scored three runs in the first inning, and six in the first three innings en route to their 10-8 victory over Virginia Intermont College.
March 19, 2013 King takes team title at Barton Intercollegiate WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team posted their second win of the season after shooting a team score of 297 in the second round of the Barton Intercollegiate at Wilson Country Club. The Tornado finished with a two-day total of 586 to top host school, Barton College by four strokes. Richard Powell’s score of 144 led three King golfers in the top-10 with a third place finish.
March 19, 2013 Swallow places second at Wingate Pinehurst Challenge PINEHURST- N.C. –In their third tournament of the spring, the King University women’s golf team placed ninth of 16 teams at the Wingate Pinehurst Challenge. Elizabeth Swallow led the Tornado with a second place finish after shooting a 72 on the final day.
March 19, 2013 Tornado rebound to split at Georgia Southwestern AMERICUS, Ga. – The King University softball team dropped game one of a nonconference doubleheader at Georgia Southwestern State University, but the Tornado rebounded to take game two. The Hurricanes took game one, but won game two 2-0 behind a complete game shutout by Hannah Light.
March 18, 2013 King at Tusculum postponed until Thursday BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tuesday’s baseball game between King University and Tusculum College has been rescheduled for Thursday night. The contest will start at 6:00 p.m., and Tusculum will provide live video and live stats.
March 18, 2013 Tornado in seventh after first round of Wingate Pinehurst Invite PINEHURST, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team completed the first round of play at the Wingate Pinehurst Invitational in a tie for seventh place on Monday. The Tornado shot 336 and were led by Elizabeth Swallow who posted a 78.
March 18, 2013 King leads Barton Intercollegiate after first round WILSON, N.C. – Through one round of the Barton Intercollegiate at Wilson Country Club, the King University men’s golf teams holds the lead in a field of 14 teams. The Tornado were led by Ross Maietta and Taylor Gouge who both shot one-under 71’s, while the team posted a 289.
March 17, 2013 Gaby leads King to series win at No. 1 Mount Olive BRISTOL, Tenn. – After splitting Saturday’s doubleheader at top-ranked Mount Olive College, the King University baseball team earned the series win with a 12-7 win on Sunday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind early, but finished strong with seven runs in the final three innings to clinch the victory.
March 17, 2013 Offense leads King to sweep of Barton WILSON, N.C. – The King University softball team rebounded from Saturday’s losses to sweep Barton College on Sunday. The Tornado combined for 23 hits and 16 runs to take both games from the Bulldogs. King took game one 5-3 before cruising to an 11-3 victory in the second game.
March 16, 2013 King falls to high powered Ball State BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final home game of the season, the King University men’s volleyball team took on a Ball State University team that was coming off of a win against 10th ranked Penn State. The Cardinals scored early and often in their 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-18) victory.
March 16, 2013 Mount Olive sweeps doubleheader from King MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University softball team played a pair of close games with Mount Olive College on Saturday. The Trojans came away with a narrow 4-1 win in the first game, and followed that with a slim 3-0 victory in the night cap.
March 14, 2013 LMU sweeps King Softball 6-4, 3-1 Hannah Light strikesout 11 batters in loss
March 14, 2013 King Leads Hawn Cup Standings Following the conclusion of the Winter sport seasons, King holds a slim lead over Limestone in the Hawn Cup, the Conference Carolinas All-Sport Trophy.
March 14, 2013 Men's Volleyball falls 3-0 to NJIT. King to Host Div. I Ball State this Sat. at 7 pm !
March 13, 2013 It's All About the Seniors King Athletic Director David Hicks shares his thoughts on importance of seniors and the special role they play on every team.
March 13, 2013 Baseball falls 1-2 to Virginia Intermont. King is now 15-10 overall.
March 13, 2013 Johnson Among Finalists for Murphy Osborne Award Senior women's basketball player Brooke Johnson has been named a finalist for the Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award, awarded annually to the student athlete with the highest levels of achievement in their sport, academically, and in leadership and community service.
March 12, 2013 Tornado Tennis defeats Carson Newman! Tennis team captures another win against Carson Newman
March 12, 2013 Men's Volleyball defeats Cairn Univ. 3-1 Senior night success as the three seniors lead King Tornado to Victory.
March 12, 2013 Swallow Leads Women's Golf to 6th Place Finish Freshman Elizabeth Swallow followed her opening round 72 with a solid 1-over par 73 on day 2, finishing in second place overall and leading the Tornado to a 6th place finish at the Hilton Head Lakes Invite in Hardeesville, SC.
March 12, 2013 King overcomes in Georgia Tech outing Missing a few riders, surviving a couple of crashes King powers through for another weekend of solid results.
March 12, 2013 King Softball Sweeps Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week Awards Chrissy Melcher and Hannah Light are named Conference Carolinas Player and Pitcher of the week after team goes 5-1 with a 4-0 conference start over the weekend.
March 12, 2013 King Baseball sweeps Brevard 6-4, 9-7 !! King has won 5 of last 7.
March 11, 2013 Women's Golf in 6th After Day 1 Freshman Elizabeth Swallow shot an even-par 72, leading the Tornado to a day 1 score of 328 and 6th place in the standings at the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational, hosted by Pfeiffer University in Hardeeville, SC.
March 11, 2013 King Men's Volleyball to honor 3 Seniors Tuesday night Michael Koebel, Ashton Hippenstiel, and Ned Parker to be honored Tuesday, March 12th.
March 10, 2013 King Baseball drops Game #3 vs. Coker by the score of 2-9 King is now 13-9 overall and 4-5 in Conf. Carolinas
March 10, 2013 King Softball sweeps Pfeiffer 7-0 and 3-1 ! King is now 4-0 in Conf. play and has won 7 of last 9 games !
March 9, 2013 Baseball splits with Coker in Conf. Carolinas doubleheader ! Tyler Gaby collects 6 hits on the day !
March 9, 2013 Softball splits with Newberry College 3-1 and 5-7! Christina Melcher goes 4 of 6 on the day
March 8, 2013 King Softball sweeps N. Greenville 5-3 and 4-2 !! Light and White each pick up victories on the mound as King is now 2-0 in CC action.
March 8, 2013 Piccinini, Lyle, and Seymore named All-Conference Piccinini and Lyle make 2nd team, Seymore 3rd Team All-Conferecnce
March 7, 2013 King Men's Volleyball visits Church Hill Intermediate School In late September 2012 the King Men's Volleyball team visited Church Hill Intermediate school to promote education and promote the sport of volleyball.
March 6, 2013 Scott Fires 66, King Surges to 7th Place Finish Sophomore John Scott fired a tournament-best 66 on day two of the Rendleman Invitational, as King surged from 12th place to finish in 7th overall.
March 6, 2013 King Holds #6 Ranking in Latest NCAA Southeast Region Poll King held on to the #6 spot in the final NCAA Southeast Region poll to be released before Sunday night's Selection Show for the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship.
March 6, 2013 King Softball Announces Schedule Change King University Softball has added a midweek doubleheader to their upcoming schedule.
March 5, 2013 Women's Basketball almost pulls off an upset as they fall 61-67 to Limestone ! Bonnie Durrett led with 19 rebounds and 14 points !
March 4, 2013 King falls 80-90 to Erskine in 1st round Tourn. Action Eddie Piccinini led with 20 points while Jason Seymore records a double/double with 18pts/12Rebounds.
March 4, 2013 Ragan competes on US World Cup team Lady Tornado wrestling star Alli Ragan, became the first King University wrestler to represent USA on a Senior Level team this past weekend.
March 4, 2013 King/Limestone Game Time Changed King's Women's Basketball game vs. Limestone on Tuesday has been moved up to a 5:30pm tip-off.
March 4, 2013 King/Newberry Softball Rescheduled for Saturday The softball doubleheader between King and Newberry scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9.
March 4, 2013 Baseball Schedule Changes Tuesday's scheduled baseball game vs Brevard has been rescheduled due to inclement weather expected to move through the region tonight and tomorrow.
March 4, 2013 Men's Golf 12th After Day 1 at Rendleman Invite Richard Powell led the Tornado on day 1 of the Richard Rendleman Invitational, hosted by Catawba College.
March 3, 2013 Baseball defeats Barton 6-5 ! Josh Huffman hits 3-run home run.
March 3, 2013 LMU drops King Softball 12-11 in extra innings (8). Christina Melcher and Stephanie Rodriguez each have 3 hits.
March 3, 2013 King defeats Lenoir-Rhyne 5-4 in 8 innings !! Hannah Light strikes out 6 on her way to win #3 of the season.
March 2, 2013 King's Tennis earns another win on the road Tennis team blanks Benedict College
March 2, 2013 Baseball splits DH with Barton ! Hunter Smith hits Grand Slam in Game #2
March 2, 2013 Volleyball drops 3 at Lindenwood Tournament. Stephen Brown leads with 22 kills !
March 1, 2013 Home Court Advantage = Senior Night Success 87-72 Logan Lyle led the Tornado with 25 pionts !
March 1, 2013 King W. Basketball defeats N. Greenville 72-64 Brooke Johnson scores 18 points in final 6 minutes !
February 28, 2013 Women's Soccer Announces New Signee Women's Soccer Coach Simon Duffy has annuonced the signing of Shalissa Barnett as a member of the recruiting class of 2013.
February 27, 2013 Baseball improves to 10-6 on the season. Hunter Smith has 6 RBI on the day with a HR and 2 doubles !
February 27, 2013 Men's Basketball Ranked 5th in NCAA Southeast Region After dropping a road game at Limestone and winning a nail-biter against Coker at home last week, the King men's basketball team dropped from #3 to #5 in this week's NCAA Southeast Region rankings.
February 27, 2013 Chell Announced as New SID Travis Chell has been announced as King's new Sports Information Director, and will begin his duties on March 18.
February 27, 2013 King's Tennis earns its 1st conference win against NGU Both Teams traveled to Tigerville for the first conference match this season
February 26, 2013 Baseball Schedule Changes King makes changes to baseball due to inclement weather....
February 26, 2013 Women's Basketball defeats Converse 65-44 ! Chelsea Bowling leads the Tornado with 14 points.
February 26, 2013 Men's Golf Ranked 18th in Latest Golfstat Poll The men's golf team cracked the Golfstat Top 25 for the first time this season, landing at #18 in the most recent poll.
February 26, 2013 King Lady Tornado Take First at Converse Invite Sophomore Cortnee Young shot an 83 to earn medalist honors and lead the Lady Tornado to a first place finish at the Converse Invite on Monday in Spartanburg, SC.
February 25, 2013 King Baseball Drops Doubleheader at Belmont Abbey Josh Huffman had two RBI on the day to lead the Tornado.
February 25, 2013 King Softball Versus Lincoln Memorial Postponed The King University softball doubleheader versus Lincoln Memorial University has been postponed due to expected rain.
February 24, 2013 King Softball Downs Shepherd at Pioneer Classic The Lady Tornado offense got on track early to end an eight-game losing streak.
February 24, 2013 Davis and Passmore Place at Super Region II Championships Both Cody Davis and Dyvon Passmore had sixth-place finishes to lead the Tornado at the Super Region II Championships.
February 24, 2013 Baseball hands Belmont Abbey their first loss of the season with a 12-6 victory ! Garrett Cook hits 3 Home Runs on the day !
February 23, 2013 King Softball Drops Two at Pioneer Classic Augusta State defeated King 3-2 in the first game, and the Lady Tornado fell to West Georgia in game two.
February 23, 2013 King Second Half Charge Comes Up Short Against Coker The Lady Tornado had four players who scored in double figures, including Chelsea Bowling, who went 11-for-12 at the line as part of her 14 points.
February 23, 2013 Tornado drops a 3-1 decision to Erskine Men's Volleyball starts slow comes on late but loses in 4 sets.
February 23, 2013 Piccinini's Clutch Free Throws Edge Coker, 73-72 Eddie Piccinini scored 22 points, including two free throws with 2.5 seconds left. Jason Seymore added a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
February 23, 2013 King Men's Volleyball gets Conf. Carolinas victory over Barton A mix of youth and senior leadership contribute to conference victory
February 22, 2013 Schedule Change for Baseball Impending weather in the Charlotte area has resulted in a schedule change for the Conference Carolinas series between King and Belmont Abbey
February 22, 2013 King Cheer finishes 5th in Nation at Cheersport Nationals This past weekend King Cheer hit the road to Nationals at Cheersport held in Atlanta, GA. The Lady Tornado competed two days in the College Level 4 division against Widener University, University of North Carolina, University of Georgia, Brenau University, Polk State College, Savannah State University, and East TN State University.
February 22, 2013 King Men's Volleyball defeats Emmanuel 3-1 King Volleyball defeats Emmanuel and will host Erskine and Barton tomorrow afternoon.
February 22, 2013 Conference Carolinas Announces Basketball All Academic Teams King men's and women's basketball was well-represented on the Conference Carolinas All-Academic Teams, released earlier today, placing a total of eight student athletes on the teams.
February 21, 2013 King Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 King Athletics announces the Class of 2013 Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame
February 21, 2013 Rankings Matter in Division II Athletic Director David Hicks shares insights as to why rankings matter in Division II
February 20, 2013 King Offense Stalls in Second Half at Limestone The Tornado trailed by only four at the break, but Limestone pulled away in the second half.
February 20, 2013 King Ranked #3 in First NCAA Southeast Region Poll When the first NCAA Southeast Regional rankings came out today, the King Men's Basketball team found themselves ranked third, behind USC-Aiken and Lincoln Memorial.
February 20, 2013 Lady Tornado Charge Comes Up Just Short at Limestone Bonnie Durrett had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Tornado effort against the top team in the conference.
February 20, 2013 Basketball Game Times Changed Game times for King's women's and men's basketball games vs. Coker on Saturday, February 23 have been changed to 2:00pm (women) and 4:00pm (men). Come support the Tornado!!
February 20, 2013 King gets 12-8 road victory over Carson-Newman ! Alex Gonzalez picks up his second victory of the season.
February 19, 2013 King Men's Volleyball Cancer Awareness Weekend During the weekend of Feb. 22-23, King Men's Volleyball will host a Cancer Awareness Weekend.
February 18, 2013 Lady Tornado Drop Pair of Games to USC Aiken The King University Softball team lost a pair of games to USC Aiken Monday afternoon, dropping game one 4-1 in nine innings and dropping game two by 5-0 decision at the King University softball complex
February 17, 2013 King Univ. Baseball defeats Glenville State 13-12 … (Feb. 17, 2013) King Univ. Baseball gets a weekend sweep over Glenville State as the Tornado rally in the bottom of the 9th inning to pick up a 13-12 victory in today’s game.
February 16, 2013 Baseball Rolls to 17-1 Win Against Glenville State Every King position player had at least one run scored while Wes Houser pitched six strong innings for the Tornado.
February 16, 2013 Standifer Leads King to Big Win Over Mount Olive King expanded upon a 12-point lead at half by exploding with a 52-point second in their 91-58 victory against Mount Olive. Drew Standifer finished with a career-high 23 points.
February 16, 2013 Wiese Makes Tornado History at Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships Kelsey Wiese won the 100-yard backstroke to become the first women’s conference champion in swimming for King University.
February 16, 2013 Women’s Basketball Falls to Mount Olive Bonnie Durrett tallied 13 points and 9 rebounds and Chelsea Bowling added 10 points, but it was not enough as the Lady Tornado fell to Mount Olive, 56-53.
February 16, 2013 Track & Field Sweeps Indoor Championships, Witt Named Track Athlete of the Year The men’s track & field team made a late push to take over first place and complete a sweep of the team Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships.
February 15, 2013 Women’s Soccer Announces Signing of Three Head Coach Simon Duffy and the women’s soccer staff signed three individuals for next year’s squad.
February 15, 2013 King Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Ohio Dominican The Tornado won game 1, 8-5, behind Hunter Smith’s four-hit game. Ohio Dominican came back in game two with a 9-3 win.
February 15, 2013 Lady Tornado Drop Twinbill with Lenior-Rhyne Freshman Octavia Lewis-Rand slammed her first career home run in King’s game two loss to the Bears. She and Christina Melcher led the team with two hits, each.
February 14, 2013 Day One of Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships Complete Two relay teams and four individual members of the King swimming & diving team were in action in the first day of the ASC Championships.
February 14, 2013 Seven Named to Academic All-Conference Team King University posted seven members of its Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field programs to the Academic All-Conference Team.
February 14, 2013 Conference Carolinas Inaugural Indoor Track & Field Championships Set for Saturday King Men’s and Women’s Track & Field will head to Winston Salem, N.C. with No. 1 regional ranking seeking first indoor team title.
February 14, 2013 King Athletics Announces Schedule Alterations Due to weather and other conflicts, Tornado Athletics has announced multiple schedule alterations for the weekend and next week.
February 14, 2013 USC-Aiken / King Doubleheader Rescheduled for Monday Saturday’s scheduled game against the USC-Aiken Pacers has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 18.
February 13, 2013 King Cheer to Compete at Cheersport Nationals This Weekend After months of preparation, Coach Amber King and the KU cheer team will compete at the 2013 Cheersport Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. this weekend.
February 13, 2013 Second Half Outburst Helps King Down Bobcats Logan Lyle exploded from three-point land, hitting 6-of-8 and leading the Tornado with a season-high 26 points in the team’s 88-64 win over Lees-McRae.
February 13, 2013 Funk Shines From Outside in Loss After a first set that combined for more than 60 points scored, Limestone rolled to a 3-0 (33-31, 25-20, 25-19) victory. Jeremy Funk led King with 13 kills.
February 13, 2013 Lady Tornado Storm Back in Second Half at Lees-McRae Stephanie Brantley came off the bench to score 15 and was one of five players to score at least nine points for the Lady Tornado.
February 12, 2013 White Shuts Down Pioneers in First Career Start, King Splits Freshman pitcher Morgan White tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout against the Pioneers in King’s split with Tusculum College.
February 12, 2013 Baseball v. Mars Hill Rescheduled for Tuesday Due to incoming weather patterns, King Baseball has changed the Mars Hill game to Tuesday afternoon.
February 12, 2013 Lions Take Down Tornado in Home Opener King Baseball held their own through seven innings against Mars Hill College but surrendered a four-run eighth inning, leading to an 8-2 defeat.
February 12, 2013 Gouge, Powell Lead in Runner-Up Finish in Spring Season Opener Led by sophomore Taylor Gouge, the King men’s golf team finished second overall. Gouge placed fourth individually with a 1-under par second round.
February 12, 2013 Belmont Abbey Downs King in Three Matthew Lychock nearly tied his career high in kills with 12 in a 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 loss to the Crusaders.
February 11, 2013 King Drops Pair of One-Run Games to Carson-Newman The Lady Tornado were edged out twice with a pair of wild endings resulting in a 4-3 and 10-9 defeat in extra innings to finish Tuesday’s doubleheader.
February 11, 2013 King Tennis Ready to Begin Season Saturday The men’s team finished fourth in the conference last season, and Head Coach Kethan Darbar is excited about the upcoming Tornado Tennis season.
February 11, 2013 Men’s Golf Opens Spring Season, Closes Day 1 in Fifth King Men’s Golf opened the spring season with a day-one, fifth place finish at the 2013 Spring Kick-Off Intercollegiate tournament.
February 10, 2013 Houser Helps Tornado Take Series with Strong Outing Wes Houser went eight strong innings in King’s 5-4 win over North Georgia. Jose Sola went 3-for-5 and closed the door in the series-clinching win.
February 10, 2013 Witt Finishes Second at Virginia Tech Elite Meet Hannah Witt finished second in the women’s 5,000-meter run, defeating a host of NCAA Division I runners at this weekend’s Va. Tech Elite meet.
February 9, 2013 King Erases Eight-Run Deficit but Falls Short at NGU Garrett Cook’s fourth-inning grand slam helped erase an eight-run deficit but the Saints’ pulled away with an 11-9 win.
February 9, 2013 King Ends Tournament On High Note, Defeats Rust in Four Mason Casner and Matthew Lychock each tallied seven kills in the Tornado’s 25-22, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21 win over Rust College.
February 9, 2013 Tornado Wrestling Splits Dual Meets in Ohio King defeated Lake Erie, but came up just short against No. 13 Mercyhurst.
February 9, 2013 Second-half Surge Lifts Lady Tornado to Victory Bonnie Durrett led King with 12 points while turning in her ninth double-double of the season in a 51-48 win over the Crusaders.
February 9, 2013 Offensive Drought Spurs Late Run in Loss to Belmont Abbey Belmont Abbey used a late 21-3 run to defeat King, 110-92, in the Wheeler Center. Drew Standifer and Aaron Wheeler both set new career highs in points scored.
February 9, 2013 Lady Tornado Softball Split Doubleheader to Open Season Hannah Light carried her momentum from last season to start off this season with a complete-game shutout. King fell in the second half of the doubleheader.
February 8, 2013 SAAC Names Ragan, Knobloch Student-Athletes of the Month Alli Ragan (women’s wrestling) and Christian Knobloch (men’s swimming & diving) were named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month for January.
February 8, 2013 Brown Tallies 15 Kills in Day One of Emmanuel Tournament Junior Stephen Brown combined for 15 kills in two matches as the Tornado went 1-1 in the first day of this weekend’s tournament.
February 8, 2013 Rhodes Tosses No-No in Road Win at North Georgia Junior hurler Cory Rhodes kept the North Georgia Saints offense silent by tossing a no-hitter in the Tornado’s 3-0 win on Friday.
February 7, 2013 AD David Hicks Blog - Fourth Edition! While winter sports and weather predominate the Tri-Cities area, we all hope the 'spring sports' warm us all up!
February 6, 2013 Witt Earns Conference Weekly Honor for Second Straight Week Distance runner Hannah Witt was named the Conference Carolinas Female Indoor Track Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.
February 6, 2013 Lady Tornado Grounds Flying Fleet, 55-36 King defense held the Erskine Flying Fleet to just 20 percent shooting, aided by Alley Sprouse’s four blocks and 14 rebounds.
February 6, 2013 Fleet Crash and Burn in Rematch with Tornado Logan Lyle flashed the hot hand in the second half, supplementing King’s 67-59 win over Erskine on Solid Blue 2013.
February 5, 2013 Lady Tornado Softball Ready to Begin Title Defense The Lady Tornado was selected third in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll after winning the conference tournament last year.
February 5, 2013 Acrobatics & Tumbling to Hold Prospects Camp Those high school students interested in being on the first King Acrobatics & Tumbling team can participate in a prospects camp, March 2.
February 4, 2013 Sensational Seventh Inning Lifts King over Claflin University The Tornado cashed in on three Panther errors and put together a six-run seventh inning in its 15-9 victory, Sunday afternoon.
February 2, 2013 Turnovers Marr King in Loss to Barton King’s shooting hardships continued and were coupled with 22 turnovers in their 54-43 loss to Barton College in the Student Center Complex, Saturday night.
February 2, 2013 Tornado Take Down No. 10 Francis Marion Three unearned runs in the middle innings led the Tornado to their first win of the season over nationally-ranked Francis Marion University. 4-2.
February 2, 2013 Witt, Frantom Highlight at Hilton Garden Invitational Hannah Witt earned another event victory while Spencer Frantom broke one King indoor track record this weekend in Winston Salem, N.C.
February 2, 2013 Five Compete at Dave Schultz Memorial International King University had five members from its squad represent the school at the 2013 Dave Schultz Memorial International paced by to fourth place finishes.
February 2, 2013 Tornado Feeling Charitable, Serves Defeat to No. 12 Barton King set a school record with 45 made free throws to help defeat No. 12 Barton for the second time this season.
February 1, 2013 By the Dozens! Career Nights by Koebel, Casner Dispose of Cobras Michael Koebel and Mason Casner each smashed 12 kills in the Tornado’s 3-1 (25-10, 25-20, 25-27, 25-20) win over Coker College.
February 1, 2013 Opening Day Spoiled with Loss to Abbeys Belmont Abbey delivered an 11-1 loss to King Baseball on its opening day of the 2013 season.
January 31, 2013 King to Hold Youth Basketball Night Saturday This Saturday evening, King will hold Youth Basketball Night. Any child playing in an area parks and/or rec basketball league will have free admission to both games.
January 31, 2013 King Holds No. 1 Spot in Men’s and Women’s Regional Rankings King University Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field are both ranked No. 1 in the most recent Southeast Region rankings.
January 31, 2013 Women’s Golf Slated for Top-3 Finish King Women’s Golf was selected to finish third in the 2013 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
January 31, 2013 Trio of Pins Part of 45-3 Domination of Belmont Abbey King rolled out nine straight victories, including three pins and a tech fall, in their 45-3 regional win over the Belmont Abbey Crusaders.
January 30, 2013 Conference Preseason Poll Tabs Men’s Tennis Fourth Conference Carolinas released its preseason coaches’ poll and deemed King University Men’s Tennis to finish fourth in 2013.
January 30, 2013 Witt Named Women’s Indoor Track Player of the Week Hannah Witt was one of four Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honorees in the first awards of the 2013 Indoor Track & Field season.
January 30, 2013 Crusaders Overcome Lady Tornado Brooke Johnson led the King women’s basketball team with 15 points in their 84-67 loss to North Greenville University.
January 30, 2013 Wolves Take Dual Meet, 29-9 Tornado Wrestling fell to 3-2 in dual meets after dropping a 29-9 decision to the Newberry College Wolves. Three grapplers left with wins for King.
January 30, 2013 Tornado Outlasted in Tigerville, Piccinini Leads with 17 North Greenville used a 12-6 rally at the beginning of the second half and held on toward a 63-55 win over the King Tornado.
January 29, 2013 King Softball Third in Conference Preseason Poll Head Coach Jenn Testa and KU Lady Tornado Softball have been selected to finish third in the 2013 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
January 26, 2013 Ragan, Perez Crowned National Champions! King Places Third Juniors Alli Ragan and Kat Perez won individual national championships for the Lady Tornado while the team placed third overall at the 2013 WCWA National Championships.
January 26, 2013 Tornado Downed by Saints, 3-0 Michael Koebel led the Tornado men’s volleyball team with nine kills in the team’s 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-20) loss to Limestone, Saturday afternoon.
January 26, 2013 Cobras Overcome Tornado in Second Half Both teams shot above 45 percent from the field and had near-replica but trips to the free throw line in the second half helped Coker separate itself for a 79-70 win over King.
January 26, 2013 Lady Tornado Conquered by Cobras Despite sophomore Bonnie Durrett’s eighth double-double of the season, the Coker Cobras held on to a double-digit lead for most of the game in their 73-63 win over King.
January 26, 2013 King Wraps Up Competition at Liberty Open Hannah Witt took second in the 3,000-meter run to lead the Tornado while Alexis Robinson and Shelbie Burchfield each had a pair of top-five finishes.
January 25, 2013 WCWA National Championships Wrap Up Day One The Lady Tornado advanced 10 wrestlers to Saturday’s semifinal rounds while seven more still have a chance to earn All-American honors.
January 25, 2013 Tornado Turn Down Fleet in Three Senior outside hitter Michael Koebel led King (3-4, 2-3 CC) with eight kills in their straight-set victory over the Erskine Flying Fleet, Friday night.
January 25, 2013 AD David Hicks Blog - Third Edition! Over the last week a flurry of activity has occurred on King's campus, and now you can hear from the man closest to the center of it.
January 24, 2013 Saints Break Away from Tornado Late With eight minutes remaining and a tie game in place, Limestone held King to two points for the duration of the game and raced to a 72-52 win.
January 24, 2013 KU Rises Above Saints in Final Minute of Thrilling Conference Win The Student Center Complex shook with newly-minted K-U chants as King overcame the Limestone Saints, 76-73, behind Eddie Piccinini’s 18 points.
January 23, 2013 King Picked Third in Conference Preseason Poll Conference Carolinas released the 2013 Preseason Coaches’ Poll on Wednesday, citing King as being to finish third.
January 23, 2013 Tornado Overcome Bobcats, Rule Nets in Five-Set Win Down 2-1, King used strong hitting and an overwhelming defense at the net to earn a come-from-behind, 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 20-25, 25-15, 18-16) victory over Lees-McRae.
January 23, 2013 King College Changes Status and Official Name to “King University” One of the oldest private institutions of higher learning in the Southeast for over 140 years is announcing it will be renamed King University.
January 22, 2013 Tornado Athletics Hosts Military/Veteran Appreciation Night Tonight! King will host Military and Veteran Appreciation Night tonight! Active or veteran military personnel and their families are welcome to both basketball games, free of charge.
January 22, 2013 WCWA Releases Latest Rankings, King Tabbed Third Heading into the week of the WCWA National Championships, the association released its second set of rankings this season placing the Lady Tornado third in the country.
January 22, 2013 Victory in Final Bout Clinches Road Dual After taking a tie into the final bout of the evening, Garrett Fosdyck earned a decision win to give King a 21-18 victory over regional foe, Limestone College.
January 21, 2013 Tornado Rebound with 72-48 Drubbing of Rival Bobcats The Tornado did all the little things right by limiting turnovers, winning the rebounding game, and presenting a strong defense in its win over Lees-McRae
January 21, 2013 Lady Tornado Muscle Way to 61-44 Victory Over Bobcats King dominated the boards and the paint while Bonnie Durrett notched her seventh double-double of the season in the team’s win over Lees-McRae.
January 19, 2013 King Wraps Up Competition at Day Two of Niswonger Invitational Kendra Sokol had the highest individual finish for the Tornado of the day, while the men’s 4x400 relay team of Reggie Warren, Alson Edgecombe, Jordan Tippens, and Justin Newring cracked the top-five.
January 19, 2013 King Athletics to Host Make-A-Wish Night for Local Youth Enjoy a night of King Basketball and help grant Kellan's wish to go to Disney this Thursday night!
January 19, 2013 Queens Shoots Way Past Lady Tornado, 78-53 King’s offense struggled while Queens (N.C.) shot north of 40 percent in Saturday’s 78-53 loss for the Lady Tornado. Stephanie Brantley led King with 11 points.
January 19, 2013 Mars Hill Sweeps Tornado in Dual Meet Rachel Fuller and Kelsey Wiese earned individual victories despite King Swimming and Diving falling twice at Mars Hill College.
January 19, 2013 King Falls in Four to Pfeiffer Michael Koebel led the Tornado with 12 kills, but it wasn’t enough as King dropped its third straight match of the young season to Pfeiffer.
January 19, 2013 Piccinini Tosses in 20, Tornado Fall to Royals Senior Eddie Piccinini led the Tornado with 20 points and kept King within reach of Queens before the Royals pulled away with a 66-54 victory.
January 18, 2013 Tornado Complete Day One of Niswonger Invitational Hannah Witt set a new school record in the 5,000-meter run en route to a sixth place finish while Shelbie Burchfield started her path toward qualifying for nationals, strongly.
January 18, 2013 Tornado to Compete at Local Niswonger Invitational This Weekend King Men’s and Women’s Track & Field will be in action locally this weekend at the Niswonger Invitational, hosted by ETSU in Johnson City, Tenn.
January 17, 2013 Women’s Volleyball Announces Signing of Two Local Front Liners Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Chris Toomey has announced the signing of two Kingsport, Tenn. natives, Sarah Collins and Ashton Beckner.
January 16, 2013 Four Straight! Durrett Records Another Double-Double in Win Bonnie Durrett put up 16 points and 14 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double while Stephanie Brantley’s career-high 25 led King to a 73-58 win over Converse.
January 15, 2013 Tornado Take Down Ohio Valley, 28-15 King Men’s Wrestling improved to 2-1 in dual meet competition with its 28-15 victory over the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots on Tuesday night.
January 15, 2013 Tornado Continue to Receive Votes in Latest NABC Poll King Men’s Basketball is currently receiving votes in the latest NABC/Division II Coaches’ Poll, released Jan. 15.
January 15, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Announces Schedule Alteration Games originally scheduled for January 24 have been altered. King will not play P.R.-Rio Piedras and have rescheduled their match versus Lees-McRae.
January 14, 2013 King Places 205 Student-Athletes on Fall Presidential Honor Roll Conference Carolinas released its list of student-athletes named to the 2012-13 Fall Presidential Honor Roll. King had 205 named to the honor.
January 13, 2013 Lady Tornado Finish Third at NWCA/Cliff Keen Nationals King Women’s Wrestling defeated Missouri Valley in the consolation round of the Women’s division to take third place.
January 12, 2013 Defense Sets the Tone in 67-51 Victory Over Falcons The No. 22 King Tornado held Pfeiffer to 12 first-half points to pace them toward a 67-51 victory. Jason Seymore led King with 16 points.
January 12, 2013 Johnson, Durrett Lead King to Upset Win Brooke Johnson led the Lady Tornado with 21 points while Bonnie Durrett’s fifth double-double of the season helped knock off Pfeiffer.
January 12, 2013 King Drops Two Heartbreakers in Five Sets Belmont Abbey saved two match points and came back to defeat King. Quincy had a strong performance in the fifth set to take the second half of the doubleheader.
January 11, 2013 King Connects in First Win Over Rust College Eddie Moushikhian and Mason Casner each had six kills to lead the Tornado to their first win of the 2013 season in straight sets.
January 11, 2013 Men’s Wrestling Defeats Maryville, Falls to Indianapolis The Tornado began the day with a decisive 30-14 win over Maryville before dropping a 29-12 decision to Indianapolis on Friday.
January 10, 2013 King Athletics Invites You to Community Appreciation Night Admission will be free to Saturday evening’s women and men’s basketball games for all Bristol, TN/VA and TriCities residents.
January 10, 2013 Tornado Drop Opener in Tough Three-Set Loss to Mount Olive King Men’s Volleyball opened their season with a well-fought, 3-0 loss to the conference preseason favorite Mount Olive Trojans.
January 9, 2013 AD David Hicks Blog - Second Edition! Athletic Director David Hicks posts his thoughts on King's accomplishments in 2012 and looking into 2013!
January 9, 2013 Durrett Turns in Career-High 21, Lady Tornado Defeat Erskine 63-47 Sophomore Bonnie Durrett recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds in King’s victory.
January 9, 2013 Men’s Volleyball Opens 2013 Season Versus Mount Olive Fresh faces and new weapons help Tornado Men’s Volleyball reload for the 2013 season. King opens the season on Thursday at home.
January 9, 2013 Women’s Track & Field Tabbed to Finish Third Conference Carolinas released its 2013 Women’s Track & Field Preseason Coaches’ rankings. King was selected to finish third.
January 9, 2013 Erskine Shoots Way to Upset Over No. 22 King The Flying Fleet forced 23 turnovers and shot above 50 percent in its 77-61 upset win over No. 22 King. Logan Lyle led the Tornado with 16 points.
January 8, 2013 Men’s Track and Field Selected Second in Preseason Poll King Men’s Track & Field was selected to finish third as announced by the 2013 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
January 8, 2013 Seymore Tabbed Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Senior Jason Seymore was rewarded for his solid play after being named Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
January 8, 2013 Tornado Ranked 22nd in NABC/Division II Poll King achieved its highest national ranking since joining NCAA Division II after the latest NABC/Division II Poll tabbed the Tornado No. 22 in the country.
January 7, 2013 King Ranked Fifth in Conference Preseason Poll Men’s Volleyball has been tabbed to finish fifth in 2013 based on the Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released today.
January 7, 2013 John Miglarese Introduced as Men’s Soccer Head Coach King has named John Miglarese, most recently of John Brown University, as its head men’s soccer coach.
January 5, 2013 Comeback Falls Short in Loss to Belmont Abbey Stephanie Brantley scored a career-high 18 points to help spur a comeback, but fell just short in a 60-56 loss, Saturday night.
January 5, 2013 They Come in Threes, Nine Place in Top-3 of Waldorf Open Alli Ragan, Sarah Hildebrandt, and Malexis McAdoo all took first place in their respective divisions at Saturday’s Waldorf Open.
January 5, 2013 Lyle Leads Tornado Past Crusaders, 80-67 Logan Lyle scored a team-high 21 points in King’s win over Belmont Abbey, Saturday night, to remain undefeated in conference play.
January 4, 2013 UT Football Legends to Speak at King Former UT Volunteers Phil Fulmer, Peerless Price, and Al Wilson are set to speak at King on Jan. 29.
January 4, 2013 King Women’s Soccer Announces February Skills Camp Head Coach Simon Duffy has announced King will host a winter skills camp on Feb. 9 at Parks Field. Registration is currently open.
January 3, 2013 Tornado Set New Shooting Records, Upend No. 15 Barton, 97-72 King set a new team shooting record, hitting 70.6 percent of their shots in their upset win over nationally ranked Barton.
January 3, 2013 Bulldog Defense Stalls Lady Tornado King was held to 29.2 percent shooting in its 57-43 loss to the Barton Bulldogs. Bonnie Durrett was one of three players with eight points.
December 30, 2012 Tornado Close Nonconference Schedule with Comeback Win Over Pacers King overtook the Pacers with 9:47 remaining and held off their charge with clutch bench play and strong defense in their 88-84 win.
December 18, 2012 Merry Christmas from King Athletics! From all 25 varsity sports programs and the entire Athletics staff, have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
December 18, 2012 Lady Tornado Defeat Salem International Again for Third Straight Win Senior Allison Bosse was one rebound short of a double-double and led the Lady Tornado with 11 points in their 65-45 victory of the Tigers.
December 18, 2012 Women’s Basketball Signs Four to National Letters of Intent Women’s Basketball head coach, Josh Thompson, has announced the signing of four student-athletes to NLIs for the 2013-14 season.
December 16, 2012 Late Run Falls Short in Loss to No. 20 LMU King Men’s Basketball (7-1) nearly overcame a sub-par shooting night against No. 20 Lincoln Memorial but dropped a 75-68 decision.
December 14, 2012 Battle in Harrogate Pits Tornado Against No. 20 Railsplitters King (RV) will take on No. 20 Lincoln Memorial (6-1) in high-stakes, regional battle at Tex Turner Arena this Sunday.
December 10, 2012 Spencer Frantom Named Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year Conference Carolinas released its Fall Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards. Spencer Frantom (cross country) was one of five honorees.
December 8, 2012 Tornado Competes at UNI Open Andrew Lutterloh led King Men’s Wrestling with four wins at the 2012 UNI Open, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa.
December 8, 2012 Standifer & Co. Put Away Blues Freshman Drew Standifer scored a career-high 20 points in King’s 87-53 victory over Bluefield State College to remain undefeated.
December 8, 2012 Rogers Rides to Two Victories, Dupre Wins First Race Freshmen Megan Rogers and Reuben Dupre rode to a combined three victories at last weekend's Cobra-Tornado Classic.
December 8, 2012 Women’s Swimming & Diving Sweep in Double Dual at Ferrum The Lady Tornado swimming & diving team won eight events in taking a pair of victories from Ferrum College in their double dual on Saturday.
December 7, 2012 Men’s Volleyball Reaches Out to Youth at YWCA of Bristol King Men’s Volleyball gave back to the community by teaching and supporting young boys and girls at the YWCA of Bristol.
December 7, 2012 AD David Hicks Blog - First Edition! Why does Athletic Director David Hicks put so much effort in doing what he does for Tornado Athletics? Read on in the first edition!
December 6, 2012 King Baseball Signs Five to National Letters of Intent Tornado Baseball has announced the signing of five student-athletes from Tennessee and Virginia that will join the team in 2013.
December 6, 2012 Ashley Ruth Featured on "Get to Know Your Student-Athletes" Women's track & field runner Ashley Ruth was featured by Conference Carolinas in "Get to Know Your Student-Athletes".
December 6, 2012 King Volleyball Honored with Conference Carolinas Team Sportsmanship Award Lady Tornado Volleyball earned the conference Team Sportsmanship Award, as recognition for their demeanor in competition.
December 5, 2012 SAAC Names Ramos, Frantom Student-Athletes of the Month The King Student-Athlete Advisory Committee named Lorrie Ramos and Spencer Frantom the November Student-Athletes of the Month.
December 4, 2012 Bowling's Double-Double Leads King to 71-47 Win King had another strong shooting night behind Allison Bosse and Chelsea Bowling's first double-double in their win over Salem International.
December 1, 2012 Rogers Takes Win at Mars Hill Cyclocross Megan Rogers made a splash in her first collegiate race, earning a win in the women’s 'B' event among a score of strong performances by the Tornado.
December 1, 2012 Crume Leads Tornado with Fourth Place Finish at Kaufman-Brand Open Three King Tornado men’s wrestlers placed in Saturday’s Maryville/Kaufman-Brand Open, led by sophomore Collin Crume’s fourth place finish at 133 pounds.
December 1, 2012 King Swimming & Diving Sweeps Warren Wilson The women took 12 event victories on the day, while the men won eight individual events at the meet against the Owls.
December 1, 2012 No. 1 Lady Tornado Wrestling Earns Narrow Victory Over Cumberlands Tied 18-18, Saturday’s dual meet between Cumberlands and King came down to the final bout where Malexis McAdoo earned the victory for the Lady Tornado.
December 1, 2012 Johnson, Lady Tornado Hold Off Royals in OT Brooke Johnson helped force overtime versus Queens (N.C.) while Bonnie Durrett and Kelly Jackson turned the tide during OT to edge the Royals, 85-82.
December 1, 2012 Strong Shooting Helps Tornado Remain Undefeated Logan Lyle quietly led Tornado Men’s Basketball with 20 points in the team’s 78-74 win over the Queens (N.C.) Royals.
December 1, 2012 Indoor Track & Field Opens at Appalachian Open The Tornado men’s and women’s track & field teams opened their indoor season at the Appalachian Open, hosted by Appalachian State University.
November 30, 2012 King Wrestling Gives Back to Bristol The King Wrestling Team donated their time and effort to help build the Bristol Ministry Mall.
November 27, 2012 Trojans Edge Lady Tornado Despite Second Half Comeback, 60-56 Brooke Johnson led the Lady Tornado with 12 points despite a 60-56 loss to Mount Olive on Tuesday night. King is now 0-2 in Conference Carolinas play.
November 27, 2012 Women’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award King Women’s Soccer is one of 726 soccer programs at the collegiate level to earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
November 27, 2012 Tornado Survives Wild Finish to Stay Undefeated Mount Olive and King exchanged rallies late in Tuesday night’s contest, but the Tornado pulled away with a 73-66 win to improve to 5-0 on the year.
November 26, 2012 King Second in Hawn Cup Fall Standings Following the fall season, King is second in the Joby Hawn Cup standings for excellence in conference-sponsored sports.
November 26, 2012 Tornado Athletic Club Launches Campaign 190 In commemoration of the 190 student-athletes that were named to the President Honor Roll last year, King has launched Campaign 190.
November 21, 2012 High School Athletes Invited to Visit King College King College will hold Athletic Visit Day on Dec. 1 for high school student-athletes interested in attending.
November 21, 2012 King Places 22nd in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Fall Standings King (22nd) was one of eight teams in the Southeast Region in the fall standings of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.
November 20, 2012 Durrett Doubles Up in Road Win at Mars Hill Sophomore Bonnie Durrett recorded the first double-double of her young career in the Lady Tornado’s 63-42 win at Mars Hill, Tuesday night.
November 20, 2012 King Leads Lees-McRae in Blue Ridge Cup Standings With six of the possible 25 points decided toward the battle for the inaugural Blue Ridge Cup, King leads Lees-McRae 4-2 after the fall athletic season.
November 20, 2012 Tornado Tame Lions, 103-79 Jason Seymore posted his second straight double-double while King was led by Eddie Piccinini’s 26 points in King’s 24-point win over the Mars Hill Lions.
November 18, 2012 Tornado Place Ten at King Open Madison Martin, Nic Stella, and Garrett Fosdyck all earned a top-3 finish in their respective weight classes at this weekend’s King Open wrestling tournament.
November 17, 2012 Pfeiffer Rallies in Second Half to Defeat King Alley Sprouse led the Lady Tornado with 15 points in King’s 63-55 loss to the Pfeiffer Falcons, Saturday afternoon.
November 17, 2012 Lady Tornado Wrestling Places Third at Harry Geris Duals Led by senior Emily Martin, the King women's wrestling team placed third overall at the prestigious Harry Geris Memorial Duals.
November 17, 2012 King Finishes 27th Overall at Nationals, Led by Frantom’s 43rd Place Finish Nearly every member of the Tornado men’s cross country team set new 10k PRs at the Division II National Championships en route to a 27th place overall finish.
November 17, 2012 Five Post Double Digit Points as Tornado Roll Over Falcons Logan Lyle led the Tornado with 19 points and was one of five King players to reach double digit point totals in their 103-78 win over the Pfeiffer Falcons.
November 16, 2012 Wasps Edge Lady Tornado, 96-83 King Women’s Swimming & Diving narrowly fell to the Emory & Henry Wasps at the E&H Aquatics Center on Friday evening.
November 14, 2012 Johnson Takes Lady Tornado to Victory Over VI in Season Opener King opened the 2012-13 season with a 76-60 victory over state-line rival, Virginia Intermont, Wednesday night. Brooke Johnson led with 15 points.
November 14, 2012 King Handles Tusculum in Season Opener, 91-78 Four of King’s five starters finished with double digit point totals in the team’s first home game of the season, a 91-78 win over Tusculum College.
November 13, 2012 King Alumni Reconnect, Compete in Ironman Triathlon Alumni Tim Hayse '02 and Lucas McCain '03 met first at King College, but leave it to sport as the reason for their reconnection.
November 13, 2012 King Athletics and ARC TV Announce Broadcasting Partnership Appalachian Regional Community Television (ARC TV) and King Athletics will partner to broadcast select athletic events for 2012-13.
November 11, 2012 Jeremy Miller Takes Third to Lead King at Wolfpack Open King competed in an open style tournament, hosted by North Carolina State, on Sunday. Jeremy Miller led the Tornado with a third place finish at 157 pounds.
November 11, 2012 McAdoo, Ramos Collect Victories at Missouri Valley Open Malexis McAdoo and Lorrie Ramos won their first tournaments at the Missouri Valley Open. In addition, King had four second and two third place finishes.
November 10, 2012 Swimming & Diving Take Victories Over Milligan Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving defeated the Milligan Buffaloes at Saturday’s double dual, hosted by the University of the Cumberlands.
November 10, 2012 King Falls to Belmont Abbey 3-0 to Conclude Season The Lady Tornado dropped a 3-0 decision to the No. 1 seed Crusaders in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal, ending their season.
November 10, 2012 Tornado Open Season with 71-69 Win Over Panthers In the finals seconds of the game King made a defensive stand that sealed a two-point win in their season opener over the Virginia Union Panthers.
November 10, 2012 King Men’s Basketball Opens Season Today at Virginia Union The defending Conference Carolinas regular season champion Tornado men’s basketball team will open the season at Virginia Union at 2 p.m.
November 9, 2012 Men’s Wrestling to Compete at Wolfpack Open, Announce Schedule Change Tornado Men’s Wrestling will head to the Wolfpack Open, hosted by North Carolina State University, this weekend.
November 9, 2012 Tipton Named Defensive Player of the Year, Three to All-Conference Teams Payton Tipton garnered Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year while joining Summer Kremer and Olivia Underwood on the All-Conference Team.
November 8, 2012 SAAC Hosts Successful Fundraiser to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief Tornado Athletics and SAAC raised over $350 and brought in a load of supplies for Hurricane Sandy victims at Tuesday’s basketball exhibition.
November 7, 2012 Payton Tipton, Pete Griffith Named Student-Athletes of the Month Payton Tipton (women’s volleyball) and Pete Griffith (men’s soccer) have been named the Student-Athletes of the Month by SAAC.
November 7, 2012 Lady Tornado to Head to Belmont Abbey for Tournament Opener King Women’s Volleyball will open the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament this Saturday at Belmont Abbey College.
November 5, 2012 Trio Named to Academic All-Conference Team Three King women’s volleyball players were among the 38 named to the 2012 Academic All-Conference Team by Conference Carolinas on Monday.
November 5, 2012 Four Named to All-Region Team by USTFCCCA Following Saturday’s NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships, four King harriers were named to the All-Region Team.
November 5, 2012 Conference Carolinas to Sponsor Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Conference Carolinas has announced that it will expand and sponsor 20 sports with the addition of men’s and women’s Indoor track & field, beginning this year.
November 4, 2012 Tornado Faces Strong Competition at Hokie Open Brandon Tressler led the Tornado with three wins at Sunday’s Hokie Open. A host of King grapplers finished with a pair of wins at the tournament.
November 3, 2012 No. 1 King Cruises to Pair of Victories WCWA No. 1 Lady Tornado defeated Missouri Baptist and the University of the Cumberlands by large margins at the King College Duals.
November 3, 2012 King Harriers Take Their Marks for Regional Championship The King men’s and women’s cross country teams are set for the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championship, being held Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.
November 3, 2012 Men’s Cross Country Qualifies for Nationals, Women Finish Fourth at Regionals For the first time in program history, Tornado men's cross country qualified for Nationals after finishing third at the Division II Southeast Regional Championships.
November 3, 2012 Swimming & Diving Place Fifth at Sewanee Invitational Kelsey Wiese and Samantha Norman led the way with a combined three event victories as both the men’s and women’s team placed fifth overall.
November 2, 2012 King Clinches Playoff Berth Behind 17 Kremer Kills King College defeated Limestone, 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-21) on Senior Night, sending Jessica Hammond out a winner and the team with a spot in the postseason tournament.
November 1, 2012 Lady Tornado Dominate, Down Rams in Three Summer Kremer led King with 12 kills in the team’s 3-0 win over the Winston-Salem Rams. They will play Limestone in their final regular season match, Friday.
November 1, 2012 Heidi Steger Named to All-Conference Team Senior midfielder Heidi Steger was named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Second Team on Thursday.
October 31, 2012 Review King's Preseason Opener Against VI Check out the highlight's of Tuesday's 82-69 victory over state-line rival, Virginia Intermont!
October 31, 2012 Louis Thorpe Resigns as Head Men’s Soccer Coach Louis Thorpe has resigned as head men’s soccer coach after completing his second season with the program and a storied history with King Soccer.
October 29, 2012 Lady Tornado Eliminated from Conference Tournament with 3-0 Loss King suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Lees-McRae Bobcats in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Tournament.
October 29, 2012 Monday's Volleyball Scheduled Altered King Women's Volleyball will now play one single match against Montevallo on Monday, Oct. 29, beginning at 2 p.m.
October 29, 2012 Montevallo Hits Way to 3-1 Win Over Lady Tornado Summer Kremer led the Lady Tornado with 10 kills but the team struggled offensively in a 3-1 (25-12, 16-25, 25-21, 25-12) loss to Montevallo.
October 29, 2012 Opening Round Kickoff Time Now Set for 2 p.m. King and Lees-McRae women's soccer will now meet at 2 p.m. for their first round, conference tournament contest.
October 27, 2012 Armstrong Guides King to 1-0 Victory in Season Finale Freshman Cheo Armstrong scored the lone goal in the Tornado’s 1-0 victory over Trevecca Nazarene, Saturday afternoon.
October 27, 2012 Trevecca Nazarene Shuts Down King, Advance to Conference Tourney Despite a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Trevecca Nazarene, the Lady Tornado will advance to the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight year.
October 27, 2012 Erskine Takes Down King in Three Three Lady Tornado players tallied double-digit digs, led by sophomore Payton Tipton who had 21 in a 3-0 loss to the Flying Fleet.
October 26, 2012 Wiese Continues to Swim Strong, Tornado Fall at Pfeiffer In King’s double dual with Pfeiffer and Milligan, Kelsey Wiese continued to surpass King records despite both team’s faltering in competition.
October 26, 2012 Lady Tornado Take Converse in Three King Women’s Volleyball earned its 13th win of the season in a 3-0 win over Converse. Summer Kremer and Lauren Willoughby led the team with nine kills.
October 26, 2012 Men’s Basketball to Host Alumni Game on Saturday Men’s Basketball will host an Alumni Game to bring back Tornado players from yesteryear for lighthearted and competitive fun before the start of the season.
October 25, 2012 Women’s Soccer to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Help Women’s Soccer raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation this Saturday at 1 p.m. in the team’s final home game of the season.
October 25, 2012 King Soccer Places Five on All-Academic Team Five student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Men's and Women's Soccer Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league.
October 24, 2012 Athletics Seeks Nominations for Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Tornado Athletics wants your voice and memories to be shared as we seek candidates for the King Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
October 24, 2012 King Swept in Straight Sets by Lees-McRae In the continuing Battle for the Blue Ridge Cup, Lees-McRae gained a point after defeating Lady Tornado Volleyball, 3-0, on Wednesday night.
October 24, 2012 Student-Athletes and Staff Get Crash Course on Hazing Former AD at the University of Vermont, Richard Farnham, spent time this week speaking to King student-athletes and staff on the dangers of hazing.
October 24, 2012 Gouge Named Conference Carolinas Male Golfer of the Week Elizabethon, Tenn. native Taylor Gouge has been named the Male Golfer of the Week by the conference office, Wednesday afternoon.
October 23, 2012 Lady Tornado Held Scoreless at Lees-McRae Morgan Lawson made 10 saves in a losing effort on Tuesday evening as King Women’s Soccer dropped a 1-0 decision to the Bobcats.
October 23, 2012 Alonso Cashes In, Scores Twice in 3-2 Win Luis Alonso scored his fourth and fifth goals to lead the Tornado on to a 3-2 victory over the Lees-McRae Bobcats in Banner Elk, N.C., Tuesday night.
October 22, 2012 Claxton Ranked Sixth in Preseason Individual Rankings Sophomore Tywan Claxton is among those ranked at the top of his weight class, as released by the NCAA.
October 20, 2012 King Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams Defeat Milligan but Fall to Mars Hill The Lady Tornado had six event victories on the day, and Kelsey Wiese was a part of three of those wins.
October 20, 2012 E. Martin, Hildebrandt Perfect in Silver Finish at Cliff Keen OCU Duals Emily Martin and Sarah Hildebrandt held perfect records n this weekend’s Cliff Keen OCU Duals, helping King to a second place finish at tournament’s end.
October 19, 2012 Avila, Brigato Lead Tornado to Victory Rodrigo Avila and Leo Brigato swept through their matches on both the singles and doubles sides in a 6-3 victory over Milligan College, Friday afternoon.
October 19, 2012 Amber King Named Acrobatics & Tumbling Head Coach Athletic Director David Hicks has announced that Amber King will serve as the first head coach of Acrobatics & Tumbling.
October 19, 2012 Women’s Cross Country Wins First Conference Carolinas Championship King College Women's Cross Country has won the 2012 Conference Carolinas Championship led by Kendra Sokol's second place finish.
October 19, 2012 King Swimming & Diving Opens Weekend at Conference Invite The King men’s and women’s swimming & diving team participated in Friday afternoon’s Conference Carolinas invitational, hosted by Converse College.
October 19, 2012 Tornado Falter Late in 3-2 Loss to Concord Pete Griffith scored his second and third goals of the season but was nullified by a pair of goals by the Mountain Lions to help them pull away, 3-2.
October 19, 2012 Noe Races to First Place Finish, Tornado Finish Second Jordan Noe earned his second straight win and was named Runner of the Year, while the Tornado took second place at the 2012 conference championships.
October 19, 2012 Concord Tops Lady Tornado in 1-0 Affair Despite Morgan Lawson making a career-high 12 saves, the Lady Tornado failed to score leading the Concord Mountain Lions to a 1-0 victory.
October 18, 2012 Six Named to Cross Country Academic All-Conference Team King Tornado Cross Country placed a league-high six student-athletes on the Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league on Thursday.
October 18, 2012 Cross Country Races into Concord for Conference Championships King College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country will head to Frank Liske Park in Concord, N.C. for Friday's Conference Carolinas Championships.
October 18, 2012 Women’s Wrestling Opens Collegiate Season at No. 2 OCU Saturday The preseason No. 1 Lady Tornado will begin its 2012-13 season Saturday at the Oklahoma City Duals to meet recently dethroned OCU on their home turf.
October 17, 2012 Tornado Fall Just Short in 3-2 Defeat to Erskine Pete Griffith nodded Wednesday’s match at two goals on a penalty kick but Erskine pulled away with the go-ahead goal in King’s 3-2 loss to the Fleet.
October 17, 2012 Steger Hits Game Winner, Lawson Pitches Shutout in 1-0 Win In a crucial game with serious playoff implications, the Lady Tornado rose to the call with a 1-0 win over Erskine behind Heidi Steger's goal.
October 16, 2012 Swallow Leads Lady Tornado to Fifth Place Finish The Lady Tornado finished fifth overall as a team at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational, led by Elizabeth Swallow who finished tied for fourth.
October 16, 2012 North Greenville Bests King, 3-1 Mariah Herington led the Lady Tornado with 10 kills in King’s 3-1 loss at North Greenville, Tuesday night.
October 16, 2012 Four Top-10 Finishes Propel King to Title at State Farm Intercollegiate Richard Powell was one of four King Tornado golfers to finish inside the top 10, helping King to its first tournament championship of the season.
October 15, 2012 Lady Tornado Fourth After Day One at Patsy Rendleman Invitational Elizabeth Swallow, Cortnee Young, and Anna Walker all broke 80 on day one of the Patsy Rendleman Invitational.
October 15, 2012 Powell, Maietta Help Lead King to Day One Lead King featured three top-10 performances at the State Farm Intercollegiate, hosted by Lincoln Memorial, leading the Tornado to the top spot after the first round.
October 15, 2012 King Tabbed Second in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll King Men’s Basketball was voted to finish second in the league following the release of the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches Poll.
October 13, 2012 Kremer Blasts 27 Kills, Lady Tornado Fall in Five to Trojans Summer Kremer was three kills away from joining the “30-kill club” in King's five-set loss against Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon.
October 13, 2012 Pfeiffer and King Battle to Nil-Nil Tie for Second Straight Meeting Both teams were held scoreless through 110 minutes with King’s Morgan Lawson totally 10 saves in the draw.
October 13, 2012 Swimming & Diving has Strong Showing at Berry Dual Meet King Swimming & Diving swept LaGrange College on both sides of the deck while the Tornado women’s earned a victory over host Berry College.
October 13, 2012 Strong Offense Helps Tornado Blank Pfeiffer 3-0 A trio of King players hit the back of the net as Joshua Feener kept his cage clean in the Tornado’s first win of the season, a 3-0 shutout over Pfeiffer.
October 13, 2012 King Tennis Splits Match at Georgetown King Men's Tennis improved to 3-1 on the season behind wins from its top five singles starters while the women's team fell to 0-3 against the Georgetown (Ky.) Tigers.
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October 10, 2012 King Fall in 5-1 Decision to Queens Pete Griffith scored his first goal of the season following a four-goal first half by the Royals. King lost to Queens (N.C.) by a 5-1 count.
October 10, 2012 Elizabeth Swallow Named Conference Female Golfer of the Week Elizabeth Swallow’s performances in her first two tournaments of the season have granted her Conference Carolinas Female Golfer of the Week honors.
October 10, 2012 Garland, Grigsby Serve as Spark but Not Enough in Loss to Queens Jamie Grigsby and Cassie Garland each had opportunities to find the back of the net but Queens delivered a 2-0 loss to the Lady Tornado, Wednesday night.
October 9, 2012 Taylor Gouge Wins Men’s Title, King Men and Women Take Second Taylor Gouge shot one-under par on day two to hold for the men’s individual title. Elizabeth Swallow's fourth place finish helped the women take second place.
October 9, 2012 Men’s Cross Country Retains No. 2 Regional Ranking The latest USTFCCCA regional rankings were released and recognized the Tornado men’s cross team as having held on to the No. 2 Southeast region spot.
October 9, 2012 King Breezes Over Barton, 3-0 Olivia Underwood dished out 22 assists while Summer Kremer threw down 14 kills to earn their second 3-0 victory in four matches.
October 9, 2012 Tornado Athletics Supports Cooper’s Race Benefit Members of various Tornado teams participated in “Cooper’s Race”, a fundraising event for mitochondrial disease which supported local youngster Cooper Castle.
October 8, 2012 King Holds Second on Both Sides at Home Invitational Taylor Gouge currently leads a field of 48 after shooting two-under par (68) in the first round of the King College Invitational. Elizabeth Swallow is tied for fifth.
October 8, 2012 ‘Black Out Barton’ with Women’s Volleyball on Tuesday S.L.A.C.K. and Chik-fil-A are sponsoring ‘Black Out Barton’ for Tuesday’s women’s volleyball match versus the Bulldogs with free food and glow sticks!
October 6, 2012 King Battles but Drops Pair in Saturday Doubleheader Kremer collected 41 kills over two matches to lead the Lady Tornado offensively but was not enough in a pair of four-set losses to Erskine and Carson-Newman.
October 6, 2012 King Swimming & Diving Downed by Limestone in Dual Rachel Fuller won the women’s 200-yard butterfly, highlighting the Tornado’s performance in a dual match with the Limestone Saints on Saturday.
October 6, 2012 Tornado Turned Down by Saints, 4-0 King battled to a scoreless first half with the Limestone Saints before the hosts delivered four unanswered goals to take away a 4-0 decision.
October 6, 2012 Lady Tornado Fall Short in 3-1 Loss to Saints Jamie Grigsby scored her third goal of the year to half the score against the Limestone Saints but were beaten by a 3-1 count on Saturday afternoon.
October 5, 2012 Cross Country Nearly Perfect in Pre-Conference Meet Sweep Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams won the first place in the team standings behind an effort from the men that earned them a near-perfect score.
October 5, 2012 Lady Tornado Back on Track, Defeat Valkyries 3-0 Summer Kremer helped the Lady Tornado snap a three-match losing streak behind 12 kills in their win over Converse College in straight sets.
October 4, 2012 Crusaders Mount Second Half Comeback, Edges King 2-1 Heidi Steger scored her second goal of the season while Amanda Huffaker made nine saves in a 2-1 loss to Belmont Abbey on Thursday afternoon.
October 4, 2012 Tornado Handed 1-0 Loss by Crusaders King nearly equalized the score with under 15 minutes to go, but Belmont Abbey held off King in a 1-0 decision.
October 3, 2012 King Ranked No. 1 in WCWA Rankings for First Time in School History For the first time in school history, King held the top spot while two held individual No. 1 rankings in the 2012 WCWA preseason rankings.
October 3, 2012 Frantom Earns Conference Men’s Runner of the Week Honors Junior Spencer Frantom was named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for the fifth week of the season.
October 2, 2012 Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate Wraps Up Final Round Richard Powell posted his second top-10 finish of the season, placing fifth overall and helping King to a sixth place team finish.
October 2, 2012 Kremer Ties Career High in Kills in Loss at Tusculum Summer Kremer tied a career high with 21 kills in the Lady Tornado’s four set loss to Tusculum on Tuesday night.
October 1, 2012 Tornado Golf Concludes First Round of Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate Men’s Golf finished their first round tied for third overall with two top-10 placers while the women’s team is currently seventh.
October 1, 2012 Pitts Announces Hire of Jeremy Yates, Promotion of Nick Pasqua King Men's Basketball announces the hiring of Jeremy Yates as interim assistant coach and the elevation of Nick Pasqua to associate head coach.
September 29, 2012 King Swimming & Diving Opens Season at Lindsey Wilson The women's team achieved seven individual victories, two relay team wins, and broke a school event record in a 127-112 loss to Lindsey Wilson on Saturday.
September 29, 2012 Tornado Drop 2-0 Decision to Barton Dante De Luca scored twice for Barton in their 2-0 victory over King. Cameron Sauro returned to the lineup and made three saves for the Tornado.
September 29, 2012 Early Goal Separates King From Win Versus Barton Barton College scored an early goal, marking the lone tally in the game that delivered a 1-0 loss to the Lady Tornado, Saturday afternoon.
September 29, 2012 Belmont Abbey Downs King, 3-0 The Lady Tornado dropped their second straight Conference Carolinas contest to Belmont Abbey College, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon.
September 28, 2012 Coker Downs Lady Tornado in Five Summer Kremer led the Lady Tornado with 11 digs despite their eight match win streak being snapped by the Cobras in a 3-2 defeat on Friday
September 27, 2012 King Tennis Begins 2012-13 Season at Concord with Split King Tennis began the 2012-13 season at Concord University where the Tornado earned an 8-1 win while the Lady Tornado dropped a 6-3 decision.
September 27, 2012 Frantom, Sokol Led the Pack at UNC-Charlotte Invitational Spencer Frantom finished in the top 50 among a field of more than 240 runners while Kendra Sokol led the way for the women.
September 27, 2012 King Introduces Acrobatics and Tumbling as Newest Sport Addition King College has announced the addition of Acrobatics and Tumbling as its 25th varsity athletic program, set to begin competition in Fall 2013.
September 26, 2012 Aguirre Makes the Difference in a 1-0 Win over North Greenville Senior Monica Aguirre scored her second goal of the season, proving to be the difference in a 1-0 victory over North Greenville University.
September 26, 2012 Unlucky Bounces Lead to 2-0 Defeat to NGU North Greenville scored twice in the second half while King was the victim of a pair of unlucky bounces off the crossbar in a 2-0 loss, Wednesday evening.
September 25, 2012 Kremer Named Conference Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week Sophomore outside hitter Summer Kremer was named the Week 4 Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.
September 25, 2012 Streak Extends to Eight with 3-0 Win Over North Greenville Behind 10 kills by Summer Kremer, King Women’s Volleyball defeated North Greenville in straight sets on Tuesday night.
September 25, 2012 Women’s Golf Finishes Eighth at Tusculum Fall Classic Freshman Elizabeth Swallow led the King Tornado on day two of the Tusculum Fall Classic, helping them to an eighth place finish.
September 24, 2012 Commissioner Patterson Gives Conference 2012-13 Outlook Address Commissioner Alan Patterson released a statement on the outlook and mission of Conference Carolinas.
September 24, 2012 Swallow Leads King after Round One of Tusculum Fall Classic Freshman Elizabeth Swallow leads the King starting five with a first round 80 at the Tusculum Classic.
September 23, 2012 Jones Highlights at ITA Southeast Regionals in Men’s Singles Patrick Jones earned four victories at this weekend’s USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Tournament to win the Men’s C Singles tournament.
September 22, 2012 King Achieves Double W’s with Pair of 3-1 Wins The Lady Tornado knocked off former Conference Carolinas unbeaten Queens (N.C.) and then Lander University on Saturday, both 3-1 matches.
September 21, 2012 King Returns from World Team Trials with Three Medalists King Women’s Wrestling took four wrestlers to the 2012 Senior World Team Trials held in Colorado Springs, Co. and three returned with medals.
September 21, 2012 King Sweeps Past Pfeiffer, 3-0 King won its fifth straight match with a 3-0 (26-24, 25-11, 25-22) win over Pfeiffer as Summer Kremer led the Lady Tornado with 16 kills.
September 19, 2012 Tornado Lose Conference Home Opener, 1-0 Thomas Dube displayed a strong leg in the Tornado’s contest versus the Coker Cobras but fell short in a 1-0 defeat, Wednesday evening.
September 19, 2012 Steger Belts Game Winner in Double Overtime In the opening minutes of the second overtime, Heidi Steger ripped the game-winning goal off a free kick for a 1-0 (2OT) victory.
September 18, 2012 Grace Underwood Earns Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week Freshman middle blocker Grace Underwood was selected as the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of th