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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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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 Tennessee Wesleyan to cap fall
ATHENS, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team wrapped up their fall schedule on Saturday when they traveled take on Tennessee Wesleyan College. The Tornado were playing with only four players, and dropped a 7-2 decision to the Bulldogs.

October 18, 2014
King splits with Tennessee Wesleyan/St. Catharine to close fall schedule
ATHENS, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team capped their fall season with a split against St. Catharine College (Ky.) and Tennessee Wesleyan College. The Tornado started the day with a 6-3 win over St. Catharine before falling to hosts Tennessee Wesleyan 5-4.

October 18, 2014
Three first half goals lead Pfeiffer past King
MISENHEIMBER, N.C. – The King University men’s soccer team faced another tough road test on Saturday afternoon at Pfeiffer University, and the Falcons used three first half goals to take the Conference Carolinas contest. The Tornado got tallies late in the first half, and early in the second, but I wasn’t enough as Pfeiffer took the game 4-2.

October 18, 2014
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 12, 2014
Tornado drop tight 5-4 decision at Davis & Elkins
ELKINS, W.Va. – On Sunday, the King University men’s tennis team opened their fall dual schedule with a narrow road defeat at Davis & Elkins College. The Tornado were one person short of a full roster as they dropped a tight 5-4 decision to the Senators.

October 12, 2014
King drops season-opening dual-match at Davis & Elkins
ELKINS, W.Va. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their fall dual schedule on Sunday when they traveled to take on Davis & Elkins College. The Tornado fell behind early, and ultimately dropped a 9-0 decision to start the fall.

October 11, 2014
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
Tornado drop conference game to Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team never appeared to be in control of the game against the University of Mount Olive. Two goals pushed the Trojans past the Tornado delivering King its second conference loss.

October 11, 2014
King drops heartbreaker to Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's soccer dropped a heartbreaker to Mount Olive in a weather delayed affair. On a 90th minute goal, the Tornado would see themselves drop their first Conference Carolinas match.

October 11, 2014
King 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
Taylor pushes King to top-10 finish
SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – After coming off a big win last week, the King University women's golf team looked to stay atop the leaderboard. The Tornado finished tied for seventh with a tournament total of 622 after tallying a second round score of 308 behind the strong play of Samantha Taylor.

October 7, 2014
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
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 6, 2014
King sits in sixth after first round of Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate
SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – Following their win last week, the King University women’s golf team returned to the course on Monday at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate where the Tornado shot 314 in the first round. King is in sixth place of 20 teams and was led by Samantha Taylor in the first round.

October 6, 2014
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 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 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 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
King takes to the pool at the Patriot Relays
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – On Saturday, the King University women’s swimming and diving team took to the pool for the second consecutive week at a relay meet. The Tornado finished third of three teams at the Patriot Relays.

October 4, 2014
Tornado 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 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
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 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 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 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 29, 2014
Swallow leads King Invite after first round
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s golf team completed day one of the King Invitational on a high note. Going into the final round, the Tornado will carry an 18 shot lead.

September 29, 2014
Bunaes shoots 67 to lead King in first round of King Invite
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team took to their home course, the Country Club of Bristol, and posted a 286 in the first round of the King University Invitational. The Tornado are in fourth place after the first day, and were led by Mathias Bunaes who carded a 67.

September 28, 2014
Tornado compete at USTA/ITA Southeast Regional
SUMTER, S.C. – After having their season opening tournament canceled two weeks ago, selected members of the men’s and women’s tennis teams opened the season with the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional over the weekend. Moritz Poswiat led this group of five players, going 1-1 in the men’s B singles draw.

September 27, 2014
King takes fourth in season-opening Conference Carolinas Meet
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team opened the 2014-15 season at the Conference Carolinas Meet, that featured all relay races. The Tornado finished fourth in a field that included Limestone College, Pfeiffer University and Emmanuel College.

September 27, 2014
Tornado open season at Conference Carolinas Meet
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team opened the 2014-15 season at the Conference Carolinas Meet, that featured all relay races. The Tornado finished fourth in a field that included Limestone College, Pfeiffer University and Emmanuel College.

September 26, 2014
Whether in skating or cycling, success has followed Caicedo
With all the accolades Jennifer Caicedo collected in her first year on the King University cycling team, it’s not likely that one would guess cycling is a sport she’s barely familiar with.

September 26, 2014
King to host fall baseball showcase with Diamond Elite
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Baseball season may be nearing its conclusion, but the King University baseball program will be holding a fall showcase camp with Diamond Elite on November 8. The camp will run from 10:00 a.m., and conclude at 5:00 p.m., and it is limited to the first 50 players that register.

September 25, 2014
King ready to kickoff 2014-15 season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team returns nearly everyone from a young and successful 2013-14 season. The Tornado are looking to build off the experience they gained a season ago to improve their finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships.

September 25, 2014
High expectations await Tornado for 2014-15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team hopes to build off their record-setting finish to the 2013-14 season when they open a new year this weekend. The Tornado return nearly everyone from last year’s squad will work to improve their finish at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships from a season ago.

September 24, 2014
King posts shutout in win over North Georgia
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team started strong to defeat the University of North Georgia. In their second home game of the season, the Tornado showed their offensive firepower early in route to their 3-0 win.

September 24, 2014
Offense leads King to sweep of Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their match against Pfeiffer University on mission on Wednesday night. The Tornado cruised to the Conference Carolinas sweep behind a stellar offensive performance, hitting .397 in the 25-7, 25-19, 25-16 victory.

September 23, 2014
Kremer takes third straight Conference Carolinas POW
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Summer Kremer continued her hot start to the season last week, leading the Tornado to a 2-1 Conference Carolinas record while posting two more double-doubles. That performance earned her an unprecedented third straight Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Player of the Week award.

September 22, 2014
Tusculum hands King third straight loss
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – From the onset, it appeared as though the King University soccer team was being pressured by Tusculum College on Monday night. Despite all the pressure, Olivia Drake kept the Pioneers off the board in the first half, but the Pioneers ultimately broke through for the lone goal of the game in the 54th minute to take the nonconference tilt 1-0.

September 20, 2014
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
King drops home opener to Palm Beach Atlantic 2-1
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a very evenly played game, the King University men’s soccer team battled with Palm Beach Atlantic University for 90 minutes. The game three goals get tallied, all within a seven minute span as the Sailfish netted the first and the last of the trio of goals to take the contest 2-1.

September 20, 2014
Tornado falls to Converse on two second half goals
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's soccer team started strong but an early second half spark from Converse College caught the Tornado off guard. Miranda Smith delivered the lonesome goal for King early in the game but it would not be enough.

September 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
Three second half goals vault King over Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – What was shaping out to be a rough game for the King University men's soccer team turned at the 48th minute mark when Faber Bickerstaffe evened the score at one. The Tornado netted two more goals in the next 14 minutes to take the lead and defeat 2013 national runner-up Carson-Newman University.

September 17, 2014
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
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 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 17, 2014
Crockett, Rahn attend Conference Carolinas S.O.A.R. Summit
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, a couple King University staff members attended the Strengthening Our Athletic Reputation Summit for Conference Carolinas’ female athletics administrators, coaches and trainers. Head athletic trainer and senior woman adviser Shelia Crockett and assistant athletic director for external affairs Nancye Rahn represented King at the conference held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

September 16, 2014
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
TSWA names Thorpe, Kremer Players of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks, Rachel Thorpe has been named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Women’s Soccer Player of the week after netting five goals in a pair of Tornado wins. Along with Thorpe, Summer Kremer earned her first TSWA Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award after leading King to a 4-2 week that saw the senior post three double-doubles.

September 16, 2014
Kremer, Thorpe take Conference Carolinas weekly awards
BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week to start the season, both Summer Kremer and Rachel Thorpe collected a weekly award. Kremer earned her second straight Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award while Thorpe earned her first Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Week award, a week after being named TSWA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.

September 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 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 15, 2014
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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thorpe nets 3, Smith adds another as King cruises past Milligan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team continued their offensive attack to cruise by Milligan College. Rachel Thorpe tallied three goals and Miranda Smith added another. The result marked the first 3-0 start for the women’s soccer team since 2009.

September 10, 2014
Tornado drop 2-0 decision to Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team took another tough result on Tuesday night when they faced regional rivals Tusculum College. The game was scoreless through the first 45 minutes, but the Pioneers netted a pair of goals over the final 25 minutes to take the contest 2-0.

September 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 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
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
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
Victories by Armstrong, Rogers and Rimmer lead Tornado at ETSU
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University cycling team continued their hot start to the mountain biking season at the East Tennessee State University race. Kaysee Armstrong, Megan Rogers and Cory Rimmer led the Tornado, accounting for three wins over the weekend.

September 6, 2014
Pacers outlast King in five set thriller
NEWBERRY, S.C. – In what was reminiscent of a heavyweight bout, the King University women’s volleyball team was locked in a back-and-forth affair against USC Aiken on Friday night in Newberry, South Carolina. The Tornado came back after dropping the first set to win the next two, but the Pacers answered by winning the final two sets to take the 3-2 victory (25-22, 22-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-13).

September 6, 2014
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
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
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 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
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
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
Three second half goals lead Clayton State past King
MORROW, Ga. – The King University men’s soccer team started the 2014 campaign by netting the first goal of the season early in the first half. However, the Tornado couldn’t make the tally standup as Clayton State University used three second half goals to take the season opening win 3-1 at their own tournament, the Loch Shop Shootout.

September 5, 2014
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 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.

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.

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 28, 2014
Tornado hungry for postseason run in 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer is looking to build of the momentum they gained near the end of last season. The Tornado reached semifinals of Conference Carolinas Tournament, after winning their first-ever Conference Carolinas Tournament game, a victory at rival Lees-McRae College. That experience leaves the Tornado hungry to improve on their finish in 2014.

August 27, 2014
King ready for new challenges in 2014-15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A new era begins in the young King University cycling program as Alan Sparks takes over for Dan Kreiss as head coach. Kreiss, the only coach in the five year history of the program, led the Tornado to Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference road championships each of the last two years. In the past, King’s main season has been the road season in the spring, but in 2014-15, the Tornado will race full mountain biking and cyclo-cross schedules throughout the fall and winter.

August 25, 2014
Moorman hires wrestling assistant coaches
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A week after being named head men’s and women’s wrestling head coach, Jason Moorman has hired a pair of coaches to round out his staff. Moorman has named JaVonte Ashford the associate head coach and Derek Harrison as an assistant coach.

August 25, 2014
King athletics launches redesign of KingTornado.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletics programs proudly launched a newly-redesigned KingTornado.com today. The website features a new clean look with improved navigation and enhanced menu design that will make it easier to navigate the site.

August 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 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 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 13, 2014
King takes second straight Blue Ridge Cup

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.