King News Archives

March 27, 2015
King gets back in win column with sweep of Emmanuel
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team got a much needed win on Friday night at the Student Center Complex when they hosted Emmanuel College. Not only was it much needed, but the Tornado matched the program record with 13 wins this year with the 3-0 victory over the Lions.

March 27, 2015
Offense explodes in series-opening win at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – In a key Conference Carolinas matchup, the King University baseball team rode their offense to a victory over Belmont Abbey College in the series opener. The Tornado scored in all but two innings, defeating the Crusaders 22-8 on Friday afternoon.

March 26, 2015
Erskine escapes Student Center with five set win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Squaring off against the second team near the top of the Conference Carolinas standings this week, the King University men’s volleyball team went five sets with Erskine College for the second time this season. The Tornado forced a fifth set with a 25-23 fourth set win, but couldn’t complete the comeback as the Flying Fleet took the final set 15-13 and the match 3-2.

March 25, 2015
Pitching leads Tornado past Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team continued their hot play in the warm weather, taking a Conference Carolinas doubleheader from Lees-McRae College on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado took game one 4-0 behind Morgan Lowe’s second straight shutout while Lauren Smith earned her first career win in the circle with King’s 5-1 victory in game two.

March 25, 2015
Portugal drives in four, King defeats Bluefield State 15-6
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University baseball team was back in action when they played host to Bluefield State College in a non-conference contest. The Tornado was quick out of the gates, scoring seven runs in the first inning to defeat the Blues 15-6 behind Jake Portugal’s three hits and four runs batted in.

March 25, 2015
Loyd selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following his stellar outing against Conference Carolinas favorite University of Mount Olive, King University baseball player Heath Loyd was selected the league’s pitcher of the week. Loyd earned his third win of the season, holding one of the most potent offenses in the conference to one run over seven innings of work.

March 24, 2015
Offense erupts as King sweeps Bluefield State
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The bats awoke for the King University softball team in a big way on Tuesday as they pounded out 22 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Bluefield State College. The Tornado took game one 9-0 behind a pair of home runs from Amanda Sports and followed by winning the nightcap 8-0 behind a one-hit shutout from Hollyn Franklin.

March 24, 2015
King falls in 5 sets to Pfeiffer
Misenheimer, N.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team took the court against Conference Carolinas first place opponent, Pfeiffer University. In a five set thriller, King fell short behind three in double figure kills, led by Nick Serowski with 13 kills.

March 24, 2015
King falls to Carson-Newman in 11
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first midweek home game of the year, the King University baseball team looked to get a win over in-state opponent Carson-Newman University in a game that took 11 innings for a result. King held multiple leads in the contest; however the Eagles tied the game up in the eighth inning and eventually defeated the Tornado in 11 innings, 8-5.

March 24, 2015
Tornado takes 12th at Bearcat Golf Classic
GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University men's golf team completed the Lander Bearcat Golf Classic with a 12th place finish. The Tornado was in second place after a first round of 285, but dropped to 11th after carding a 293 in the second and ultimately fell to 12th with a three-round total of 875.

March 24, 2015
Swallow takes third, King 6th at Wingate Intercollegiate Challenge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team closed out the Wingate Intercollegiate Challenge with a round of 321 to finish sixth with a tournament total of 638. Elizabeth Swallow earned her third straight top five finish, taking third this week.

March 24, 2015
Match against Lincoln Memorial postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The tennis matches that were scheduled against Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday have been postponed. A makeup date has not been announced at this time.

March 23, 2015
Tornado in 11th after two rounds of Bearcat Invite
GREENWOOD, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team stayed hot in the first round of the Bearcat Invitational, but they cooled off in the second round. The Tornado were in second place after a first round of 285, but dropped to 11th after carding a 293 in the second. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul came within one of the school record with a first round of 67, and is tied for third with a two round score of 139.

March 23, 2015
King leads the Wingate Lady Bulldogs Invite after first round
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s golf team continued their hot play this spring by firing a 317 in the first round of the Wingate Lady Bulldog Invitational. That score lands the Tornado atop the leaderboard, one stroke clear of second place Limestone College going into Tuesday’s final round. Elizabeth Swallow and Nicola Robertson led King and are in second and fourth place, respectively.

March 23, 2015
NABC selects Lyle second team All-Southeast Region
BRSITOL, Tenn. – Logan Lyle has had one of the most illustrious careers in King University men’s basketball history, and this weekend he earned another award. The Unicoi, Tenn., native was selected second team All-Southeast Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

March 22, 2015
Tornado drop series finale to Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after sweeping Conference Carolinas favorite University of Mount Olive, the King University baseball team dropped the series finale to the Trojans. Mount Olive came out swinging, scoring eight runs in the first three innings en route to the 12-3 victory.

March 21, 2015
King takes two from Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first home contests in nearly a month, the King University baseball team squared up against the University of Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader. Two early runs in game one, delivered the Tornado a 4-3 win and the team followed it up with a four run fifth inning to win game two 5-2 and take the series from the Trojans.

March 21, 2015
Tornado rally to take game one, drop nightcap at Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University softball team took to the road to face Conference Carolinas preseason favorite Limestone College and it looked as though the home standing Saints would take game one of the doubleheader. However, the Tornado came storming back with three runs in the seventh and four in the eighth to take the opener 7-3. King tried to come back in the nightcap, but fell short as the Saints took the split with the 5-3 victory.

March 21, 2015
Tornado take win over Southern Wesleyan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team finally was able to play outside on campus this spring, and they didn’t disappoint, taking a Conference Carolinas victory from Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado grabbed the lead in doubles, and clinched the match with four singles wins for the 6-3 victory.

March 21, 2015
King tops Southern Wesleyan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing outside on campus for the first time this spring, the King University women’s tennis team came away with a win over Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado grabbed the lead with a pair of doubles wins en route to the 6-1 Conference Carolinas victory.

March 21, 2015
Tornado led by Cook, Smith at Wake Forest Invitational
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team competed for the first time this year on an outdoor track at the Wake Forest Invitational. Tanner Cook and Raheem Smith posted top 15 finishes to highlight the day for King.

March 21, 2015
Parker, Burchfield perform at Wake Forest Invitational
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team was back in action for the first time on an outdoor track. Highlighting the performances for the Tornado was Eliza Parker in the 5000 meter and Shelbie Burchfield in the High Jump.

March 21, 2015
Tornado blow by Mount Olive in four sets
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Coming off a tough five set loss to Barton College, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court again for the second time in as many days against the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado was able to win the first two sets before dropping one and finalized the match in four behind the strong play of Nick Serowski and Stephen Brown.

March 20, 2015
King drops conference contest to Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Back on the road, the King University men’s volleyball team looked to start their three game road trip in winning fashion when they matched up against Barton College in a Conference Carolinas affair. Although Nick Serowski posted 17 kills, the Tornado was not able to get it done as they fell to Barton in five sets.

March 20, 2015
Singles play leads North Greenville past King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to action when they faced North Greenville University on Friday. The Tornado got off to a hot start in doubles, but the Crusaders came back in singles play to take the match 6-3.

March 20, 2015
Tornado fall to North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's tennis team returned to the court on Friday to face Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University, who won the dual match 9-0.

March 20, 2015
King places 10 on track & field academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor season about to start, Conference Carolinas released their indoor track and field academic all-conference recipients. The Tornado had seven women student-athletes earn the distinction and three men named academic all-conference.

March 19, 2015
Weekend series with Mount Olive altered
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to impending weather on Friday, this weekend’s baseball series between King University and the University of Mount Olive has been altered. Instead of playing Friday and Saturday, the series will start with a doubleheader on Saturday at 12:00 p.m., and conclude with a single game at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

March 19, 2015
Erskine doubleheader rescheduled, Lenoir-Rhyne canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has rescheduled their Conference Carolinas matchup with Erskine College. The doubleheader is now slated for April 16 at 3:00 p.m. in Due West, S.C. The nonconference games against Lenoir-Rhyne University originally scheduled for that date have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

March 18, 2015
Moushikhian, Serowski lead Tornado past North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to get back into the win column in Conference Carolinas play, the King University men’s volleyball team squared up against North Greenville University. The Tornado was able to get the first and eventually won in four sets behind the strong play of Eddie Moushikhian.

March 18, 2015
King falls to Francis Marion
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned home to face Francis Marion University in a doubleheader on Wednesday, and the Patriots turned in a couple stellar pitching performances to hold the King offense down. The Patriots took the first game 4-0 and held on for a 2-0 win in the nightcap.

March 17, 2015
Numpituckchaikul wins Hargett Memorial Invite, King takes sixth
MONROE, N.C. – Leennawat Numpituckchaikul slept on a one stroke lead at the Hargett Memorial Invitational hosted by Wingate University going into the tournament’s third and final round on Tuesday. The junior didn’t feel the pressure as he went out and posted another round under par, his third of the tournament, finishing as individual medalist by two strokes with a score of four under par. He led the Tornado to a sixth place finish of 15 teams with a three round total of 896 after their final round of 300.

March 17, 2015
Swallow named Conference Carolinas Golf of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning her first tournament of the season, King University’s Elizabeth Swallow was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Golfer of the Month. The junior led won the Hilton Head Lake Invitational, defeating Laura Bird on the fourth playoff hole.

March 17, 2015
Doubleheader at Emmanuel rescheduled for April
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The softball games between King University and Emmanuel College that were rained out last weekend have been rescheduled. The teams will now play on April 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Franklin Springs, Ga.

March 16, 2015
Numpituckchaikul leads Hargett Memorial Invite after two rounds
MONROE, N.C. – Playing their first tournament in a month, the King University men’s golf team sits in seventh place after two rounds of the Hargett Memorial Invitational. The Tornado carded a 299 in the first round and followed it with a 297 in the second round for a total of 596. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul not only leads King, but he also leads the tournament with a score of three under par with one round to play.

March 16, 2015
Tornado drop twinbill at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Following a weekend that was washed out, the King University softball team took on regional rival Tusculum College. The Pioneers used a big inning to take game one 13-2 before winning the nightcap 2-0 for the sweep.

March 16, 2015
Tornado take series finale at Emmanuel
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In the series finale, the King University baseball team tallied runs in four straight innings en route to taking the series. The Tornado scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings before plating a pair in the eighth to take the contest 6-3.

March 16, 2015
Francis Marion, UVa-Wise games rescheduled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team has rescheduled a pair of doubleheaders. Friday’s twinbill against Francis Marion University has been moved to Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on the King campus. The Tornado also rescheduled their contest with UVa-Wise that was postponed earlier this month to April 7 at 4:00 p.m. at UVa-Wise.

March 15, 2015
Sola hits a pair of home runs, leads King to split at Emmanuel
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In a series that got pushed back a couple days due to rain, the King University baseball team split with Emmanuel College in a Conference Carolinas series. The Lions held off a late King rally to take game one 5-4 before the Tornado bounced back to take the nightcap 4-2.

March 14, 2015
King sweeps Marymount triangular
ARLINGTON, Va. – The King University men’s volleyball team closed their spring break in impressive fashion, taking a pair of sweeps at the Marymount University triangular. The Tornado started with a sweep of the hosts 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 and followed it with a win over Bluefield College 25-12, 25-13, 25-8.

March 13, 2015
Newring takes 13th at NCAA Championships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time in school history, King University had a runner qualify for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field championships. Justin Newring turned in a 13th place finish in the 200 meter dash on Friday night.

March 13, 2015
Lyle garners All-Southeast Region honors
BRSITOL, Tenn. – Men’s basketball player Logan Lyle had one of the most illustrious careers in King University history, and he can add another award to his mantle following his senior season. On Friday, the Unicoi native was selected Daktronics First Team All-Southeast Region after leading the Tornado to a 24-6 record.

March 12, 2015
Doubleheaders at Emmanuel and Erskine postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to rain in the forecast, Friday and Saturday's softball doubleheaders at Emmanuel College and Erskine College have been postponed. Makeup dates have not been set for either of the Conference Carolinas contests.

March 12, 2015
Tornado drop five set match at Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. – Following their five set victory on Wednesday, the King University men’s volleyball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Thursday night when they faced preseason favorite Erskine College. Just as they did a day earlier, the Tornado came back to force a fifth a decisive fifth set, but unlike Wednesday, King couldn’t complete the comeback, falling to the Flying Fleet 3-2.

March 12, 2015
Series at Emmanuel moved to Sunday-Monday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain scheduled to hit Franklin Springs, Ga., the next couple days, the weekend baseball series between King University and Emmanuel College that was scheduled for Friday and Saturday has been altered. The Conference Carolinas series will now start with a doubleheader on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and conclude on Monday with a single game at 12:00 p.m.

March 11, 2015
Tornado take out Coker in five
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team start their spring break with by outlasting Coker College in a five set nonconference match. The Tornado took the first two sets before the Cobras bounced back to force a fifth set, which King won 15-12 to take the match.

March 10, 2015
Team routine gives King comeback win over Gannon
ERIE, Pa. – In a matchup of the eighth and ninth ranked teams in the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA), the King University acrobatics and tumbling team came away with their third straight win. King trailed the Golden Knights by nearly three points going into the final event of the meet, but King posted a team routing score of 89.11, lifting the Tornado over Gannon 252.875-249.425.

March 10, 2015
King tops Lenoir-Rhyne for fourth straight win
HICKORY, N.C. – Following a doubleheader sweep on Monday, the King University baseball team was in action on the road again on Tuesday, this time against Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Tornado took the lead early and used seven pitchers to make those runs stand up, taking the nonconference affair 5-1.

March 10, 2015
Swallow wins, Tornado take second at Hilton Head Lakes Invite
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Coming into the final round of the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational, the King University women's team was in second place, but within striking range of the leaders. The Tornado couldn't catch UNC Pembroke, finishing second after shooting 308 in the final round and 615 for the tournament. However, Elizabeth Swallow made up three strokes and won the tournament outright on the fourth playoff hole.

March 10, 2015
King baseball at Lenoir-Rhyne moved to Tuesday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain in the forecast for Wednesday, the King University baseball game at Lenoir-Rhyne that was scheduled for Wednesday has been moved to today. First pitch from Hickory, N.C. is slated for 5:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

March 9, 2015
King in second after Hilton Head Invite first round
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Coming off a tournament win their last time out, the King University women’s golf team continued their stellar play this spring in the first round of the Hilton Head Lake Invitational. The Tornado carded 307 in the first round, placing the Tornado second in the 19-team field. Elizabeth Swallow led the Tornado and is currently in second with one round remaining.

March 9, 2015
Strong pitching delivers King sweep of Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. – In a doubleheader that was moved to the opposing team’s field, the King University baseball team came out hungry to earn two wins over the Lions of Mars Hill University. King was quick to open a lead up in game one, earning a 5-1 win and followed that up with another win, this time 3-2 behind strong pitching in both contests to move to 8-12 on the season.

March 9, 2015
Wolves comeback, take split with King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their third doubleheader in as many days, the King University softball team took a come-from-behind win in the first game of a doubleheader against Newberry College before the Wolves returned the favor in the nightcap. King scored three runs in the sixth inning to take game one 5-2 while Newberry plated three runs in the seventh inning of game two for the 6-4 win.

March 8, 2015
King earns first wins over Adrian, Concordia Wisconsin
ADRIAN, Mich. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team earned their first wins of the year on Sunday and eclipsed their win total from last year. In a tri meet, King scored 250.660 points to top Adrian College and Concordia University Wisconsin who scored 229.670 and 228.120, respectively.

March 8, 2015
Wilkening leads King at season-opening road race
CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team open the road season this weekend at the Clemson race and newcomer Eric Wilkening turned in a solid first performance. The senior posted a pair of top five finishes in his first career race.

March 8, 2015
King-Mars Hill moved to Monday at Mars Hill
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain supposed to hit Bristol on Tuesday, the King University baseball doubleheader against Mars Hill University has been moved to Monday at Mars Hill. First pitch from Mars Hill, N.C. is slated for 2:00 p.m. on Monday.

March 8, 2015
King splits Conference Carolinas opener with Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team opened Conference Carolinas play against Pfeiffer University, the Tornado offense came alive in the first game of the doubledip. King plated 10 runs en route to the 10-3 victory before the Falcons took a see-saw affair 9-6 in the night cap.

March 7, 2015
Martin gives King split with Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University baseball team tried to get back in the win column on Saturday when they faced Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader. The Falcons uses a pair of big innings to take game one 10-5 before Alex Martin shutdown the Pfeiffer offense in game two. The Tornado took the nightcap 3-1 behind the stellar performance from the senior on the mound.

March 7, 2015
King falls to North Greenville in Conference Carolinas semis
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – In postseason play, nothing comes easy, and the King University men’s basketball team was locked in another tight game in the Conference Carolinas Semifinals against third seed North Greenville University. The second seeded Tornado trailed the majority of the contest, but came back to take the lead late in the game, only to see the Crusaders respond and score the game’s final four points to take the contest 59-56.

March 7, 2015
Eagles spoil King's return to the diamond
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team returned to the diamond on Saturday afternoon for the first time in nearly three weeks when they hosted Carson-Newman University. The Eagles set the pace in the first inning of each game en route to the doubleheader sweep. Carson-Newman took the first game 8-0 before winning the nightcap 7-1.

March 7, 2015
Poswiat wins but King falls to Barton
WILSON, N.C. – The King University men's tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road Saturday at Barton College. The Bulldogs started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.

March 7, 2015
King falls to Barton in conference contest
WILSON, N.C. – The King University women's tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road Saturday at Barton College. The Bulldogs started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.

March 6, 2015
Lyle, LeVeau garner All-Conference Carolinas honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the Conference Carolinas Tournament “final four” the league announced their men’s basketball award winners for the 2014-15 season. Both Logan Lyle and Hunter LeVeau represented the second seeded King University men’s basketball team earning first and second team all-conference honors, respectively.

March 6, 2015
Comeback comes up short, King falls to Alderson Broaddus
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team jumped out of conference play to take on Alderson Broaddus University on Friday night. The Battlers took the first two sets, only to see the Tornado come storming back by winning the third and fourth sets. However, King couldn’t complete the comeback as Alderson Broaddus escaped with the 3-2 win.

March 6, 2015
Trojans top King in conference dual
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road on Friday at the University of Mount Olive. The Trojans started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.

March 6, 2015
King falls at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team continued Conference Carolinas play on the road on Friday at the University of Mount Olive. The Trojans started the match with three wins at doubles before taking all six singles matches for the 9-0 victory.

March 6, 2015
Tornado drop series opener at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University returned to Conference Carolinas action at Pfeiffer University on Friday afternoon. The Falcons grabbed the lead in the first inning before putting the contest out of reach with three runs in the eighth inning, taking the contest 7-2.

March 6, 2015
Newring, Hildebrandt selected as SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month

March 5, 2015
Bowling, Keitt selected All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the most successful season for the King University women’s basketball program since becoming NCAA Division II members, two Tornado were honored with postseason awards from Conference Carolinas. Chelsea Bowling earned second team all-conference honors while Tia Keitt garnered third team recognition.

March 5, 2015
Connor announces retirement
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, King University head swimming and diving coach John Connor announced his retirement at the end of the year. Connor has been the only coach in the 10 year history of the King swimming and diving programs.

March 4, 2015
King drops conference match to Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It did not go as planned for the King University men’s volleyball team when they hosted Pfeiffer University in a Conference Carolinas contest. Being able to tally the first point in every set was not the answer for the Tornado as they fell to the Falcons 3-0.

March 4, 2015
Duffy adds Clarke for 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The spring women’s soccer season just underway, head coach Simon Duffy announced the signing of McKenzie Clarke to King University. Clarke comes to King from Lyman High School in Florida and will join the team this fall.

March 4, 2015
Eight Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the basketball regular season, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference honorees for the 2014-15 season. King University had eight basketball players recognized, four from the women’s team and three from the men’s team.

March 4, 2015
Newring qualifies for NCAA Indoors in 200
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in school history, a King University track and field athlete has qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Justin Newring posted the ninth fastest 200 meter dash time in the country, qualifying him for next weekend’s championships in Birmingham, Ala.

March 3, 2015
King-Lenoir-Rhyne postponed, Bluefield State rescheduled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to wet conditions in Bristol this week, Wednesday’s doubleheader against Lenoir-Rhyne University has been postponed. The doubledip has been rescheduled for Monday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Bristol. The postponed games from last weekend against Bluefield State College have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m.

March 3, 2015
Six Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of indoor track and field season near, six members of the King University track and field teams earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors when the organization announced their awards on Monday. On the men’s side, Justin Newring, Raheem Smith, Eric Jones and Reggie Warren earned the distinction while Shelbie Burchfield and Maegan Henry were honored on the women’s side.

March 1, 2015
Richard Rendelman Invite canceled, King adds Wingate Pinehurst Challenge
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team was slated to play in the Richard Rendelman Invitational hosted by Catawba University on Monday and Tuesday, but the tournament has been canceled due to weather. To replace the tournament, King has added the Wingate Pinehurst Challenge on March17-18 at Monroe Country Club in Monroe, N.C.

February 28, 2015
LeVeau's buzzer beater advances King to semifinals
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In postseason play only one thing matters adding one to the win column and advancing to the next round. It may not have been the best game all season, but Hunter LeVeau lifted the second seeded King University men’s basketball team over seventh seed Limestone College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. LeVeau banked in a three-point basket as the buzzer sounded to bring the Student Center Crowd to their feet and give King the 37-34 victory.

February 28, 2015
Lychock leads King to 3-0 win over Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first match in about two weeks, the King University men’s volleyball team looked superb on the court when Limestone College came to town. The Tornado started fast and did not look back, defeating the Saints in three sets in a key Conference Carolinas contest. Leading the way for the Tornado was Matthew Lychock with nine kills, hitting .900 in the match.

February 28, 2015
Trojans stun King in Conference Carolinas Tournament
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming in as the second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University women’s basketball team knew they would be in for a battle with seventh seeded University of Mount Olive. The Tornado had a lead of 12 points in the first half, and 11 in the second half, but couldn’t put the Trojans away. Mount Olive gained their first lead of the day with nine minutes left, and held off a late King flurry to take the upset win 72-69.

February 28, 2015
King defeats Erskine 6-3 behind 3 singles wins
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team returned to the court for the second time in less than 24 hours against Erskine College. The Tornado was victorious over the Flying Fleet winning three singles matches and two doubles.

February 28, 2015
King splits with Barton to open series
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – The King University baseball team took the field despite the weather, playing against Barton College at Fox Creek High School in a Conference Carolinas three game series. King was quick to start in game one, scoring 17 runs, to earn the win in first game of the series. Game two did not go King’s way as they fell 3-2 and look to win the series on Sunday.

February 28, 2015
Reed leads King at NCAA Super Region II Championships
PEMBROKE, N.C. - The King University men’s wrestling team completed the NCAA Super Region II Championships advancing none to the NCAA Division II Championships. Highlighting the day for the Tornado was Landon Reed earning a sixth place finish, one place short of an NCAA tournament opportunity.

February 28, 2015
Tornado drops contest to Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team was back in action for their second matchup of the weekend, this time against Erskine College. However, the Tornado fell to the Flying Fleet 9-0 in the Conference Carolinas contest.

February 27, 2015
Tornado return to the court, fall to Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s tennis team finally returned to the court on Friday at the Country Club of Bristol when they hosted Pfeiffer University. However, the Tornado dropped the Conference Carolinas tilt to the Falcons by the score of 7-2.

February 27, 2015
King sends five to day two at NCAA Super Region II Championships
PEMBROKE, N.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team opened the NCAA Super Region II Championships with a solid day. Five Tornado advanced to Saturday’s second round, and King sits in 11th place in the 14 team regional after the first day.

February 27, 2015
Falcons top King 9-0
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team was back in action on Friday, indoors at the Country Club of Bristol when they hosted Pfeiffer University. However, the Falcons came away with the 9-0 Conference Carolinas victory.

February 26, 2015
Weekend series moved to South Carolina
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to winter weather moving through Tennessee and North Carolina, this weekend’s Conference Carolinas baseball series at Barton College has been moved. King University will now face the Bulldogs at Fox Creek High School in North Augusta, S.C., on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the teams will play a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m. at Fox Creek High School, and play the series finale on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

February 26, 2015
Henry, Martin garner accolades from Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their great performance at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships, two members of the King University women’s track and field team were honored following the meet. Maegan Henry garnered Women’s Field Most Valuable Player and Amelia Martin was named the Women’s Freshman of the Year.

February 25, 2015
Weekend softball slate postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – This weekend’s softball games against Bluefield State College and UVa-wise have been postponed. Makeup dates for both doubleheaders have not been announced at this time. Earlier this week, a doubleheader at Queens University was postponed. A makeup date has not been announced for that game either.

February 25, 2015
Thursday's match against Limestone moved to Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the impending snow due to hit Bristol on Thursday, the volleyball match that was scheduled against Limestone College tomorrow has been postponed. The Conference Carolinas match has been rescheduled for Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.

February 24, 2015
King closes regular season with win over Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Having already locked up the second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s basketball team still faced a tough challenge to close out the regular season, facing rival Lees-McRae College. The Tornado got the near sellout crowd into the action early, scoring the game’s first 11 points. However, the victory wouldn’t come easy as the home standing Tornado held off a late Bobcat rally to take the game 106-93.

February 24, 2015
Second half run pushes King past Lees-McRae
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a tough week, the King University broke out of their mini slump with a big 78-47 win over Lees-McRae College. The Tornado were on fire from the field, topping the 50.0 percent mark for the third time this season as the win locked up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament.

February 24, 2015
Whitt named TSWA and Conference Carolinas Baseball Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this spring season, a King University baseball player has been named both Tennessee Sports Writers Association and Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Ryan Whitt drove in 10 runs, helping King win their Conference Carolinas-opening series at North Greenville University.

February 23, 2015
King wins snow-shortened Converse Spring Invite
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Due to snow, the second round of the Converse Invitational has been canceled, meaning the King University women's golf team earned their second victory of the season with a score of 314. Nicola Robertson was the individual medalist and Elizabeth Swallow finished second.

February 23, 2015
Baseball games with Tusculum, Mars Hill postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to more snow falling in northeast Tennessee, today’s baseball game that was scheduled between King University and Tusculum College has been postponed. Tomorrow's game at Mars Hill University has also been postponed. A makeup date has not been announced for either game at this time.

February 23, 2015
Softball doubleheader at Queens postponed, Wingate rescheduled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With all the winter weather in the southeast and cold temperatures, the King University softball doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday at Queens University has been postponed until Thursday. First pitch from Charlotte, N.C. is still slated for 4:00 p.m.

February 22, 2015
Tornado take third at Conference Carolinas Championships
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team finished third of nine teams at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships following a solid team effort. The Tornado were led by Eliza Parker, who won the 3,000 meters and Maegan Henry who won both the shot put and weight throw.

February 22, 2015
Newring, Warren lead King to 4th at Conference Carolinas Championships
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team turned in a stellar performance at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships on Sunday, taking fourth at the meet. Justin Newring and Reggie Warren headlined the group, posting NCAA provisional qualifying times.

February 21, 2015
Tornado shoot past Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Having already locked up the second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s basketball team scored early and often at Belmont Abbey College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado eclipsed the 100-point mark for the third time this season, and shot a season-best 58.3 percent from the floor in their 104-64 victory.

February 21, 2015
King defeats North Greenville behind 16 hits
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – In the final game of the series, the King University baseball team looked to win game three to open Conference Carolinas play on the right note. A high scoring affair and quick start for the Tornado delivered them an 11-9 win behind 16 hits.

February 21, 2015
Bears tumble past King
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Despite all the snow, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team took on Baylor University. The Bears started the meet strong and didn’t let up, whereas the Tornado struggled at points throughout the meet as Baylor topped King 276.595-250.795.

February 21, 2015
King stumbles at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – Coming off a tough defeat to the third-ranked team in the country, the King University women’s basketball team had to take to the road to face a Belmont Abbey College in a key Conference Carolinas tilt. The Tornado fell behind, but came back to take a two point lead at halftime. However, the Crusaders used a run early in the first half to take the lead, and they never looked back to take the 69-59 victory.

February 21, 2015
Acrobatics and tumbling against Baylor pushed back to 7:00 p.m.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the snow falling in Bristol today, the acrobatics and tumbling meet against Baylor University has been pushed back. Instead of the original 5:00 p.m. start time, the meet will now start at 7:00 p.m.

February 20, 2015
Whitt drives in nine as King splits with NGU
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – In a series that was slated to be played in Bristol, the King University baseball team jumped ahead of North Greenville University in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. Ryan Whitt drove in seven to lead King to the 14-3 victory before the Crusaders came back to take game two 5-2.

February 20, 2015
King cracks NCAA regional rankings for first time
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since joining NCAA Division II in 2010-11, the King University women’s basketball team is ranked in the NCAA Regional Rankings. In the first rankings of the year that came out on Wednesday, the Tornado are ranked eighth.

February 20, 2015
Tornado ranked 7th in first NCAA Regional Rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since their first season in NCAA Division II, 2011-12, the King University men’s basketball team is ranked in the NCAA’s Regional Rankings. The first rankings of the year came out on Wednesday, and the Tornado are ranked seventh in the Southeast Region.

February 20, 2015
Match at North Greenville postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the snow, and more winter weather moving in on Saturday, the men’s volleyball match at North Greenville University that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. The conference Carolinas battle has rescheduled for Monday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.

February 19, 2015
King's upset bid of #3 Limestone comes up short
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the beginning of the game, it looked as though the third ranked team in the nation might have a somewhat easy victory in the Student Center Complex, but the King University women’s basketball team calmed down and gave Limestone College a run for their money. The Tornado came back to even the score at halftime and never trailed in the second half until the waning seconds. The Saints got a layup with 4.2 seconds left to escape frigid Bristol with a 57-56 victory.

February 19, 2015
King downs Limestone behind Martin's career high
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A very slow start was quick to change as the King University men’s basketball team held a significant lead at halftime over the Saints of Limestone College. Brandon Martin came up big for the Tornado tallying a new career-high of 14 points in the Conference Carolinas contest as King would go on to defeat Limestone 80-50.

February 17, 2015
Basketball doubleheader against Limestone pushed back
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the winter weather moving through the southeast, Wednesday's basketball doubleheader between King University and Limestone College has been pushed back once again. Instead of the 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. tipoff scheduled for Thursday afternoon, the King women will take on the third-ranked Saints at 4:30 p.m. and the men to follow at 6:30 p.m.

February 18, 2015
King weekend tennis matches postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the winter weather that moved through the southeast this week, the King University tennis matches against Pfeiffer University and Belmont Abbey College have been postponed. The Tornado will face Pfeiffer on Friday, February 27, and Belmont Abbey Saturday, April 4.

February 18, 2015
Weekend softball tournament canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to the winter weather moving through the southeast, this weekend’s softball tournament at Catawba College has been canceled. The four games King University was scheduled to play will not be rescheduled.

February 18, 2015
Weekend series moved to North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow still falling in Bristol, this weekend’s Conference Carolinas baseball series between King University and North Greenville University has been moved to North Greenville. The three game set will start with a doubleheader at 1:00 p.m. on Friday in Tigerville, S.C. and conclude with a single game on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

February 17, 2015
Tornado take 9th at spring opener
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – In their opening tournament of the spring, the King University men’s golf team posted a 306 in the second round of the Newberry Invitational and followed it with a 308 in the third round at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course. In total King shot 943 in the tournament, finishing ninth of 18 teams, and were led by Leennawat Numpituckchaikul who finished 15th.

February 17, 2015
Wednesday's doubleheader at Wingate postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday at #25 Wingate University has been postponed. A makeup date hasn’t been announced at this time.

February 16, 2015
King opens the spring season at Kiawah Island Ocean Course
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened their spring season at the Kiawah Island Ocean Course on Monday. Only one of the two scheduled two rounds was completed due to darkness and the Tornado shot 329 in the first round and are in 12th place of 18 teams.

February 16, 2015
Snow postpones baseball, men's volleyball this week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With winter weather moving in, King University has postponed games that were slated to take place this week. First, Tuesday’s men’s volleyball match against Pfeiffer has been postpone and rescheduled for Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. The baseball game at Mars Hill University that was scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed, and rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 with first pitch slated for 2:00 p.m.

February 15, 2015
Tornado close regular season at Maryville Lombardi Duals
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – In their final tune up before the NCAA Super Region II Championships, the King University men’s wrestling team faced a tough schedule at the Maryville University Lombardi Duals. The Tornado faced a pair of top 10 teams, falling to #4 Ouachita Baptist University 39-9 and #8 McKendree University 33-16 before dropping a 37-6 decision to the University of Indianapolis.

February 15, 2015
King falls to Lenoir-Rhyne, #8 Armstrong State
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The King University softball team had a rough day on Sunday, facing a pair the region’s top teams in Lenoir-Rhyne University and eighth-ranked Armstrong State University. The Tornado dropped the first contest to Lenoir-Rhyne 12-4 before falling to the host Pirates 14-3 in the final game of the weekend.

February 15, 2015
King swept at McKendree
LEBANON, Ill. – A day after falling at Quincy University, the King University men’s volleyball team faced McKendree University on Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats came out swinging early, and didn’t let up as they took the three-set sweep 25-21, 25-15, 25-16.

February 14, 2015
King repeats as WCWA national champions
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team came into the WCWA National Championships as the favorite and defending champions, and the Tornado didn’t disappoint. The top-ranked team in the country sent seven wrestlers to the finals, and had 13 All-Americans as they rolled to their second straight national title, racking up 269 points to top second place Campbellsville University who had 196 points.

February 14, 2015
King matches NCAA record with zero in win over SWU
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to reach 20 wins with a couple games left to play, the King University men’s basketball team did exactly that against Southern Wesleyan University. Logan Lyle’s eight triples powered the Torando past the Warriors 94-72 while four scorers reached double-figures.

February 14, 2015
Tornado blows by Southern Wesleyan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team eclipsed 80 points for the first time since the 2013-14 season when Southern Wesleyan University came to town. Four scorers in double-figures helped the Tornado defeat the Warriors 83-57, coming one game closer to a 20 win season.

February 14, 2015
Langford leads King to 10th at ASC Championships
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – In their final event of the season, the King University women’s swimming team traveled north to take part in the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. Olivia Langford was the highlight in the pool for the Tornado posting a new school record in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:17.77. The Tornado finished 10th in the 13 team field with 134 points.

February 14, 2015
Tornado take 11th at ASC Championships
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team swam in their final event of the 2015 season at the Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships. Nicholas Piumelli and the 400 yard medley relay team highlighted the performances for the Tornado swimmers as they finished 11th of 12 teams with 72 points at the event.

February 14, 2015
King splits with Slippery Rock
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Despite the snow, the King University baseball team took the field for a doubleheader against Slippery Rock University to complete the four game series. A quick start for the Tornado in game one, delivered them a 15-6 win. In game two, the Rock started fast and King was able to close the gap but the Tornado fell 12-10.

February 14, 2015
Tornado drop pair to Lenoir-Rhyne and #8 Armstrong State
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The King University softball team nearly came away with a win in the first game of the day against Lenoir-Rhyne University, but fell as the Bears score two runs in the top of the seventh inning. The Tornado then fell to #8 Armstrong State University in the nightcap 8-0.

February 13, 2015
King sits atop the leaderboard after first day of WCWA Nationals
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – After the first day of the WCWA National Championships, the favorite and #1-ranked King University women’s wrestling team didn’t disappoint. The Tornado sit atop the standings, nearly 30 points clear of the second place team, thanks to 11 different wrestlers qualifying for the semifinals in their respective weight classes.

February 14, 2015
Quincy tops King in four
QUINCY, Ill. – The King University men’s volleyball team took to the road for a nonconference match with Quincy University on Saturday night. The Tornado were close to the Hawks in every set, but could only come away with one victory as Quincy came away with the 3-1 victory, 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20.

February 13, 2015
King falls twice to Slippery Rock
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a very cold day, the King University baseball team took the field against Slippery Rock University as the Rock opened their season. Not a great day for the Tornado as they fell in game one 5-0 and played a strong game two till the latter innings as Slippery Rock won game two, 6-2.

February 12, 2015
Tornado come back to defeat Limestone 22-21
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team feel behind Limestone College early, but the Tornado did give up as they overcame a 15 point deficit to come back and take the road victory. King won the final four bouts of the dual, including a win by fall from Garrett Fosdyck at 285 pounds to give the Tornado the 22-21 win over the Saints.

February 12, 2015
King hosts Family Day, Play 4 Kay this week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t come to the Student Center Complex to see the King University basketball teams play you are running out of time. This week is the perfect time to bring the family to see the Tornado as Saturday, February 14 is Family Day! Then next week, on Wednesday, February 18 King will host their annual Play for Kay game, raising money for breast cancer awareness.

February 11, 2015
King takes key conference game from Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to open a two game lead on Erskine College with a win, the King University women’s basketball team did exactly that when the Flying Fleet came to town. Behind Chelsea Bowling’s 14 points and eight rebounds, King earned a 56-49 win in a very key Conference Carolinas meeting. With the win, it is the most in a single season since head coach Josh Thompson has been at the helm.

February 11, 2015
Tornado cruise to win over Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A little home cooking may have been just what the doctor ordered for the King University men’s basketball team as they returned home on Wednesday evening. The Tornado posted their best shooting percentage in nearly a month in their 88-50 victory over Erskine College in the Student Center Complex, shooting 56.1 percent from the floor.

February 11, 2015
Tornado aim to repeat as WCWA National Champions
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season after capturing their first Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) nation title, the King University women’s wrestling team is the favorite going into this weekend’s championships. The Tornado posted a perfect 20-0 in duals this season, and they won their second straight National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals title while holding the #1 ranking in the WCWA Poll for the last two years.

February 11, 2015
Weekend series against Slippery Rock altered
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Arctic Front moving in, the King University baseball team altered their schedule for this weekend’s series with Slippery Rock University. The Tornado will now take on Slippery Rock in a doubleheader on Friday and again on Saturday, starting both days at 12:00 p.m.

February 10, 2015
King cruises by Lees-McRae in three
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to go three and zero in their last three matches, the King University men’s volleyball team did exactly that when Lees-McRae College came to the Student Center. After a quick set one, the Bobcats pushed King in set two and took them to extra points in set three but it would not be enough as King was able to defeat Lees-McRae 3-0.

February 10, 2015
King splits with Lee in season opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The conditions may not have been perfect, but the King University softball started their season by splitting a doubleheader with Lee University in chilly Bristol. The Tornado took the first game 3-0 behind a solid performance from pitcher Morgan Lowe before the Flames bounced back for a 7-2 win in the nightcap.

February 10, 2015
Raymond's three hits not enough, as King falls to Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Looking to bounce back into the winning column, the King University baseball team traveled to Carson-Newman University to take on the Eagles. The Tornado was able to keep the score tied for the first third of the game but the middle innings would deliver them the loss despite Tyler Raymond’s 3-for-4 performance.

February 8, 2015
Tornado set program bests, fall to Alderson Broaddus
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team opened their second season on a Sunday against Alderson Broaddus University. The Tornado outperformed their best numbers from a season ago in nearly every heat, but the Tornado fell to the Battlers 272.185-262.405.

February 8, 2015
Late inning rally pushes Francis Marion by King
FLORENCE, S.C. – Looking to steal a win from Francis Marion, the King University baseball team took the field after falling twice to the Patriots the previous day. King held the lead for most of the game; however, Francis Marion was able to get three across the plate late in the game to sweep the Tornado.

February 8, 2015
UNC Asheville defeats King 7-0
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s tennis team took their first Conference Carolinas win yesterday, and on Sunday the Tornado face NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville. King played a couple close matches, but the Bulldogs ultimately prevailed for the 7-0 victory.

February 8, 2015
Tornado drop contest at UNC Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A day after taking their first Conference Carolinas win of the season, the King University women’s tennis team fell at NCAA Division I opponent UNC Asheville. The Bulldogs were too much for the Tornado, taking the 7-0 victory.

February 7, 2015
King downs Mount Olive in four sets
BRISTOL,Tenn. – Less than 24 hours after a very exciting match, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court again against Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive. After falling in set one, King won the next three giving them a 3-1 win behind Eddie Moushikhian’s 19 kills and Chandler Wellmann’s 12 digs.

February 7, 2015
Newring, Hatfield, and DMR highlight ETSU Invite for Tornado
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s track and field team looked to build off their success last weekend when they competed against numerous NCAA Division I teams at the East Tennessee State University Invitational this weekend. Justin Newring took fourth in the 200 meters, Connor Hatfield finished seventh in the seeded 3,000 meter run and the distance medley relay team set a new school record.

February 7, 2015
Tornado place well at ETSU Invite
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – In an extremely tough field, the King University women’s track and field team took on the competition at the East Tennessee State University Invite. Leading the way for the Tornado was two top 10 finishes from Maegan Henry.

February 7, 2015
Tornado roll late, top Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University turned in a stellar performance Saturday afternoon when they faced Belmont Abbey College in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado trailed 15-12, but came back with a vengeance, getting a major decision from Trevor Wentt and back-to-back falls from Jesse Masters and Eldon Valery, Jr. to clinch the 34-15 victory.

February 7, 2015
Lions use late run to top King 72-64
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team took to the road to face a tough Emmanuel College team on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado got off to a hot start, extended their lead early, and held off a late first half Lion run. However, King couldn’t hold off second half run from Emmanuel as the Lions took the Conference Carolinas tilt 72-64.

February 7, 2015
King tops Emmanuel 5-4 to open conference play
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The early spring matches King University men’s tennis team played against division I opponents paid off as the Tornado opened Conference Carolinas play with a win on Saturday. The Tornado opened up with a 5-4 win at Emmanuel College.

February 7, 2015
Tornado open Conference Carolinas play with win
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s tennis team opened Conference Carolinas play with a road victory at Emmanuel College. The Tornado split two doubles matches and came back to win three singles matches to take the dual 4-3.

February 7, 2015
Tornado drop two to Francis Marion
FLORENCE, S.C. – The King University men’s baseball team took the field for the third and fourth time in 2015 when they traveled to Francis Marion University to take on the Patriots. What did not go King’s way in the first game of the doubleheader had the same result in the nightcap as King dropped both contests.

February 7, 2015
Union swims by King
BARBOURVILLE, Ky.. – The King University men’s swimming team traveled to Barbourville, Ky. to compete against Union College. In the tough dual between the Bulldogs and the Tornado, Tyler Brewster was able to post a new personal best in the 100 yard butterfly.

February 7, 2015
King falls to Union College and Columbia College
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s swim team dove into the pool against Union College and Columbia College looking to get two wins to finish their regular season. Koai Martin and Nicole Maldonado both posted personal bests, highlighting the day for the Tornado.

February 7, 2015
Emmanuel proves too much for Tornado
FRANKLING SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s team got off to a slow start at Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon and were never able to recover. The Tornado dropped a 68-54 Conference Carolinas decision to the Lions.

February 6, 2015
King's block comes up big in 3-2 win over Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game full of excitement, the King University men’s volleyball team prevailed over the Bulldogs of Barton College in a five set thriller. The sets went back and forth till the Tornado took the last two, to go on and defeat Barton 3-2 behind Eddie Moushikhian’s 19 kills and Stephen Brown’s 15 kills and 12 digs.

February 6, 2015
Mix of old and new have expectations high for Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning conference championships in their first two years in Conference Carolinas, the King University softball team came up just short a season ago and the Tornado will strive to get back there in 2015. King will have a new face in the circle, but the core of the lineup returns for head coach Jenn Testa as the Tornado will make a run at another conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance.

February 5, 2015
Lyle garners Capital One Academic All-District honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – He is already one of the most prolific three-point shooters in the country, but Logan Lyle also excels in the classroom. The senior became the first Tornado men’s basketball player to be selected to the Capital One Academic All-District first team when the award was announced on Thursday.

February 5, 2015
Jelen added as track and field/cross country assistant
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head track and field coach Amanda Williamson has announced the addition of Jarvis Jelen as the distance coach for the Tornado. He will bring a plethora of experience and knowledge to the Tornado from his running days at Liberty University to serving as an assistant at South Dakota State University and his stint last season as the head cross country coach at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania.

February 4, 2015
King falls to #16 Newberry
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s wrestling tried to bounce back from their weekend on Wednesday night when they hosted #16 Newberry College. The Tornado had the Wolves on the ropes early, but Newberry came back to take the 30-18 victory.

February 4, 2015
Tornado ready to start year two
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their first season, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team is a little more prepared for their second season in 2015. Head coach Megan Bamford took over the Tornado midway through last season, and led King to their first win near the end of the year giving King room for improvement going into year two.

February 3, 2015
Lyle's late triple propels King to win at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team may have gotten off to an auspicious start at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night, but the Tornado were able to refocus and take the come-from-behind win. The contest was tied with less than three minutes left when Logan Lyle drilled a three-point basket to give King the lead for good as they escaped with an 82-76 victory.

February 3, 2015
Keitt's 20 powers Tornado past Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – A very quick start for the King University women’s basketball team led them to what they went down to Lees-McRae College to get, a win. Tia Keitt propelled the Tornado over the Bobcats after dropping 20 points, while going 8-for-13 from the field in the 63-47 win.

February 3, 2015
Tornado trio take Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University track and field teams head a successful weekend at the Mountaineer Indoor Open, and three Tornado were honored by Conference Carolinas on Tuesday. Maegan Henry, Eliza Parker and Justin Newring all were named athletes of the week by the league.

January 31, 2015
Masters leads King at Super Region II Duals
TIFFIN, Ohio – The King University men’s wrestling team squared off with some of the region’s best teams on Saturday at the Super Region II Duals hosted by Tiffin University. The Tornado dropped all four matches to Tiffin, University of Findlay, University of Indianapolis and Seton Hill University.

January 31, 2015
Henry's school record helps King earn second place finish
BOONE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team turned in an impressive performance at the Mountaineer Indoor Open on Saturday, taking second in a field of 13 teams. Maegan Henry led the way, breaking her own school record, and becoming the first Tornado to break the 16-meter mark in the weight throw.

January 31, 2015
Hildebrandt, Augello each take 2nd at Dave Schultz International
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A few members of the King University women’s wrestling team took a break from the collegiate season for a weekend to compete at the Dave Schultz Memorial International. Both Haley Augello and Sarah Hildebrandt reached the finals of their respective weight classes at the event.

January 31, 2015
Newring leads King to first place finish
BOONE, N.C. – In their third meet of the spring, the King University men’s track and field team reached new heights at the Mountaineer Indoor Open. Justin Newring led the Tornado, whom recorded two first place finishes, to a team finish of first out of 17.

January 31, 2015
King sinks 19 triples, tops Trevecca Nazarene 85-68
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball got back into the win column on Saturday afternoon by using the three-ball in an 85-68 nonconference win over Trevecca Nazarene University. The Tornado sank 19 triples, which included seven from the nation’s active career leader, Logan Lyle who poured in a game-high 24 points.

January 31, 2015
Maldonado, Langford set personal records at Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. – Nicole Maldonado led the King University women’s swimming and diving team as they faced Mars Hill University and Emory & Henry College. Maldonado won the 50 yard freestyle and took second in the 100 yard butterfly.

January 31, 2015
King takes to the pool at Mars Hill
MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team traveled to take on Mars Hill University on Saturday. The Tornado were led by Tyler Brewster and Justin Reeves at the event.

January 31, 2015
King splits season-opener with Brevard
BRISTOL, Tenn. –The King University men’s baseball team started their 2015 season off when Brevard College came to town. In a battle where the Tornados came to face the Tornado, the team’s split the double header amidst the brutally cold weather.

January 31, 2015
Mitchell leads King to Conference Carolinas win over Converse
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coaches often talk about closing each half on a positive note, and the King University women’s basketball team did just that on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado closed the first half on a 19-4 run to take a 30-17 lead into the break against Converse College. In the second half, King closed the frame on an 11-2 run to take the 51-38 Conference Carolinas victory.

January 30, 2015
King defeats Emmanuel in four sets
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off a loss against Limestone College, the King University men’s volleyball team looked to get back in the winning column when they traveled to Emmanuel College. In what was a first set that did not go in favor of the Tornado, saw themselves come back to win three sets in a row to go on and defeat the Lions of Emmanuel.

January 30, 2015
Tornado fall to Division I foe Liberty
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University men’s tennis team continued their early fall schedule with another dual against another NCAA Division I opponent. The Tornado fell at Liberty University 7-0 on Friday afternoon.

January 29, 2015
Sparks adds Ellis to signing class
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University cycling head coach Alan Sparks is proud to announce the signing of Kyle Ellis. He will bring a solid background in both mountain biking and cyclocross to the Tornado squad next season for Sparks.

January 29, 2015
New look Tornado ready for opening day
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Youth or experience. Some coaches prefer to have a veteran squad and other might prefer a young talented one. King University baseball coach Blaine Brown lost a lot of experience from 2014, but the Tornado brought in a talented recruiting class that is anxious to prove what they can do in in 2015.

January 28, 2015
Strong first half powers King by Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a big win on the road over Barton College, King took the court against Pfeiffer University in another key Conference Carolinas matchup. A strong start and first half for that matter, helped power the Tornado past the Falcons behind four scorers in double figures.

January 28, 2015
Tornado fall to Pfeiffer in overtime
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team got off to an auspicious start when they hosted Pfeiffer University in the Student Center Complex on Wednesday night. The Tornado worked their way back and the teams went back-and-forth over the final 25 minutes until the score remained tied at the end of regulation. However, the Falcons outscored King in the extra session to take the contest 76-73.

January 27, 2015
Seniors victorious in final dual in the Student Center
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team proved why they are the team to beat the upcoming WCWA National Championships on Tuesday night when they defeated #14 Life University 43-1. The Tornado honored their four seniors, all of which took wins by fall in their final competition in the Student Center Complex.

January 27, 2015
King falls in five to Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – In their first road match of the season, the King University men’s volleyball team took the court against Conference Carolinas opponent Limestone College. In a match where King saw themselves in the same predicament as they were against Belmont Abbey after two sets, showed the same result in the next two sets, with the final set going against them as King fell to Limestone in five sets.

January 27, 2015
Lyle selected TSWA Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Senior men’s basketball player Logan Lyle has been having a solid year, and on Tuesday he was named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. Lyle led King to a 2-1 week, averaging 20.0 points and 5.3 rebound per game.

January 27, 2015
Season opener moved up a day
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to in climate weather moving into the Tri Cites, the King University baseball season opener has been moved from Sunday to Saturday. The doubleheader against Brevard College is now scheduled for Saturday with first pitch at 12:00 p.m.

January 26, 2015
King wrestlers ranked in U.S. Wrestling rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the college season winding down, many of the King University women’s wrestling will continue to compete at the international level. U.S.A. Wrestling recently posted their first rankings for the year, and numerous Tornado were ranked at their weight class, headlined by senior Sarah Hildebrandt who is ranked second at 55 kilograms.

January 25, 2015
King falls at Division I for Wofford to start spring
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s tennis team opened their spring with a defeat at NCAA Division I opponent Wofford College. The Terriers took the doubles point, before taking the dual match 7-0.

January 25, 2015
Tornado drop spring opener at Wofford
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s tennis team opened their spring schedule against NCAA Division I Wofford College. The Terriers no time taking the lead in doubles, en route to the 7-0 win.

January 24, 2015
King bounces back with win at Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Coming off their first loss in more than a month, the King University men’s basketball team responded with a solid road performance at Barton College. Senior Logan Lyle led King to the 100-81 win over the Bulldogs as he matched a season-high with 25 points to get King back in the win column.

January 24, 2015
Balanced scoring leads King past Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Looking to bounce back from a two point loss against the University of Mount Olive, the King University women’s basketball team took the court against Barton College on very short rest. In a game that was close for the first ten minutes of play eventually saw the Tornado storm away with it, resulting in a 25 point win behind three in double figures.

January 24, 2015
Tornado take four titles at Bearcat Open
LEBANON, Ill. – Coming off their NWCA National Duals championship, the King University women’s wrestling team returned to action at the Bearcat Open hosted by McKendree University. The Tornado had a great day, taking four individual titles and two second place finishes at the event.

January 24, 2015
Maldonado wins 50 free, King takes third at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team returned to action on Saturday when they faced both Pfeiffer University and Milligan College at Pfeiffer. The Tornado finished third of the three with 41 points while Milligan took second at 51 and Pfeiffer first with 163 points.

January 24, 2015
Tornado take third at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team returned to action on Saturday when they faced both Pfeiffer University and Milligan College at Pfeiffer. The Tornado finished third of the three with 19 points while Milligan took second at 33 and Pfeiffer first with 183 points.

January 23, 2015
King rallies back from 2 sets down to defeat Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a match full of excitement, the King University men’s volleyball team prevailed over Belmont Abbey College in the Tornado’s first Conference Carolinas match of the year. Strong play from Eddie Moushikhian, Matthew Lychock and Chandler Wellmann powered the Tornado over the Crusaders in five sets after a slow start from King.

January 23, 2015
Comeback comes up short as King falls at #16 Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Playing on the road in conference play is never easy, and the King University men’s basketball team knew they were in for a battle when they traveled to #16 University on Mount Olive on Friday night. The Tornado jumped ahead early, but saw the Trojans open up a sizable lead in the second half. King came back in front of a packed Kornegay Arena, but couldn’t grab the lead as the Trojans escaped with the 87-78 victory.

January 23, 2015
Tornado see winning streak halted at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women's basketball team put their nine-game winning streak on the line Friday night at the University of Mount Olive. In a game that was played within six points the whole way, Mount Olive came back in the second half to hand the Tornado their first loss in more than one month, 59-57.

January 22, 2015
Trojans come back to top King
ANDERSON, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to action when they traveled to take on Anderson University in dual on Thursday night. The Tornado held a lead, but the Trojans came storming back to take the dual 28-21.

January 22, 2015
Tipton named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Payton Tipton’s illustrious career in the Scarlet and Navy has come to an end, but the senior earned one last award this week. Conference Carolinas announced their fall scholar athletes, and Tipton earned the award for women’s volleyball, marking the second straight year King has had the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Scholar Athlete.

January 22, 2015
Spring-opening dual at Wofford moved to Sunday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University tennis teams were scheduled to open their spring schedule on Saturday at Wofford College, but the teams will have to wait one day to open the spring campaign. Due to bad weather forecasted on Saturday, the teams decided to move the match to Sunday with hopes of better weather. The men’s and women’s duals will start at 1:00 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C.

January 19, 2015
Tornado win ninth straight, top Emmanuel 69-57
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their second game in as many days, the King University men’s basketball team faced Conference Carolinas top defensive team in terms of points allowed in Emmanuel College. The first half was a struggle offensively for the Tornado, but King fond their three-point shot in the second half, taking the hard fought 69-57 victory.

January 19, 2015
King slides by Emmanuel in key conference contest
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Going for their ninth win in a row, the King University women’s basketball team did exactly what they had planned against Emmanuel College. A first half lead delivered the Tornado their 13th win and eighth in Conference Carolinas behind the strong play of Tia Keitt and Arnelle Collins.

January 19, 2015
King announces Hall of Fame class of 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, King University will induct members into the King Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2015 class will be inducted during Dogwood Weekend on April 11 and will include the 1988 baseball team, Declan Jogi ’03 and Rebekah Wilson Hull ’05.

January 17, 2015
Newring, Warren lead King at ETSU Classic
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – At their first meet of the spring, Reggie Warren and Justin Newring led the way for the King University men's track and field team. Warren set a personal record and nearly set another while Newring posted an NCAA Provisional Qualifying time in the 200 meter dash.

January 17, 2015
Parker, Henry highlight ETSU Classic for King
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team stretched their legs for the first time this spring at the East Tennessee State University Classic. Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker both highlighted the day for the Tornado, both taking top-10 finishes.

January 17, 2015
Quincy hands King first loss of the season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It did not go as planned for the King University men’s volleyball team when they took on Quincy University in their second game of the season. Behind a ferocious service attack, the Hawks were able to blow the ball by the Tornado, handing King the 3-0 loss.

January 17, 2015
King holds off late Crusader run for eighth straight win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It didn’t go quite the way head coach Josh Thompson drew it up, but the King University women’s basketball team pushed their winning streak to eight games with a win in the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held a 16-point lead early in the second half, but had to hold off a late Belmont Abbey College run to take the 65-63 Conference Carolinas victory.

January 17, 2015
Tornado storm past Belmont Abbey behind 21 triples
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A quick start for the King University men’s basketball team helped them earn a win over Belmont Abbey College in a Conference Carolinas matchup in the Student Center. In the game, the Tornado blew by the Crusaders behind Logan Lyle’s 25 points and the team’s 21 three-point baskets.

January 16, 2015
Tornado sweep Charleston in season-opening win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team took the court for the first time in the 2014-15 season looking for a season-opening win for the first time in program history. The University of Charleston came to town for their first ever match but the near double-double from Eddie Moushikhian helped give King the 3-0 win over the Golden Eagles.

January 16, 2015
King drops meets to Carson-Newman and Emory & Henry
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team jumped back in the pool on Friday night when they faced regional rivals Carson-Newman University and Emory & Henry College. The Tornado dropped a 163-30 decision to Emory & Henry and fell to Carson-Newman by the score of 155.5-29.5.

January 16, 2015
King falls to Carson-Newman
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Tornado men’s swimming team took the pool for the first time in the new year at the Kingsport YMCA against Carson-Newman University. It did not go as planned for King, as they fell to the Eagles 131-19.

January 16, 2015
King second with 247 Presidential Honor Roll honorees
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced the Presidents Honor Roll for the fall semester, and King University came in second in the league with 247 student-athletes named to the list. The baseball team led the way for the Tornado with 29 student-athletes named to the list.

January 16, 2015
Molinari, Lyle selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of December. Forrest Molinari and Logan Lyle both earned that distinction after leading their teams to undefeated records in the month.

January 15, 2015
Thorpe garners NSCAA Scholar All-Region third team honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s soccer player Rachel Thorpe earned yet another academic award earlier this winter when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced their scholar awards. The junior garnered third team All-South Region honors with a cumulative GPA of 3.41.

January 14, 2015
Gates signs with King cycling
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the King University cycling head coach Alan Sparks announced the signing of Victoria Gates who will join the Tornado for the 2015-16 season. Gates will make her way to King from Southampton, Mass., and has been racing since 2008. She competes in road, track, mountain and cyclocross disciplines and has been competing at the national level for many years.

January 14, 2015
Tornado aim for postseason in 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team has been knocking on the door to postseason play each of the last two years, and the Tornado hope to knock down that door in 2015. King returns their top three hitters from a season ago as they set their sights on qualifying for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the first time since the 2011 season.

January 14, 2015
King hosts National Guard and First Responder Nights this week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams have been playing well of late, and the Tornado would like to invite you to come see them in action this weekend! On Saturday, January 17, all National Guard members and their family members will be admitted to both the men’s and women’s games for free with their military ID. Monday, January 19 is First Responders Night, where police officers, fire fighters and EMT’s, and their families will receive free admission for themselves and their families.

January 13, 2015
Good's 22 pushes King by Southern Wesleyan
CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team looked to go without a loss in just under one month’s time as they traveled to Conference Carolinas opponent Southern Wesleyan University. C.J. Good and his 22 points helped lead the Tornado to their seventh straight win over the Warriors, 87-62.

January 13, 2015
Harper's seven triples, 23 points lead King over Southern Wesleyan
CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team may have gotten off to a slow start on Tuesday night at Southern Wesleyan University, but the Tornado opened the second half with a big run. The Tornado scored the first 15 points of the second half to open up a lead they wouldn’t relinquish, stretching their winning streak to seven games with the 61-48 victory.

January 13, 2015
Van Deventer earns weekly award from Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Amy Van Deventer had a career week in a pair of games last week for the King University women’s basketball team, setting new career-highs in both contest, leading to an individual award for the redshirt freshman. After averaging 23.0 points per game a week ago, Van Deventer was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

January 10, 2015
#1 Tornado repeat as NWCA National Dual champions
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – As the defending champions, the King University women’s wrestling team came into this weekend’s NWCA National Duals with high expectations. The top-ranked Tornado lived up to the billing on Saturday defeating #4 McKendree University 36-5 in the semifinals before earning a tough 24-17 win over #2 Oklahoma City University.

January 10, 2015
Tornado take third at USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross nationals
AUSTIN, Texas – The King University cycling team had nearly a month off following the SECCC championships, and the Tornado didn’t show any rust this weekend at the USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclo-Cross Championships. King came in with a third place finish with the team relay taking second and Kaysee Armstrong and Cory Rimmer each taking fifth.

January 10, 2015
Triples lead King past North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start at North Greenville University as three-point baskets were falling early and often. However, the second half was a defensive struggle as King stayed undefeated in Conference Carolinas play with the 82-72 victory.

January 10, 2015
Van Deventer's career day leads King at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – For the second consecutive game, Amy Van Deventer set a season-high in points leading the King University women’s basketball team to their sixth straight victory. The freshman scored early and often, racking up 26 points as King poured in a season-best 80 points in their 80-69 win at North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon.

January 9, 2015
Tornado roll into NWCA National Duals semis
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The top-ranked and NWCA National Duals defending champion King University women’s wrestling team showed they are primed to repeat on the first day of the NWCA National Duals on Friday. The Tornado defeated eighth-ranked Missouri Baptist University 45-1 in Friday’s quarterfinals, setting up a semifinals match against #4 McKendree University.

January 9, 2015
King goes 1-2 at Coker Duals
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s wrestling team returned to action after a long layoff when they faced three tough matches at the Coker College Duals. The Tornado earned a 28-27 comeback victory over Brewton-Parker College, but fell to #9 Shorter University 48-6 and Coker 42-3.

January 7, 2015
Stifling defense leads King to win at Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. – Coming off back-to-back home wins over the weekend, the King University men’s basketball team took to the road to face Erskine College. The Tornado offense was on fire early behind Logan Lyle how poured in a season-high 22 points. King pushed their winning streak to five games, and stayed undefeated in Conference Carolinas with the 72-49 victory.

January 7, 2015
King defeats Erskine for fifth win in a row
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team took the court for the third time in the new year, this time against conference foe Erskine College. Looking to win five in a row, the Tornado came out with a will to win and got the job done, winning 66-54. Leading the way for King was Amy Van Deventer who set a new career-high with 20 points and Chelsea Bowling who registered 20 points as well.

January 7, 2015
Duffy announces Winter ID camp
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head coach Simon Duffy has announced that the women's soccer program will be hosting a Winter ID camp on Saturday, February 14. Players from the ages of 12-18 (Grades 9-12) are encouraged to participate in the camp that will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

January 6, 2015
Tornado take Conference Carolinas Team Sportsmanship award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that the fall season is complete, Conference Carolinas handed out their sportsmanship awards this week. For the second consecutive year, the King University women’s soccer team earned the award after finishing fifth in the Conference Carolinas standings.

January 6, 2015
Williamson named head cross country coach
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the departure of King University cross country coach Peter Dalton, athletic director David Hicks announced King’s new cross coach. Amanda Williamson, who also serves as the King track and field coach has been selected as the new Tornado cross country coach.

January 4, 2015
King outscores Barton behind six scores in double figures
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball was riding high coming off their win on national television on Saturday, but the Tornado were in for a challenge on Sunday when they faced Barton College in the Student Center Complex. However, King was able to come away with a 111-95 victory thanks to their stellar shooting. The Tornado made 33 free throws and shot over 50.0 percent from the field for the second straight contest.

January 4, 2015
Bowling's seven triples lead King past Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took the court for the second time in just over 24 hours. In another Conference Carolinas contest against Barton College, Chelsea Bowling and Amy Van Deventer helped lead King to another win, defeating the Bulldogs 66-54.

January 4, 2015
Dual against Alderson Broaddus postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's wrestling team was scheduled to begin their dual season on Wednesday against Alderson Broaddus University. However, the Tornado will have to wait three more days to start that portion of their schedule as the home dual has been postponed. No make-up date has been set yet.

January 3, 2015
Scales' career day lifts King over #18 Mount Olive on CBS Sports Network
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In something that was new to King University, the King men's basketball team played a game that was broadcast live on national television. King and #18 University of Mount Olive treated the viewers that tuned in to CBS Sports Network to a show in the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. Both teams held leads of more than 10 points as King closed the contest on a 53-23 run to stay undefeated in Conference Carolinas with the 91-73.

January 3, 2015
Tornado defeat Mount Olive behind strong first half
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took the court and continued their season for the first time in the new year against Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive. A strong first half from the Tornado delivered King their seventh win of the season in a key conference match behind 19 points from Arnelle Collins.

December 30, 2014
King hosts #18 Mount Olive Saturday on CBS Sports Network
The King University men’s basketball team will have had nearly two weeks off by the time they take on 18th-ranked University of Mount Olive on Saturday. The contest not is significant in the Conference Carolinas standings, but the game will also be aired live on CBS Sports Network, the first time King University has ever hosted an athletic event to be broadcast on national television.

December 21, 2014
Pressure defense leads King past Johnson C. Smith
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team turned what was a tight contest in the first half into a 17-point victory behind a solid defensive pressure. The Tornado received 20-point efforts from both C.J. Good and Logan Lyle as King goes into the Christmas break with a 93-76 win over Johnson C. Smith University.

December 20, 2014
Late first half run lifts King past UVa-Wise
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Christmas break looming, the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Saturday night when they hosted UVa-Wise. The Tornado dug a 13-point hole early in the first half, but used a 21-3 run to gain the lead en route to the 54-38 victory going into the break.

December 19, 2014
King to honor Coach Pitts on January 3
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday night at UVa-Wise, history was made as King University head men’s basketball coach George Pitts won his 1,000th career game. King will recognize the achievement prior to their contest on January 3 when they face the University of Mount Olive in a game that will air on CBS Sports Network.

December 18, 2014
Pitts earns his 1,000th win as King tops UVa-Wise
WISE, Va. – It may have taken an extra game, but King University men’s basketball head coach George Pitts earned his 1,000th career win on Thursday night at UVa-Wise. The Tornado turned in one of their best shooting performances of the season in the 88-49 win, giving Pitts the milestone victory.

December 18, 2014
Dalton takes coaching position at UT Martin
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s cross country coach Peter Dalton has turned the men’s and women’s cross country teams into NCAA Division II Southeast Region powers. On Thursday Dalton announced that he is resigning his position at King to become the next head cross country coach at NCAA Division I the University of Tennessee Martin.

December 17, 2014
Free throws, defense lead King to win at LMU
HARROGATE, Tenn. – Playing their fifth straight road game, and second in three nights, the King University women’s basketball team relied on their defense and free throw shooting to hand Lincoln Memorial University their third loss of the season. King nearly shot 90 percent from the free throw line, and their defense suffocated the Railsplitter offense in the 61-41 victory.

December 16, 2014
Marshall tops King in exhibition contest
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The King University men’s basketball team jumped out of regular season play to face NCAA Division I foe Marshall University in an exhibition contest. The Tornado stayed with the Thundering Herd until late in the second half when Marshall pulled away to take a 90-76 win.

December 16, 2014
Youth, Community Days set for this weekend
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Have you been to a King University basketball game yet this year? If not, what are you waiting for! This weekend is the perfect opportunity to bring your family and watch a pair of basketball games at the Student Center Complex. Saturday when the women’s basketball team takes on UVa-Wise, it will be youth sports day, and Sunday is community day when the men take on Johnson C. Smith University.

December 15, 2014
Early second half run too much for King to overcome
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Playing their first game in more than a week, the King University women’s basketball team traveled to take on regional rival Carson-Newman University. The Tornado stayed close to the Eagles in the first half, but Carson-Newman used a run over the end of the first half and beginning of the second half to put the game out of reach. The Tornado tried to comeback, but Carson-Newman held on for the 61-48 victory.

December 15, 2014
Moorman hires Mercado to fill out staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the departure of JaVonte Ashford, head men’s and women’s wrestling coach Jason Moorman has hired Travis Mercado to fill the opening. Mercado comes to King after serving as a graduate assistant for the women’s wrestling team at the University of the Cumberlands.

December 14, 2014
Fosdyck, Boatman lead King to 16th at Midwest Open
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Following a couple weeks off, the King University men’s wrestling team competed at the Midwest Open over the weekend. The Tornado finished 16th in the 26-team open, and were led by Garrett Fosdyck who finished fourth and Jon Boatman who took eighth.

December 13, 2014
Tornado drop slugfest in overtime at USC Aiken
AIKEN, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on southeast regional rival USC Aiken on Saturday, and the contest went as expected with neither team leading by more than seven points and both teams withstanding runs from the other. The game was tied at halftime, and at the end of regulation, and the Tornado held an 85-81 lead in overtime, but the Pacers came back by scoring seven of the game’s final nine points to take the contest 88-87.

December 12, 2014
Hicks garners 3rd team All-Region honors from NSCAA
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s soccer player Chris Hicks can add another award to his collection following his impressive sophomore season. Earlier this week, Hicks was selected third team All-Southeast Region by the Nation Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

December 11, 2014
#1 Tornado cruise past #7 Cumberlands
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team showed why they are the nation’s #1 team on Thursday night in the first home dual when they faced #10 University of the Cumberlands. The Tornado got off to a great start and capped the dual with four straight wins by fall to take the match 45-1, and move to 15-0 on the year.

December 11, 2014
Brown announces 2014-15 signing class
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Baseball season is still one month from starting, but the King University baseball coaches were on the recruiting trail during the fall. The Tornado landed 10 early commits during the early signing period in November.

December 10, 2014
Kremer garners Capital One Academic All-American honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer can add yet another award to her collection as she garnered Capital One Academic All-American honors when the organization announced their award winners on Wednesday. Kremer was selected to the second team, marking the second straight year the Tornado women’s volleyball program has had a Capital One Academic All-American.

December 9, 2014
King never trails in win over Tusculum
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing Tusculum College for the second time this year, the King University men’s basketball team wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard as the grabbed the lead on the game’s first possession and didn’t look back. The Tornado placed four scorers in double figures as Logan Lyle led King to the 91-52 nonconference victory.

December 6, 2014
Tornado come away with 78-73 overtime win at Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – What was a defensive struggle in the first half turned in to an offense battle in the second half on Saturday night when the King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on Limestone College. The Saints came back in the second half, but King had an answer each time, and after Limestone sent the game to overtime. King used a 9-0 run in the extra session to take the contest 78-73.

December 6, 2014
King takes 3rd at SECCC Cyclo-Cross Championships
CLEMSON, S.C. – The King University cycling team came in with a solid finish of third at the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships on Saturday. In what turned out to be muddy conditions, Cory Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong led the Tornado, both finishing in third of their respective races.

December 6, 2014
Henry sets school record, leads King at Appalachian State Open
BOONE, N.C. – When the King University women’s track and field team opened the new season, it seemed as though Maegan Henry didn’t skip a beat from last season. The senior broke her own school record in the shot put, and posted an NCAA provision qualifying mark in the process at the Appalachian State Open.

December 6, 2014
Bowling shines in loss to #12 Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team traveled to take on #12 Limestone College in a Conference Carolinas matchup. King opened up strong but a second half surge from the Saints led them to stay perfect in the conference and defeat the Tornado 65-49 despite Chelsea Bowling going 6-for-7 from the three point line.

December 6, 2014
Newring, Smith lead King to stellar opening meet
BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened the 2014-15 season at the Appalachian State Open on Friday and Saturday, and the meet couldn’t have gone much better for the Tornado. Justin Newring won a pair of events and Raheem Smith posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the triple jump in his first career collegiate meet.

December 5, 2014
SAAC names Keitt, Stroinski Student-Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of November. Tia Keitt and Bryan Stroinski both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.

December 4, 2014
King anxious to improve on last year's finish in 2014-15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off what might be considered a down year by their standards, the King University men’s track and field team is eager to improve on last year’s finishes at the Conference Carolinas Indoor and Outdoor Championships. The Tornado return a plethora of firepower throughout their lineup for the 2014-15 season for second year head coach Amanda Williamson.

December 3, 2014
Kremer selected Daktronics 3rd team All-America
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Summer Kremer can add yet another award to her collection as she became the first King University women’s volleyball player to earn Daktronics All-America honors. On Wednesday the senior was selected to the third team after leading NCAA Division II in kills.

December 3, 2014
Keitt nominated for the WBCA Allstate Good Works Team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The basketball season may have just started, but one King University women’s basketball player has already been nominated for an award. It was announced on Wednesday that senior guard Tia Keitt is one of 93 women’s basketball student-athletes to be nominated for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Allstate Good Works Team. Along with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) nominees, Keitt is one of 251 student-athletes to be nominated.

December 3, 2014
Sigurdardottir, Thorpe selected NSCAA All-Southeast Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their most successful season since becoming NCAA Division II members, King University women’s soccer players have been winning awards since their season ended last month. Most recently, Hulda Sigurdardottir and Rachel Thorpe earned All-Southeast Region honors from the Nation Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Sigurdardottir garnered second team honors while Thorpe earned third team recognition.

December 3, 2014
Experienced King squad aims to stay atop Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As they have been every year in recent memory, the expectations for the King University women’s track and field team are high for the 2014-15 season. The Tornado return a plethora of talent from last year’s squad which will be headlined by Conference Carolinas Indoor and Outdoor Most Valuable Field Athlete Maegan Henry and Conference Carolinas Indoor Most Valuable Track Athlete Eliza Parker.

December 2, 2014
Hot shooting Tornado top Converse on the road
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s basketball team returned to Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night and earned their first league win of the season at Converse College. The Tornado turned in one of their best shooting performances in the last two years, making 58.0 percent of their shots to take the contest 77-60.

December 1, 2014
Team effort lifts King over UVa-Wise
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to action after the Thanksgiving break with a vengeance on Monday night in the Student Center Complex when they face UVa-Wise. The Tornado played well on both ends of the floor, and used a 10-0 run early in the first half to gain control en route to the 85-45 victory.

December 1, 2014
Four Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following another successful season, four King University cross country runners earned All-Region honors from the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Tanner Cook, Connor Hatfield and Jordan Smith all earned the distinction on the men’s side and Amelia Martin took honors on the women’s side.

December 1, 2014
Kremer earns recognition from AVCA
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women's volleyball player Summer Kremer can add another award to her collection as she earned recognition from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the second straight year. A season after she was named All-Region, Kremer garnered honorable mention All-Region honors during her senior campaign.

November 25, 2014
King holds on for 86-75 win at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team showed nearly no rust early from their weeklong layoff when they traveled to take on Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University. The Tornado opened up a 25 point lead in the middle of the second half only to see the Falcons come back and make things interesting. However, King was able to fend off the comeback attempt at the free throw line, taking the league contest 86-75.

November 25, 2014
Falcons come back to top King
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Coming off a nonconference win on Friday night, the King University women’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Tuesday night when they returned to Conference Carolinas play at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado pulled away in the middle of the second half, but the Falcons opened the second half on a 12-2 run, and ultimately took the narrow 56-55 victory.

November 25, 2014
King earn NSCAA Team Academic Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth consecutive year, the King University women’s soccer team earned recognition for their achievement in the class room from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). When the awards were announced earlier this week, the Tornado were one of 583 women’s soccer teams to earn the NSCAA Team Academic Award.

November 25, 2014
Hicks selected second team Daktronics All-Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the best season of his young career, King University men’s soccer player Chris Hicks added another award for his collection this week. The sophomore ranked near the Conference Carolinas leaders in goals, and was named second team Daktronics All-Southeast Region.

November 24, 2014
Thorpe garners Daktronics All-Region second team honors
BRISOL, Tenn. – King University women’s soccer player Rachel Thorpe was named first team All-Conference Carolinas a couple weeks ago, and now she can add another award to her collection. The junior was selected Daktronics All-Southeast Region after ranking among the NCAA Division II leaders in goals scored.

November 23, 2014
Lutterloh wins King Open, 12 Tornado place
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Competing in the third fourth open tournament in as many weeks, and their final open before having a couple weeks off, the King University men’s wrestling team turned in a stellar performance at their own King University Open. The Tornado had 12 wrestlers place, and were led by Andrew Lutterloh who won his weight class and Frank Yattoni IV who took second.

November 22, 2014
King takes 4th NCAA Southeast Regional
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University men’s cross country team took to the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship course on Saturday in Montevallo with aspirations of qualifying for their third straight trip to the NCAA National Championships. However, the Tornado came up just short of that goal finishing fourth, one spot away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

November 22, 2014
Martin leads Tornado to 10th place finish
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University women’s cross country team looked to continue their winning ways when they traveled to Montevallo, Ala to take part in the NCAA Southeast regional, a 6k race. In a tough field, Amelia Martin led the Tornado with a 19th place finish after posting a time of 23:27.32.

November 22, 2014
Armstrong wins, Rimmer takes second at King cyclo-cross
BRSITOL, Tenn. – Competing at their lone home race of the season, the King University cycling team put together a solid showing. Kaysee Armstrong won the women’s category A race, and Cory Rimmer took second in the men’s A race after competing with a rider from Furman the whole race.

November 21, 2014
Tornado top Salem International 51-32
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was a defensive struggle, the King University women’s basketball team came away with a nonconference victory on Friday night in the Student Center. The Tornado used an 8-0 run to close the first half and take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish as they topped Salem International University 51-32.

November 21, 2014
King swims past Warren Wilson
ASHVILLE, N.C. – In their fall finale, the King University men’s swimming and diving team was victorious over Warren Wilson College. The Tornado earned their fifth win of the season, 78-75 over Warren Wilson, in what was the Owls’ last meet.

November 21, 2014
Tornado end fall with big win over Warren Wilson
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s swimming team took the pool for the final team in the fall when they traveled to Warren Wilson College. Highlighted with many first place finishes, the Tornado defeated the Owls 108-66.

November 19, 2014
Saturday's women's wrestling duals, canceled
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The women’s wrestling duals that were scheduled for Saturday morning have been canceled. The Tornado were supposed to wrestle against #2 Oklahoma City University and #7 McKendree University, but neither team will be making the trek to Bristol so the duals have been canceled.

November 19, 2014
Keitt's 22 not enough as King falls to North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team was back in action when they played host to North Greenville University, a rare Conference Carolinas matchup this early on in the season. After a slow start, the Tornado was never able to gain enough momentum, falling to the Crusaders 78-68.

November 19, 2014
Kremer named first team Daktronics All-Southeast Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer has won no shortage of awards during her senior season, and she can add another to the mantle. Kremer was selected to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region first team when the awards were announced on Wednesday.

November 19, 2014
King's suffocating defense leads to win over North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The saying goes, “defense wins championships,” and on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex, the King University men’s basketball team used their defense to cruise to an 82-62 win over North Greenville University in the Conference Carolinas opener for both squads. King forced five turnovers on North Greenville’s first six possessions to jump out to a lead, and didn’t look back behind a balanced scoring attack.

November 18, 2014
Durrett, Kremer take TSWA Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week for women’s volleyball, the first week for women’s basketball, King University took home a pair of Tennessee Sportswriters Association Player of the Week awards. Summer Kremer earned the honor for women’s volleyball while Bonnie Durrett was selected for women’s basketball.

November 17, 2014
Maloney gets different experience as members of tennis and dance teams
One of the first pieces of advice we all get about college upon entering is to get involved in as much as you can on campus. King sophomore and two-sport athlete Haley Maloney exemplifies student involvement with her participation on both the Tornado dance and tennis teams.

November 16, 2014
Fosdyck finishes fifth to lead King at Central Missouri Open
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The King University men’s wrestling team had a tough showing on Sunday at the Central Missouri Open, but Garrett Fosdyck highlighted the day for the Tornado. The senior reached the quarterfinals of the championship bracket before battling through the consolation bracket to take a fifth place finish.

November 15, 2014
Armstrong, Rimmer highlight tough weekend for King
MARS HILL, N.C. – The King University cycling team faced some adversity in their second cyclo-cross race of the season over the weekend. Three riders faced mechanical issues, but Kaysee Armstrong won the women’s category A race, and Cory Rimmer finished third in the men’s category A race to highlight the weekend.

November 15, 2014
Tornado fall at Erskine in CC Tournament final
DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second consecutive season, the King University women’s volleyball team had a chance to play for the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship, however the Tornado had to travel to take on Erskine in Saturday night’s title match. King held a lead late in the first set, but the Flying Fleet came back to take the set, and use that momentum to take the title with 3-0 win, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21.

November 15, 2014
Neal wins at Missouri Valley Open
MARSHALL, Mo. – The King University women’s wrestling team was back in action when they traveled to Missouri to take part in the Missouri Valley Open. Breonnah Neal highlighted the performances for King after taking first in the 109 pound weight class.

November 15, 2014
#23 LMU holds off late King rally
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team took the court again, their second game in less than 24 hours. This time, the Tornado faced off against #23 Lincoln Memorial University. King led at half time but a second half surge from the Railsplitters handed King their first loss of the early season, 70-63.

November 15, 2014
Late run lifts King past Tusculum
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After winning their season opener last night, the King University women’s basketball team edged past Tusculum College to move to 2-0 on the young season. The Tornado led for nearly the entire contest, and closed the game on a 12-4 run to take the contest from the Pioneers 67-58.

November 14, 2014
Tornado swims by Ferrum
ABINGDON, Va. – The King University men’s swimming team traveled north to swim against Ferrum College at Emory and Henry University. Swimming fast was the theme of the day for the Tornado as they defeated Ferrum 118-63.

November 14, 2014
King defeats Ferrum, falls to Emory and Henry
ABINGDON, Va. – The King University women’s swimming team looked to continue their winning ways when they traveled to Emory and Henry University to swim against the Wasps and Ferrum College. King went 1-1 defeating Ferrum 118-64 and falling to Emory and Henry 146-51.

November 14, 2014
King cruises to win over Tusculum behind Jackson's 20
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to Lincoln Memorial University to open the season against Tusculum College. King started slow but was able to turn everything around cruising to an 81-61 win over the Pioneers, starting their season off on the right note.

November 14, 2014
Kremer leads Tornado into Conference Carolinas title game
DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second time in as many years, the King University women’s volleyball team will play for their first NCAA Division II Tournament berth on Saturday after the Tornado defeated Limestone College 3-1 on Friday night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal. None of the four sets were decided by more than four points with Summer Kremer notching another double-double as King avenged an early season loss to Saints.

November 14, 2014
CC Player of the Year, Kremer headlines King's all-conference honoress
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball seniors Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton have led the Tornado all season, and they lead a group of five Tornado that were named All-Conference Carolinas at Friday’s banquet. Both Kremer and Tipton garnered first team all-conference honors, and Kremer was named the league’s player of the year. Lauren Willoughby, Grace Underwood and Olivia Underwood all earned second team all-conference recognition.

November 14, 2014
Tornado top Mars Hill in season-opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten their season off to a better start on Friday night as they topped Mars Hill University 74-58 in the Student Center Complex. Freshman Arnelle Collins led the Tornado offense with 16 points in her first career game while Bonnie Durrett posted a double-double to start the season.

November 13, 2014
Veteran Tornado squad picked third in CC Preseason Poll
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In three years as Conference Carolinas members, the King University men’s basketball team hasn’t finished lower than third in the league, or one game out of first place, and the Tornado don’t expect that to change in 2014-15. As head coach George Pitts teams usually do, the 2014-15 version of the Tornado are expected to shoot the three well again this season after leading all of NCAA Division II a season ago.

November 12, 2014
Tornado set sights high for 2014-15 campaign
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's basketball team is coming off their best season in the NCAA Division II era and best season under head coach Josh Thompson. With a large core returning, the expectations are higher than ever for the 2014-15 season after the Tornado were selected third in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll.

November 11, 2014
Tornado advance to CC semis with sweep of Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It may have not been pretty in the early going, but the King University women’s volleyball team found a way to take the first set from the University of Mount Olive and parlayed that into a 3-0 victory in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. In their first home match in nearly three weeks, King was a bit tight, but their senior leaders, Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton led the Tornado onto the next round.

November 11, 2014
Kremer earns second TSWA Player of the Week honor
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this year, King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer has been named Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. The senior led King to a pair of road wins to give King the top seed in the Conference Carolinas North Division.

November 10, 2014
King places league-leading nine on academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the start of the Conference Carolinas Tournament coming up this week, the league announced their women’s volleyball academic all-conference award winners. The Tornado placed a league-high nine student-athletes on the list, led by Capital One Academic All-District honorees Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton.

November 9, 2014
Masters, Valery (unattached) finish third at Hokie Open
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Wrestling at their second event of the season, the King University men’s wrestling team was led by Jesse Masters and unattached wrestler Eldon Valery at the Hokie Open. In the freshman/sophomore section of the open, both Masters and Valery took home third place finishes.

November 8, 2014
King takes five top-10 finishes at cyclo-cross opener
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Coming off a great showing during the mountain bike season, the King University cycling team opened the cyclo-cross season with a solid showing. King placed five riders in the top-10 of their classification, including two in the men’s category A race.

November 8, 2014
ETSU comes storming back to top Tornado 73-71 in exhibition
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Only a few days before their first game of the season the King University women’s basketball took at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in an exhibition down the road in Johnson City. The first half couldn’t have gone any better for the Tornado as they held a 49-23 lead at the break. King later led 59-29 before their NCAA Division I foes came storming back to take the contest 73-71.

November 8, 2014
Tornado escape Erskine with 3-1 comeback victory in regular season finale
DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second consecutive night the King University women’s volleyball team showed their perseverance by winning sets in extra points. On Saturday afternoon, the Tornado dropped the first set at Erskine College, but responded with a 28-26 victory in the second set before winning the third set 25-18. The Flying Fleet tried to force a fifth set, but King escaped Belk Arena with a 27-25 fourth set win to take the season finale 3-1 behind a stellar blocking performance.

November 8, 2014
Hildebrandt, Hendey lead King at NYAC Bill Farrell International
NEW YORK – The King University women’s wrestling team jumped out of their college season to face some international competition on Saturday at the NYAC Bill Farrell International tournament. Sarah Hildebrandt and Amanda Hendey led 10 Tornado wrestlers that competed, both advancing to the third place bout in their respective weight class.

November 7, 2014
King takes third consecutive Conference Carolinas championship
CONCORD, N.C. – At the beginning of the year, the King University women’s cross country team, comprised of all freshmen, had a challenge front of them as the preseason Conference Carolinas favorite to win a third straight league title. On Friday evening that goal came to fruition as the Tornado won their third straight title behind 2014 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year Amelia Martin who finished second at the meet.

November 7, 2014
King clinches top spot in north division with sweep of Emmanuel
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team had nearly a week off before they traveled to take on Emmanuel College in a key Conference Carolinas match. The Tornado came away a sweep, but it wasn’t easy, taking the first set 30-28 before cruising to a 25-15 second set win. King then took a narrow 25-23 third set win to clinch the top spot in the Conference Carolinas North Division.

November 7, 2014
Sigurdardottir headlines three named All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team posted their best record since joining NCAA Division II and their best Conference Carolinas finish in the four years they have been members of the league. With the success this season, three Tornado individuals were on honored on Friday when the league announced their all-conference winners at a banquet at the conference tournament final four.

November 7, 2014
Tornado finish second at Conference Carolinas Championships
CONCORD, N.C. – For the third consecutive year, the King University men’s cross country team finished in second place at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado were paced by three runners in the top-10, and led by Tanner Cook’s fourth place finish.

November 6, 2014
Thorpe, Brewster named SAAC Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of October. Rachel Thorpe and Tyler Brewster both earned that distinction after their stellar performances last month.

November 6, 2014
Tornado place four on All-Conference Carolinas teams
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their best season since joining NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas, four members of the men’s soccer team were honored by the league. Chris Hicks led this group as he was selected first team All-Conference Carolinas while Eli Carrasco, Ryan Murphy and Kendale Liburd garnered third team honors.

November 6, 2014
Kremer, Tipton selected Capital One Academic All-District
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University women’s volleyball team has been represented on the Capital One Academic All-District team. Both Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton were selected first team All-District for the first time.

November 4, 2014
Belmont Abbey golden goal ends King's season
BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team traveled down to Belmont, N.C. to take on fourth seed Belmont Abbey College in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas tournament., and the Crusaders took an early 1-0 lead. The Tornado got a goal late from Hulda Sigurdardottir to send the contest into overtime, but Belmont Abbey delivered a goal in the 99th minute to end King’s season.

November 4, 2014
Taylor, Thorpe earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. –For the first time in her career, Samantha Taylor has earned Conference Carolinas Women’s Golfer of the Month honors. In King University’s final tournament of the fall, the redshirt freshman led the Tornado to an 11th place finish at the very competitive Saint Leo Invitational. Women’s soccer player Rachel Thorpe was also honored by the conference, earning her second play of the week honor this season.

November 4, 2014
Ilina chosen to lead King tennis programs
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this fall, Mariia Ilina was named as an assistant coach for the men’s tennis team. Fast forward just a few months, and she was selected to be the head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams going forward.

November 3, 2014
Tornado soccer student-athletes named academic all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of the fall season, Conference Carolinas has begun announcing their academic all-conference teams, starting with men’s and women’s soccer. The King University men’s soccer team had nine honorees while the women had three student-athletes honored.

November 3, 2014
Swiney named Academic All-Conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Monday, Conference Carolinas announced its 2014 men’s and women’s cross country academic all-conference teams. One member of the King University men’s cross country team was named to the team after surpassing the requirements needed to achieve the honor.

November 3, 2014
King's season comes to an end at No. 5 Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Playing the same team in less than a week, the fifth-seeded King University men’s soccer team squared off with fourth seed Lees-McRae College on a balmy night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinals. The Bobcats grabbed a 2-0 lead early in the second half, and the Tornado weren’t able to comeback, falling 2-1 to end their season.

November 1, 2014
King takes fifth at Sewanee Invitational
MONTEAGLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team was in action again over the weekend when the participated in the Sewanee Invitational. The Tornado finished fifth of 10 teams at the event after having numerous top-10 finishes.

November 1, 2014
High powered offense vaults King over Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team posted one of their best offensive showings of the year on Saturday when they took on the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado dropped the first set, but came back with a vengeance behind four hitters that recorded at least 10 kills to take the Conference Carolinas match 24-26, 25-18, 25-12, 25-14. With the win, King moves into sole possession of first place in the Conference Carolinas North Division with two matches remaining.

November 1, 2014
Fosdyck's runner-up finish leads King at Citadel Open
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Senior men’s wrestler Garrett Fosdyck led the King University men’s wrestling team at their season-opening event, the Citadel Open on Saturday. Fosdyck finished runner-up at 285 pounds, pacing the Tornado at the event.

November 1, 2014
Maldonado leads King at Sewanee Invitational
MONTEAGLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s swimming and diving team turned in a solid performance over the weekend at the Sewanee Invitational. King took fifth of 13 teams at the event and were led by Nicole Maldonado who won two events.

October 31, 2014
Stellar serving leads King past Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Following a nonconference split on Wednesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team returned to Conference Carolinas play with a solid road win on Friday night. The Tornado took the first set from Barton College en route to a 3-1 win over the home standing Bulldogs, 25-20, 19-25, 25-16, 25-19.

October 31, 2014
King defeats Barton in OT in regular season finale
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team completed the regular season on a winning note after defeating Barton College 2-1 in an overtime thriller, their fourth win in a row. Rachel Thorpe delivered early for King and in the first overtime period, Eydis Eysteinsdottir netted the game winner to propel the Tornado over the Bulldogs.

October 31, 2014
Tornado drop heart breaker to #21 Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team still had a chance to earn a home contest in next week’s Conference Carolinas Tournament when they squared off with #21 Barton College on Friday afternoon. The Tornado scored the first goal of the game, and had numerous chances to add another tally, but the Bulldog defense fended off the attempts before their offense netted a pair of goals in the second half to escape with the 2-1 victory.

October 30, 2014
Hicks, Thorpe garner Capital One Academic All-District honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Both Chris Hicks and Rachel Thorpe became the first King University student-athletes in their respective sports to earn Capital Academic All-District honors when the awards were announced on Thursday. Hicks earned the distinction in men’s soccer and Thorpe for women’s soccer.

October 30, 2014
Tornado anxious to open 2014-15 campaign
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With time comes change, and for the first time in nearly a decade, the King University men’s wrestling team will have a new head coach. The Tornado will look to improve on a solid dual record from a season ago, under first-year head coach Jason Moorman.

October 29, 2014
Morgan hired to round out men's wrestling staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, head men’s wrestling coach Jason Moorman announced the hire of former King University men’s wrestling Frank Morgan as an assistant coach for the men’s wrestling program. Along with his assistant wrestling coach duties, Morgan will oversee the King weight room.

October 29, 2014
Saturday's soccer doubledip moved to Friday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With a great chance of snowfall on Saturday, the Conference Carolinas men’s and women’s soccer finales between Barton College and King University have been moved to Friday. The women’s game will start at 1:00 p.m. at Parks Field with the men’s game to follow at 3:00 p.m.

October 29, 2014
King splits with UNC Pembroke and #16 Armstrong State
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team jumped out of conference for a pair of matches on Wednesday night facing UNC Pembroke and #16 Armstrong State University. The Tornado took a 3-0 win from UNC Pembroke behind a double-double from Summer Kremer before dropping the nightcap to hosts Armstrong State 3-0.

October 28, 2014
Dagher posts shutout as Tornado top Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – With memories of defeating top-seeded Lees-McRae College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament a season ago, the King University women’s soccer team earned the same result on Tuesday in Banner Elk. King netted a pair of first half goals while Nicole Dagher third shutout of the game in King’s 3-0 victory.

October 28, 2014
Tornado completes fall with 11th place finish
CONOVER, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team closed their fall season Tuesday afternoon in Canover, N.C. at the Rock Barn Intercollegiate. After posting a first round score of 310, the Tornado improved in the second round with a score of 308 finishing in 11th as a tea

October 28, 2014
Late Bobcat goals top Tornado
BANNER ELK, N.C. – With a chance to clinch a home game in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s soccer team played from behind at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night. King came back from a goal down twice, but couldn’t take the lead as the Bobcats took the contest 4-2.

October 27, 2014
King in 10th after first round of Rock Barn Intercollegiate
CONOVER, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened their last event of the fall with a solid round of 310 in the first round of the Rock Barn Intercollegiate. The Tornado were led by Mathias Bunaes and are in 10th place of 21 teams with one round remaining.

October 26, 2014
Armstrong, Rimmer post five podium finishes at USAC Nationals
BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The mountain biking portion of the cycling schedule culminated this weekend at USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals where the Tornado had a solid showing at the three day event. Cory Rimmer finished on the podium twice while Kaysee Armstrong finished on the podium three times to lead King to a fourth place finish in Division II.

October 25, 2014
Three second half goals push King past Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team looked to string two wins together for the first time in a while when Erskine College came to town. The Flying Fleet got on the board early but three second half goals for King delivered them a 3-2 win.

October 25, 2014
Tornado defeat Oklahoma City to take Cliff Keen Duals championship
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After rolling through pool play yesterday, the top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team didn’t let up on Saturday as they repeated as champions of the Cliff Keen Duals. The Tornado started the day with a 28-15 victory over #10 University of the Cumberlands before topping #6 Simon Fraser University 33-10 in the semifinals. King then faced #2 Oklahoma City University in the finals for the second consecutive tournament, topping the Stars 27-20.

October 25, 2014
King swims by competition at Emmanuel quad meet
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s swimming team traveled south to Emmanuel College to take part in a quad meet. King left the pool with three wins against Emmanuel, Warren Wilson College and Life University.

October 25, 2014
King tops Lees-McRae for fourth straight win
BANNER ELK, N.C. – In a rematch of last week’s five-set thriller in the Student Center, the King University women’s volleyball team avenged that loss to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk on Saturday. The Tornado raced out to a 25-20 first set victory before dropping the second set. However, King responded with a 25-19 win in the third set before taking the final set 25-11 to take the 3-1 victory and move back into a tie atop the Conference Carolinas North Division standings.

October 25, 2014
Hicks scores to lead King past Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team hosted Erskine College in a Conference Carolinas affair. A game that was scoreless for most of it, changed when Chris Hicks delivered a goal in the 65th minute handing King a 1-0 win.

October 25, 2014
Tornado go 2-1 at Emmanuel Quad
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team continued their season with a solid performance at the Emmanuel College Quad Meet on Saturday. The Tornado went 2-1 on the day, defeating Life University 123-0 and Warren Wilson College 101-48, but fell to host Emmanuel 110-81.

October 24, 2014
Top-ranked Tornado roll through pool play at Cliff Keen Duals
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team continued their dominance on the first day of the Cliff Keen Duals on Friday. The Tornado won all five of their matches, only allowing 13 points all day to earn the top seed in tomorrow’s championship round.

October 22, 2014
Murphy delivers in OT to lead King past SWU
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team pulled out a victory in an overtime affair against Southern Wesleyan University, a Conference Carolinas opponent. Ryan Murphy delivered both goals for the Tornado including a class finish, just over two minutes into overtime, to vault King over the Warriors 2-1.

October 22, 2014
King defeats Southern Wesleyan in much needed win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team got back on the right foot with a win over Conference Carolinas opponent Southern Wesleyan University. An early goal gave the Tornado the lead and there was no looking back from there as they cruised to a 4-1 victory.

October 22, 2014
Offense continues to roll as King sweeps UVa-Wise
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off of a pair of sweeps last week, the King University women’s volleyball team didn’t show any sign of slowing down against nonconference opponent UVa-Wise on Wednesday night in the Student Center. The Tornado earned their third straight sweep, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17 in their Student Center regular season finale to push their winning streak to three matches.

October 21, 2014
Tornado close fall by taking 11th at Saint Leo Invite
DADE CITY, Fla. – The King University women’s golf team closed their fall schedule with a solid performance against some of the best competition in the country. King finished the Saint Leo Invitational in 11th against a field that featured seven top-25, and three top-10 teams in the GolfStat rankings. The Tornado carded a 325 in the second round to finish with a tournament total of 645 to finish ahead of two fellow Conference Carolinas schools at the tournament.

October 20, 2014
Dance to hold tryouts later this week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University dance team is looking to round out their squad for the upcoming season, and they are holding tryouts later this week. The tryouts will be held in the Student Center Complex on October 23 at 4:30 p.m.

October 20, 2014
King shoots 320 in first round of Saint Leo Invite
DADE CITY, Fla. – The King University women’s golf team kicked off their final tournament of the fall with a solid team score of 320 at the Saint Leo University Invitational. After the first of two rounds, King is in 11th place in a tournament that includes seven ranked teams, including three in the top-10.

October 18, 2014
Pfeiffer uses second half flurry to defeat Tornado
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s soccer team traveled down to Pfeiffer University in search of a must needed win. After a great start and going into the half leading 1-0, things went downhill from there as Pfeiffer scored four times in the second half defeating the Tornado 4-1.

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

October 18, 2014
King swims by West Virginia Tech
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – The King university women’s swimming team swam for the second time in as many days on Saturday looking to defeat West Virginia University Tech. The Tornado swam by the Golden Bears defeating them 88-70.

October 18, 2014
Tornado cruise to sweep of Mount Olive on Senior Day
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a day where the women’s volleyball seniors were honored, it was only fitting that the King University women’s volleyball seniors led the Tornado to a sweep of the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado jumped out an early lead over the Conference Carolinas counterpart and cruised to the 25-10, 25-15, 25-18 victory.

October 18, 2014
Tornado fall at West Virginia Tech
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. – Swimming in the their second meet in less than 24 hours, the King University men’s swimming and diving team fell at West Virginia University Tech on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bears outscored the Tornado 92-68 to take the meet.

October 18, 2014
Tornado finish 4th; Edwards, Green, Sanford post personal bests
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – After a week off, the King University women’s cross country team looked to be in prestige form when they traveled to Montevallo, Ala. to take part in the Falcon Classic, a 6k race. Leading the way for the Tornado was Amelia Martin who helped the team earn a fourth place finish.

October 18, 2014
King finishes 3rd behind Cook 's top 10 outing
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University men’s cross country team looked like a championship caliber team when they took part in the Falcon Classic. The Tornado finished in third behind Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive and Mars Hill University.

October 18, 2014
Tornado fall at Tennessee Wesleyan to cap fall
ATHENS, Tenn. – The King University women’s tennis team wrapped up their fall schedule on Saturday when they traveled take on Tennessee Wesleyan College. The Tornado were playing with only four players, and dropped a 7-2 decision to the Bulldogs.

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

October 17, 2014
Defense leads King to sweep of Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It seemed like the King University women’s volleyball team could do no wrong on Friday night in the Student Center when they took on Barton College in a key Conference Carolinas tilt. The Tornado defense got to nearly every ball, and kept many long rallies going with their team hustle as they swept the Bulldogs 25-18, 25-13, 25-15.

October 17, 2014
King defeats Milligan, Hennies posts personal record
BRISTOL, Va. – The King University women’s soccer team took the pool on Friday night looking to get win over nearby Milligan College. The Tornado defeated the Buffaloes 102-89 behind Sarah Hennies posting a new personal record.

October 17, 2014
Tornado defeat Milligan on Senior Night
BRISTOL, Va. – In their first meet with individual events, the King University men’s swimming and diving team defeated nearby Milligan College 69-60 at Virginia High on Friday night. Tyler McBee led the team, obliterating his personal record time in the 1,000 yard freestyle.

October 16, 2014
King to host men's soccer ID camp in January
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer program will be holding their winter ID camp near the end of January. The academy is for serious soccer players who have aspirations of playing at the collegiate level, and will feature advanced level technical, tactical and fitness training sessions.

October 15, 2014
Early goals lead #11 Limestone past King
GAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing on the road against one of the top teams in the country, teams usually need to get off to a good start if they have a chance at pulling the upset, especially when they are on the road. However, the King University men’s soccer team got off to a slow start when they traveled to take on #11 Limestone College on Wednesday night as the Saints netted a pair of goals in the first 17 minutes en route to the 3-0 victory.

October 15, 2014
Tornado fall to Limestone after conceding two early goals
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s soccer team was able to bounce back from a slow start but it would not be enough. After two early goals, the Tornado saw themselves in a hole but were able to tie the game early in the second half before conceding another goal, falling to Limestone College 3-2.

October 14, 2014
Lees-McRae silences Student Center crowd
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a matchup that is always very intense, the match that pitted the King University women’s volleyball team against Lees-McRae College and a little more energy on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex. In front of a nearly packed Student Center, the Bobcats held off a late Tornado rally to take the slugfest in five sets, topping the Tornado 15-13 in the final set.

October 14, 2014
King to host Mount Olive on CBS Sports Network national broadcast
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in school history, King University will have a game broadcast on national television. The men’s basketball game on Saturday, January 3 when King hosts Conference Carolinas foe the University of Mount Olive will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network as well as NCAA.com and on the NCAA Sports mobile app.

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

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

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

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

October 11, 2014
Armstrong, Caicedo, Rimmer take wins at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University turned in a solid performance at the Lees-McRae race this weekend as they prepare for USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Biking Nationals in two weeks. Kaysee Armstrong, Jennifer Caicedo and Cory Rimmer won races to lead the Tornado.

October 11, 2014
King defeats OCU in route to title
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University women’s wrestling team continued their season Saturday completing the Patriot Duals just like they finished Friday. Once again, the Tornado came out of the day without a loss defeating the University of the Cumberlands (B) 44-2, #4 Campbelsville University 33-9 and #2 Oklahoma City University 32-13.

October 11, 2014
King bounces back with sweep at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following a tough road loss on Friday night, the King University women’s volleyball team responded on Saturday afternoon with a sweep at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado were tenacious on the service line and hit .316 as team, taking the sweep 25-17, 25-13, 25-18.

October 10, 2014
Top-ranked Tornado sweep opening day of Patriot Duals
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The top-ranked King University women’s wrestling team opened their season on Friday at the Patriot Duals hosted by the University of the Cumberlands where the Tornado faced a pair of top-10 teams. The Tornado came out of the day unscathed, defeating Lindenwood University’s B team, #9 Missouri Baptist University and #7 McKendree University.

October 10, 2014
Tornado fall at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – In a rematch of last season’s Conference Carolinas Tournament final, and this year’s league opener, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to the Wheeler Center to take on Belmont Abbey College. Just as they did last month in the Student Center, the Crusader jumped on the Tornado early, but this time they didn’t look back, taking the sweep, 25-16, 26-24, 25-16.

October 9, 2014
Join King for Dig Pink Night and Late Night Madness
BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t been to the Student Center Complex to see the King University women’s volleyball team play, Tuesday night is the perfect opportunity. The Tornado will be hosting their annual Dig Pink event and taking donations that will go towards breast cancer research. Following the conclusion of the volleyball match, fans can stay to get their first glimpse of the King men’s and women’s basketball teams at Late Night Madness where the King athletics department will have a major announcement about the upcoming season.

October 9, 2014
King aims for second straight WCWA national title
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their first WCWA national championship, the goals for the King University women’s wrestling team are as usual for the 2014-15 season. Returning three national champions, two runners-up and 11 All-Americans from a season ago, the Tornado have their sight set on their second straight national championship.

October 7, 2014
Bunaes leads King at Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate
SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team looked to reach new levels after finishing the King Invite in third. Mathias Bunaes helped lead King to a two-round total of 590 after shooting 294 in the second round to take an 11th place finish at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate.

October 7, 2014
Hicks' five goals earns him CC Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Hicks may have had one of his best weeks wearing the Scarlet and Navy as his five goals led the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas victories. On Tuesday, Hicks was named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.

October 7, 2014
Tornado open 2014-15 as WCWA preseason favorites to repeat
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team is in a position they have become very familiar with, the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association preseason favorites. Following their first WCWA national title a season ago, the Tornado sit atop the first poll of 2014-15. Not only is King ranked #1, but four individuals are ranked first in their weight class.

October 7, 2014
Kremer, Numpituckchaikul named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of September. Both Summer Kremer and Leennawat Numpituckchaikul have gotten off to great starts to their 2014-15 season’s, earning the first SAAC Student-Athlete of the Month honors.

October 7, 2014
TSWA names Hicks Men's Soccer Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After taking home the Conference Carolinas Men’s Soccer Player of the Week, King University’s Chris Hicks earned another weekly award late this afternoon. Hicks earned Men’s Soccer Player of the Week from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association late Tuesday afternoon when the organization announced their awards.

October 7, 2014
Taylor pushes King to top-10 finish
SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – After coming off a big win last week, the King University women's golf team looked to stay atop the leaderboard. The Tornado finished tied for seventh with a tournament total of 622 after tallying a second round score of 308 behind the strong play of Samantha Taylor.

October 6, 2014
Tornado card 296 in first round of Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate
SUNSET BEACH, N.C. – The King University men’s golf team turned in a solid first round where their team of five all finished within one stroke of each other in the first round of the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate. However, the Tornado are in 10th place of 19 teams after posting a first round team score of 296.

October 6, 2014
Trevecca Nazarene sneaks by the Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team seemed to have dominated the game, but an early goal had them flustered. Trevecca Nazarene University netted one in the early minutes and saw themselves earn another in the second half to defeat the Tornado.

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

October 4, 2014
King cruises past North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team was nothing but stellar on the field against Conference Carolinas opponent North Greenville University. From the opening whistle the Tornado outperformed the Crusaders cruising to their sixth win of the season.

October 4, 2014
Tornado compete at Patriot Relays
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The King University men’s swimming and diving team competed in the second relay meet in as many weeks. The Tornado swam six relays and took second at the three-team Patriot Relays.

October 4, 2014
Tornado take nine wins at Georgia Tech race
CONYERS, Ga. – The King University cycling team had a week off from the collegiate mountain biking schedule a week ago, and the Tornado were itching to get back on their bicycles this weekend. King brought three riders to Georgia Tech for this weekend’s race, and came home with nine victories and one second place finish in 10 attempts.

October 4, 2014
King takes to the pool at the Patriot Relays
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – On Saturday, the King University women’s swimming and diving team took to the pool for the second consecutive week at a relay meet. The Tornado finished third of three teams at the Patriot Relays.

October 4, 2014
King impresses at Greater Louisville Classic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s cross country team has aspirations of qualifying for their third straight NCAA Championship, and Saturday gave the Tornado a chance to see the 2014 championship course. The Tornado didn’t disappoint finishing 12th in a field of 42 teams as a trio of runners finished under the 26 minute mark.

October 4, 2014
Tornado turn in solid finish at Greater Louisville Classic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After a couple weeks off, the King University women’s cross country team turned in a solid performance at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning. The Tornado were led again by Amelia Martin who posted her fastest 5k time wearing the Scarlet and Navy as King finished 29th in a deep field of 38 teams.

October 4, 2014
Tornado push win streak to 3 with win over NGU
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s soccer team did nothing short of impress against Conference Carolinas opponent North Greenville University. Two first half and two second half goals helped the Tornado defeat the Crusaders with ease.

October 4, 2014
Tornado bounce back with sweep of North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following Friday night’s defeat, the King University women’s volleyball team turned the tide on Saturday afternoon when they hosted North Greenville University. The Tornado were in control from the first serve, taking the Conference Carolinas sweep from the Crusaders, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18.

October 3, 2014
Tornado fall in four to Southern Wesleyan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – From the opening serve, it seemed as though the King University women’s volleyball team was fighting an uphill battle when they hosted Southern Wesleyan University on Friday night. After dropping the first set, the Tornado fought back to take the second, but the steady Warrior offense led Southern Wesleyan to take the final two sets and the match 3-1.

October 2, 2014
Darbar steps down from Tornado tennis programs
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kethan Darbar led the King University men’s and women’s tennis teams through their transition into NCAA Division II membership, and now he will face the same challenge in Georgia. Darbar announced earlier this week that he was resigning to take the head men’s and women’s tennis coach position at Emmanuel College.

October 1, 2014
Hicks nets three as King defeats Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It didn’t take the King University men’s soccer team long to show their offensive presence on Wednesday afternoon as they returned to Conference Carolinas play against Belmont Abbey College at Parks Field. Chris Hicks doubled his goal count for the season, netting all three of King’s goals in the 3-1 win over the Crusaders to move to 2-0 in league play.

September 30, 2014
Tornado take third at King University Invite
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team improved on their first round score, and moved up the leaderboard to finish third at their own King University Invitational. The Tornado shot 282 in the second round to finish with a stroke total of 568. Leennawat Numpituckchaikul paced King, taking fourth after shooting a two-under 68 in the final round.

September 30, 2014
Tornado place four in top-10, win King Invite
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University women’s golf team was victorious in a two-day tournament. The Tornado won the King University Invitational by 22 strokes with a tournament total of 621 after shooting 316 on the second day. Elizabeth Swallow led four Tornado golfers in the top-10 with a second place finish.

September 30, 2014
King tops preseason favorite Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team got the result they had been looking for. After dropping the last three, the Tornado came out strong to defeat Conference Carolinas preseason favorite Belmont Abbey College behind Rachel Thorpe, Hulda Sigurdardottir, and Miranda Smith’s goals.

September 30, 2014
Tornado sweep Milligan behind Kremer's double-double
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following nearly a week off, the King University women’s volleyball team didn’t show and rust on Tuesday night when they hosted Milligan College. The Tornado cruised to the sweep, taking the first two sets 25-12 and the third 25-18 for the nonconference victory. Summer Kremer paced King, and eclipsed 1,100 career kills in the first set.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 20, 2014
Armstrong wins three of four races at Union (Ky.)
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Kaysee Armstrong turned in a huge performance of the weekend at the Union College (Ky.) race. On Saturday, she took a pair of impressive wins, and one second place finish before winning another race on Sunday. Drew Bailey had a solid weekend too, taking a pair of top five finishes.

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

September 19, 2014
Limestone comes back to stun Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their third Conference Carolinas match in four days, the King University women’s volleyball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start against Limestone College on Friday night. However, after King took the first set 25-12, the Saints rebounded to take the next three sets to earn their first win of the season.

September 17, 2014
Carson Newman hands King first defeat
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team drops their first game of the year with luck not on their side from the opening whistle. Dagher came up strong most of the night but it was not enough in the 3-0 loss to Carson-Newman University.

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

September 17, 2014
Baty leads King to sweep of Converse
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their first Conference Carolinas win of the year on Tuesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team didn’t have much time to bask in the victory as they faced Converse College on Wednesday night in another league contest. The Tornado made quick work of Valkyries to move to 2-0, following the sweep, 25-19, 25-12, 25-18.

September 17, 2014
Three second half goals vault King over Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – What was shaping out to be a rough game for the King University men's soccer team turned at the 48th minute mark when Faber Bickerstaffe evened the score at one. The Tornado netted two more goals in the next 14 minutes to take the lead and defeat 2013 national runner-up Carson-Newman University.

September 16, 2014
Tornado come storming back to defeat BAC in conference opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It didn't go quite as the King University women’s volleyball team dreamed, but they still came away with a Conference Carolinas victory over last year’s co-champions Belmont Abbey College in the conference-opener. The Tornado dropped the first eight points, and the first set, but came storming back to take the next three sets from the Crusaders for the 3-1 victory.

September 16, 2014
Tornado finish 18th at lightning shortened Kiawah Island Invite
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team had an eventful day as they tried to complete the Kiawah Island Invitational. However, the weather didn’t cooperate as there were a couple of lightning delays before the second round was canceled. The final scores reverted to the first round scores where King shot 307, placing them 18th.

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

September 16, 2014
Walsh to play in World Cup Qualification match for Wales
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week, King University women’s soccer player Catherine Walsh received a letter informing her that she was called up to the Wales Senior Women’s National Team to play in a World Cup Qualification match against Ukraine. Walsh traveled from Bristol to Ukraine over the weekend to train with the team before the match on Wednesday.

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

September 15, 2014
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September 15, 2014
King now accepting nominations for King Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will be taking nominations from now until November 24 for the King Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Use the following link to nominate at former student-athlete for the King Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

September 15, 2014
Tornado shoot 307 in season-opening round
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The King University men’s golf team opened the season at the Kiawah Island Invitational on the Ocean Course against a very tough field that features six top-25 teams. The Tornado posted a 307 in the first round and are in 18th place after the first of two rounds.

September 14, 2014
Season opening tournament washed out
SUMTER, S.C. – The King University tennis teams were scheduled to open their season this weekend at the Palmetto Tennis Center Invitational, but the weather had other ideas. After battling rain all weekend, the individual tournament was canceled on Sunday morning.

September 13, 2014
Tornado earn first win in Conference Carolinas opener
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – In their first Conference Carolinas match, the King University men's soccer team earned their first win of the season with a pair of second half goals. Chris Hicks gave King the lead, and Alfred Schwab netted the game-winning goal, giving King the 2-1 victory over Emmanuel College.

September 13, 2014
Tornado pitch 4th shutout with 4-0 win to remain unbeaten
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s soccer team starts the season 4-0 for the first time in the division II era. Rachel Thorpe and Miranda Smith both add two to power the Tornado past the lions of Emmanuel College to earn their first Conference Carolinas win.

September 13, 2014
Rimmer takes another mountain biking cross country victory
CLEMSON, S.C. – Cory Rimmer continued his excellent start to the 2014 mountain biking season with another victory at a muddy Clemson University race. Rimmer won the cross country race and finished third in the short track race to lead the King University cycling team.

September 13, 2014
King finishes fifth at Furman Cross Country Classic
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The King University men's cross country team continued their great start to the season, taking third of 10 non-Division I teams at the Furman Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning. For the second time in as many weeks, the Tornado were led by a top-10 finish from Tanner Cook.

September 13, 2014
Tornado drop final two matches of Pioneer Classic
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a short turnaround before taking on the second day of the Pioneer classic, facing Lander University at 11:00 a.m. The Tornado grabbed the first set, but dropped the next three, as the Bearcats took the match 3-1. King then took the first two sets from Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon, but the Railsplitters came back to take the match 3-2.

September 13, 2014
Martin earns second top-10, leads King at Furman XC Classic
GREENVILLE, S.C. – In her second career race, Amelia Martin earned her second top-10 finish, leading the King University women's cross country team to a fourth place finish at the Furman Cross Country Classic.

September 12, 2014
Tornado defeat Flagler, Tusculum behind Kremer's stellar day
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Summer Kremer continued her outstanding play to start the season in the first two matches of the Tusculum Pioneer Classic. She nearly posted a pair of double-doubles leading King wins over Flagler College (3-2) and hosts Tusculum College (3-0).

September 11, 2014
Ragan takes fifth at World Championships
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – For the second straight year, former King University women’s wrestler Alli Ragan earned a spot on the U.S.A. Senior World team to compete in the World Championships. On Thursday, Ragan competed in the 58 kilogram weight class, and advanced to the bronze medal bout where she dropped a tough decision to Anastassia Huchok of Belarus.

September 11, 2014
Experienced Tornado ready to kickoff 2014-15 season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s golf team looks to rebound from their 2013-14 season after taking fifth at the Conference Carolinas Championships. King will be very experienced this coming year, returning their top four from a season ago who will all have the same goal, a Conference Carolinas championship.

September 11, 2014
Rhodes completes first season in professional baseball
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the beginning of August, it was a dream come true for former King University baseball player Cory Rhodes. On August 6, the Kissimmee, Florida native signed a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. After traveling many miles, Rhodes made four outings for the Bristol Pirates, a minor league team for Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates.

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

September 10, 2014
Youthful King squad ready for 2014-15 campaign
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After making their first ever Conference Carolinas tournament in 2013-14, the King women’s tennis team looks to reach new levels. Head coach Kethan Darbar returns a young, but solid core from last year, and adds three for the upcoming season.

September 10, 2014
Thorpe nets 3, Smith adds another as King cruises past Milligan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team continued their offensive attack to cruise by Milligan College. Rachel Thorpe tallied three goals and Miranda Smith added another. The result marked the first 3-0 start for the women’s soccer team since 2009.

September 9, 2014
Opening game hat trick gives Thorpe TSWA Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Rachel Thorpe was named the Women’s Soccer Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association on Tuesday after netting a hat trick in the club’s first match of the season.

September 9, 2014
King takes a pair of matches at Concord triangular
ATHENS, W.Va. – Following a tough opening weekend, the King University women’s volleyball team earned a pair of victories at Concord University on Tuesday night. The Tornado came back to sweep Alderson Broaddus University 26-24, 26-24, 25-23 before topping hosts Concord in four sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19.

September 9, 2014
Tornado trio earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may have just started, but King University had three student-athletes earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for their respective sport. The Tornado swept the cross country awards with Amelia Martin earning the distinction on the women’s side and Tanner Cook on the men’s side. Summer Kremer also eanred conference player of the week honors in women’s volleyball.

September 9, 2014
Young Tornado look to improve on 2013-14 finish
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off an impressive year and making the Conference Carolinas tournament for the third consecutive year, the Tornado men’s tennis team capped the year off with their first ever tournament win. Head coach Kethan Darbar and the team looks to begin the 2014-15 season right where they left off in 2013-14.

September 7, 2014
King takes eighth in season opening tournament
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Coming off one of their best rounds in recent years, the King University women’s golf team tried to duplicate that performance in the second round of the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate at Sevierville Golf Club. The Tornado nearly matched their round of 316, shooting 320 in the second round for a total of 636 and an eight place finish at the season opening event.

September 6, 2014
Walsh delivers to lead King past Mars Hill
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s soccer team may have struggled for the first 80 minutes but ended with the result they were looking for, a win. After 16 shots, the Tornado finally found the back of the net when Catherine Walsh scored in the 81st minute to lead King past Mars Hill University.

September 6, 2014
USC Aiken tops Tornado 2-0
MORROW, Ga. – A day after falling to Clayton State University, the King University men’s soccer team tried to rebound against USC Aiken in the finale of the Loch Shop Shootout hosted by Clayton State. However, the Pacers tallied goals late in each half to hand the Tornado their second loss in as many days, 2-0.

September 6, 2014
Victories by Armstrong, Rogers and Rimmer lead Tornado at ETSU
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University cycling team continued their hot start to the mountain biking season at the East Tennessee State University race. Kaysee Armstrong, Megan Rogers and Cory Rimmer led the Tornado, accounting for three wins over the weekend.

September 6, 2014
King comes back for first win of the year
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team may have gotten off to a slow start on Friday, and early Saturday morning, but the Tornado bounced back to earn their first win of the young season. King dropped the first set to Columbus State University at the Newberry Wolves Invitational, but came storming back to take the final three sets 25-22, 25-15 and 25-19.

September 6, 2014
Tornado card 316, in seventh after first round of Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – In their first round of the year, the King University women’s golf team nearly posted their best round in the last two years. The Tornado posted a first round score of 316 in the first round of the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate and were led by Samantha Taylor’s round of 77.

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

September 5, 2014
Tornado drop season opener to #15 Wingate
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team started their season with a stiff test, facing the 15th ranked team in the country, Wingate University at the Newberry College Wolves Invitational. The Tornado stayed with the Bulldogs early in the first set, but Wingate ultimately took the set 25-23. The Bulldogs took the final two sets 25-19 and 25-20 take the sweep and hand King an opening loss.

September 5, 2014
Tornado place three in top-10, finish second at Eye Opener Invite
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s cross country team started the 2014 season on Friday, but it appeared as though they are in midseason form. The Tornado finished first among NCAA Division II teams, and second overall behind Davidson University. The trio of Tanner Cook, Brent Swiney, and Connor Hatfield all placed in the top-10 to lead the Tornado.

September 5, 2014
Wolves hand King second loss of the day
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Squaring off against tournament hosts Newberry College, the King University women’s volleyball team tried to shake their loss to #15 Wingate earlier in the day. However, the late start time wasn’t friendly to the Tornado either as the host Wolves swept King 25-11, 25-18, 25-20 to hand the Tornado back-to-back losses.

September 5, 2014
King takes fourth to open 2014
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – With uncertainty coming into the season, the King University women’s cross country team started the 2014 season off on a high note. In the competitive Eye Opener Invitational that featured numerous NCAA Division I teams, the Tornado finish fourth overall and second among NCAA Division II teams.

September 5, 2014
Three second half goals lead Clayton State past King
MORROW, Ga. – The King University men’s soccer team started the 2014 campaign by netting the first goal of the season early in the first half. However, the Tornado couldn’t make the tally standup as Clayton State University used three second half goals to take the season opening win 3-1 at their own tournament, the Loch Shop Shootout.

September 4, 2014
Thorpe, Smith pace offense to 5-0 win over Brevard
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was only fitting that when two teams with nicknames of Tornado and Tornados got together, there would be a weather delay. The King University and Brevard College women’s soccer teams sat through a two hour delay due to lightning and rain before eventually kicking off the 2014 season. When the ball was put in play, the Tornado of King showed their presence on the offense end with Rachel Thorpe scoring three times and Miranda Smith twice in the 5-0 King win.

September 4, 2014
Talented Tornado have high expectations for 2014-15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After the completion of yet another successful season, the King University women’s golf team looks to continue with the low scoring. The Tornado will return three golfers from a season ago who as a team finished fourth at the Conference Carolinas Championships.

September 3, 2014
King aims for second straight Conference Carolinas title
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University women’s volleyball team turned in their best season since becoming NCAA Division II members prior to the 2010 season. The Tornado captured a share of their first Conference Carolinas championship, and return nearly everyone from the squad that amassed more than 30 wins, leaving expectations for the prestigious program at an all-time high for first year head coach Morris Cephas.

September 2, 2014
New look Tornado aim for third straight conference title
BRSITOL, Tenn. – The expectations for the King University women’s cross country team are always high, and that is no different in 2014 as the Tornado hope to take a third consecutive Conference Carolinas title. The task may be more daunting for head coach Peter Dalton this season as he does not have any returners from the 2013 campaign.

September 1, 2014
Young King squad readies to open 2014 campaign
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Going into head coach John Miglarese’s second year at the helm, the King University men’s soccer team has high expectations for the upcoming season. Following a conference tournament appearance in Miglarese’s first year, King will also look to make the improvements needed to become a nationally prominent team like they were not so long ago.

August 29, 2014
Tornado set sights on third straight trip to NCAA National Championships
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off of their second straight NCAA Division II National Championship appearance, the King University men’s cross country team’s expectations are nothing less in 2014. Head coach Peter Dalton has a solid group of runners returning that will lead a talented group of newcomers this season.

August 29, 2014
Rimmer leads Tornado at opening race
BREVARD, N.C. – The King University cycling team opened the 2014 mountain biking season over the weekend with a solid showing at Brevard College. Cory Rimmer paced three Tornado that competed with top-10 finishes in both the cross country and short track races.

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

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

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

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

August 22, 2014
King student-athletes earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award
BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, King University student-athletes have earned recognition from the Division 2 Athletic Directors Association. A total of 75 Tornado student-athletes earned the honor in 2013-14 to lead Conference Carolinas for the second straight year.

August 19, 2014
Rahn named assistant AD for external affairs
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics David Hicks announced the hiring of Nancye Rahn to fill the position of assistant athletic director for external affairs. Rahn joins the Tornado staff from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association where she spent eight years working in different capacities.

August 18, 2014
Avila earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s tennis player and 2014 graduate Rodrigo Avila’s list of accolades keeps growing longer. The Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award winner was recently awarded one of 87 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships to continue his education.

August 15, 2014
Hicks names Moorman head men's wrestling coach
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University director of athletics David Hicks announced on Friday that Jason Moorman will be the next men’s wrestling head coach. Moorman, who is the King women’s wrestling coach will take on both roles for the upcoming season.

August 14, 2014
Thompson rounds out 2014 recruiting class
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson has rounded out is recruiting class with the signing of three student-athletes. Arnelle Collins and Allison Littleton and Elizabeth Jonson all inked National Letters of Intent to play for the Tornado, joining Madison Davis who signed last fall.

August 6, 2014
Rhodes signs professional contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University baseball alum Cory Rhodes got the phone call every boy growing up playing baseball hopes to get. Last Friday the Pittsburgh Pirates, of Major League Baseball called Rhodes to inform him they were going to sign him to a professional contract.

August 4, 2014
King earns AVCA Team Academic Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth straight year since becoming NCAA Division II members, the King University women’s volleyball team has earned American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

July 31, 2014
Testa hires Cockerham as assistant coach
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head softball coach Jenn Testa has concluded her search for an assistant coach following the departure of Travis McCall who took the head coaching position at Coker College. Joining Testa in the third base dugout this season will be Jake Cockerham, who is no stranger to King athletics.

July 28, 2014
Moorman takes athletic director position at Emmanuel
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Over the past eight years, Nate Moorman has laid a solid foundation for the King University men’s wrestling program. Moorman announced last week that he has accepted the position of director of athletics at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga.

July 28, 2014
Moorman named interim men's wrestling coach
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week, King University head men’s wrestling coach, and assistant athletic director Nate Moorman was named the athletic director at Emmanuel College, leaving a King in search of a men’s wrestling coach. King athletic director David Hicks has named Jason Moorman the interim head men’s wrestling coach while King searches for the next men’s wrestling head coach.

July 25, 2014
Hicks selected to NCAA Softball Rules Committee
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University athletic director David Hicks has been selected to the NCAA Softball Rules Committee. The Softball Rules committee is made up of nine members. Four representatives from Division I, two from Division II (one administrator), two from Division III and an additional member that is the secretary-rules editor make up the committee.

July 24, 2014
Maietta earns Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status
BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the summer months, many coaches associations had out awards for student-athletes in that sport, and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced their Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar athletes earlier this week. King University’s men’s golfer, Ross Maietta was one of 75 NCAA Division II golfers that earned the distinction.

July 21, 2014
Pitts announces 2014 recruiting class
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the new school year fast approaching, teams are wrapping up the recruiting classes and rounding out their rosters for the upcoming season. King University men’s basketball head coach George Pitts and his staff signed three student-athletes, Darerraul Jackson, Derick Pope and Alex Overs who will don the Scarlet and Navy this fall.

July 20, 2014
Hildebrandt takes runner-up in World Team Trials Phase II
FARGO, N.D. – On Saturday, Phase II of the World Team Trials were held in Fargo, for the non-Olympic weight classes. The event had a very heavy King University flavor as the Tornado had six women’s wrestlers in the competition, five alone at 55 kilograms. Sarah Hildebrandt turned in the best performance, winning the challenge tournament, before falling in the championship bout to take second at 55 kilograms.

July 18, 2014
King upgrades weight room
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Over the summer, King University decided to upgrade their weight room with new equipment for the student-athletes and student body to use when classes begin in August. King strength and conditioning coach, Derek Harrison headed up the improvements that consisted of four new power racks and benches to go along with 1,600 pounds of bumper plates.

July 16, 2014
Augello, Salata take bronze at Senior Pan Am Championships
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – King University women's wrestling had an influence at the Senior Pan American Championships in Mexico City on Wednesday. Both Haley Augello and Julia Salata competed while Tornado head coach Jason Moorman was one of the coaches that helped lead Team USA to a second place finish in the 30 team tournament. Both Augello and Salata earned bronze medals at the competition.

July 15, 2014
Williamson attends NCAA Women's Coaches' Academy
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In college athletics, coaches use the summer months for many different things. Most coaches will take a vacation and spend more time with their families as well as attend conference to improve their skills of the upcoming season and their careers. King University head track and field coach Amanda Williamson decided on the later as she attended the NCAA Women’s Coaches’ Academy that was put on by the Alliance of Women Coaches in Atlanta last month.

July 14, 2014
Swallow, Walker named WGCA All-American Scholars
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced their All-American Scholars for the 2013-14 season, and two King University student-athletes were honored. Elizabeth Swallow and Anna Walker both earned the distinction for the second consecutive year.

July 11, 2014
Tornado tennis teams earn ITA Academic Awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams earned the ITA All-Academic award for the third straight season when the organization announced their awards earlier this week. Along with both teams earning the distinction, 10 student-athletes between the two teams earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.

July 11, 2014
Booher signs three for upcoming year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced his signing class for the 2014-15 season. The trio of student-athletes, Sean Luhmann, Nick Drooker and Jeff Sprayberry will join the Tornado on campus this fall.

July 10, 2014
Hendey, Salata, Klingel help USA to 3rd at University World Championships
PECS, Hungary – Three members of the King University women’s wrestling team earned a spot on Team USA for the University World Nationals and helped the Americans finish third at the competition that had 25 teams competing. Both Amanda Hendey and Julia Salata will come home with individual hardware, while Samantha Klingel finished fifth in her weight class.

July 9, 2014
King alum, Corr named USA Today National Coach of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jamie Corr lead his team to the ultimate goal, a state championship and picked up some individual hardware in the process. Corr is a 1996 graduate of King College, now King University, and was member of a successful Tornado baseball program. That foundation led Corr into coaching where he was recently named 2014 American Family Insurance Coach of the Year by USA Today.

July 7, 2014
King men's basketball hosts position camp
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball staff will be hosting their annual Position Camp from July 14-17 in the Student Center Complex on the King campus. The camp will start at 9:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m., every day, follow the link below for more information and for registration.

July 7, 2014
Black takes Junior Pan American title
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Canada – King University women’s wrestler Megan Black continued in the footsteps of her Tornado teammates earlier this summer, taking gold at the Junior Pan American Women’s Championships. The freshman won both of her matches at the event en route to the title.

July 7, 2014
Ringstaff, Henry named Scholar Athletes of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As Conference Carolinas continues to hand out awards from the spring season, King University student-athletes keep getting honored. Both Cassie Ringstaff (softball) and Maegan Henry (women’s track and field) were named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes of the Year for their respective sports.

June 30, 2014
Witt earns Capital One Academic All-American second straight season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hannah Witt added yet another award to her mantle last week when the Capital One Academic All-American Track and Field/Cross Country team was announced. Witt was selected to the Capital Academic All-America second team a season after garnering third team recognition.

June 18, 2014
Witt nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hannah Witt continues to accumulate accolades, even after her time rewriting the King University women’s cross country record book is through. On Monday, Witt was named one of two Conference Carolinas nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award recognizes excellence in leadership, athletics, academics and service. Seniors who completed their final year of athletic eligibility are eligible for the award.

June 17, 2014
Crockett adds pair to athletic training staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head athletic trainer Shelia Crockett announced the hire of two new athletic training assistants on Tuesday. Bill Rutledge, ATC comes to King after a stint at UVa-Wise, and Rebekkah Gaston, ATC, MS, ROT, OBT joins the Tornado after spending the last two years at Savannah State University.

June 4, 2014
McCall named softball head coach at Coker
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Assistant softball coach Travis McCall has been an integral part of King University’s transition into NCAA Division II and Conference Carolinas. Earlier this week, it was announced that he will become the next head coach at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C.