BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s wrestling team had a pair of student-athletes compete at the Body Bar National Championships, and both will be returning with medals. Nicole Joseph came in with a runner-up finish at 59 kilograms while Aleeah Gould finished third at 48 kilograms.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic program launched a redesigned KingTornado.com today. The website features a new clean look with navigation on the left side and schedule bar across the top.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the end of the season, Conference Carolinas announced their sportsmanship award winners, and the King University baseball team was awarded with the Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in program history, the King University men’s track & field team has an athlete qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Vincent Okot qualified for the championships in the triple jump and will compete on Friday, May 26.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Vincent Okot has had a memorable 2016-17 season, earning All-Southeast Region in two events in the outdoor track and field season. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their awards on Tuesday, and Okot garnered All-Region honors in both the triple jump and javelin.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, King University men’s tennis player Moritz Poswiat garnered College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honors. Poswiat becomes the third Tornado to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District twice in his career, and the first men’s tennis player.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University softball program has had a player earn All-Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Both Hannah Riddle and Kaycee Casteel were selected second team All-Southeast Region by NFCA when the organization announced their awards on Wednesday.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s tennis player Moritz Poswiat can add another award to his mantle as he was selected for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of the first Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) acrobatics and tumbling season, the league announced their academic all-conference team. King placed nine individuals on the team.
SALVADOR DA BAHIA, BRAZIL – The King University women’s wrestling team had two wrestlers compete for Team U.S.A. at the Pan American Championships on Saturday, and both will be returning with medals. Alum Alli Ragan won the gold medal at 60 kilograms while Forrest Molinari took bronze at 69 kilograms.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced their first acrobatics & tumbling all-conference selections, and five King University acrobatics & tumbling athletes were selected. The group included Emily Powers, Cassidy Davis, Tosha Banks, Kate Rivera and Sonia Stone.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s wrestling team is currently working on a fundraiser to enhance and make necessary improvements to the wrestling practice facilities. The programs have set a goal to raise $30,000 to fund the upgrades and enhancements, which will include new practice mats and wall padding.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the first Conference Carolinas Tournament title, King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced his signing class. This group of six players will help the Tornado get back to the conference championship game for the third straight season.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University men’s volleyball team has a player recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) when they announced their postseason awards on Monday. Jeff Sprayberry earned honorable mention All-America honors following his stellar season.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The King University cycling team finished their season at the USA Cycling College Road Nationals. The Tornado finished third in the team omnium in Division 2, the highest ever finish for King in the road national championships.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On the second day of the U.S World Team Trials, the King University women’s wrestling team had three current wrestlers and two alums competing. Marina Doi took fourth and Regina Doi finished fifth at 48 kilograms while alum Sarah Hildebrandt finished second at 55 kilograms.
CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s track and field team finished fifth at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado were led by a conference title and runner-up finish from Vincent Okot and a pair of top five finishes from Tanner Cook.
AZUSA, Calif. – For the first time in program history, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team qualified for the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Event Finals. King qualified in the pyramid event, heats one and three, finishing fifth in heat one and fourth in heat three.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Sonia Stone had a big impact on the King University acrobatics and tumbling team again this season. On Saturday she earned National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) All-American honors for the second straight season. Emily Powers became the first Tornado to earn the Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award.
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The second day of the Conference Carolinas Tournament started with a tight contest between second seed Limestone College and fourth seed King University. The Tornado came back to even the score in the fifth inning, but the Saints answered with three to take the contest 4-1.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On the first day of the U.S. World Team trials, the King University women’s wrestling team had one current team member and one alum a spot on the U.S. World Team that will compete in Paris later this year. Haley Augello earned a spot at 53 kilograms and alum Alli Ragan earned a spot on her fifth U.S. World Team, this one coming at 60 kilograms.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – During the Conference Carolinas Baseball Tournament, the league announced their all-conference performers and one Tornado was recognized. Bubba Ruiz was selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year and garnered second team all-conference accolades.
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Facing elimination in the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, fourth seeded King University came away with a win over seventh seed Barton College. The Tornado did their damage in the middle innings, taking the contest 7-3.
BURLINGTON, N.C. – The Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament started with a barn burner between King University and Erskine College. The Tornado grabbed a 6-2 lead early, but the Flying Fleet came back with five runs in the sixth inning to take the contest 7-6.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers. King University had six players recognized, and were led by Kay Brokering who garnered first team All-Conference Carolinas honors.
AZUSA, Calif. – Competing at the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships for the second time, the King University acrobatics and tumbling team squared off against top seeded University of Oregon. The eight seeded Tornado fell to the Ducks 278.800-257.260.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading up to the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the league announced their academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees. King University has six student-athletes recognized, three from each the men’s and women’s teams.
SNOW HILL, N.C. – Rain didn't stop the King University women's golf team from winning their first Conference Carolinas championship, shooting 302 in the second round to finish with stroke total of 606. Along with the team title, Nicola Robertson earned co-individual medalist honors.