BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and Head Athletic Trainer, Shelia Crockett attended the Sport at the Service of Humanity: A Regional Conference on Faith and Collegiate Sports, hosted by Villanova University in June. The conference was the first to be sanctioned by the Vatican following its inaugural conference on faith and sports held in Rome in October 2016.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Wednesday that swimming head coach Jordan Schrotenboer has resigned to take an NCAA Division I coaching appointment. Schrotenboer will be an assistant at North Carolina State University.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – This summer, King University men’s volleyball head coach Ryan Booher had an opportunity to coach volleyball overseas. Booher traveled to Amsterdam, Netherlands with a group of nine college men’s volleyball players that formed a team for United States of America Athletes International (USAAI).
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this spring, King University tennis coach Mariia Ilina was selected to attend the Women’s Leadership Symposium (WLS) in Kansas City, Mo. Ilina was one of 100 participants that were selected to attend the WLS, which aims to expand the participants’ network and promote the recruitment and retention of women working in intercollegiate athletics administration.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced on Thursday the Richie Rose will be the next head coach of the Tornado men’s soccer program. Rose brings nearly 20 years of coaching experience to King.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their Presidential Honor Roll for the spring semester and King University came in fourth in the league with 233 student-athletes named to the list. The Tornado baseball team led the way for King teams with 25 student-athletes on the list.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a Conference Carolinas championship, King University head men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced his 2017 signing class. This class of four will help the Tornado improve on an impressive 2017 season.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A dream came true for former King University baseball player Mitch Stophel on Wednesday afternoon when he was selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) First Year Player Draft. Stophel was selected in the 25th round by the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, the King University women’s wrestling team, as well as Olympian Haley Augello were recognized by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The Tornado were recognized as one of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame’s “Champions Within,” earning the Champions as Pioneers award while Augello was recognized as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame's Amateur Female Athlete of the Year.
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-American honors, earning first team recognition this year. Poswiat becomes the second Tornado to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors twice in his career, and the first men’s tennis player.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Derick Pope’s basketball career ended at King University in March, but his dream to play after college has come true. Earlier this spring, Pope signed a contract to play in Germany for the Bramsche TUS Red Devils.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the completion of the spring season, Conference Carolinas announced their spring Scholar Athletes of the Year, and two King University student-athletes were recognized. Moritz Poswiat was named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year and Tanner Cook to honors for men’s outdoor track & field.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Based on his performance at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, King University’s Vincent Okot earned second team All-American honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the fifth annual Battle for the Blue Ridge Cup, King University trailed Lees-McRae College following the fall season, but the Tornado came back during the winter and spring seasons to win the cup for the fifth straight season.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Wrestling Coach Jason Moorman and his staff will be hosting a pair of camps this summer on campus. The Tornado Women’s Wrestling Camp is scheduled for June 25-29 and the Tornado Men’s Wrestling Camp is slated for July 16-20.
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.