BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of February. Jeff Sprayberry of the men's volleyball team and Kate Rivera of the acrobatics and tumbling team took home honors this month.
In 10 matches last month, Sprayberry averaged 3.71 kills and 1.54 digs per set to lead the Tornado to a 9-1 record. He also posted an attack percentage of .250 and recorded 11 service aces. At the net, the junior posted 17 blocks, including five solo stuffs for an average of 0.63 blocks per set. Sprayberry posted his second double-double of the season when he accounted for 19 kills and 10 digs against the University of Mount Olive.
Rivera helped the Tornado set a program-best total team score of 267.630, bettering their previous high by more than five points, in their 267.630-264.280 victory over Fairmont State Sunday. She also helped King set a program best in the compulsory event for the second straight meet, competing in all four heats for a total of 37.55 points. King set program highs in both the toss and tumbling compulsory heats, also setting a program best with a tumbling event score of 52.750 as Rivera competed in two tumbling heats. In the team event, King posted their second highest score of 92.98 in program history.