BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the King University acrobatics and tumbling team's victory at Fairmont State University, one member of the Tornado was recognized by the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). Kate Rivera earned NCATA Player of the Week honorable mention after she helped King set a school record for points in a meet.
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.
Rivera becomes the second Tornado in history to be recognized by the NCATA as Sonia Stone earned the same distinction a season ago.
King is in action again on March 11 when they travel to Gannon University. The meet is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m.