BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University acrobatics & tumbling team has a National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week. Tosha Banks helped King set a program-highs in their meet against the University of Oregon last week to earn the distinction of NCATA Player of the Week.
Banks helped the Tornado set program records for total points in a meet and team event score. For the first time in program history, King eclipsed the 270-point plateau, scoring 272.395 in a meet against Oregon. The score is more than four points better than King's previous high of 268.255. In the team event, King scored 94.97 points, breaking the previous program record of 93.73.
The Kingsport, Tenn., native helped the Tornado match a program best score in the compulsory acro heat with a score of 9.45. She also helped King set a program-high with a score of 9.000 in the tumbling triple pass along with teammates Sonia Stone and Mattie Brown. Banks was also a member of the pyramid heat two that set a season-best with a score of 9.75.
Banks is the first Tornado to earn NCATA Player of the Week honors. Stone and Kate Rivera have both been named NCATA Player of the Week Honorable Mention this year.
King is in action again on Sunday when they host Georgetown College (Ky.) on Senior Day at 2:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.