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.
This group of five helped King set 18 new program-highs this season, including 10 in ECAC competition, helping King qualify for the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships. They also helped to events qualify for the NCATA Event Finals, the first time in program history that King qualified for the event finals.
Powers helped the Tornado set four program-highs in ECAC competition. The Rome, Ga., native was a member of the pyramid heat three perfect score of 10.00. She was also a member of King's 9.45 in compulsory acro heat as well as a toss heat two score of 9.65 and heat three of 9.60.
Davis, a native of Blairsville, Ga., helped the Tornado set six program records in ECAC play. She was a member of the perfect 10.00 in pyramid heat three as well as the compulsory acro heat toss heats two and three. Davis helped King set a program record score of 9.85 in the compulsory pyramid heat.
Banks helped the Tornado set four program highs in ECAC competition. Along with helping King set program bests in the compulsory acro het, pyramid heat three and toss heat two, the Kingsport, Tenn., native helped King post an acro heat two program high of 9.85.
Rivera, who hails from Groton, Conn., was a member of four program bests in ECAC meets. She was a member of the compulsory acro heat as well as the toss heats two and three. Rivera also helped the tumbling quad pass set a program record score of 8.100.
Stone, a native Farmville, N.C., native helped King posted a perfect score of 10.00 in pyramid heat three at home against Quinnipiac University. Stone also helped King set program-bests of 9.95 in the compulsory toss heat and score of 9.80 acro heat three. In the toss event, the flyer helped the Tornado set new program marks with scores of 9.55 in heat one and 9.65 in heat two. She broke that mark with a score of 9.625 against Quinnipiac.