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.
Senior Emily Powers led the way with a 3.98 GPA as she previously earned the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Louise Goodrum Academic Achievement Award for having the highest GPA among teams that qualified for the NCATA National Championships.
Maya Fuller has a GPA of 3.18 and fellow junior Courtney Poister Landers carries a GPA of 3.53, earning all-academic recognition. The final three Tornado to earn academic all-conference honors were sophomores Brooke Dodson, Maya Hines and Abigail Keith. Dodson has a GPA of 3.54 while Hines and Keith have GPAs of 3.43 and 3.27, respectively.
To be a member of the ECAC All-Academic team, student-athletes must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and completed one full year at their current institution.