King acrobatics & tumbling signs 14

King acrobatics & tumbling signs 14

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team welcomes 14 new recruits to campus this fall. New head coach Miranda Merkison looks for this group to make in impact this season as the Tornado open the 2018 campaign in February.

"We are thrilled to have the fresh talent of these 14 newcomers this season as we start a new legacy for this program," said Merkison.

Caitlin Adams
Height: 5-0
Hometown: Kingsport, Tenn.
Position: Top/tumbler

Madelynn Alyea
Height: 5-2
Hometown: Maiden, N.C.
Position: Top

Danielle Astigarraga
Height: 5-3
Hometown: Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Position: Top

Avellina Fowler
Height: 5-0 
Hometown: Kingsport, Tenn.
Base/tumbler

Aarynlee Fritz
Height: 5-1
Hometown: Land O' Lakes, Fla.
Position: Base/tumbler

Olivia Kincaid
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Richmond, Mo.
Position: Base/tumbler

MaryAnn Lyons
Height: 4-8
Hometown: Elizabethton, Tenn.
Position: Base

Moira Lyons
Height: 5-3
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
Position: Back Base/tumbler

Samantha Payne
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Cana, Va.
Position: Back Base

Kaylee Reese
Height: 5-5
Hometown: Johnson City, Tenn.
Position: Base

Cassie Tackett
Height: 5-5
Hometown: Powell, Ohio
Position: Base/tumbler

Katie Wester
Height: 4-11
Hometown: Newport, Tenn.
Position: Top/tumbler

Elizabeth White
Height: 5-2
Hometown: Gray, Tenn.
Position: Base/tumbler

Judah Williams
Height: 5-7
Hometown: Southlake, Texas
Position: Back Base