King geared up for postseason run in 2016-17

Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name – King University
City/Zip – Bristol, TN 37620
Enrollment – Approximately 2,900
Nickname – Tornado
Athletic Colors – Navy & Scarlet
School Colors – Blue & Gold
Home Facility – Student Center Complex
Affiliation – NCAA Division II
Conference – Conference Carolinas
President – Mr. Alexander Whitaker
Athletic Director – David Hicks
Athletic Department Phone – (423) 652-4849
Athletic Department Fax – (423) 652-6041
Head Athletic Trainer – Shelia Crockett
Website – www.KingTornado.com

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HISTORY

First Year of Men's Basketball – 1981-83
Overall NCAA Record – 517-389 (.571)

NCAA History
First Year of NCAA Membership
– 2011-12
Overall NCAA Record – 75-66 (.532)
Overall Conference Record – 56-46 (.549)

COACHING STAFF

Head CoachJosh Thompson
Record at School, Years – 75-66 (.532), 5 seasons
Career Record, Years – 148-218 (.404), 13 seasons
Conference Carolinas Record, Years – 56-46 (.549), 5 seasons
Men's Basketball Office Phone – (423) 652-4770
Assistant Coaches
Shelly Yount Strang, Courtney McDaniel

TEAM INFORMATION

Overall Record Last Year – 19-12
Conference Record / Finish – 16-6 / 2nd
Starters Returning / Lost – 4 / 1
Letterwinners Returning / Lost
– 12 / 2

CONFERENCE CAROLINAS PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
- King was selected third in the preseason coaches' poll

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Senior Whitney Mitchell (third team All-Conference Carolinas, led the Tornado with 69 assists, registered 48 steals, averaged 9.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game)
Senior Jalan Harper (Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year, fifth in the league with 64 steals, led King with 40 three-point baskets, averaged 8.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game)
Redshirt senior Ashley Albertson (led King with an average of 11.3 points per game, grabbed 6.4 rebounds per contest)
Junior Arnelle Collins (averaged 9.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, handed out 37 assists and record 46 steals)
Redshirt junior Amy Van Deventer (second team All-Conference Carolinas, led King in rebounding with an average of 6.8 rebounds per game, averaged 10.5 points per game, led the Tornado with 28 blocks, shot 49.4 percent from the floor)
Sophomore Sheena Johnson (shot 48.3 percent from three-point range, averaged 7.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game)

KEY PLAYERS LOST TO GRADUATION

Brittany Stringer (second on the team with 36 three-point baskets, averaged 5.4 points per game)
Stephanie Brantley (appeared in all 31 games, scored 3.1 points and grabbed 3.1 rebounds per game)

NEWCOMERS

Arielle Holloway, Atlanta, Ga. (Greenforest Christian Academy)
Miyah Cook, Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Truett McConnell)
Emily Kiser, Elizabethton, Tenn. (Elizabethton HS)
Danielle Luczak, Newport, Tenn. (Coker College)
Kori West, Shelby, N.C. (East Carolina University)

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

- King opens the season on November 11-12 at home when the face Tusculum College at 6:00 p.m. on Friday night and Mars Hill University on Saturday.
- The Tornado open Conference Carolinas play on November 22 in the Student Center Complex against North Greenville University.
- The Conference Carolinas Women's Basketball Championship is scheduled to start on February 27 and conclude with the semifinals and finals on March 2-3.

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Athletic Communications – Travis Chell, tlchell@king.edu
Athletic Communications Office Phone – (423) 652-6368
Chell Cell Phone – (715) 431-0253
Athletic Communications Fax – (423) 652-6041
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant – Ryan Whitt, sportsinfo@king.edu
Athletic Communications Mailing Address – 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620

King falls to Emmanuel
January 21, 2017 King falls to Emmanuel
Tornado fall at Carson-Newman
November 16, 2016 Tornado fall at Carson-Newman