BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their spring Scholar Athletes of the year for the spring sports on Wednesday and two Tornado were selected. Moritz Poswiat was the league's selection for men's tennis and Elizabeth Swallow earns her second straight Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year honors in women's golf.
Poswiat helped lead the men's tennis teams to a fourth place finish in Conference Carolinas with a league mark of 7-3. The Tornado went 13-11 overall, and Poswiat led the squad, playing at both the singles and doubles top flights. In singles play, the Wuppertal, Germany native went 20-7 in singles play, including a 13-5 mark at the top flight. In doubles play he went 19-8, including 18-8 when playing with partner Luis Delgado. That tandem went 9-1 in Conference Carolinas play, and 16-7 at the top flight for the Tornado. Had a streak where he won 16 of 17 matches, including nine straight victories in the middle of the season.
Off the court, Poswiat carries a 3.99 GPA while double majoring in Accounting and Finance and was recognize by Chi Alpha Sigma for academics. Earlier this spring, Poswiat was selected CoSIDA Acadmic All-District in the at-large category. He is also the men's tennis representative for Student-Athletes Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is the team captain. This year he earned the team academic and athletic MVP awards and speaks three languages.
For Swallow, this marks her second straight Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the year as the senior wrapped up her stellar career at King this year. On the course, Swallow had a brilliant career, capped by a senior season where she was selected second team all-conference performer. The Berkshire, England native posted two top five and four top 10 finishes on the season, and averaged 78.44 strokes per round. Swallow helped the Tornado to a fourth place finish at the Conference Carolinas championship where she finished eighth with a three round total of 232. Her best finish of the year came at the Agnes McAmis Memorial where she finished second, shooting 153.
Outside of golf, Swallow majored in Biology and Mathematics, carrying a 3.86 GPA throughout her career. She was active in the King community as she was the President of the King University Women in S.T.E.M. Club that started last fall. Swallow was also a member of King University's Honor Council and was a lecturer for the King University Institute of Faith and Culture.
Candidates for each sport are submitted by each member institution, with no limit on the number of nominees as long as they meet both athletic and academic qualifications. Academically, all juniors and seniors who have attended their member institution for at least one year and earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on the four-point scale are eligible for nomination. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport's first, second, or third all-conference team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season.