Tornado set to open 2016-17 season on Sunday

Photo credit: Terri Brewster
Photo credit: Terri Brewster

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 Field – Parks Field
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 SWIMMING HISTORY

First Year of NCAA Membership – 2011
Highest Appalachian Swimming Conference Finish (last) – 6th (2012-13, 2013-14)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach, seasonJordan Schrotenboer, 2nd season
Men's Tennis Office Phone – (423) 652-6453

TEAM INFORMATION

Appalachian Swimming Conference Finish Last Year – 9th
Starters Returning / Lost – 6 / 3
Letterwinners Returning / Lost
– 6 / 3

TOP RETURNING SWIMMERS

Sophomore Haley Carpenter (set 10 personal records)
Senior Nicole Maldonado (set 50 freestyle school record, helped 200 medley relay set a school record, set seven personal records last year, Appalachian Swimming Conference Student Athlete of the Week on October 5)
Junior Koai Martin (set three personal records)
Sophomore Jess Vargo (set school records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley, helped 200 and 400 medley relays set school records)
Senior Samantha Vargo (helped 200 and 400 medley relays set school records
Junior Madison Wisley (set four personal records)

NEWCOMERS

Annie Ly, Waynesville, N.C. (Tuscola HS)
Macarena Martin Mayor, Alcala de Henares, Spain (IES Doctor Maranon HS)
Nicola Mead, Brisbane, Australia (Brisbane QLD HS)

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

- King opens the season on Sunday when they travel to take on Mars Hill University at 3:00 p.m.
- The Tornado swim at home on January 13 when they host Mars Hill at 6:00 p.m.
- The Appalachian Swimming Conference Championships are scheduled for February 15-18 in Christiansburg, Va.
- The Conference Carolinas Tournament is scheduled for April 21-23 in Sumter, S.C.

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