2012-13 Women's Volleyball News

August 13, 2013
Tornado earn academic honor from AVCA
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The 2013 season is about to start, but the King University women’s volleyball still earned recognition from the 2012-13 season. The Tornado were named one of the recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for 2012-13. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors high school and collegiate teams that maintained at least a 3.30 grade-point average.

January 17, 2013
Women’s Volleyball Announces Signing of Two Local Front Liners
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Chris Toomey has announced the signing of two Kingsport, Tenn. natives, Sarah Collins and Ashton Beckner.

December 6, 2012
Ashley Ruth Featured on "Get to Know Your Student-Athletes"
Women's track & field runner Ashley Ruth was featured by Conference Carolinas in "Get to Know Your Student-Athletes".

December 6, 2012
King Volleyball Honored with Conference Carolinas Team Sportsmanship Award
Lady Tornado Volleyball earned the conference Team Sportsmanship Award, as recognition for their demeanor in competition.

November 10, 2012
King Falls to Belmont Abbey 3-0 to Conclude Season
The Lady Tornado dropped a 3-0 decision to the No. 1 seed Crusaders in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal, ending their season.

November 9, 2012
Tipton Named Defensive Player of the Year, Three to All-Conference Teams
Payton Tipton garnered Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year while joining Summer Kremer and Olivia Underwood on the All-Conference Team.

November 7, 2012
Lady Tornado to Head to Belmont Abbey for Tournament Opener
King Women’s Volleyball will open the first round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament this Saturday at Belmont Abbey College.

November 7, 2012
Payton Tipton, Pete Griffith Named Student-Athletes of the Month
Payton Tipton (women’s volleyball) and Pete Griffith (men’s soccer) have been named the Student-Athletes of the Month by SAAC.

November 5, 2012
Trio Named to Academic All-Conference Team
Three King women’s volleyball players were among the 38 named to the 2012 Academic All-Conference Team by Conference Carolinas on Monday.

November 2, 2012
King Clinches Playoff Berth Behind 17 Kremer Kills
King College defeated Limestone, 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-21) on Senior Night, sending Jessica Hammond out a winner and the team with a spot in the postseason tournament.

November 1, 2012
Lady Tornado Dominate, Down Rams in Three
Summer Kremer led King with 12 kills in the team’s 3-0 win over the Winston-Salem Rams. They will play Limestone in their final regular season match, Friday.

October 29, 2012
Montevallo Hits Way to 3-1 Win Over Lady Tornado
Summer Kremer led the Lady Tornado with 10 kills but the team struggled offensively in a 3-1 (25-12, 16-25, 25-21, 25-12) loss to Montevallo.

October 29, 2012
Monday's Volleyball Scheduled Altered
King Women's Volleyball will now play one single match against Montevallo on Monday, Oct. 29, beginning at 2 p.m.

October 27, 2012
Erskine Takes Down King in Three
Three Lady Tornado players tallied double-digit digs, led by sophomore Payton Tipton who had 21 in a 3-0 loss to the Flying Fleet.

October 26, 2012
Lady Tornado Take Converse in Three
King Women’s Volleyball earned its 13th win of the season in a 3-0 win over Converse. Summer Kremer and Lauren Willoughby led the team with nine kills.

October 24, 2012
King Swept in Straight Sets by Lees-McRae
In the continuing Battle for the Blue Ridge Cup, Lees-McRae gained a point after defeating Lady Tornado Volleyball, 3-0, on Wednesday night.

October 16, 2012
North Greenville Bests King, 3-1
Mariah Herington led the Lady Tornado with 10 kills in King’s 3-1 loss at North Greenville, Tuesday night.

October 13, 2012
Kremer Blasts 27 Kills, Lady Tornado Fall in Five to Trojans
Summer Kremer was three kills away from joining the “30-kill club” in King's five-set loss against Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon.

October 9, 2012
King Breezes Over Barton, 3-0
Olivia Underwood dished out 22 assists while Summer Kremer threw down 14 kills to earn their second 3-0 victory in four matches.

October 8, 2012
‘Black Out Barton’ with Women’s Volleyball on Tuesday
S.L.A.C.K. and Chik-fil-A are sponsoring ‘Black Out Barton’ for Tuesday’s women’s volleyball match versus the Bulldogs with free food and glow sticks!

October 6, 2012
King Battles but Drops Pair in Saturday Doubleheader
Kremer collected 41 kills over two matches to lead the Lady Tornado offensively but was not enough in a pair of four-set losses to Erskine and Carson-Newman.

October 5, 2012
Lady Tornado Back on Track, Defeat Valkyries 3-0
Summer Kremer helped the Lady Tornado snap a three-match losing streak behind 12 kills in their win over Converse College in straight sets.

October 4, 2012
Lady Tornado Volleyball to Host Community Night on Friday
Free admission is being provided to members of the Bristol-area community for this Friday night’s match versus the Converse College Valkyries.

October 2, 2012
Kremer Ties Career High in Kills in Loss at Tusculum
Summer Kremer tied a career high with 21 kills in the Lady Tornado’s four set loss to Tusculum on Tuesday night.

September 29, 2012
Belmont Abbey Downs King, 3-0
The Lady Tornado dropped their second straight Conference Carolinas contest to Belmont Abbey College, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon.

September 28, 2012
Coker Downs Lady Tornado in Five
Summer Kremer led the Lady Tornado with 11 digs despite their eight match win streak being snapped by the Cobras in a 3-2 defeat on Friday

September 25, 2012
Streak Extends to Eight with 3-0 Win Over North Greenville
Behind 10 kills by Summer Kremer, King Women’s Volleyball defeated North Greenville in straight sets on Tuesday night.

September 25, 2012
Kremer Named Conference Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week
Sophomore outside hitter Summer Kremer was named the Week 4 Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.

September 22, 2012
King Achieves Double W’s with Pair of 3-1 Wins
The Lady Tornado knocked off former Conference Carolinas unbeaten Queens (N.C.) and then Lander University on Saturday, both 3-1 matches.

September 21, 2012
King Sweeps Past Pfeiffer, 3-0
King won its fifth straight match with a 3-0 (26-24, 25-11, 25-22) win over Pfeiffer as Summer Kremer led the Lady Tornado with 16 kills.

September 18, 2012
Grace Underwood Earns Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week
Freshman middle blocker Grace Underwood was selected as the Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.

September 18, 2012
Lady Tornado Dispense of Virginia Intermont in Straight Sets
Summer Kremer led the Lady Tornado with 10 kills in the team’s 3-0 victory over their rivals on the other side of the state line, the Virginia Intermont Cobras.

September 17, 2012
Join King for ‘Retro Night’ Versus Virginia Intermont
Get funky and join King Women’s Volleyball for ‘Retro Night’ on Tuesday, Sept. 18, when they host stateline rival Virginia Intermont in Kline Gym at 7 p.m.

September 15, 2012
Lady Tornado Comeback, Overtake Saints in Five
Summer Kremer belted 12 of her 19 total kills in the final three sets of Saturday’s match, sparking King’s comeback in a 3-2 win over the Limestone Saints.

September 14, 2012
Net Play and Defense Lead to Second Straight Five-Set Victory
Summer Kremer led the Lady Tornado with 18 kills while Kelsey Griffitts held down net responsibilities with five total blocks in a five-set win over USC-Aiken.

September 12, 2012
Lady Tornado End Substantial Streak in Five-Set Win Over LMC
King Women’s Volleyball rallied to take away the last two games in a five-set win over Lees-McRae that snapped a 58-match conference winning streak.

September 8, 2012
King Downed Twice, Kremer Named to All-Tourney Team
Summer Kremer finished with 35 kills in the Lady Tornado’s two losses and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Eagle Invitational.

September 7, 2012
Lady Tornado Battle with Top Tier Armstrong Team, Fall in Three
Freshman Lauren Willoughby helped King stay within reach of nationally-recognized Armstrong Atlantic with her team-leading nine kills.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

September 4, 2012
Kremer and Herington Double Up in Home Opening Win
The Lady Tornado volleyball team opened its home schedule with a 3-1 win over Milligan, led by Summer Kremer and Mariah Herington’s double-digit kill counts.

September 1, 2012
Lady Tornado Repeat Day One Performance with Split
King Women’s Volleyball took a three-game victory over West Liberty before dropping their second five-set match against Seton Hill in the tournament capper.

August 31, 2012
Lady Tornado Split Opening Day Action at Falcon Fest Tournament
King Women’s Volleyball went 1-1 on Opening Day, winning their first match of the year against the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

August 27, 2012
King Women’s Volleyball Tabbed to Finish Fourth in Preseason Poll
The Lady Tornado look to surpass expectations a second straight season after being voted to finish fourth in the conference Coaches’ Preseason Poll.

August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)

July 23, 2012
Women’s Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
King College is one of a record-setting 535 teams to be recognized by the AVCA with the 2011-12 Team Academic Award.

July 3, 2012
Start of Women’s Volleyball Season Set for August 31
King College Women’s Volleyball has August 31 set on their calendars marking the start of the 2012 regular season after releasing their schedule today.