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BRISTOL, Tenn. Sept. 9, 2014 – High school athletes are welcome to explore King University
and the Tornado athletic program during the University’s Athletic Visit Day held on
Saturday, Sept. 20 with registration at 9:30 a.m. and events beginning at 10 a.m.
King encourages excellence in academics and also offers students the opportunity to
discover and develop their athletic talents . Student-athletes should take this opportunity
to meet coaches, potential teammates, and tour King’s facilities.
Tornado Athletics is a member of NCAA Division II and the Conference Carolinas and
sponsors 25 intercollegiate athletic teams. Varsity sports include baseball, softball,
men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf,
men's and women's soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's
and women's track and field, men's and women's volleyball, and men's wrestling, cycling,
women’s wrestling, acrobatics tumbling, cheerleading, and dance.
“At King we offer a broad variety of very successful athletic programs, where students
can come and be true student-athletes,” said David Hicks, athletic director for King
University. “Our student-athletes achieve success both in the classroom and on the
fields and courts. We have a beautiful campus with amazing athletic facilities, and
we value the opportunity to showcase these facilities and our programs to prospective
King has enjoyed success since joining Conference Carolinas three years ago. In 2013-14,
King captured two league titles, and was near the top of the standings in numerous
other sports. King also had 15 teams qualify for their respective league tournaments.
The Tornado had another successful year athletically, but more importantly, the King
student-athletes were very successful in the classroom. Each year, Conference Carolinas
recognizes student-athletes that have a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale with the Presidential
Honor Roll. King had 424 student-athletes named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential
Honor Roll, seven were named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes of the Year, and
16 out of 25 King teams recorded a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. In fall 2013, the Tornado
finished second in the conference with 205 honorees before taking the top spot in
the spring of 2014 with 219 student-athletes honored.
King also had 86 student-athletes honored on the Academic All-Conference Carolinas
list and 75 received the Division II Athletic Directors’ Association Academic Achievement
Registration is open at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of the King’s Student Center Complex,
followed by a welcome by King University enrollment counselor Elvin Browne followed
by Director of Athletics David Hicks. The day includes information sessions on admissions,
financial aid, academics, and NCAA, along with tours of campus. Beginning at 1 p.m.
on the Tornado Soccer field, student-athletes and their families will also have the
opportunity to meet with the Tornado coaching staff and attend a lunch provided by
Mellow Mushroom, while enjoying both Women’s and Men’s Soccer games.
Students interested in attending King’s Athletic Visit Day should RSVP by contacting
the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or email@example.com. Student-athletes may also register online at visit.king.edu.nbsp;
King University is a Presbyterian, doctorial-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King
College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees
and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences,
pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration,
education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities,
and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II
and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact
the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road,
Richlands, VA 24641.