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Tornado Sports Alumni Invited to King University Fall Sports Reunion Oct. 1

BRISTOL, Tenn., September 26, 2016 – King University’s Athletic Department and Office of Development are hosting a Fall Sports Reunion Saturday, Oct. 1 in honor of former Tornado student athletes in men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and cross country. Events begin at 10 a.m. in the Dining Hall on the main campus in Bristol, Tenn.

“We are excited to welcome back athletic alumni for a time of fellowship and a chance to be recognized at halftime during their respective sport,” says Dana K. McMurray, director of alumni relations at King University. “This will be a great opportunity for former King athletes to meet the current coaches and their captains, as well as enjoy some exciting Tornado competition. Celebrating our 150th anniversary through events such as this gives alumni opportunities to reminisce about their days at King.”

Athletic Director David Hicks says, “While alumni of the soccer, cross country and volleyball programs will be formally recognized, alumni of all sports are encouraged to attend. Similar events will be held in the winter and spring for other sports.”

The events will kick off with a pre-game brunch in the Dining Hall with coaches and captains. At 1 p.m., attendees will enjoy watching three competitions as the Tornado women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s soccer take on North Greenville University at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. respectively.

During each game, former athletes will be recognized and presented with a King Tornado alumni shirt.

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 28 to Dawn McMurray via phone at 800.621.5464 or by e-mail at


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-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 sports. For more information about King University, visit 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 on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.