Women's Volleyball News Archives

December 10, 2014
Kremer garners Capital One Academic All-American honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer can add yet another award to her collection as she garnered Capital One Academic All-American honors when the organization announced their award winners on Wednesday. Kremer was selected to the second team, marking the second straight year the Tornado women’s volleyball program has had a Capital One Academic All-American.

December 3, 2014
Kremer selected Daktronics 3rd team All-America
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Summer Kremer can add yet another award to her collection as she became the first King University women’s volleyball player to earn Daktronics All-America honors. On Wednesday the senior was selected to the third team after leading NCAA Division II in kills.

December 1, 2014
Kremer earns recognition from AVCA
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women's volleyball player Summer Kremer can add another award to her collection as she earned recognition from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the second straight year. A season after she was named All-Region, Kremer garnered honorable mention All-Region honors during her senior campaign.

November 19, 2014
Kremer named first team Daktronics All-Southeast Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer has won no shortage of awards during her senior season, and she can add another to the mantle. Kremer was selected to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region first team when the awards were announced on Wednesday.

November 18, 2014
Durrett, Kremer take TSWA Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final week for women’s volleyball, the first week for women’s basketball, King University took home a pair of Tennessee Sportswriters Association Player of the Week awards. Summer Kremer earned the honor for women’s volleyball while Bonnie Durrett was selected for women’s basketball.

November 15, 2014
Tornado fall at Erskine in CC Tournament final
DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second consecutive season, the King University women’s volleyball team had a chance to play for the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship, however the Tornado had to travel to take on Erskine in Saturday night’s title match. King held a lead late in the first set, but the Flying Fleet came back to take the set, and use that momentum to take the title with 3-0 win, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21.

November 14, 2014
CC Player of the Year, Kremer headlines King's all-conference honoress
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball seniors Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton have led the Tornado all season, and they lead a group of five Tornado that were named All-Conference Carolinas at Friday’s banquet. Both Kremer and Tipton garnered first team all-conference honors, and Kremer was named the league’s player of the year. Lauren Willoughby, Grace Underwood and Olivia Underwood all earned second team all-conference recognition.

November 14, 2014
Kremer leads Tornado into Conference Carolinas title game
DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second time in as many years, the King University women’s volleyball team will play for their first NCAA Division II Tournament berth on Saturday after the Tornado defeated Limestone College 3-1 on Friday night in the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal. None of the four sets were decided by more than four points with Summer Kremer notching another double-double as King avenged an early season loss to Saints.

November 11, 2014
Tornado advance to CC semis with sweep of Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It may have not been pretty in the early going, but the King University women’s volleyball team found a way to take the first set from the University of Mount Olive and parlayed that into a 3-0 victory in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. In their first home match in nearly three weeks, King was a bit tight, but their senior leaders, Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton led the Tornado onto the next round.

November 11, 2014
Kremer earns second TSWA Player of the Week honor
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this year, King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer has been named Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. The senior led King to a pair of road wins to give King the top seed in the Conference Carolinas North Division.

November 10, 2014
King places league-leading nine on academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the start of the Conference Carolinas Tournament coming up this week, the league announced their women’s volleyball academic all-conference award winners. The Tornado placed a league-high nine student-athletes on the list, led by Capital One Academic All-District honorees Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton.

November 8, 2014
Tornado escape Erskine with 3-1 comeback victory in regular season finale
DUE WEST, S.C. – For the second consecutive night the King University women’s volleyball team showed their perseverance by winning sets in extra points. On Saturday afternoon, the Tornado dropped the first set at Erskine College, but responded with a 28-26 victory in the second set before winning the third set 25-18. The Flying Fleet tried to force a fifth set, but King escaped Belk Arena with a 27-25 fourth set win to take the season finale 3-1 behind a stellar blocking performance.

November 7, 2014
King clinches top spot in north division with sweep of Emmanuel
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team had nearly a week off before they traveled to take on Emmanuel College in a key Conference Carolinas match. The Tornado came away a sweep, but it wasn’t easy, taking the first set 30-28 before cruising to a 25-15 second set win. King then took a narrow 25-23 third set win to clinch the top spot in the Conference Carolinas North Division.

November 6, 2014
Kremer, Tipton selected Capital One Academic All-District
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University women’s volleyball team has been represented on the Capital One Academic All-District team. Both Summer Kremer and Payton Tipton were selected first team All-District for the first time.

November 1, 2014
High powered offense vaults King over Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team posted one of their best offensive showings of the year on Saturday when they took on the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado dropped the first set, but came back with a vengeance behind four hitters that recorded at least 10 kills to take the Conference Carolinas match 24-26, 25-18, 25-12, 25-14. With the win, King moves into sole possession of first place in the Conference Carolinas North Division with two matches remaining.

October 31, 2014
Stellar serving leads King past Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Following a nonconference split on Wednesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team returned to Conference Carolinas play with a solid road win on Friday night. The Tornado took the first set from Barton College en route to a 3-1 win over the home standing Bulldogs, 25-20, 19-25, 25-16, 25-19.

October 29, 2014
King splits with UNC Pembroke and #16 Armstrong State
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team jumped out of conference for a pair of matches on Wednesday night facing UNC Pembroke and #16 Armstrong State University. The Tornado took a 3-0 win from UNC Pembroke behind a double-double from Summer Kremer before dropping the nightcap to hosts Armstrong State 3-0.

October 25, 2014
King tops Lees-McRae for fourth straight win
BANNER ELK, N.C. – In a rematch of last week’s five-set thriller in the Student Center, the King University women’s volleyball team avenged that loss to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk on Saturday. The Tornado raced out to a 25-20 first set victory before dropping the second set. However, King responded with a 25-19 win in the third set before taking the final set 25-11 to take the 3-1 victory and move back into a tie atop the Conference Carolinas North Division standings.

October 22, 2014
Offense continues to roll as King sweeps UVa-Wise
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off of a pair of sweeps last week, the King University women’s volleyball team didn’t show any sign of slowing down against nonconference opponent UVa-Wise on Wednesday night in the Student Center. The Tornado earned their third straight sweep, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17 in their Student Center regular season finale to push their winning streak to three matches.

October 18, 2014
Tornado cruise to sweep of Mount Olive on Senior Day
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On a day where the women’s volleyball seniors were honored, it was only fitting that the King University women’s volleyball seniors led the Tornado to a sweep of the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado jumped out an early lead over the Conference Carolinas counterpart and cruised to the 25-10, 25-15, 25-18 victory.

October 17, 2014
Defense leads King to sweep of Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It seemed like the King University women’s volleyball team could do no wrong on Friday night in the Student Center when they took on Barton College in a key Conference Carolinas tilt. The Tornado defense got to nearly every ball, and kept many long rallies going with their team hustle as they swept the Bulldogs 25-18, 25-13, 25-15.

October 14, 2014
Lees-McRae silences Student Center crowd
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a matchup that is always very intense, the match that pitted the King University women’s volleyball team against Lees-McRae College and a little more energy on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex. In front of a nearly packed Student Center, the Bobcats held off a late Tornado rally to take the slugfest in five sets, topping the Tornado 15-13 in the final set.

October 11, 2014
King bounces back with sweep at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following a tough road loss on Friday night, the King University women’s volleyball team responded on Saturday afternoon with a sweep at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado were tenacious on the service line and hit .316 as team, taking the sweep 25-17, 25-13, 25-18.

October 10, 2014
Tornado fall at Belmont Abbey
BELMONT, N.C. – In a rematch of last season’s Conference Carolinas Tournament final, and this year’s league opener, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to the Wheeler Center to take on Belmont Abbey College. Just as they did last month in the Student Center, the Crusader jumped on the Tornado early, but this time they didn’t look back, taking the sweep, 25-16, 26-24, 25-16.

October 9, 2014
Join King for Dig Pink Night and Late Night Madness
BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t been to the Student Center Complex to see the King University women’s volleyball team play, Tuesday night is the perfect opportunity. The Tornado will be hosting their annual Dig Pink event and taking donations that will go towards breast cancer research. Following the conclusion of the volleyball match, fans can stay to get their first glimpse of the King men’s and women’s basketball teams at Late Night Madness where the King athletics department will have a major announcement about the upcoming season.

October 7, 2014
Kremer, Numpituckchaikul named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of September. Both Summer Kremer and Leennawat Numpituckchaikul have gotten off to great starts to their 2014-15 season’s, earning the first SAAC Student-Athlete of the Month honors.

October 4, 2014
Tornado bounce back with sweep of North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following Friday night’s defeat, the King University women’s volleyball team turned the tide on Saturday afternoon when they hosted North Greenville University. The Tornado were in control from the first serve, taking the Conference Carolinas sweep from the Crusaders, 25-12, 25-12, 25-18.

October 3, 2014
Tornado fall in four to Southern Wesleyan
BRISTOL, Tenn. – From the opening serve, it seemed as though the King University women’s volleyball team was fighting an uphill battle when they hosted Southern Wesleyan University on Friday night. After dropping the first set, the Tornado fought back to take the second, but the steady Warrior offense led Southern Wesleyan to take the final two sets and the match 3-1.

September 30, 2014
Tornado sweep Milligan behind Kremer's double-double
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following nearly a week off, the King University women’s volleyball team didn’t show and rust on Tuesday night when they hosted Milligan College. The Tornado cruised to the sweep, taking the first two sets 25-12 and the third 25-18 for the nonconference victory. Summer Kremer paced King, and eclipsed 1,100 career kills in the first set.

September 24, 2014
Offense leads King to sweep of Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their match against Pfeiffer University on mission on Wednesday night. The Tornado cruised to the Conference Carolinas sweep behind a stellar offensive performance, hitting .397 in the 25-7, 25-19, 25-16 victory.

September 23, 2014
Kremer takes third straight Conference Carolinas POW
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Summer Kremer continued her hot start to the season last week, leading the Tornado to a 2-1 Conference Carolinas record while posting two more double-doubles. That performance earned her an unprecedented third straight Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Player of the Week award.

September 19, 2014
Limestone comes back to stun Tornado
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their third Conference Carolinas match in four days, the King University women’s volleyball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start against Limestone College on Friday night. However, after King took the first set 25-12, the Saints rebounded to take the next three sets to earn their first win of the season.

September 17, 2014
Baty leads King to sweep of Converse
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off their first Conference Carolinas win of the year on Tuesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team didn’t have much time to bask in the victory as they faced Converse College on Wednesday night in another league contest. The Tornado made quick work of Valkyries to move to 2-0, following the sweep, 25-19, 25-12, 25-18.

September 16, 2014
TSWA names Thorpe, Kremer Players of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many weeks, Rachel Thorpe has been named the Tennessee Sportswriters Association Women’s Soccer Player of the week after netting five goals in a pair of Tornado wins. Along with Thorpe, Summer Kremer earned her first TSWA Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award after leading King to a 4-2 week that saw the senior post three double-doubles.

September 16, 2014
Tornado come storming back to defeat BAC in conference opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It didn't go quite as the King University women’s volleyball team dreamed, but they still came away with a Conference Carolinas victory over last year’s co-champions Belmont Abbey College in the conference-opener. The Tornado dropped the first eight points, and the first set, but came storming back to take the next three sets from the Crusaders for the 3-1 victory.

September 16, 2014
Kremer, Thorpe take Conference Carolinas weekly awards
BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week to start the season, both Summer Kremer and Rachel Thorpe collected a weekly award. Kremer earned her second straight Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award while Thorpe earned her first Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Player of the Week award, a week after being named TSWA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.

September 13, 2014
Tornado drop final two matches of Pioneer Classic
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a short turnaround before taking on the second day of the Pioneer classic, facing Lander University at 11:00 a.m. The Tornado grabbed the first set, but dropped the next three, as the Bearcats took the match 3-1. King then took the first two sets from Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon, but the Railsplitters came back to take the match 3-2.

September 12, 2014
Tornado defeat Flagler, Tusculum behind Kremer's stellar day
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Summer Kremer continued her outstanding play to start the season in the first two matches of the Tusculum Pioneer Classic. She nearly posted a pair of double-doubles leading King wins over Flagler College (3-2) and hosts Tusculum College (3-0).

September 9, 2014
King takes a pair of matches at Concord triangular
ATHENS, W.Va. – Following a tough opening weekend, the King University women’s volleyball team earned a pair of victories at Concord University on Tuesday night. The Tornado came back to sweep Alderson Broaddus University 26-24, 26-24, 25-23 before topping hosts Concord in four sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19.

September 9, 2014
Tornado trio earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may have just started, but King University had three student-athletes earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for their respective sport. The Tornado swept the cross country awards with Amelia Martin earning the distinction on the women’s side and Tanner Cook on the men’s side. Summer Kremer also eanred conference player of the week honors in women’s volleyball.

September 6, 2014
Pacers outlast King in five set thriller
NEWBERRY, S.C. – In what was reminiscent of a heavyweight bout, the King University women’s volleyball team was locked in a back-and-forth affair against USC Aiken on Friday night in Newberry, South Carolina. The Tornado came back after dropping the first set to win the next two, but the Pacers answered by winning the final two sets to take the 3-2 victory (25-22, 22-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-13).

September 6, 2014
King comes back for first win of the year
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team may have gotten off to a slow start on Friday, and early Saturday morning, but the Tornado bounced back to earn their first win of the young season. King dropped the first set to Columbus State University at the Newberry Wolves Invitational, but came storming back to take the final three sets 25-22, 25-15 and 25-19.

September 5, 2014
Wolves hand King second loss of the day
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Squaring off against tournament hosts Newberry College, the King University women’s volleyball team tried to shake their loss to #15 Wingate earlier in the day. However, the late start time wasn’t friendly to the Tornado either as the host Wolves swept King 25-11, 25-18, 25-20 to hand the Tornado back-to-back losses.

September 5, 2014
Tornado drop season opener to #15 Wingate
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team started their season with a stiff test, facing the 15th ranked team in the country, Wingate University at the Newberry College Wolves Invitational. The Tornado stayed with the Bulldogs early in the first set, but Wingate ultimately took the set 25-23. The Bulldogs took the final two sets 25-19 and 25-20 take the sweep and hand King an opening loss.

September 3, 2014
King aims for second straight Conference Carolinas title
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University women’s volleyball team turned in their best season since becoming NCAA Division II members prior to the 2010 season. The Tornado captured a share of their first Conference Carolinas championship, and return nearly everyone from the squad that amassed more than 30 wins, leaving expectations for the prestigious program at an all-time high for first year head coach Morris Cephas.

August 4, 2014
King earns AVCA Team Academic Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth straight year since becoming NCAA Division II members, the King University women’s volleyball team has earned American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The AVCA Team Academic Award honors collegiate and high school teams that maintain at least a 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

April 21, 2014
Volleyball coaches announce 2014 summer camps
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Booher and Morris Cephas, head coaches of the King University men’s and women’s volleyball teams, have announced the dates of the 2014 Tornado Volleyball Skill Camps.

February 19, 2014
Cephas chosen to lead King women's volleyball
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Along with time comes change, and for the first time in three decades, some with a last name other than Toomey will be leading the King University women’s volleyball program. Following an exhaustive search that included a more than 70 applicants, King alumnus Morris Cephas was announced as King’s next women’s volleyball head coach.

December 20, 2013
Claussen named interim head coach
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Friday, Heather Claussen was named the King University interim head volleyball coach. Claussen was an assistant under previous head coach Chris Toomey this past season as Toomey resigned earlier this month.

December 18, 2013
Griffitts named Conference Carolinas Fall Scholar Athlete
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s volleyball player Kelsey Griffitts continues to win awards after her stellar senior campaign. Most recently, Griffitts was named Conference Carolinas Fall Scholar Athlete for women’s volleyball.

December 11, 2013
Griffitts earns Capital One Academic All-America honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in school history, a King University student-athlete has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team. Following a stellar senior campaign, King women’s volleyball player Kelsey Griffitts earned the distinction when the awards were released on Wednesday.

December 9, 2013
Toomey steps down from King women's volleyball
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Toomey has resigned as King University's head women's volleyball coach to accept the position of Next Generation Director at St. John Church in St. Louis, Mo. Toomey ended his tenure as women's volleyball head coach on high note, leading the Tornado to an overall record of 32-5 and their first Conference Carolinas championship.

December 4, 2013
Kremer, Tipton earn recognition from AVCA
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may be over, but the King University women’s volleyball team keeps winning awards. Summer Kremer was named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Southeast Region, and Payton Tipton earned honorable mention honors.

November 25, 2013
Kremer takes TSWA weekly award for third time
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Summer Kremer garnered Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for the third time this season after recording 40 kills in three matches for the Tornado.

November 23, 2013
Tornado fall at Belmont Abbey in CC Tournament final
BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team’s season came to an end on Saturday afternoon as the fell to top seeded Belmont Abbey College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship match. The Tornado came within one point of taking the first set, but the Crusaders scored the final three points of the frame take the set and the momentum as the took the 3-0 win.

November 20, 2013
Tornado advance to CC final with win over Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Win and advance. When it comes to postseason play, that’s what it’s all about, and that’s exactly what the King University women’s volleyball team did on Wednesday night at the Student Center Complex. The Tornado fought through some adversity as their defense carried them to a 3-1 win over sixth seeded Limestone College to advance to the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship match on Saturday.

November 20, 2013
Tipton headlines six Tornado named All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas co-champion King University women’s volleyball team had six players honored by the league on Wednesday. Payton Tipton led this group as she was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year while Kelsey Griffitts, Summer Kremer and Olivia Underwood all garnered first team honors.

November 16, 2013
Tornado sweep Converse, advance to CC semis
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It wasn’t always easy, but the King University women’s volleyball team advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals with a 3-0 sweep of seventh seeded Converse College on Saturday. Kelsey Griffitts, Summer Kremer and Grace Underwood paced the Tornado attack that hit over .300 in the final two sets.

November 13, 2013
Tornado place six on volleyball academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas office announced its Academic All-Conference team for women’s volleyball on Wednesday morning, with six King University student-athletes earning a selection based on their outstanding work in the classroom. King had the most representatives of any conference school, as no other institution had more than four student-athletes receive Academic All-Conference honors.

November 9, 2013
Offense leads King to first Conference Carolinas title
BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the first time since joining Conference Carolinas, and the first time in five years, the King University women’s volleyball team is conference champions. The Tornado defeated Mount Olive College 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex to earn a share of the Conference Carolinas title, going 17-1 in league play.

November 9, 2013
Tornado cap regular season with sweep of VI
BRSITOL, Tenn. – After clinching their first Conference Carolinas championship earlier in the afternoon, the King University women’s volleyball team capped the regular season with a 3-0 sweep of crosstown rival Virginia Intermont College. Senior Kelsey Griffitts led the attack on Senior Day with nine kills and an attack percentage of .562.

November 8, 2013
Bench lifts King past Barton
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It may not always be pretty, but coaches can’t complain when they win conference matches. The King University women’s volleyball got off to a slow start on Friday night, but got a spark from Lauren Willoughby off the bench to come back and defeat Barton College 3-1 at the Student Center Complex.

November 7, 2013
Griffitts named first team Capital One Academic All-District
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kelsey Griffitts became the first King University women’s volleyball player to earned first team Capital One All-District III honors since King’s transition to NCAA Division II. The senior has led the Tornado attack all season, ranking atop Conference Carolinas in attack percentage.

November 6, 2013
Tornado sweep Saint Augustine's and Converse
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued to play at a high level on Wednesday when the swept a pair of matches at a home triangular. The Tornado first defeated nonconference foe Saint Augustine’s University 25-11, 25-17, 25-19 before topping Conference Carolinas opponent Converse College 25-13, 25-21, 25-17 to sweep the day.

November 2, 2013
King tops Valkyries on the road
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team stayed on the road to take on Converse College in a Conference Carolinas match. The Tornado offense came ready to attack, leading King to the 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 25-20) victory.

November 1, 2013
Kern, Willoughby lead King to win at Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team faced some adversity on the road Friday night at Limestone College. The Tornado led the match 2-1, but fell behind by eight points early in the fourth set. However, the King offense awoke and dug out of the hole to close the match on a 21-5 run to take the 3-1 Conference Carolinas victory 25-21, 14-25, 25-19, 25-17.

October 29, 2013
Serving, defense lead King to win over Erskine
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in two weeks, the King University women’s volleyball team got the comfort of playing in front of their home fans. The Tornado got off to a slow start, but King’s serving and defense carried them to the 3-0 sweep of Erskine College in Conference Carolinas play.

October 26, 2013
Underwood leads King to comeback win at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Playing their third match on a four-day road trip, the King University women’s volleyball team had to come back to defeat Mount Olive College. The Tornado dropped the first set 26-24, but rebounded to take the final three 25-18, 25-13, 25-13 for the win.

October 25, 2013
King bounces back with sweep at Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Following their first loss in nearly two months, the King University women’s volleyball team responded with an emphatic road win against Barton College. The Tornado cruised to a 25-14 first set victory before taking the final two sets 25-13 and 25-14 to take the clean sweep from the Bulldogs.

October 23, 2013
Belmont Abbey ends King's 19-match winning streak
BELMONT, N.C. – In what was one of the biggest matches of the year, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to take on Belmont Abbey College in a raucous Wheeler Center with first place in Conference Carolinas on the line. The Crusader defense kept the King offense off balance all night en route to the 3-0 sweep, ending King’s 19-match winning streak.

October 18, 2013
Conference Carolinas Announces New Video Series
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is pleased to announce a new video series Getting to Know Your Student-Athletes. The first two student-athletes to be featured are Payton Tipton from King University and Dylan Lafond from Mount Olive College.

October 15, 2013
Kern takes TSWA Player of the Week award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time this season, a King University women’s volleyball player has been named Tennessee Sportswriters Association Player of the Week. This week, King’s Maribeth Kern earned those honors after leading the Tornado to a 4-0 week last week.

October 15, 2013
Tornado sweep Crusaders, extend winning streak to 19
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University started their home match against North Greenville University on fire and never looked back as they took the clean sweep, 25-12, 25-21, 25-18 over the Crusaders. With the win, King extends their winning streak to 19 matches, pushes their Conference Carolinas record to 9-0.

October 12, 2013
King sweeps Johnson C. Smith triangular
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team jumped out of conference to take on Johnson C. Smith University and Morris College in a triangular on Saturday. The Tornado took the first match from Morris 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-10) before defeating the host Golden Bulls 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-18).

October 11, 2013
Tornado sweep Lees-McRae, extend winning streak to 16
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued to stay hot, even when they took to the road on Friday night. The Tornado traveled to Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College and kept their perfect league record intact as King topped the Bobcats 3-0.

October 9, 2013
Kern's double-double leads King to win over Limestone
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team stayed hot behind their offense on Wednesday night in the Student Center as Maribeth Kern led the Tornado to a 3-1 win over Limestone College. Kern turned in an all-around performance to post her sixth double-double of the season and lead King to their 15th consecutive victory.

October 4, 2013
Tornado top Bobcats, extend win streak to 14
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their match with Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College on a mission as they looked to stay undefeated in league play. The Tornado opened the match with a 25-16 victory, but dropped the second set 25-19. King the rebounded to take the final two sets 25-12 and 25-19 for the 3-1 victory.

October 1, 2013
Kremer repeats as TSWA Player of the Week
BRSITOL, Tenn. – For the second time today, and the second time in as many weeks, King University’s Summer Kremer has earned another weekly award. The junior outside hitter has garnered Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for the second week in a row.

October 1, 2013
King sweeps Pfeiffer on the road
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team put the undefeated Conference Carolinas record on the line Tuesday evening when they traveled to Pfeiffer University. The Tornado offense came out firing as King took the sweep, 25-16, 25-18, 25-17 from the Falcons to move to 5-0 in league play.

October 1, 2013
Kremer wins second straight CC Player of the Week award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive week, King University’s Summer Kremer has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. This week, Kremer led the Tornado to a 4-0 record, posted an attack percentage of .345, and leading the team with 47 kills.

September 28, 2013
King wins pair at North Greenville triangular
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued their roll on Saturday with a pair of wins at the North Greenville University Triangular. The Tornado topped the Crusaders 3-0 in a Conference Carolinas match to start the day before defeating Clark Atlanta University 3-1 in the nightcap.

September 27, 2013
Tornado top Flying Fleet, extend winning streak to 10 matches
DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women’s volleyball team faced their first Conference Carolinas road test of the season when they traveled to Erskine College on Friday night. The offense led the Tornado to their 10th straight win as King swept the Flying Fleet, 25-16, 25-15, 25-16.

September 24, 2013
Conference Carolinas names Kremer Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time today, King University women’s volleyball player Summer Kremer has won a weekly award. She has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week during week number three of the 2013 season.

September 24, 2013
Willoughby leads Tornado to win over Concord
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Tuesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team played a tough nonconference match with Concord University. The Tornado got off to a slow start, and grinded out a tight 3-1 win over the Mountain Lions to extend their winning streak to nine matches.

September 24, 2013
Kremer named TSWA Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University's Summer Kremer earned Player of the Week honors from the Tennessee Sportswriters Association after posting 47 kills and averaging 3.92 kills per set in three victories. Kremer also posted a .300 attack percentage a week ago, including a blistering .500 clip against Pfeiffer University on Saturday.

September 21, 2013
Offense leads King to sweep of Pfeiffer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their win on Friday night, the King University women’s volleyball team extended their winning streak to seven games on short rest on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado hosted Pfeiffer University in the Student Center Complex and took the 3-0 sweep from the Falcons, 25-14, 25-23, 25-21.

September 20, 2013
Tornado defense key in win over Belmont Abbey
BRISTOL, Tenn. –In what was a big early season match for the King University women's volleyball team traded blows with defending Conference Carolinas champions Belmont Abbey College on Friday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado dropped the first set 25-22 before rolling off three straight set wins, 25-19, 25-15, 25-23 to take the 3-1 win and move to 1-0 in league play.

September 18, 2013
Tornado hang on to escape UVa-Wise with 3-2 win
WISE, Va. – The King University women’s volleyball team took to the road on Wednesday night to take on UVa-Wise. The Cavaliers took the first set 25-22 before King came back to take the next two sets 25-21 and 25-16, and looked to gain control of the match. However, UVa-Wise won the fourth set 27-25 to force a fifth set which the Tornado won 15-11 to take the road victory.

September 18, 2013
Women's Volleyball announces promotions for Friday night's match
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team hosts Belmont Abbey College in a key early season Conference Carolinas match as it serves as the conference opener for both teams. To go along with the action on the court, the team has announced two promotions for fans to enjoy during the match, Community Night, as well as 70’s Night.

September 14, 2013
Offense leads King to sweep final day of KU Invite
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team continued their roll on Saturday at their home tournament, pushing their winning streak to five matches. The Tornado started the day with a 3-0 sweep of UVa-Wise, and followed it with another sweep, this time defeating Concord University 3-0 in the tournament finale.

September 13, 2013
Kern's double-doubles lead to two Tornado wins
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their home tournament on fire as they won their first two matches behind a combined 36 kills from Maribeth Kern. The Tornado took a clean 3-0 sweep against Southern Wesleyan in their first match, and followed that with a 3-1 win over Carson-Newman University.

September 11, 2013
King comes back to top Virginia Intermont
BRISTOL, Va. – On Wednesday night, the King University women’s volleyball team traveled to face their crosstown rivals, Virginia Intermont College. The Tornado dropped the first set, but rebounded to take the final three sets, winning the match 3-1.

September 7, 2013
King drops final two matches of West Georgia Invite
CARROLLTON, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team had a quick turnaround on Saturday after their matches on Friday at the University of West Georgia Invitational. The Tornado faced the University of West Alabama in what was a back-and-forth affair that saw the Tigers escape with a narrow 3-2 victory. King then fell to Valdosta State University 3-0 in the nightcap.

September 6, 2013
Tornado take split on day one of UWG Invite
CARROLTON, Ga. – The King University women’s volleyball team opened their season with a pair of matches at the University of West Georgia Invitational. The Tornado fell to the host Wolves 3-1 to open the tournament, but rebounded with a 3-1 win over Notre Dame College (Ohio).

August 30, 2013
Tornado to lean on experience in 2013
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The preseason hasn’t gone as planned for the King University women’s volleyball team, but head coach Chris Toomey’s squad has fought through the adversity of not being able to practice on campus for a week, and is ready to kick off the 2013 season. The Tornado return nearly everyone from a squad that finished third in the Conference Carolinas West Division, leaving expectations high for 2013.

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.

April 19, 2013
Baines to be awarded Jeff Byrd Memorial Scholarship
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame has announced King University senior Tiffany Baines will be awarded the inaugural Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Jeff Byrd Memorial Scholarship. Baines will receive the award alongside the inductees of the King University Tornado Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at a banquet conducted as part of King’s annual Dogwood Weekend festivities.

April 1, 2013
Summer volleyball camp dates announced
BRISTOL, -Tenn. - Women's volleyball coach, Chris Toomey announced the dates for the 2013 Excel Volleyball Camps at King University this summer. There are three different camps, with two sections for high school athletes from June 24-27, and another camp for middle school athletes on July 1-3.

February 21, 2013
King Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013
King Athletics announces the Class of 2013 Inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame

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
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 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 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.

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.

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.

June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.

May 29, 2012
Lady Tornado Announce Addition of Six
King will welcome Lauren Willoughby, Casey Williams, Hannah “Bug” Smyth, Maribeth Kern, Heather Harvey, and Summer Kremer to the program next season.

April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.

April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.

April 12, 2012
Hall of Fame to Introduce Class of 2012
Larry Sharrett '99, Coach Susie Toomey, and the 1987 National Champion baseball team will be introduced as the newest members of the Hall of Fame.

March 23, 2012
Women’s Volleyball Opens Registration for Summer Camps
Chris Toomey and the King Women's Volleyball program will host three summer camps in June and July. Click for more information and online registration!

March 14, 2012
Pittman Tabbed Finalist for Murphy Osborne Award
Ashley Pittman was one of 10 Conference Carolinas student-athletes named a finalist for the Murphy Osborne Award.

February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program

January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21

December 19, 2011
Toomey Raids Texas for Pair of Sister Signees
Grace and Olivia Underwood (Pearland, Texas) will join the Lady Tornado in 2012 after signing their letters of intent.

December 14, 2011
Live Stats Now Available for Tornado Athletics!
Tornado Athletics is proud to unveil a new way for fans to get closer to King events with its new Live Stats feature!

November 15, 2011
Van Goethem Named to All-Tournament Team
Junior outside hitter Sarah Van Goethem was named to the 2011 Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team by the conference office.

November 12, 2011
Season Concludes with Loss to Lees McRae
Friday night the King Tornado women's volleyball team fell in the Conference Tournament semifinal round to Lees McRae in straight sets.

November 9, 2011
Tornado Trio Named to All-Conference Team
Ashley Pittman, Sarah Van Goethem and Shannon Earwood were all named to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Team, earlier today.

November 8, 2011
Tornado Conquer Trojans in First Round
The Tornado rallied from two games down to win their final three sets and their first round match up against Mount Olive on Tuesday night.

November 7, 2011
Five Named to Academic All-Conference Team
King College is proud to announce that five Women's Volleyball student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Conference team.

November 5, 2011
Tornado Top Erskine in Regular Season Finale
In their final home game of 2011, the Lady Tornado defeated Erskine, 3-1, to end the regular season before beginning conference tournament play.

November 4, 2011
Seniors Shine in Conquest of Converse
Seniors Kirsten Hamel and Ashley Pittman shined on Senior Night from the Student Center in a 3-1 win over Converse, Friday night.

November 2, 2011
Lady Tornado Get Groovy in Retro Night Win Against NGU
Junior Sarah Van Goethem led the Lady Tornado to a four-set win behind a season-high 22 kills against North Greenville on Wednesday night.

October 29, 2011
Heavy Hitters Lead Lady Tornado to Win Over Bulldogs
The Lady Tornado rallied back in each of the first two games against Barton before defeating the Bulldogs in straight sets on Saturday afternoon.

October 28, 2011
Trojans End King Run with Three-Set Road Loss
The Lady Tornado fell in three sets (22-25, 24-26, 20-25) to the Mount Olive Trojans on Friday night, snapping a seven-match win streak.

October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...

October 26, 2011
Lady Tornado Extend Streak to Seven with Wins Over Limestone and Concord
Double-double performances were found up and down the lineup as the Lady Tornado rolled to a pair of wins over Limestone and Concord on Tuesday

October 25, 2011
Pittman Again Named Conference Volleyballer of the Week
Ashley Pittman was named the Conference Carolinas women's volleyball Player of the Week on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

October 20, 2011
Five and Counting…King Handles VI in Straight Sets
The Lady Tornado women's volleyball team defeated the Virginia Intermont Cobras on Thursday evening in three sets across the state line

October 19, 2011
King Wins Fourth Straight Against Crusaders
In the third King athletic event of the night played against Belmont Abbey, King Women's Volleyball took away a 3-1 victory behind a solid team effort

October 15, 2011
Double W’s for King Women’s Volleyball
King Women's Volleyball brought home two wins in Saturday tri-match against Conference Carolinas member St. Andrews (3-0) and regional rival Mars Hill (3-1)

October 14, 2011
Family Weekend to Feature Six Webcasts for Tornado Athletics
If you can't make it in for Family Weekend at King College, be sure you don't miss any of the athletic action with six webcasts, beginning tonight

October 14, 2011
Tipton ‘D’ Leads Lady Tornado to Victory
King Women's Volleyball took home a big win in four sets (18-25, 25-20, 25-11, 25-11) against Coker to open up Family Weekend, Friday night

October 11, 2011
Tornado Fall in Offensive Standstill
Tornado women's volleyball dropped a four-set decision, 3-1 (25-21, 12-25, 18-25, 14-25), to the conference unbeaten Lees-McRae Bobcats on Tuesday

October 8, 2011
Pittman and Frantom Named SAAC Athletes of the Month
Senior women's volleyball player Ashley Pittman and men's cross country runner Spencer Frantom were named SAAC Athletes of the Month

October 8, 2011
Lady Tornado Go the Distance but Fall in Fifth Set
The duo of Ashley Pittman and Sarah Van Goethem spotlighted the team again, but were not enough to pull through with a victory at Limestone

October 5, 2011
Defense Stalls Lady Tornado Against Erskine
The Lady Tornado volleyball team saw its three-match win streak come to an end Wednesday night in a four-set loss to Erskine in Due West, S.C.

October 4, 2011
Pittman Named Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week
Senior outside hitter Ashley Pittman was been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Player of the Week, Tuesday morning.

October 1, 2011
Twin Tornado Sighting in Dominant Win
Ashley Pittman and Sarah Van Goethem combined for 42 kills while the entire Tornado women's volleyball team contributed in a four-set win over Queens (N.C.)

October 1, 2011
Lady Tornado Top Royals in Tight Finish
Ashley Pittman and Sarah Van Goethem finished with 40-plus kills, combining with a solid defensive effort to knock off Queens University in five sets.

September 27, 2011
Total Team Effort Leads Lady Tornado to Sweeping Victory
From the service line to the net, Lady Tornado volleyball dominated the Converse Valkyries in three sets (25-19, 25-11, 25-17) for their ninth win of the season

September 24, 2011
Bobcats End Tornado Streak in Saturday Loss
The Lady Tornado six-game winning streak came to an end of Saturday when Lees-McCrae handed the Tornado a three-set defeat.

September 23, 2011
Hot Streak Continues with Win Over Belmont Abbey
King women's volleyball extended its winning streak to six matches after a win over Belmont Abbey, who was previously undefeated in league play.

September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...

September 20, 2011
Lady Tornado Take Two Matches in Six Sets
Senior Ashley Pittman led the team on to their sixth and seventh wins this season after defeating Bluefield State College and Concord University, Tuesday.

September 17, 2011
Pittman Leads Tornado to Five Set Victory Over NGU
Senior Ashley Pittman paced the Lady Tornado to a five-set victory over North Greenville, giving the program its first Conference Carolinas victory.

September 14, 2011
Lady Tornado Volleyball Dominates in Home Opener
A solid performance from the entire King volleyball squad led to a pair of overpowering wins over Bluefield State and Virginia Intermont on Tuesday night.

September 13, 2011
Watch Tonight's Women's Volleyball Games LIVE Online!
King women's volleyball will be available to view (free of charge) online as they host Bluefield State and Virginia Intermont tonight!

September 10, 2011
Tornado Volleyball Double Downed at Tusculum
King women's volleyball fell to 2-5 on the young season after a pair of losses to Montevallo and Lenoir-Rhyne at the Tusculum Fall Classic Saturday evening

September 9, 2011
Tornado Stumble in TFC Twinbill
King women's volleyball dropped both matches in the opening day of the Tusculum Fall Classic on Friday falling to the Pioneers (3-0) and Francis Marion (3-1).

September 7, 2011
King Powers Through Winston Salem State in Straight Sets
Kirsten Hamels and Sarah Van Goethem led an offensive attack that dispensed the Winston Salem State in straight sets (25-20, 25-15, 25-15).

September 3, 2011
Tornado Split Final Day of Action at OVC
King women's volleyball earned its first win of the season while splitting two games in the Oredigger Volleyball Classic on Saturday

September 2, 2011
Volleyball Drops Pair at OVC Tournament
King women's volleyball ran into stout competition at the Oredigger Volleyball Classic in their season opener, dropping matches to No. 11 Metro State and SWOSU

September 1, 2011
Volleyball Opens Season Friday in Colorado
King College women's volleyball embark on their 2011 season beginning with four matches in two days at the Oredigger Classic (Golden, Colo.).

August 31, 2011
Women’s Volleyball Earns First Places Votes and Third Place Preseason Ranking
King women's volleyball has been voted to finish third in Conference Carolinas this season after the release of this year's preseason coaches' poll.

August 12, 2011
King Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
King Volleyball was one of a record-breaking 481 schools and 57 Division II programs to earn the 2010-11 AVCA Team Academic Award

February 14, 2011
Dates for 2011 King Volleyball Camps announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head women's volleyball coach Chris Toomey recently announced the dates for the 2011 King College Volleyball Camps.

December 28, 2010
Five NCCAA Scholar-Athlete nods for Lady Tornado Volleyball
GREENVILLE S.C. - King College put five players on the 2010 NCCAA Women's Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Team, the national office announced.

December 25, 2010
King’s Kaitlyn Musick named NCCAA Susan R. Hellings Award recipient
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The National Christian College Athletic Association has named King College's senior middle blocker Kaitlyn Musick the recipient of the 2010 NCCAA Susan R. Hellings Award.

December 20, 2010
NCCAA All-American nods for Lady Tornado Volleyball trio
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College placed three players on the 2010 NCCAA Women's Volleyball All-American teams, a first-team selection and two on the second team, the national office announced.

December 14, 2010
King ranks among best in final NCAA Women's Volleyball report
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College women's volleyball team ended the 2010 season with seven Top-50 stat rankings, four team and three individual rankings, the organization announced.

December 9, 2010
Machen picks up NCCAA Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week honor
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Morgan Machen was named the NCCAA Women's Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for her efforts at the NCCAA Nationals, the organization announced.

December 8, 2010
Harding on 2010 AVCA-NCCAA Division I All-American squad
LEXINGTON, Ky. - King College's Rachel Harding was placed on the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association NCCAA Division I Women's Volleyball All-American Team, the NCCAA released Wednesday.

December 3, 2010
Lady Tornado splits Friday pool play contests at NCCAA
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - King College went 1-1 on Friday to close out pool play at the NCCAA Division I Volleyball National Championship. The Lady Tornado upended No. 2 Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University 3-0, but lost to No. 6 Trinity Christian (Ill.) College with a similar 3-0 score.

December 2, 2010
King rebounds to beat Southeastern
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - King College ended the opening day of the NCCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship with a 3-1 victory over Southeastern (Fla.) University Thursday.

December 2, 2010
King unable to even the score against Campbellsville in NCCAA opener
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - King College opened the 2010 NCCAA Division I Women's Volleyball National Championship Thursday with a 3-0 defeat in pool play against Campbellsville (Ky.) University.

November 30, 2010
NCCAA weekly honor for Lady Tornado's Earwood
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Shannon Earwood set her way to the NCCAA Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week award, the national office announced.

November 26, 2010
NCAA Stat Report includes Lady Tornado Volleyball
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College held onto four individual NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Top-50 stat ranking in the newest report, released by the organization. In addition the Lady Tornado squad kept three team Top-50 rankings.

November 24, 2010
King collects food for local organization
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's volleyball team collected over 300 food items as a part of the 2010 NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament over the past weekend.

November 23, 2010
Path for King Women's Volleyball at NCCAA announced
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College has been given the schedule for the upcoming NCCAA Division I Women's Volleyball National Tournament as the Lady Tornado open pool play against a familiar foe on Dec. 2.

November 21, 2010
King Women's Volleyball going back to NCCAA Nationals
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College has been given an at-large bid and the No. 7 seed for the upcoming NCCAA Division I Women's Volleyball National Championship, the national organization announced.

November 21, 2010
Lady Tornado storms onto NCCAA All-Mid-East Region list
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College placed four players on the NCCAA Mid-East Women's Volleyball first team with a second-team nod as well, the regional chair announced after the region tournament concluded.

November 20, 2010
King wins 30th match and advances to Mid-East title match
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College reached the NCCAA Mid-East Region Volleyball Championship match with a 3-0 win over Oakland City (Ind.) University Saturday, and the victory was the 30th of the season for the Lady Tornado squad.

November 20, 2010
Nip and tuck NCCAA Mid-East Region Championship match loss for King
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College battled, but the Lady Tornado came up short of the 2010 NCCAA Mid-East Women's Volleyball Region Championship, losing 3-1 to defending national champion Campbellsville (Ky.) University.

November 19, 2010
Quick match for King in NCCAA Mid-East opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College opened the 2010 NCCAA Mid-East Region Volleyball Tournament with a convincing 3-0 victory over Tennessee Temple University Friday in pool play.

November 19, 2010
King sweeps into NCCAA Mid-East Region semifinals & clinches top spot in pool
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College won the NCCAA Mid-East Region Volleyball Tournament Pool B thanks to a 3-0 victory over Asbury (Ky.) University on Friday to earn a spot in Saturday's semifinal.

November 18, 2010
New NCAA Division II team rankings for Lady Tornado Volleyball
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College maintained four individual NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Top-50 stat ranking in the newest report, released by the organization. The Lady Tornado squad added two team Top-50 rankings as well.

November 17, 2010
King Women's Volleyball to participate in food drive in conjunction with NCCAA Mid-East Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College, as a part of hosting the 2010 NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, will be collecting food items as part of the NCCAA Community Outreach Project.

November 15, 2010
Lady Tornado has NCCAA Mid-East Region Volleyball schedule
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has two pool play matches on Friday as a part of the NCCAA Mid-East Region Volleyball Tournament which will be played in Bristol at the Student Center.

November 11, 2010
King Volleyball at lucky No. 7 in final NCCAA Burbridge Rating
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College climbed a spot to No. 7 in the final regular season NCCAA Division I Volleyball Burbridge Rating, the organization announced.

November 10, 2010
NCAA Division II rankings obtained by Lady Tornado Volleyball
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College held onto four individual NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Top-50 stat ranking in the latest report, released by the organization. The Lady Tornado also owned two Top-40 team rankings.

November 9, 2010
Lady Tornado sweeps through Brevard to end regular season
BREVARD, N.C. - King College closed out the women's volleyball regular season with a 3-0 win at Brevard (N.C.) College Tuesday.

November 5, 2010
Lady Tornado picks up 3-1 win across state line at Va. Intermont
BRISTOL, Va. - King College made it 20 straight wins over Virginia Intermont College Friday in women's volleyball action thanks to a 3-1 victory over the foe across the state line.

November 4, 2010
King sweeps UVa-Wise for win No. 25 of 2010
WISE, Va. - King College picked up a 3-0 sweep at UVa-Wise Thursday for the Lady Tornado's 25th win of the season.

November 3, 2010
King stays in NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball stat rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College kept four individual NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Top-50 stat ranking in the newest report, released by the organization.

November 2, 2010
King Women’s Volleyball vetoes Milligan and Concord on Senior Night
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's volleyball team wrapped up the home portion of the regular season Tuesday with a pair of victories over rival Milligan (Tenn.) College and Concord (W.Va.) University.

October 29, 2010
Lady Tornado handed 3-0 setback at LMU
HARROGATE, Tenn. - The King College women's volleyball squad came up short at Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University Friday by a 3-0 count.

October 28, 2010
Another individual NCAA Division II ranking for Lady Tornado
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College added an individual NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Top-50 stat ranking in this week's report, released by the organization.

October 27, 2010
King Volleyball tumbles slightly in NCCAA Burbridge
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College slipped to No. 7 in this week's NCCAA Division I Volleyball Burbridge Rating, the organization announced.

October 26, 2010
Lady Tornado rolls to sweep at Bluefield State
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. - King College won a third straight 3-0 match Tuesday with a victory at Bluefield State (W.Va.) College.

October 24, 2010
2010 Pacer Volleyball Invitational All-Tournament Team Announced
AIKEN, S.C. - The 2010 Pacer Volleyball Invitational All-Tournament team was announced after the last matches ended Saturday at the Convocation Center.

October 23, 2010
Lady Tornado wins twice at Pacer Volleyball Invite, notches 20th victory
AIKEN, S.C. - King College notched the 20th and 21st wins of the season Saturday as the Lady Tornado swept both Francis Marion (S.C.) University and Augusta State (Ga.) University on the final day of the Pacer Volleyball Invitational hosted by USC Aiken.

October 22, 2010
Lady Tornado starts Pacer Volleyball Invite with split
AIKEN, S.C. - King College split a pair of matches Friday at the Pacer Volleyball Invitational as the Lady Tornado started with a 3-1 win over Montevallo before a 3-2 setback against host USC Aiken.

October 21, 2010
King suffers 3-2 loss at conference leader Montreat
MONTREAT, N.C. - King College was defeated 3-2 at Montreat (N.C.) College Thursday in women's volleyball action.

October 20, 2010
Lady Tornado Volleyball maintain spots among NCAA's best
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College once again posted three individual Top-50 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball rankings with three in the Top-50 team rankings, the national office released.

October 19, 2010
King Women's Volleyball overtaken by LR
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College was handed a 3-0 sweep Tuesday against Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) University in women's volleyball play.

October 17, 2010
Lady Tornado to be a part of Pacer Volleyball Invite
AIKEN, S.C. - King College has the 2010 Pacer Volleyball Invitational on the schedule for Friday and Saturday. The Lady Tornado will play two matches each day at the event.

October 15, 2010
Machen leads charge, but Lady Tornado comes up short at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - King College was taken down 3-1 at Tusculum (Tenn.) College in women's volleyball action Friday.

October 14, 2010
King holds onto NCAA stat rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College had three individual Top-50 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball rankings with three team rankings in the Top-50 as well, the national office released.

October 13, 2010
Another week at No. 5 for Lady Tornado Volleyball
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College held onto the No. 5 slot in the latest NCCAA Division I Volleyball Burbridge Rating, the national office announced Wednesday.

October 12, 2010
King sweeps Concord and Southern Virginia
CONCORD, W.Va. – King College scored a pair of 3-0 victories Tuesday at Concord (W.Va.) University. The Lady Tornado volleyball squad not only beat Concord, but defeated Southern Virginia University as well.

October 8, 2010
Lady Tornado Volleyball adds NCAA stats rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College maintained three individual Top-50 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball rankings and a team Top-50 ranking was added for the Lady Tornado this week.

October 7, 2010
King bounces back with sweep of Bluefield State, Toomey wins 100th
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College made short work of Bluefield State (W.Va.) College Thursday in women's volleyball action with a 3-0 sweep Thursday which was also Chris Toomey's 100th win.

October 6, 2010
Lady Tornado Volleyball back into NCCAA Top 5
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College moved up three spots in this week's NCCAA Division I Volleyball Burbridge Rating, the national office announced Wednesday. The Lady Tornado was the biggest mover in the Top-10 going from No. 8 to No. 5.

October 6, 2010
King overtaken 3-1 by LMU
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's volleyball squad saw a six-match winning streak snapped Tuesday as Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University was able to leave the Student Center with a 3-1 decision.

October 2, 2010
King wins two more at ESU State Farm Classic
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - King College completed the East Stroudsburg State Farm Classic Saturday with two more wins to give the Lady Tornado a perfect 4-0 weekend at the event.

October 2, 2010
Lady Tornado starts ESU State Farm Classic with wins
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - King College went 2-0 on the opening day of the East Stroudsburg State Farm Classic on Friday with victories over C.W. Post and Queens (N.Y.).

October 2, 2010
King wins two more at ESU State Farm Classic
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - King College completed the East Stroudsburg State Farm Classic Saturday with two more wins to give the Lady Tornado a perfect 4-0 weekend at the event.

September 30, 2010
King Volleyball maintains individual NCAA rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College once again had three individual Top-50 stat rankings in the latest NCCAA Division II Women's Volleyball report, the national office released.

September 29, 2010
Lady Tornado at No. 8 in NCCAA Burbridge
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College fell outside the Top-5 in this week's NCCAA Women's Volleyball Burbridge Report and the Lady Tornado share No. 8, the national office announced.

September 28, 2010
Lady Tornado Volleyball picks up 3-1 win at Milligan
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. - King College needed four sets, but the Lady Tornado left Milligan (Tenn.) College a 3-1 winner Tuesday.

September 24, 2010
Another NCCAA Top 5 rating for Lady Tornado
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College was once again tied for No. 5 in the second week of the NCCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Burbridge Rating, the organization announced.

September 23, 2010
King gets 10th win of 2010 with 3-1 decision over VIC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College picked up a 3-1 victory in women's volleyball action Thursday against cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College as the Lady Tornado reached the 10-win plateau for the 2010 season.

September 22, 2010
King maintains ranks in NCAA Volleyball report
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College maintained three individual Top-50 stat rankings in this week's NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball report, released by the national office as two Lady Tornado are in the Top-10.

September 21, 2010
Lady Tornado overtaken in long five-set contest with Tusculum
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College battled and fought hard but lost a 3-2 women's volleyball contest at home against Tusculum (Tenn.) College Tuesday.

September 17, 2010
Lady Tornado Volleyball among NCAA's bests
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College made a splash on the NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball stat report this week with three individual Top-50 rankings including a Top-10 performance, the organization announced.

September 16, 2010
Lady Tornado ranked No. 5 in NCCAA
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College landed at No. 5 in the first edition of the NCCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Burbridge Rating, the organization announced.

September 14, 2010
Lady Tornado keep rolling with sweep of UVa-Wise
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College improved to 9-1 as the women's volleyball team won a 3-0 contest against UVa-Wise Tuesday.

September 11, 2010
King goes 4-0 at Charleston Invitational
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - King College finished a perfect weekend at the University of Charleston (W.Va.) Invitational Saturday with a pair of 3-0 wins over host Charleston and Bluefield State (W.Va.) College.

September 10, 2010
Lady Tornado wins twice in W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - King College picked up two women's volleyball wins Friday in the opening day of the University of Charleston (W.Va.) Invitational. The Lady Tornado started with a 3-2 victory over West Virginia Wesleyan followed by a 3-0 sweep of West Liberty University.

September 8, 2010
King hands Montreat 3-0 loss in Lady Tornado's home opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's volleyball team opened the home portion of the 2010 season with a 3-0 sweep Wednesday over Montreat (N.C.) College.

September 4, 2010
Split for Lady Tornado Volleyball Saturday
GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King College women's volleyball squad split in Saturday's action of the Limestone College Labor Day Invitational with a sweep over Winston Salem State (N.C.) University, but a five-set loss to Mars Hill (N.C.) College ended the day.

August 12, 2010
Lady Tornado Volleyball schedule finalized for 2010
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head women's volleyball coach Chris Toomey has announced the 35-match schedule for 2010.

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Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!