Acrobatics & Tumbling News Archives

  • Women's wrestling, acrobatics & tumbling recommended for NCAA Emerging Sports
    June 04, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Monday, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics recommended both acrobatics & tumbling and women’s wrestling be added to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program. King University was a pioneer, being one of the first schools in the country to add each sport.
  • Guittard selected ECAC FOY, five Tornado earn All-ECAC recognition
    May 10, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University acrobatics & tumbling team has the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Freshman of the Year. Claire Guittard takes home honors this year to lead the Tornado All-ECAC selections. Along with Guittard, Ashley Berlin and Abigail Keith earned All-ECAC honors while Maya Hines and Caroline Versluis earned honorable mention recognition.
  • Berlin finishes fifth at NCATA Event Finals
    April 28, 2019
    WACO, Texas – For the second straight year Ashley Berlin of the King University acrobatics & tumbling team qualified for the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Event Finals. This year she qualified in the tumbling aerial pass where she finished fifth.
  • Berlin selected NCATA All-America, nine selected NCATA Academic Honor Roll
    April 27, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championship meet, the organization announced their All-America honorees, All-Academic team and Academic Honor Roll. Ashley Berlin earned All-America recognition and all-academic accolades while nine Tornado were named to the NCATA Honor Roll.
  • Berlin selected for NCATA Event Finals
    April 14, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling season came to an end two weeks ago, but Ashley Berlin qualified for the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Event Finals. Berlin qualified in the tumbling aerial pass.
  • #10 King falls in season finale at Limestone
    March 30, 2019
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team closed the season by setting a pair of season-highs at Limestone College on Saturday night. However, the 10th-ranked Tornado fell to the Saints 262.985-255.975.
  • Versluis selected ECAC Freshman of the Week
    March 21, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Caroline Versluis of the King University acrobatics and tumbling team has been selected Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Freshman of the Week. Last week she helped King match a program-high and set a pair of season-highs in their meet against third-ranked Quinnipiac University.
  • Tornado set season-highs, fall to #3 Quinnipiac
    March 14, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team matched a pair of program-bests and set five other season-highs in their final home meet of the season. The 10th-ranked Tornado fell to third-ranked Quinnipiac University 275.285-253.200.
  • Guittard selected ECAC Freshman of the Week
    March 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team had a successful meet last week, and one Tornado was selected for a weekly award. Claire Guittard was selected Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Freshman of the Week.
  • Keith, Versluis take ECAC Weekly awards
    March 07, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team had a successful meet a week ago at fifth-ranked Gannon University, and a pair of Tornado have been recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Abigail Keith was selected Specialist of the Week and Caroline Versluis earned Freshman of Week honors.
  • King posts program, season-highs, but falls to #4 APU
    March 06, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team turned in one of their best performances of the season when they squared off with fourth-ranked Azusa Pacific University. However, the Cougars outscored the 10th-ranked Tornado, taking the meet 278.265-263.515.
  • #10 Tornado fall at #5 Gannon
    March 02, 2019
    ERIE, Pa. – The 10th-ranked King University acrobatics and tumbling team faced their toughest test of the season on the road at fifth-ranked Gannon University on Saturday evening. The Tornado posted some of their highest scores of the season, but it was enough as the Golden Knights came away with the 270.440-259.865 victory.
  • Berlin tabbed ECAC Player of the Week
    February 27, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ashley Berlin helped the King University acrobatics & tumbling team to a pair of wins last week, leading King to their first 3-0 start in program history. At the meet, she set a program record and was selected Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week.
  • Berlin sets program-high, King tops BAC and ETBU
    February 22, 2019
    BELMONT, N.C. – The 10th-ranked King University acrobatics & tumbling team earned a pair of wins on Friday night at Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado defeated the Crusaders 248-19-126.90 and East Texas Baptist University 248.19-197.81. Ashley Berlin set a program-high in the tumbling aerial heat to lead the Tornado.
  • Guittard tabbed NCATA Freshman of the Week
    February 07, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Claire Guittard had a memorable debut for the King University acrobatics & tumbling team, helping the Tornado defeat ninth-ranked Alderson Broaddus for the first time in program history. On Thursday she was named National Acrobatics & Tumbling Coaches Association (NCATA) Freshman of the Week.
  • King opens season with win over ABU
    February 03, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team opened the season in impressive fashion on Sunday afternoon as the 10th-ranked Tornado defeated ninth-ranked Alderson Broaddus University. King gain separation in the tumbling event as they went on to the 255.740-251.435 victory.
  • King aims for return to NCATA National Championship
    January 29, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University acrobatics & tumbling team should be deeper in 2019 than they have in the past. The Tornado are aiming for a return to the NCATA National Championship.
  • King improves acrobatics & tumbling, softball facilities
    October 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – As a result of contributions from generous supporters and the use of institutional funds, King Athletics was able to make two upgrades to their athletic facilities this Summer, enhancing the student-athlete experience. The acrobatics & tumbling student-athletes arrived on campus in August to find a new locker room, while new bleachers were added to the softball complex, including a new set of stairs for easy access.
  • Seven Tornado selected academic All-ECAC
    May 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team had seven members earn academic All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the league announced their honorees on Wednesday.
  • Lyons selected ECAC FOY to lead King's All-ECAC selections
    May 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University acrobatics & tumbling athlete Moira Lyons had a great freshman season, culminating in an award from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Along with Lyons, Maya Fuller and Ashley Berlin earned All-ECAC honors while Abigail Keith garnered honorable mention recognition.
  • Berlin takes 2nd in six-element at NCATA Event Finals
    April 28, 2018
    ERIE, Pa. – Ashley Berlin of the King University acrobatics & tumbling team qualified for the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Event Finals in the six-element tumbling pass. Over the weekend, Berlin finished second behind a competitor from the University of Oregon.
  • King falls at Converse in season finale
    April 11, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team closed their season with a meet at Converse College on Wednesday night. The Tornado fell to the Valkyries 269.130-243.950.
  • Berlin tabbed ECAC Athlete of the Week
    March 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, a King University acrobatics & tumbling athlete has been selected Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Athlete of the Week. Ashley Berlin had a solid meet on Sunday at Alderson Broaddus, earning her the honor this week.
  • King falls to Alderson Broaddus
    March 25, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team traveled to take on Alderson Broaddus College Sunday afternoon. The Tornado won the team event, however, the Battlers proved to be too much throughout and defeated King 256.735-243.020.
  • Tornado top Concordia Wisconsin on Senior Day
    March 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics and tumbling team hosted Concordia University Wisconsin Wednesday night. The Tornado took an early lead in the contest and never looked back as they defeated Condcordia Wisconsin 245.735 - 240.265 on Senior Day for their first victory of the season.
  • Fuller selected ECAC Athlete of the Week
    March 05, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time this season, a King University acrobatics & tumbling athlete has been named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Athlete of the Week. Maya Fuller had a great meet over the weekend, earning her the distinction.
  • King falls to Quinnipiac
    March 03, 2018
    HAMDEN, Conn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team took on the Bobcats of Quinnipiac Univerisity in an ECAC matchup Saturday afternoon. The meet was close early on, however, the Bobcats pulled away in the second half to take a 284.010 – 254.635 win over the Tornado.
  • King falls to Gannon in ECAC opener
    February 25, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team took on the Golden Knights of Gannon University for their first ECAC meet. The meet was close in the first half, but the Golden Knights pulled away in the second half to take the win 271.650-253.830.
  • King drops season-opener to Converse
    February 11, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team opened the season with home meet against Converse College. The meet was close in the first half, but the Valkyries pulled away in the second half to take the win 261.805-248.720.
  • New faces, same goal for King acrobatics & tumbling in 2018
    February 05, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The 2017 season might have been the most successful year for the King acrobatics & tumbling program. A new year brings a new coach, Miranda Merkison, and a handful of new student athletes. Merkison has a solid group returning as the Tornado will try to duplicate and improve on the strides that were made a season ago.
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