New League, New Opponents: King University

As Chowan Athletics transitions into the Conference Carolinas, each week throughout the summer, gocuhawks.com will profile a different Conference Carolinas school as a way to introduce our new league opponents in 2019-20. This week's profile features King University.

Location: Bristol, TN

Nickname: Tornado

Founded: 1876

Colors: Blue and Red

Enrollment: 2,357

Athletics Websitewww.kingtornado.com

President: Mr. Alexander Whitaker

Twitter: @KingAthletics

Athletics Director: David Hicks

Facebook: KU Tornado

Conference History: Has been a member of Conference Carolinas since 2011 after transitioning from NAIA during the 2010-11 academic year.

Proper References: King, KU

Athletic Highlights: Has 22 Conference Carolinas Championships, including six Conference Tournament titles and 16 Regular Season Championships.  In 1922, King (then King College), defeated Lenoir-Rhyne 206-0 in football, a record that only Georgia Tech has achieved.  King's women's wrestling program has four NWCA Duals Championships and four WCWA National Championships.

Notable Alumni:

Christian H. Cooper - author, trader, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Patricia Cornwell - bestselling author.
Cylk Cozart - actor.
Mike Helton - president of NASCAR.
Chad Keen - Mayor of Bristol, TN.
William R. Laird, III - United States Senator from WV.
Jason Mumpower - former TN State Representative.
Katherine Paterson - author of Bridge to Terabithia and other children's novels.
Thomas Peake - history professor and author of Keeping the Dream Alive: A History of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from King to the Nineteen-Eighties.
Ronald R. Winters - physics professor emeritus at Denison University.

Sponsored Sports:

Men (14) - Baseball, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Cross Country, Cycling, E-Sports, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
Women (18) – Acro & Tumbling, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, E-Sports, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field, Triathlon, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

Evann Carpenter | Athletics | ercarpenter@chowan.edu

Posts from July 2019

July 31, 2019
The Chowan Athletic Department and Vice President of Athletics, Patrick Mashuda, welcome Hayley Nejman as the first-ever head coach of Acrobatics & Tumbling at Chowan.
July 19, 2019
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) released the 2019 Football Preseason Order of Finish and Preseason Team in Salem, VA on Thursday.
July 18, 2019
As Chowan Athletics transitions into the Conference Carolinas, each week throughout the summer, gocuhawks.com will profile a different Conference Carolinas school as a way to introduce our new league opponents in 2019-20. This week's profile features King University.
July 18, 2019
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.