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
Colors: Blue and Red
Athletics Website: www.kingtornado.com
President: Mr. Alexander Whitaker
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.
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.
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.