BURLINGTON, N.C. - No. 4 seed King University captured the 2018 Conference Carolinas Softball Championship on Sunday (Apr. 29) afternoon.
The Tornado knocked off defending champion and No. 3 seed North Greenville University, 7-0, in the 'if necessary' game after winning 15-2 earlier in the day. The win automatically qualifies King for the 2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championship.
2018 Softball All-Championship Team:
Sarah Tucker - Lees-McRae College
Melissa Neyhouse - Belmont Abbey College
Mary Hart - Limestone College
Lindsey Mason - Limestone College
Anna Ingram - University of Mount Olive
Mallory Ratcliff - University of Mount Olive
Jaelin Griffin - North Greenville University
Celsea Rivers - North Greenville University
Amanda Coffrin - North Greenville University
Hannah Riddle - King University
Summer Hayes - King University
Erin Roper - King University
2018 Softball Championship MVP:
Leslie Odom - King University
2018 Conference Carolinas Softball Champion
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.