Hometown: Hartselle, Ala.
Previous School: Hartselle HS
HARTSELLE, Ala. - Trevecca Nazarene University's women's golf coach,
Michael Johnson, is pleased to announce the signing of Kaylon King of
Hartselle (Ala.) High School. King signed her scholarship in front a
packed house at the high school where she has distinguished herself as a
championship golfer as well as a high achiever in the classroom.
high schools play a spring season in golf, so King now embarks on her
sixth season as a varsity golfer at Hartselle HS. She was pressed into
duty as a seventh grader and she's shining brightly for one of Alabama's
outstanding golf programs ever since, particularly since her freshman
year. King and her Tiger teammates are in pursuit of a fourth straight
1A-5A state championship this spring. In the three previous state
championship tournaments, King has been a top-10 finisher each time. In
2011, she shot 79-83 at the challenging Robert Trent Jones Magnolia
Grove course in Mobile, finishing eighth overall.
King has been
named to Morgan County All-tournament Team (3 times), Decatur Daily
Girls Golf All-area Team (3 times), Huntsville Times Elite Golf Team (2
times) and made the all-tournament team at the Hanceville Invitational
in 2011. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha
Theta chapters at HHS and carries a 4.0 GPA.
Coach Johnson said,
"We're so fortunate that Kaylon has decided that Trevecca's where she
wants to be for her college years! She is just scratching the surface of
how good she can be as a golfer - and she's already had a lot of
success, so her signing is a real winner for our program."
other thing about Kaylon that is so attractive to us is her total
approach to life," said Johnson. " She's involved in about as many
different good things as any high school student can be. She's a 4.0
student. She helps with school projects of all kinds. She leads worship
for her church youth group. I mean, she's just an terrific young lady
that share her zest for life with everyone she possibly can. Kaylon will
be a real asset to TNU!"
King plans to pursue studies in the Center for Worship Arts at TNU.
parents, Charlie and Lisa King, along with younger brother, Hunter,
were on hand for the signing as well as both sets of grandparents and
many other family and friends from the community.