Southwestern Adventist University Hosts Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

By:
Jalen Wells

 

The 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Knight Invitational Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament was held at Southwestern Adventist University from Thursday, January 17 to Monday, January 21, 2019. The event featured twelve basketball games over the course of four days that showcased both men’s and women’s basketball teams from Southwestern Adventist University, Andrews University, Burman University, North American University, and Richland College. 

“I was absolutely satisfied with the outcome of the tournament event as a whole,” says Tyler Wooldridge, Southwestern Adventist University’s Athletic Director. “The event ran smoothly and each team we hosted was very vocal about the great time they had on our campus.”

The MLK Intercollegiate tournament provides an opportunity for the basketball teams to enjoy friendly competition with one another. Woolridge says that the University will add additional teams next year as it is a great weekend for sports and fellowship.

Southwestern Adventist University’s athletic programs are designed to provide opportunities for students of all athletic abilities to participate and excel in on-campus activities and, if they wish, participate in higher level intercollegiate athletic competitions. The University offers varsity basketball, volleyball, and soccer as well as a touring acrobatic gymnastics team. The varsity teams are a part of the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association, United States Collegiate Athletic Association and Association of Christian College Athletics. Additionally, Southwestern Adventist University offers several intramural sports.  For more information about the athletics program, please visit www.swau.edu/sports-recreation or call 817-202-6347.

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Southwestern Adventist University has offered Christian education since 1893. A small comprehensive university, the beautiful campus is located in Keene, Texas, about 20 minutes south of Fort Worth. Southwestern Adventist University offers personable professors, numerous programs including business, education, nursing, Senior Living Management Certificate, master’s programs, and many ways for students to get involved both on campus and abroad. With a diverse student body that includes international students from dozens of countries and an average student/teacher ratio of 11:1, Southwestern Adventist University offers a uniquely diverse and personal college experience.