Jami King

Jami KingAthlete • Inducted 2007

At the 1999 NJCAA Championships, Jami King became the first All-American and national champion in JCCC women’s tennis history, as she dominated the No. 2 singles bracket. After opening with an easy 6-0, 6-0 win, she followed by knocking off the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 seeds consecutively, all in straight sets, to win the national championship. King finished the year with a 15-4 record, which tied the school record at No. 2 singles. She finished her singles career with a record of 25-8, the fourth highest win total in JCCC history. Later that day she became the first two-time All-American, reaching the finals with teammate Julia Ball at No. 2 doubles. Her performance helped JCCC to a third-place finish, the highest in program history. King continued her career at Missouri Southern University, where she played at the No. 3 and 4 singles slots, and No. 2 doubles. Following graduation in 2002, King earned certification as a USPTA teaching professional, and has taught tennis in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Hawaii.