Demaria King has been a name synonymous with athletic success at Charlestown High School the past four years in both basketball and track and field. Recently, the senior standout was joined by family, friends, and coaches to sign her national letter of intent to attend school and participate in both track and field at the University of Louisville in the fall.
The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses eight of the university’s 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville’s medical complex and houses the university’s health-related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.
The University of Louisville competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference at the NCAA Division I level and is home to twenty one varsity sports.
King, who has already started this season with a 1st place shot put throw of 35′ 5″ in the New Albany Invite, has notable recognition in the sport over her three previous years at CHS. A list of King’s accolades can be found below:
- 2018-19 Courier Journal Honorable Mention
- 2018-19 MSC Honorable Mention
- 2020-21 MSC Champion
- 2020-21 MSC Shot Put Champion
- 2020-21 North Harrison Invite Shot Put record Holder
- 2020-21 Sectional Champion
- 2020-21 Regional Qualifier
King will throw shot put and hammer for the Cardinals and may expand her repertoire into other events. She will major in health and human performance. When asked about her school choice of The University of Louisville, King said, “UofL feels like home for so many reasons. Being exposed to the student experience and the support and community they bring meant everything. I am so excited to pursue both my academic and athletic career at Louisville! ”
Charlestown track and field coach Jerry Doyle shared the following sentiments on King: “It’s been a joy coaching Demaria, watching her grow not only as an athlete, but as a person. She is a perfect example of what leadership looks like. She leads by example! I have no doubt that great things are in store for her, not only this season in track & field, but in all of her future endeavors as well.”
The Charlestown High School athletic department and WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulate Demaria and wish her a healthy and prosperous future as a University of Louisville Cardinal
Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network’s Aiden Stewart.