Created in 1917, Flagler County is situated in the state of Florida. This small county has a population of 83,084 and it has been named after Henry Morrison Flagler. Henry Morrison Flagler was a famous and very successful tycoon that had contributed tremendously in the growth of the east coast in Florida. A real estate and railway developer, he was the founding father of the Florida East Coast railway.
Offering a 4 year course in liberal arts studies is Flagler College. More popularly referred to as Flagler, this college is situated in St. Augustine in Florida. An integral part of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Flagler College was reported to be among the best institutions in south east Usa to offer studies in liberal arts. It’s also listed among Americas best collages. This college is also recognized for its stunning campus and the Princeton Review has included it in their Best 366 College Rankings.
Having a established record of academic success, Flagler College also partakes in several sports and athletic activities. Among varsity sports they participate in twelve categories of the Division II of the NCAA. Basketball, golf, soccer, cross country and tennis are games that enjoy participation from both men and women. Baseball is played by men exclusively and Volleyball is played only by the women in the college. The Flagler sports teams go by the name of the Saints.
The Flagler sports teams or the Saints possess a official dedicated club known as the Saints Club. Working on the same principles as that of Flagler College, they aim towards giving their athletes the best experience in sports with the same focus as that relating to academics. They aim towards developing well rounded and complete individuals who graduate onto becoming individuals with integrity and sportsmanship.
The Saints Club has been instrumental in taking Flagler College to the Division II in the NCAA with their consistent performance of their athletes who have won conference championships and have gone on to play post season matches. They’re financially helped by the members who include parents, alumni and friends through their significant contribution towards the club. These resources help in providing scholarships, bear travel expenses and meet equipment costs, thus providing all the support which they require.
The Flagler College also holds strength and conditioning programs that help in nurturing and exploring an athletes complete potential. The program not only reaches to strength and endurance training but also helps in building the athletes mental framework. This program engages specific training programs that concentrate on in season, post season and pre season preparations. The agenda of such training programs is to build their athletes complete potential by looking into making them more flexible, strong, agile and fast.
Flagler College has additionally been in the news for its several athletic venues and facilities. Of those, their Tennis centre is regarded as one of the finest amongst all of the small collages in the entire State of Florida.
The institution has a single newspaper publication known as the Gargoyle and an yearly literary journal called the Flagler Review that provides all the news and information on the college. They have a very active website called flagler.edu that keeps users updated about the sports news and other academic developments that take place on the college campus.