Created in 1917, Flagler County is located in the state of Florida. This small county has a population of 83,084 and has been named after Henry Morrison Flagler. Henry Morrison Flagler was a famous and extremely successful tycoon who had contributed significantly in the growth of the east coast in Florida. A real estate and railway developer, he was the founder of the Florida East Coast railway.
Offering a 4 year course in liberal arts studies is Flagler College. More popularly known as Flagler, this college is located in St. Augustine in Florida. A part of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Flagler College was considered to be one of the best institutions in south east United States to present studies in liberal arts. It’s also listed as one of Americas best collages. This college is additionally known for its stunning campus and also the Princeton Review has included it in its Best 366 College Rankings.
Having a established record of academic success, Flagler College also partakes in a number of sports and athletic activities. Amongst varsity sports they compete in a dozen categories of the Division II in the NCAA. Basketball, golf, soccer, cross country and tennis are games that enjoy participation from both ladies and men. Baseball is played by men only and Volleyball is played only by the women from the college. The Flagler sports teams go by the name of the Saints.
The Flagler sports teams or Saints have a official dedicated club called The Saints Club. Working with the same principles as that of Flagler College, they aim towards providing 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 continues to be a key component in taking Flagler College towards the Division II of the NCAA with their consistent performance of the athletes that have won conference championships and have gone on to play post season matches. They are monetarily helped by way of the members who include parents, alumni and friends through their significant contribution to the club. These resources help in providing scholarships, bear travel expenses and meet equipment costs, thus providing all of the support which they require.
The Flagler College also holds strength and conditioning programs which help in nurturing and exploring an athletes total potential. This program not only reaches to strength and endurance training but also helps in building the athletes mental framework. This program employs specific training programs that focus on in season, post season and pre season preparations. The agenda of these training programs is to develop their athletes complete potential by looking into making them more flexible, strong, agile and fast.
Flagler College has also been in the news for its several athletic venues and facilities. Of these, their Tennis centre is regarded as one of the finest amongst all the small collages in the entire State of Florida.
The college has one newspaper publication known as the Gargoyle as well as an annual literary journal known as the Flagler Review that provides all of the news and information on the college. They have a very active website called flagler.edu which keeps users up to date on the sports news and other academic developments that take place on the college campus.