Created in 1917, Flagler County in 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 development of the east coast in Florida. A real estate and railway developer, he was the founder of the Florida East Coast railway.
Offering a four 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 reported to be one of the best institutions in south east United States to offer studies in liberal arts. It is also listed as one of ‘America’s best collages’. This college is also known for its beautiful campus and the Princeton Review has included it in its ‘Best 366 College Rankings’.
With a proven record of academic success, Flagler College also partakes in several sports and athletic activities. Among varsity sports they compete 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 from the college. The Flagler sports teams go by the name of the Saints.
The Flagler sports teams or the Saints have a official dedicated club called The Saints Club. Working on 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 of academics. They aim towards developing well rounded and complete individuals who graduate on to becoming individuals with integrity and sportsmanship.
The Saints Club has been instrumental in taking Flagler College to the Division II of the NCAA with their consistent performance of their athletes who have won conference championships and have gone on to play post season matches. They are financially helped by the members who include parents, alumni and friends through their substantial contribution to the club. These resources help in providing scholarships, bear travel expenses and meet equipment costs, thus providing all the support that they require.
The Flagler College also holds ‘strength and conditioning’ programs that help in nurturing and exploring an athlete’s complete potential. This program not only extends to strength and endurance training but also helps in building the athlete’s mental framework. This program employs specific training programs that concentrate on in season, post season and pre season preparations. The agenda of these training programs is to develop their athletes’ complete potential by 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 considered to be one of the finest amongst all the small collages in the entire State of Florida.
The college has one newspaper publication called the Gargoyle and an annual literary journal called the Flagler Review that provides all the news and information of the college. They have a very active website called flagler.edu that keeps the users updated on the sports news and other academic developments that take place on the college campus.