Created in 1917, Flagler County is located in the state of Florida. This small county incorporates a population of 83,084 and it has been named after Henry Morrison Flagler. Henry Morrison Flagler was a well-known and very successful tycoon who had contributed significantly in the development of the east coast in Florida. A real estate and railway developer, he was the founding father of the Florida East Coast railway.
Presenting a 4 year course in liberal arts studies is Flagler College. More popularly referred to as Flagler, this college is located 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 United States to offer studies in liberal arts. It’s also listed among Americas best collages. This college is also recognized for its beautiful campus and also the Princeton Review has included it in their Best 366 College Rankings.
Having 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 in 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 Saints have a official dedicated club called The Saints Club. Working with the same principles as those of Flagler College, they aim towards providing their athletes the top 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 people with integrity and sportsmanship.
The Saints Club has been a key component in taking Flagler College towards the Division II of the NCAA because of their consistent performance of the athletes who have won conference championships and also have gone through to play post season matches. They are financially helped by the members who include parents, alumni and friends by way of their substantial contribution towards the club. These resources help in providing scholarships, bear travel expenses and meet equipment costs, thus delivering all of the support which they require.
The Flagler College also holds strength and conditioning programs which help in nurturing and exploring an athletes complete potential. The program not only extends 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 develop their athletes complete potential by making them more flexible, strong, agile and fast.
Flagler College has also been in news reports because of its numerous athletic venues and facilities. Of those, their Tennis centre is considered to be among the finest amongst all the small collages in the entire State of Florida.
The college has a single newspaper publication known as the Gargoyle and an annual literary journal known as the Flagler Review that delivers all the news and information of 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.