Benedict College is a liberal arts college located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. It was originally founded in the year 1870 as a teacher's college by northern Baptists. The campus spreads across an area of more than 100 acres. Benedict College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.
Benedict College's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, and softball. They also have a cheerleading team. The college is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed the Tigers. Some of the college's notable alumni are Jack B. Johnson, County Executive for Prince George's County; Wlliam Clay, former Missouri U.S. Congressman; and Leroy Walker, former U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman.
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