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2013-14 Furman Women's Tennis Yearbook

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The Facts Furman University was founded in 1826 and sits on 750 acres of land, including a beautiful 30 acre lake. The University sponsors 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams, ten men's and ten women's. There are also 33 club sports and intramural activities in which students can participate. Furman has 42 majors of study, six concentrations and six pre-professional programs. Furman is one of a select group of colleges that qualify for a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most prestigious academic society. The Students Furman has an enrollment of 2,620 undergraduates and 420 graduate students. The students at Furman represent 46 states and 46 foreign countries. More than 50 percent of students take part in internships, independent studies or research programs. Greenville, S.C. Furman University is located in Greenville, S.C., a city of 400,000 people. In 2007, America's Promise — The Alliance for Youth designated Greenville one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. The city was recognized for its commitment to provide healthy, safe and caring environments for young people. Greenville has a professional baseball team, the Greenville Drive, that plays at West End Field in the downtown area.

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