He graduated near the top of his class in Black, in September of that year he entered Harvard College where he studied physical chemistry under Theodore W.
A total of students were taking classes in primary education through junior college levels during the school's first term.
After a public school system was well established in Plainview, the elementary grades were discontinued. Wayland Baptist gained membership to the American Association of Junior Colleges in and would later be approved as a senior college by the Texas Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Texas Education Agency for teacher education training. McDonald, the fifth president of the school. When a run on the banks during the Great Depression threatened to close the school, the administration and faculty agreed to forgo pay to continue the task of educating students, trusting God to supply their needs.
A musical scholarship has been established at Wayland in honor of Sybil Leonard Armesa Christian writer and alternate poet laureate of Texas inwho was the mother of Wayland President Paul Woodson Armes. Inthe Hawaii campus opened as Wayland's first outside of Texas.
Twelve satellite campuses are now located throughout the US. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, football, golf, soccer, track and field, and wrestling; women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, golf, soccer, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
UntilWayland Baptist was the only college in Texas to offer a wrestling program. On April 1,Wayland Baptist announced its intention to bring back the football program and join the Central States Football League in On April 24,Lynn stepped down from head coach because of family reasons.
The cross country and track and field program have won a total of 14 national championships. InWayland's men's track team won the NAIA National Championship by a margin of 38 points, which was the largest margin of victory in 23 years.
Four Wayland athletes won individual championships, in addition to Wayland winning the 4x relay championship. Records and History[ edit ] Wayland's women's basketball program, The Hutcherson Flying Queens, has the distinction of being the winningest team in women's collegiate basketball history.
The Flying Queens are the only team in collegiate basketball history men or women to record a game consecutive winning streak — In this year period, the Wayland Team averaged 23 wins per season. Wayland administrators had presented the idea to them because of Wayland's strong desire to have a national tournament limited to college teams.
The NWIT was one of the first two national basketball tournaments for college women, coincidently starting one day apart. Wayland competed in the AIAW play-off structure for nine years, During that period the team made it to the Final 4 three times finishing third in and fourth in and In both and they won the Consolation bracket.
Twenty-seven Flying Queens competed in these games. Wayland coaches coached the USA's teams to first place victories in and and second place in Between andeighteen Flying Queens were selected for basketball tours that were part of the State Department's Intercultural Exchange Program to enhance relations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.A judge said CNN had a good chance of prevailing at trial on due-process grounds.
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