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As one of the premier Division II athletic programs in the nation, the Limestone College Athletics Department offers student-athletes more than just the opportunity to be successful on the field.

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10 buildings on Limestone's front campus are on the National Register of Historic Places
34 states & 20 countries represented in the student body
80% of Day Program instructors have their PhD or other terminal degree
Student / Faculty ratio 12.5:1
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Best-selling author and former Limestone student Mark Mathabane spoke in front of a large crowd at Limestone College's Fullerton Auditorium on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. For a full gallery of photos, please visit www.facebook.com/limestonecollege.


For the first time in nearly 20 years, Miss Limestone College will be competing in the Miss South Carolina pageant.

A junior at Limestone, Alayna Paige Downey of Gaffney will represent the College e at the pageant this summer.

Alayna, the daughter of Scott and Lori Downey, attended a Miss South Carolina Pageant Workshop this past weekend in Columbia.

More information about Downey’s upcoming appearance in the Miss South Carolina pageant will be announced soon.

color run

The Cherokee County Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a 5K "Color Fun Run" at Limestone College on Saturday, April 25, which is also "Alumni Day" at the College.

Race day registration and pre-race pick-up starts at 7:30 a.m., and race time is at 9 a.m. The race will begin and end at Limestone. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12-under. The registration fee includes a t-shirt and registration bag. Register on-line at www.FCAcolorfunrun.org.

mathabane photo

A tennis scholarship to Limestone College in the 1970s helped Mark Mathabane escape from the brutality of the apartheid system in South Africa. On March 3, he returns to Gaffney for a lecture on his book Kaffir Boy, which will soon be turned into a major motion picture.

“An Intimate Evening With Mark Mathabane” will take place at 7 p.m. at Fullerton Auditorium. The general public is welcome to attend, and admission is free.


Alayna Downey, a junior from Gaffney, was crowned “Miss Limestone College” on Saturday, February 21, at Fullerton Auditorium.

Downey (seen here in accompanying photo) also captured awards for “Best Evening Wear” and “Best Talent.” A four-time national champion in team competitions, Downey clogged during the talent portion in the pageant.

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