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St. Mary’s University, a private, Catholic, Marianist university in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the top 190 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was established in 1852, and originally called St. Mary's Institute, and it became St. Mary’s University in 1927. It was the first Catholic university in the state of Texas that is still around today. It sits on more than 130 acres of land in the urban setting of downtown San Antonio. Notable alumni include politician Henry B. González, United States Senator John Cornyn, news correspondent John Quiñones, U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, United States District Judge Marina Marmolejo, Former U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold, politician Nelson Wolff and Former Lieutenant Governor of Missouri Peter Kinder. The school’s colors are gold and blue, the mascot is the Rattler Man and the teams are nicknamed the Rattlers. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division II – Heartland Conference. The varsity sports offered by St. Mary’s University include men’s baseball, basketball, golf, soccer and tennis, and women’s basketball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. There are 15 different club sports including men’s baseball, crew, lacrosse, volleyball and cycling, and women’s lacrosse, rugby, water polo and club tennis.
San Antonio , officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populous city in the United States and the second most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, the city became the first chartered civil settlement in Texas in 1731, making it the state's oldest municipality. The city's deep history is contrasted with its rapid growth: it was the fastest-growing of the top ten largest cities in the United States from 2000 to 2010, and the second from 1990 to 2000. More from Wikipedia...
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