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Sooners Extend Record GPA Streak

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma student-athletes posted a 3.12 cumulative GPA during the fall 2018 semester, extending their streak of recording at least a 3.0 cumulative figure to a school-record 14th semester. The 3.12 GPA fell just shy of the school-record 3.13 posted during the spring 2018 semester and is the second-highest in OU Athletics history.

Fifteen of OU’s 19 athletics teams, including all 10 women’s squads, own better than a 3.0 cumulative GPA following the fall semester.

“The collective performance of our student-athletes in the classroom every semester never ceases to make me proud,” said OU Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione. “Each semester for the past seven years they have posted at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and their highest averages have come the last four semesters. Congratulations to them for their dedication and achievement in the classroom, and thank you to our department’s academic staff and to our coaching staffs for their strong support of our student-athletes as they pursue their academic degrees and position themselves for success after graduation.”

Cumulative GPAs through the fall 2018 semester are as follows: baseball  2.97; men’s basketball  3.04; women’s basketball 3.05; men’s cross country 3.36; women’s cross country 3.52; football 2.75; men’s golf 2.89; women’s golf 3.36; men’s gymnastics 3.31; women’s gymnastics 3.57; women’s rowing 3.39; women’s soccer 3.58; softball 3.23; men’s tennis 3.02; women’s tennis 3.10; men’s track and field 3.13; women’s track and field 3.37; volleyball 3.37; and wrestling 2.96. Cumulative GPAs for men’s cross country, men’s gymnastics, women’s gymnastics, soccer, men’s track and field, women’s track and field stand as the best in the history of the respective programs.

“The collective performance of our student-athletes in the classroom every semester never ceases to make me proud.”
Joe Castiglione

In addition to the 14th straight semester of a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, here is a look at recent academic accomplishments of OU student-athletes:

• OU produced 316 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honorees for the fall semester (student-athletes who posted at least a 3.0 GPA for the term).

• Ninety-three perfect 4.0 GPAs were achieved during the fall 2018 semester.

• Five OU programs registered a 100-percent multiyear Graduation Success Rate for the most recent reporting period: women’s golf, men’s gymnastics, women’s gymnastics, men’s tennis and women’s tennis.

• Five OU teams (women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s tennis, women’s cross country and volleyball) recorded perfect 1,000 single-year Academic Progress Rate scores for 2016-17 (the most recent reporting period) and all OU Athletics programs finished above the NCAA minimum for the 10th consecutive year.

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