|MAKING THE GRADE|
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma announced Wednesday that OU student-athletes set an all-time record with a 3.06 cumulative grade point average (GPA) across all 21 sports during the fall 2013 semester. That cumulative GPA reflects the overall academic performance of those student-athletes from their first semester of their enrollment at OU through the completion of the fall 2013 term.
In addition, 14 of Oklahoma’s intercollegiate teams registered a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher through the fall 2013 semester. In fact, three of those squads – men’s basketball, wrestling and rowing – earned the highest cumulative GPA ever recorded for their programs.
The academic results were also record-setting for the Sooners measuring their performance only on the basis of classes taken during the fall 2013 semester. University of Oklahoma student-athletes set a single-semester record high with a 3.01 mark, the first time that the Sooners eclipsed the 3.00 plateau in one term. In total, 56 Oklahoma student-athletes earned a 4.00 GPA for the fall 2013 semester.
The Sooners had 318 student-athletes recognized on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. With 542 student-athletes on all rosters, those honorees represented slightly under 60 percent of all Sooner student-athletes. To earn a place on the list, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 GPA during the fall semester. The total of 318 is an all-time best for OU and marks the sixth time in the last nine semesters that more than 300 Sooner student-athletes have been recognized.
The Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll is an inclusive honor for varsity sports sponsored by the membership of the league. The Commissioner’s Honor Roll is recorded and released each semester and recognizes those student-athletes who recorded a 3.00 or better GPA the previous semester. More than 2,500 student-athletes each semester have been named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the Conference’s 17-year tenure.