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June 12, 2013

OU ranks among nation’s best in academics

NORMAN — The NCAA released 2011-12 Academic Progress Rate results for member institutions on Tuesday. The University of Oklahoma once again ranked among the top schools in the nation in terms of academic performance.

The APR scale serves as a real-time measure of student-athlete academic progress, retention and timely graduation of all NCAA Division I institutions. All sport programs at OU earned a multi-year (four-year average) APR score above the minimum 930 after the 2011-12 academic year. The OU women's indoor and outdoor track programs earned a perfect 1,000 multi-year APR, an achievement that puts those programs among the top 10 percent nationally.

In addition, during the 2012-13 academic year OU student-athletes earned a cumulative GPA of over 3.00 in both the fall (3.03) and spring (3.01) semesters for the first time. That average 3.02 cumulative GPA is the highest on record for an academic year for OU Athletics.

“These numbers simply confirm the tremendous commitment that our student-athletes at the University of Oklahoma have made to achieve success in the classroom,” said OU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Director of Athletics, Joe Castiglione. “Under the leadership of President David L. Boren, the University of Oklahoma has earned a well-deserved national reputation for academic excellence. Our student-athletes, coaches and support staff have worked very hard to uphold that standard.”

During the 2011-12 academic year, the Sooners boasted 10 different programs with a perfect 1,000 annual APR score, tying with Texas with the top total in the Big 12.

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