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January 30, 2014

University board of Regents praises student athletes for high GPAs

NORMAN — At a University of Oklahoma Board of Regents meeting Wednesday, OU President David L. Boren praised the academic records of OU student athletes for the fall 2013 semester.

“They performed the best of any group of students athletes in the record of the university,” Boren said.

Based on each student’s entire academic record to date, the overall fall 2013 GPA for student athletes was 3.06. Fifty-six student athletes earned a 4.0 GPA. Three hundred eighteen student athletes earned Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll with a 3.0 or higher for the fall semester.

Fourteen teams earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. And three teams — including men’s basketball, wrestling and rowing — earned their highest-ever cumulative GPA.

President Boren said OU has an excellent program for athletes to help their academic needs with tutors, note takers and support from teachers and staff.

“This is really a wonderful statement of what an athlete means at the University of Oklahoma,” Boren said. “We want to excel in everything.”

The OU Board of Regents also approved a recommendation for the build-out of an approximately 15,000-square-foot area at the OU Health Sciences Center University Research Park that would be utilized by the OU Physicians Reproductive Endocrinology Clinic as clinical and exam space.

The OU board approved a proposal for construction of a new well-core viewing room at the Oklahoma Geological Survey. The Geological Survey houses and maintains thousands of well logs and core samples used by the Oklahoma oil and gas industry.

The board also announced a $3 million gift from the Price Family Foundation to the University of Oklahoma and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University that will create the first ever anaerobic structural biology program in the United States.

The OU-Einstein Research Consortium will be dedicated to advancing groundbreaking research with biomedical relevance in an unexplored area and will establish an Institute of Structural Biology in the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center on OU’s Research Campus.

“We want to thank the Price family for continuing to be so generous,” Boren said.

Katherine Parker

366-3541

kparker@normantranscript.com

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