OC Leads Conference in GPA
Oklahoma Christian finished the 2013-14 school year atop the Heartland Conference in overall grade-point average by its student-athletes.
OC finished tied with Newman (Kan.) for the best GPA at 3.29. OC’s women’s teams posted the league’s highest overall GPA, at 3.40, while the men tied for second with an overall GPA of 3.17. Three of OC’s individual teams took conference academic titles – softball (3.53), women’s cross country (3.52) and baseball (3.31).
Each of OC’s teams had an overall GPA of at least 3.06. Thirteen OC student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during the 2013-14 academic year.
“This is a great honor for the OC athletic department,” Athletic Director Curtis Janz (86) said. “I want to congratulate our student-athletes, as 125 of the 216 members of our teams made the Heartland Conference Honor Roll for academics. And our coaches have done a great job of recruiting and stressing the importance of balance between academics and athletics.”
Janz also noted the work of Dean Findley (82), OC’s director of academic excellence in athletics, and the impact of the Anderson Endowment for Academic Excellence in Athletics, which was funded by a $1 million gift by Mo and Richard Anderson.
View more stories from the Fall 2014 issue of Vision magazine.