Oklahoma Baptist placed fourth in the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup released Wednesday.
OBU scored in 10 of a possible 12 sports with national championships in women's outdoor track and men's swimming and diving. OBU was the top-ranked school from the Sooner Athletic Conference.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup measure the overall success of college athletic programs. It was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 12 sports -- six women's and six men's.
"Finishing 4th in the Learfield cup is a tremendous honor for the athletic department, our athletes and the university," said OBU Athletic Director Robert Davenport. "I would like to thank our student/athletes, coaches and former athletic director Dr. Norris Russell for building such a tremendous athletics program. This year our athletic department cumulative GPA was 3.01. These two facts put OBU athletics in a position that very few programs can boast about."
OBU scored 765.25 points for fourth place while Azusa Pacific scored 918 for its eighth consecutive title.
Both the Sooner Athletic Conference and Golden State Athletic Conference placed three teams in the top 10.
Following OBU's fourth-place finish from the SAC were Oklahoma Christian in eighth at 642.75 and Wayland Baptist in ninth at 603. Oklahoma City was 13th at 562.
Also from the SAC, Southern Nazarene was 48th at 256, Lubbock Christian 49th at 255, Rogers State 53rd at 230, USAO 129th at 95, and John Brown and St. Gregory's tied for 170th at 25. Northwestern Oklahoma State and Mid-America Christian did not score.