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The University of Oklahoma is home to one of the most storied intercollegiate athletics programs in the nation. The Sooners boast 26 national championships in men's and women's sports, 240 team conference championships and more than 800 All-Americans. The success of OU's teams contributes to a sense of pride in the community and across the state. The very mention of the word "Sooners" evokes a sense of tradition and championships.

In addition to offering a focal point for school spirit, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at OU is committed to providing its student-athletes every opportunity to further their formal education and fully develop their athletic skills. The department operates 21 scholarship sports sanctioned by the NCAA and the Big 12 Conference. For men, the Sooners sponsor football, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and wrestling. For women, OU sponsors basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball. Club sports, such as lacrosse and ultimate frisbee, are not sponsored by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

While the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics takes great pride in the success of its student-athletes in competition, the nearly 600 student-athletes who are privileged to wear Crimson and Cream are re-writing the academic record book each semester. OU teams are improving team grade point averages every semester with more than half of OU’s teams averaging about a 3.00 GPA every semester. The Prentice Gautt Athletic Student Life Center has received the NCAA/CHAMPS Life Skills “Program of Excellence” Award for the programs that are offered to OU student-athletes.

NCAA Rules

Clarification should be available through junior high and high school counselors or administrators. If additional assistance is needed, contact:

Dr. Nicki Moore
Associate Athletics Director
180 W. Brooks Street, Room 2634
Norman, OK 73019

Scholarships: For athletic scholarship information, contact the specific sports listed at the bottom of this page.

Walk-ons: A qualified student-athlete who has not received a scholarship in his or her sport is encouraged to try out as a walk-on. All walk-ons must have insurance that will cover athletic injury. Verification of this insurance must be presented before an athlete is allowed to walk-on any sport. Students wishing to participate as a walk-on should contact the coaches listed at the bottom of this page.

Facilities: Student-athletes at the University of Oklahoma train and compete in outstanding facilities. These facilities include Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Lloyd Noble Center, Barry Switzer Center, Everest Indoor Training Center, Sam Viersen Gymnastics Facility, Jimmie Austin/OU Golf Course and Charlie Coe Golf Learning Center, Henry D. and Ida Mosier Indoor Athletic Facility, Marita Hynes Field (softball), John Crain Field (soccer), John Jacobs Track and Field, L. Dale Mitchell Park (baseball), Headington Family Varsity Tennis Courts, Gregg Wadley Tennis Pavilion, and the historic McCasland Field House.

Housing: Student-athletes have a number of housing options. The Sooner Housing Center is open to student-athletes and non-student-athletes and has received the President’s Trophy in 1998 and 2003 as the outstanding housing center on campus. Located within the Sooner Housing Center, which is located just east of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, are Jones Hall, Wilkinson Hall, Jefferson Hall and Jefferson Dining Facility. Additionally, student-athletes may live in other university housing, university apartments, and off-campus.

Tickets: Student season tickets are available for football and men’s basketball. One additional student spouse or dependent season ticket may be purchased with proof. Student season ticket sales are conducted in the spring and again in the fall for football and men’s basketball. At this time, students with a valid ID are admitted to all other home OU athletic events free of charge.

For additional information on tickets, call the OU Athletic Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424 or visit SoonerSports.com.

Meet Our Coaches

For information about specific scholarship sports, contact:

Baseball
Pete Hughes, Head Coach
L. Dale Mitchell Park
401 Imhoff Road
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8358

M Basketball

Lon Kruger, Head Coach
Lloyd Noble Center
2900 Jenkins Avenue
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-4732

W Basketball
Sherri Coale, Head Coach
Lloyd Noble Center
2900 Jenkins Avenue
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8321
Cross Country
Martin Smith, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 2600
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8212
Football
Bob Stoops, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 320
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-2345
M Golf
Ryan Hybl, Head Coach
One Par Drive
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8342
W Golf
Veronique Drouin, Head Coach
One Par Drive
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8343
M Gymnastics
Mark Williams, Head Coach
Viersen Gymnastics Center
325 Imhoff Road
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8341
W Gymnastics
K.J. Kindler, Head Coach
Viersen Gymnastics Center
325 Imhoff Road
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8333
Rowing
Leeanne Crain, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 2600
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-6961
Soccer
Matt Potter, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 2600
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8296
Softball
Patty Gasso, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 2600
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8371
M Tennis
John Roddick, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 2600
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8362
W Tennis
David Mullins, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 2600
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8325
Track & Field
Jim Vanhootegem, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 2600
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8212
Volleyball
Santiago Restrepo, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 2600
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8364
Wrestling
Mark Cody, Head Coach
180 W. Brooks St., Room 2600
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8209
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