66 | 60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl
SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS OKLAHOMA STATE MISSOURI BOWL EVENTS WELCOME
The vision for Mizzou Athletics, Win It Right, is built
upon the core values of Respect, Integrity, Gratitude,
Humility and Together.
In the classroom, 265 Mizzou student-athletes received
2017-18 SEC Honor Roll recognition, 332 garnered
University Dean’s List status and 13 teams registered
a 3.00 grade-point average for the 2018 Spring
term. Tiger student-athletes also spent over 4,400
hours volunteering with more than 50 organizations in
Columbia. The student-athlete body posted an overall
record GPA of 3.04 in 2017-18 and 103 student-athletes
earned their MU degrees.
The department also achieved a school-record Graduation Success
Rate (GSR) score of 91, which ranked third in the SEC, and
marked a three-point improvement over the previous record mark.
Mizzou, which has either equaled or improved its GSR score for 11
consecutive years, posted SEC-leading GSR scores in baseball (97),
women’s basketball (100), women’s golf (100), women’s gymnastics
(100), women’s tennis (100) and volleyball (100).
In the 2017 Federal Graduation Rates survey, Mizzou ranked second
in the SEC with its 72 percent mark, a performance which also
matched the highest mark in program history and was three points
higher than the University’s average for all students during that
Mizzou equaled its best finish ever in the Learfield
Directors’ Cup standings in 2017-18, as it totaled 660.75
points, just two shy of its record total, to finish 33rd nationally
for the second straight year. A record 17 of the
Tigers’ 20 programs were represented in postseason
competition with a school-record 15 earning points.
Mizzou captured a pair of conference championships
while 11 teams ranked in the nation’s Top 25 of their
respective sports at some point in 2017-18.
Mizzou had Top 25 2017-18 NCAA Championship finishes
in wrestling (sixth), women’s indoor track & field
(ninth), women’s outdoor track & field (11th), women’s swimming and
diving (15th), volleyball (Sweet 16) and men’s swimming and diving
(23rd). It also marked the first time since 1981-82 that Mizzou Football
played in a bowl game and both Tiger Basketball teams reached
the NCAA Tournament in the same year.
Track & Field standout Karissa Schweizer captured three more
NCAA individual titles as a senior and finished her collegiate career
with six national championships. Mizzou also produced five conference
award winners, 14 individual conference champions, 53
All-Conference award winners and 40 All-America honors in 10 different