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Missouri Athletics Announces School-Record $50.4 Million Raised During Fiscal Year

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With two days left in the 2016-17 fiscal year, Missouri athletics announced Wednesday that it raised a record-breaking $50.4 million toward MU's 20 athletic teams. 

The 2016-17 total broke the previous record, $45.7 million raised during 2011-12, by $4.7 million. 

In a release from Missouri athletics, Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk thanked more than 7,000 donors who contributed to the University of Missouri's Tiger Scholarship Fund (TSF).

"We deeply appreciate our generous alumni and friends for stepping forward during this important time in our program's history to help us provide the best possible academic and athletic experience for our 550 student-athletes," Sterk said in the release. "With the momentum generated from this year's achievements, we believe a strong foundation is in place to ensure future success within our athletics program."

Missouri received a school-record 11 gifts of $1 million or more towards the 2016-17 TSF, and the 2016-17 total more than doubled the $21.96 million raised in 2015-16. This fiscal year also marked the second time in school history that the TSF surpassed $40 million and the fifth time it topped $30 million.