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Auburn Sports Update: 9-15 March 2015

Looking around the Auburn sports world.

Anna Gibbs (10) hits a home run. Ohio State vs Auburn in Auburn, Ala. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Anna Gibbs (10) hits a home run. Ohio State vs Auburn in Auburn, Ala. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
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Equestrian. The equestrian folks had a busy weekend as they first traveled to Las Cruces, NM to take on New Mexico State on Friday before coming back east a bit and facing Texas A&M Saturday in College Station, TX. The Tigers split the meets, defeating New Mexico State, but falling to #6 Texas A&M. That completes their regular season. They will take part in the SEC Championships in College Station two weeks from now.

Men's Golf. To say the guys did well in the Tiger Invitational would be an understatement. The #9 Tigers finished 28 strokes clear of the field, led by junior Michael Johnson's -8 par total. This weekend they'll be competing at my second collegiate home in Statesboro, Ga at the Schenkel Invitational.

Women's Golf. The ladies did not play this past week, and will not play this weekend, either. They next see action at the Liz Murphy Collegiate Classic in Athens, GA, March 27-29.

Gymnastics. The gymnastics team closed out their regular season with a 197.100 - 194.025 throttling of North Carolina. Three Tigers split the vault title with 9.900 scores (Caitlin Atkinson, MJ Rott, and Bri Guy), Megan Walker took the bars with a 9.900 and the beam with another 9.900. Sophomore Kullen Hlawek won her first ever event title with a 9.925 on the floor. Next up for the Tigers are the SEC Championships on Saturday in Duluth, GA at 5pm CDT.

Soccer. The Tigers drew LSU 1-1 on Saturday here in Auburn. They'll continue their spring matches against Georgia in Athens on Thursday evening.

Softball. The ladies are in Oxford still for their first SEC series of the season. They've already clinched the series victory with 14-3 and 7-3 victories over the rebels. The Tigers also took down Troy in a midweek game, 2-0. Pitching has been great for Auburn, but where they're really standing out is with the long-ball. At one point junior Jade Rhodes hit four home runs in four straight plate appearances, and the Tigers are averaging just over two home runs per game. They'll close out the series tonight at 6pm CDT on the SEC Network.

Swimming and Diving. Four Tigers are on their way to the NCAA diving championships. They're a part of 13 ladies going to the women's championships March 19-21, and 12 men going to the men's championships March 26-28.

Men's Tennis. It was not a good weekend for the guys, falling 4-1 to Alabama on Friday, and then 4-0 to Mississippi State on Saturday. They will travel this weekend to Ole Miss and Arkansas on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

Women's Tennis. The Mississippi State match in Starkville was postponed due to weather and has been rescheduled for April 1st. The Tigers dropped their Sunday match 4-3 to Ole Miss in Oxford. They will travel to Texas A&M and LSU on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Track and Field. The NCAA Indoor Championships were this weekend in Arkansas. The Tigers sent three to the meet and came away with two Top-5 finishes, and a Top-10 finish. No rest for the track and field athletes, though. Indoor season may be over, but outdoor season begins next weekend in Austin, TX and Tuscaloosa, AL!