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Auburn Sports Update: 23 February - 1 March

Boy, do we have a lot to talk about! It was quite the week for the Tigers in all sports.

Georgia vs Auburn Gymnastics on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Auburn, Ala.
Georgia vs Auburn Gymnastics on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Auburn, Ala.
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Equestrian. The #4 ranked Tigers couldn't pull off the upset over #2 South Carolina on Saturday in Blythewood, S.C. It was still a good day for some Tigers, including Junior Elizabeth Benson, who is now 9-0 in Equitation over Fences. The Tigers' final home meet of the season will be this Saturday against Baylor.

Men's Golf. The Tigers won the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate on Tuesday with a 3-under 861 total. Sophomore Matt Gilchrest tied for the top spot with Texas State's Tyler Saunders. Meanwhile, sophomore Ryan Benton won the USA Individual Tournament held at a separate course. It was a good week for the #8 ranked Tigers, who will return to the links this weekend at the Tiger Invitational in Opelika.

Women's Golf. Off this past week. They will be at Hilton Head Island, S.C. this weekend.

Gymnastics. It was a record setting night in multiple ways for the Tigers' gymnastics team. It was the first sell-out in gymnastics history with 7,424 watching the Tigers post their highest all-around team score of all time in a defeat of #9 UGA, 197.750-196.775. Junior Caitlin Atkinson also set a personal and program record with her individual 39.675 all-around. Auburn took all but the beam titles, with Atkinson winning all-around and floor, MJ Rott taking the vault, and freshman Abby Millet winning the bars. The Tigers will next travel to Kentucky on Friday night before a special match-up with Alabama on Sunday in Birmingham.

Softball. The softball Tigers are off to the best start in program history after sweeping the weekend Wilson/DeMarini Classic. It began with a 6-2 win over Texas State on Thursday, a 14-2 shellacking of the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday, a hard-fought 8-5 victory over SIUE on Saturday, and a 13-0 victory over Samford to close the weekend out. That moves the Tigers to 21-1 overall for the season. They will travel to Fullerton, California this week to take part in the Judi Garman Classic beginning on Thursday.

Swimming and Diving. The Tigers are finished with the regular season and SEC Tournament. They are preparing for the NCAA Finals coming up in a few weeks.

Men's Tennis. The men suffered their first SEC defeat in a 4-0 loss to #7 UGA. They next face Vanderbilt this Saturday in Nashville.

Women's Tennis. The women also lost over the weekend, this time to #3 ranked Florida, 5-0. They will face Tennessee this Thursday and Georgia on Saturday, both matches in Auburn.

Track and Field. The SEC Indoors Championships were this weekend. DJ Smith took the men's high jump title on Day 1, but the team faded on Day 2. The men finished 9th, while the women finished 11th in the overall standings. The NCAA Indoor Championships will be next Friday and Saturday (13-14 March) in Fayetteville, Arkansas.