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Auburn Sports Update: 13-19 April 2015

Let's see what all went on in Auburn's "non revenue" sports over the past week.

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Equestrian. The Tigers made a big run in the NCEA Championships, but fell to top ranked UGA in the semi-finals, 10-6. They defeated UT-Martin in Round 1 before upsetting Texas A&M in the quarterfinal round. The championship ultimately went to South Carolina. With this, the Equestrian season is now complete.

Men's Golf. Auburn finished tied for 4th in the SEC Championships in Sea Island, GA on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers were led by freshman Ben Schlottman who shot 8-under par for the three day tournament. The NCAA Regionals are a few weeks off in mid-May after finals are finished.

Women's Golf. Weather played havoc with the Sunday rounds in Birmingham, but the SEC Tournament did finally come to a close late Sunday afternoon. The ladies finished in 9th place. The NCAA Regionals begin May 7th.

Gymnastics. It was quite the ride for this season's Gymnastic Tigers. They made the NCAA Finals for only the fourth time in program history, and then proceeded to make it into the NCAA's Super Six for the first time since 1993 and only second time in program history. Along the way, Caitlin Atkinson, Bri Guy, and Megan Walker earned All-American honors. The Tigers finished 6th in the NCAA Finals, tied for the highest finish in school history. What an amazing year for Coach Jeff Graba's Tigers. We look forward to seeing what he's able to do with the team going forward! Junior Caitlin Atkinson finished third in the All-around and eight in the beam event final. The ladies had a great welcome home party waiting for them at the Auburn airport on Sunday night.

Soccer. The Tigers lost their first spring match in a few years with a 3-2 loss to Clemson. They close out the spring schedule next Saturday at home against Ole Miss.

Softball. The Tigers lost their first SEC series of the season when they lost the first two games of the series to fellow Top 10 team Alabama. The Tigers lost Friday night's matchup, and then dropped the first game of Saturday's double-header before coming back from five run deficits twice to win the final game of the series and avoid being swept. Auburn is now 40-7 on the season, 13-5 in the conference, and still on track to win the regular season conference title. Their next series will be against Arkansas this weekend in the final home series of the season.

Oh, and not that we didn't expect the Tigers to not be in the SEC Tournament, but I didn't expect Aubie to be the one to confirm the Tigers had clinched a spot.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>With Mississippi State&#39;s loss today, <a href="https://twitter.com/Auburn_Softball">@Auburn_Softball</a> has clinched their spot in the SEC Tournament! War Eagle!!</p>&mdash; Aubie the Tiger (@AubietheTiger01) <a href="https://twitter.com/AubietheTiger01/status/590011838005440512">April 20, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Men's Tennis. The Tigers won the first round of the SEC Tournament against Arkansas. They won some big individual matches in the next round, but couldn't take the team match in a loss to Vanderbilt. The first rounds of the NCAA Tournament begin May 8th.

Women's Tennis. Similar to the guys, the ladies won their first round of the SEC Tournament against Tennessee, but fell to Alabama in Round 2. The first rounds of the NCAA Tournament begin May 8th.

Track and Field. The War Eagle Invitational was held in Auburn this weekend, and the Tigers had a big time at home. Four wins and four personal bests were set on Friday, while 10 wins and 14 personal bests were set on Saturday. The Tigers will split up for the next events this coming week. One group in Philadelphia, PA, and the other group in San Diego, CA. I know which group I'd rather go with! Those competitions run Thursday - Saturday.

Volleyball. They're in their spring schedule, but I'm still not sure exactly what's going on with it. I haven't seen any updates.