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Auburn Extends Head Baseball Coach Butch Thompson’s Contract

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Auburn Athletics has extended the contract of baseball head coach Butch Thompson through the 2024 season, Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Thursday. In his third year, Thompson led the program this past season to its first NCAA Super Regional appearance in 19 years. “Butch is the epitome of an Auburn man,” Greene said. “He cares deeply about the young…

Ralston Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors

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Georgia’s Spencer Ralston has been chosen as an Honorable Mention All-American by PING and the Golf Coaches Association of America. Ralston, a sophomore, earlier was tabbed as an Honorable Mention All-American by Golfweek Magazine. The All-America recognition is the first of Ralston’s career. Ralston also was named Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference this season. Georgia head coach Chris Haack now has produced…

Bulldog Track & Field’s Keturah Orji Named Bowerman Finalist For Third Time

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Georgia senior Keturah Orji has been named one of the three finalists for The Bowerman, which is considered track and field’s highest individual honor and is given to the elite male and female in the sport annually. Orji was picked from 10 semifinalists, including freshman Lynna Irby, who was the 2018 NCAA outdoor 400-meter dash champion and four-time First Team…

Brant Ust Named Associate Athletic Director for Administration at Auburn

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Brant Ust, who has served as Assistant Athletics Director and Executive Director of the Monogram Club at the University of Notre Dame, has been named an Associate Athletics Director for Administration at Auburn, Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Tuesday. In this newly created role, Ust’s purview will encompass a wide range of responsibilities that contribute to the efficiency and…

Anna Becker Named Assistant Equestrian Coach

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Georgia equestrian head coach Meghan Boenig has announced the hiring of Anna Becker as the new assistant equestrian coach.  Becker will be primarily responsible for coaching Georgia’s Equitation Over Fences squad as well as recruiting for the Hunt Seat discipline. “We are very excited to welcome Anna Becker to Georgia and back in the SEC,” Boenig said.  “She has the…

Swimming and Diving teams recognized as CSCAA Scholar All-America

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The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America has named Auburn’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams to its Scholar All-America list for the Spring 2018 semester. Auburn’s men’s team carried a cumulative 3.13 GPA while the women had a collective 3.36 GPA during the spring semester. This is the 12th consecutive semester Auburn’s women were recognized for…

Casey Mize Named District 3 Player of the Year, Consensus All-American

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The postseason accolades continued to pour in for Casey Mize, who was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) District 3 Player of the Year, a First Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the NCBWA and Perfect Game/Rawlings, and a Second Team All-American by D1 Baseball this week. The announcements come after Mize had already been…

J’Von McCormick signs with Auburn basketball

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J’Von McCormick, a 6-foot, 170-pound guard from Katy, Texas and Lee College has signed his national letter of intent to Auburn University, head coach Bruce Pearl announced Tuesday. McCormick, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game in 28 contests this past season as a sophomore for the Runnin’ Rebels….

Wells Padgett Captures Southwestern Amateur Crown

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Auburn rising sophomore Wells Padgett won the 103rd Southwestern Amateur with a birdie on the second playoff hole to defeat Arizona State’s Jino Sohn Saturday afternoon at The Desert Mountain Club. “I played really solid all week and didn’t make many mistakes,” Padgett said. “I wasn’t hitting it the best I could or putting it the best, but everything was…

Freshmen Pick Up Additional All-American Honors

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Auburn freshmen Tanner Burns, Edouard Julien, Steven Williams and Cody Greenhill have been named 2018 Perfect Game/Rawlings Freshman All-Americans. Burns, Julien and Williams were named to the first team, while Greenhill earned second-team recognition. The same four Tigers were also named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and Freshman All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball, marking the most freshmen honorees in program history…