Swimming & Diving: A total of 42 current and former Tigers were among more than 2,000 athletes that competed for 52 spots in the 2012 London Olympics at the U.S. Swimming Trials that runs from June 25-July 2 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha Neb. Former Auburn swimmer Eric Shanteau will represent the United States in his second Olympic Games after his runner-up finish in the 100-meter breaststroke final Tuesday night. Former Tiger Mark Gangloff missed a spot in the same final with a fifth place finish. Gangloff and Shanteau will both have a chance to compete in the 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday.
Track & Field: Ten current and former members of the Auburn track and field program began competition on Friday at the 2012 United States Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. at Hayward Field June 21-July 1. Sprinters Marcus Rowland and Keenan Brock saw their chance of an Olympic berth in the 100-meter sprint end on Sunday. Throwers Cory Martin and Eric Werskey also came up short in the shot put. Joanna Atkins recorded the sixth-fastest time and CeCe Williams missed the cut as Auburn’s action began on Friday with the women’s 400-meter sprint. Maya Pressley and alumni Reuben McCoy will compete Thursday.
Football: Freshman quarterback Zeke Pike was arrested Saturday night for public intoxication on South College St.
Men’s Golf: Junior golfer Blayne Barber was named a 2012 All-Nicklaus Team Honoree last Thursday, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced. Former Auburn golfer Roland Thatcher tied for fourth place at 12-under on Sunday at the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. Sophomore Michael Johnson won the 2012 Greystone Invitational on Sunday at the Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham.
Women’s Basketball: Ty Evans, former All-American at Wisconsin-Whitewater and 10-year coaching veteran, has been hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach.
Women’s Tennis: Auburn High School graduate and women’s tennis player Jamie Lee Hampton competed at Wimbledon and upset Daniela Hantuchova to advance to the second round of play.
Volleyball: The 2012 Auburn schedule has been announced. A total of 13 home matches and 11 contests against 2011 NCAA Tournament participants highlight the schedule.