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Equestrian headed to championship

The Auburn equestrian team's scheduled March 28 meet against Tennessee-Martin was cancelled because of expected severe weather.This was the Tigers' final home meet of the season, and it will not be made up.The team is 6-4 on the season going into the Southern Equestrian Championships this weekend."I actually feel very, very good about how we're going to be able to perform in the postseason," said equestrian head coach Greg Williams.Auburn's equestrian team started its 2008-2009 season strongly, remaining the top-ranked team and undefeated in its first four matches.The Tigers' first loss came in its Feb.

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Women swim to lowest finish since 1999

The Auburn women's swimming and diving team took sixth place at the 2009 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend.The competition was hosted by Texas A&M.The Tigers accumulated a 281.5 point total, significantly trailing championship winner California (411.5), Georgia (400.5), Arizona (389), Stanford (312.5) and Texas (307).The sixth-place finish was the lowest for Auburn since placing 11th in the 1999 NCAA Championships.

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Tigers take 4 straight wins from Brown

It took extra innings, but the Tigers managed to put away Brown for the last time in the bottom of the 11th.Auburn freshman Case McElroy knocked in the game-winning run with a line drive to center field."There was a lot of tension in that last at bat," McElroy said.

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Bonner, Fortner nab top SEC honor for women's basketball

The Auburn women's basketball team, regular season SEC champions, celebrated three more accomplishments before heading into last weekend's SEC Tournament, where Vanderbilt topped them in the finals.Coach Nell Fortner was named SEC coach of the year, DeWanna Bonner was named SEC player of the year and Whitney Boddie was named to the first team All-SEC, all announced March 3."That is such a team award and I am just surrounded by an outstanding staff and this team has worked so hard this year and bought into everything that we were wanting to accomplish and how to accomplish it," Fortner said, in an article on the official Web site of Auburn Athletics.

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Divers prep for NCAAs

Auburn University's divers will compete at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., this weekend.Head diving coach Jeff Shaffer has been working with the divers to prepare them for the competition and hopes they can keep their focus on what is important."The athletes' goal is to compete against themselves." Shaffer said.