The Auburn University Horsemans Club (AUHC) has a new president who is looking to get the club more involved in on campus activities as well as give students the opportunity to assume leadership positions.The club has been around for many years, but is not known to many students. Hayley Dickinson, AUHC president, wants to change that.
Senior wide receiver Montez Billings will watch the first four games of the Tigers' 2009 season from the sidelines, because of an academic issue."This is unfortunate for Montez, but we've exhausted all avenues to get him on the field as soon as possible," said Senior Associate Athletic Director Rich McGlynn.
Athletic tickets will no longer be available on the Auburn TigerCard.The Auburn University Athletics Department has released the new Auburn Ignited card to students for security purposes and to promote spirit points.The Auburn Ignited Program has been on the Plains for three years and is used as a motivator to get students to attend as many sporting events as possible and to provide support for Auburn athletics.
Another summer has come and gone on the Plains.The first fall sport to begin competition is women's soccer.The defending SEC West champions started their 2009 campaign against in-state opponent Samford University last Sunday, Aug.
Auburn's senior defensive end Antonio Coleman was put on his fourth "watch list" Tuesday.He was one of 52 players named to the 2009 Bronko Nagurski Award pre-season Watch List by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.The Nagurski Award is given every year to the nation's outstanding defensive player and has been given since 1993 in memory of legendary Bronko Nagurski, an All-American lineman at Minnesota from 1927-1929 and a professional with the Chicago Bears in the 1930s.Once a player is on the list he may still be removed if he performs poorly either on or off the field.After the first four games of the season, the FWAA will revise the list and look for new submitted names from any schools.After one final revision of the list, the award will be given Dec.
A new year for Auburn students brings new beginnings for many people around campus, including those on the men's and women's cross country teams.With the addition of a new coach and three fresh faces on the women's team, the runners hope to keep building on the last few seasons' records."We were fifth in the NCAA last year, and we're looking to do the same type of damage this year," said Scott Novack, a redshirt senior on the men's team.The team prepares all year for their season in the fall."Three hundred sixty days of the year, basically," said junior Allison Smith.
Forget trick plays or a new formation, community service is the best kept secret of Auburn Univeristy athletics."Most teams do a lot of community service that no one hears about because that's not the focus of the program" said Latisha Durroh, Director of Community Relations and Spirit for Auburn University.
With the IAAF World Championships coming to an end, Auburn has once again delivered a great performance with Leevan Sands finishing fourth and Josanne Lucas moving into the finals.Ralph Spry, Auburn track and field coach, said the performance of Sands and Lucas came as no surprise."I know it's really tough, but we have high expectations and I know they can do it," Spry said.Sands, who finished third at last year's Olympics, came just four centimeters short of getting a medal.
The Auburn Tigers are preparing to take the field for the 2009 season, after finding some last minute improvements from their first scrimmage on Tuesday, Aug. 11."I thought it was a productive night," said coach Gene Chizik. "We did some really good things on both sides of the ball. Of course, we really will not know until we examine some film.
Coach Gene Chizik announced Chris Todd would be the starting quarterback come September after Thursday's practice.
Golfers from around the world converged on Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., for the 109th Amateur last week.The tournament combines aspects of stroke play with match play. Stroke play puts the individual up against the entire field, whereas match play is a bracketed style that puts golfers in head to head situations.
Thirty-three Auburn student-athletes were named to the 2009 SEC First Year Student-Athletes Academic Honor Roll.The awards were announced July 16 by the SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
Three Auburn football players were named to the SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC Coaches' Team on July 16.
On June 27, Lyndsey Jordan won the Collegiate Reining Championships at the 2009 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) after being chosen as one of the top 12 collegiate riders in the country.It was an exciting accomplishment for the Kentucky native as she represented Auburn with her win."It was challenging, but a lot of fun," said Jordan, a senior western rider and communications major.
Auburn's Cross Country team is training to build their endurance and work out the kinks, while other teammates are in Europe breaking records this summer."Cross country is a beast of its own because of the weather, the terrain and the certain pain of racing," said Scott Novack, a senior in chemical engineering.