Jake Weese | Sports Editor
The summer of Suni continues as she won her third Olympic medal on Sunday. The Saint Paul, Minnesota, native won the bronze medal in the uneven bars final with a score of 14.500.
The Charlotte Hornets drafted the Auburn forward during Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Hornets took Thor with the No. 37 overall pick in the second round.
The Atlanta Hawks drafted the Powder Springs, Georgia, native during Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Hawks took Cooper in the second round with the No. 48 overall pick.
Auburn began the day with an Olympian winning a medal and ended it the same way. Annie Lazor, who swam at Auburn from 2013-16, won bronze in the 200m breaststroke on Thursday.
Two Olympic events down, two medals for Sunisa Lee. This time, she was golden as the 18-year-old gymnast won gold in the individual all-around final on Thursday. Along with the gold, Lee and her teammates won silver in the team final on Tuesday.
Sunisa Lee and the other members of Team USA won silver in Tuesday’s team final with a score of 166.096. Russia won gold with a 169.528 and Great Britain took bronze with their 164.096.
Zach Apple, who swam at Auburn from 2015-18, won gold in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay as a member of Team USA. Apple served as the team’s anchor and swam his 100 meters in 46.69 seconds.
The Atlanta, Georgia, native is rated as the No. 28 running back in the class of 2022 and is the No. 27 player in the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
The annual preseason media poll following SEC Media Days was released on Friday, and expectations for Auburn are mixed.
Head coach Bryan Harsin revealed that Auburn has not reached the SEC's 80% vaccination threshold during a zoom interview with local media on Thursday.