Auburn Tigers women's gymnastics

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Auburn Tigers gymnastics
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
Founded1974
UniversityAuburn University
Head coachJeff Graba (6th[1] season)
ConferenceSEC
LocationAuburn, Alabama
Home arenaAuburn Arena (Capacity: 7,424)
NicknameTigers
ColorsBurnt Orange and Navy Blue[2]
         
Super Six appearances
1993, 2015, 2016
NCAA Regional championships
1991, 1993, 2003, 2015
NCAA Tournament appearances
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

The Auburn Tigers women's gymnastics team represents Auburn University in the sport of gymnastics. The team competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Tigers host their home meets at the Auburn Arena on the school's main Auburn campus.[3] The team is currently led by head coach Jeff Graba. In their four decades of history, the Tigers have made four appearances at the National Championships; making the Super Six twice.[4][5]

History[edit]

Auburn Gymnastics history dates back to the late 1890s but the Auburn Tigers gymnastics program wasn't founded until 1965[6] by Edwin Bengston; a kinesiology lecturer at the University and weightlifter.[7][8] After a successful few years of competition, the program was discontinued. In 1974, the program was reinstated by Bengston; Title IX providing the first form of financial aid of $150 to Jeanne Denoon-Amos.[9][10][11]

Roster[edit]

2018-19 Roster[12]
Name Height Year Hometown Club
Sydney Bassett 5-3 R-FR Montgomery, AL Prattville YMCA
Katie Becker 5-4 JR Boone, NC Everest
Samantha Cerio 5-0 SR Huntersville, NC KPAC
Sabrina Cheney 5-4 FR Port Orange, FL Orlando Metro
Gracie Day 5-4 JR San Antonio, TX Aerial Athletics
Emma Engler 5-3 SR Raleigh, NC Sonshine
Molly Frack 5-3 FR Nazareth, PA Parkettes
Jada Glenn 5-4 SO Aurora, CO Adrenaline Academy
Derrian Gobourne 5-4 FR Sarasota, FL Lakewood Ranch
Taylor Krippner 5-1 SR Cypress, TX World Champions
Abby Milliet 5-1 R-SR Denton, TX Denton Gymnastics Academy
Kendal Moss 5-4 JR Cornelius, NC Everest
A'Miracal Phillips 5-6 SR Enterprise, AL Alabama Elite
Allie Riddle 5-2 SO Mobile, AL Gulf Coast Gymnastics
Reid Schaefer 5-5 FR Latham, NY World Class Gymnastics
Mia Schlarbaum 4-11 FR Victor, NY Rochester Gymnastics
Skyler Sheppard 5-6 SR Plano, TX WOGA
Emma Slappey 5-2 JR Jacksonville, FL Starlight Gymnastics
Ashley Smith 5-0 SO Holly Springs, NC Sonshine
Meredith Sylvia 5-3 SO Macungie, PA Parkettes
Drew Watson 5-2 SO Tyler, TX Texas East
Sydney Wrighte 5-3 FR South Riding, VA Hill's Gymnastics
  • Head Coach: Jeff Graba
  • Assistant Coach: Kurt Hettinger
  • Assistant Coach: Ashley Johnston

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeff Graba Named Auburn Gymnastics Head Coach - Auburn University". Auburn University.
  2. ^ "About Auburn". 28 March 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Facilities - Auburn University". www.auburntigers.com.
  4. ^ "Gymn Forum: 1993 Women's NCAA Championships". www.gymn-forum.net.
  5. ^ "Auburn advances to Super Six at NCAA championships - Auburn University". Auburn University.
  6. ^ "2005 Gymnastics Media Guide.qxd" (PDF). Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  7. ^ Villager, Don Eddins / The Auburn. "Strong man".
  8. ^ "Thanks To Ed Bengston".
  9. ^ "2007 Gymnastics Media Guide.qxp" (PDF). Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ "The Tuscaloosa News - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.
  12. ^ "2019 Auburn Women's Gymnastics Roster". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved 6 August 2018.