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Auburn Logo 1997 Men's NCAA Champions

Auburn's men won its first NCAA Championship at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. in 1997. Led by four senior All-Americans and three Olympians, The Tigers left no doubt to the rest of the field who was number one. Brett Hawke made an impression in his first NCAA meet, setting the Auburn record for the 50 free at 19.16 en route to winning in the individual title. Auburn's strength throughout the week was its relay, taking gold in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays as well as the 200 and 400 medley relays.


1996-97 Season / 5-0 Overall / 2-0 SEC
Date Score Location
11/01/96 W Auburn 145, Florida Atlantic 127 Auburn, Ala.
11/22/96 W Husker Shootout Lincoln, Neb.
11/25/96 W Auburn 72, American 38 Washington, D.C.
1/10/97 W Auburn 161, Alabama 124 Tuscaloosa, Ala.
02/19-22/97 1st SEC Championships (918.5 pts.) Athens, Ga.
3/7/97 W Auburn 145, South Carolina 93 Auburn, Ala.
03/27-29/97 1st NCAA Championships (496.5 pts.) Minneapolis, Minn.
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