April 25, 2012
Gymnastics capped the second year of the Jeff Graba era in impressive fashion with many highlights and notable moments.
- Posted two of the top five overall team scores in program history with totals of 196.875 against Florida and 196.700 against Southern Utah.
- Sold out allotment of reserved seat season tickets for the first time in program history.
- Set Auburn Arena gymnastics attendance record at first home meet of season with over 4,508 fans and over 1,600 students.
- Promptly broke previous meet’s records the very next week with 7,299 fans and over 2,600 students in attendance for meet with rival Alabama.
- Auburn was featured in 2012 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship program for outstanding attendance figures in 2012.
- Ranked 13th during 2012 season, the highest regular season ranking for program since 2009.
- Auburn’s 2011 recruiting class was ranked in the top 10 by CollegeGymFans.com
- Auburn gymnasts tied or set more than 40 career-best scores and totaled more than 60 season bests.
- Three gymnasts were nominated for the NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships, one athlete was nominated for the Brad Davis SEC Community Postgraduate Scholarship, and 13-of-17 athletes werevnamed “Top Tigers”
- Auburn gymnastics’ team GPA increased for the fourth-straight semester.
- Program tied highest ever average attendance national ranking at fifth with an average attendance of 4,519, which includes meets on the weekend before and during Auburn’s spring break.
- Freshman gymnast Bri Guy was the first Auburn athlete to be named to the All-SEC Team since 2009.
- In just his second season on The Plains and as a head coach, Auburn head coach Jeff Graba was named the SEC’s Coach of the Year.
- Freshman Bri Guy (all-around) and senior Kylie Shields (vault) both qualified for nationals, mark the first time Auburn sent more than one gymnast to the NCAA championship meet since 2006.
- Bri Guy was named SEC Freshman of the Week on February 21. She was the first Auburn gymnast to receive an SEC weekly award since Allyson Sandusky in 2010, and the first to be named Freshman of the Week since Sandusky in 2009.
- Auburn was named one of its programs on the rise by CollegeGymFans.com, while Bri Guy was named one of the top floor competitors to watch nationally.
- Auburn gymnastics recorded the second-highest regional score in program history with its 196.100 performance in 2012. The mark ranked 12th nationally and would’ve been good enough to send the Tigers to nationals in two other regions.
- Laura Lane was named SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season. Lane’s award gives Auburn three consecutive award winners dating back to Krissy Voss in 2010.