May 25, 2006
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn junior gymnast Nicole Barnett has been named to the first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A native of Chatsworth, Ga., Barnett holds a 4.00 GPA in biomedical sciences. Barnett's selection to the All-District IV Team places her on the ballot to earn Academic All-American honors, which will be announced on June 15.
During the 2006 season Barnett competed in all 14 meets for the Tigers on either beam or floor or both events. Barnett's average floor score of 9.752 ranked second on the team. Barnett's success in the classroom and in competition helped her become the first Auburn gymnast to be named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year. Barnett was also selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight year.