AUBURN — Derrian Gobourne's career as an Auburn Tiger has come to an end. With her brother Derric watching, Gobourne showcased her skills one last time, beginning with a wave to the crowd before hitting three straight high-flying passes. The fifth-year senior and Auburn legend finished with a 9.9125 in the event, not enough to qualify for the medal stand.
Gobourn was Auburn's first-ever individual national champion when took the 2019 vault crown during her freshman season. After leading Auburn on its historic Final Four run last season, Gobourne qualified for the national championship as an individual when she scored a 9.925 in the Los Angeles regional.
She ends her career as a three-time SEC Specialist of the Year, a three-time WCGA All-American, a five-time All-SEC selection, a three-time All-NCAA selection, a national champion on vault and runner-up in two events last year (floor and bars). Those postseason accolades came in just three postseason runs after COVID-19 ended the 2020 season and kept Auburn out of the 2021 postseason.
Gobourne is also one of six gymnasts in program history to score a 10 when she stuck the highest score of her career in the 2022 meet with Florida. It was Auburn's first 10 on floor since 1993.
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