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Derrian Gobourne during the gymnastics meet between the Auburn Tigers and NC State Wolfpack at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Friday, Jan 27, 2023. Taylor Sondgeroth/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn's Derrian Gobourne wraps up gymnastics career with 9.9125

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.

Derrian Gobourne Gymnastics v Arkansas Credit Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics' Derrian Gobourne ready for one last run at nationals

The first national champion in program history has one more chance to make history and become a two-time national champ when the nationals begin in Fort Worth Texas on Thursday.

Sunisa Lee during the gymnastics meet between the Auburn Tigers and Arkansas Razorbacks at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Friday, Jan 20, 2023. Alabama News
Suni Lee refocuses on 2024 Olympics after Auburn gymnastics career was cut short

Suni Lee revealed on Monday in a Twitter post that an issue with her kidneys was the "non-gymnastics related health issue" that kept her out for the final four meets of Auburn's season.

Derrian Gobourne during the gymnastics meet between the Auburn Tigers and NC State Wolfpack at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Friday, Jan 27, 2023. Taylor Sondgeroth/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics' Derrian Gobourne is going back to the NCAA Championship

The first national champion in Auburn gymnastics history is not done yet. Derrian Gobourne is getting one more chance on floor as the fifth-year senior advanced to NCAA national championship as an individual qualifier.

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Auburn's season ends after three falls on bars

The Tigers were the No. 12 team in the nation heading into the quad meet and kept pace with Utah after two events, but three falls on bars led to Auburn finishing fourth in the meet, scoring 195.9 and unseeded Washington advancing to Saturday’s Regional Final. 

Jeff Graba and Team during Auburn Gymnastics meet vs. Arkansas Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics prepares for showdown out West; Suni Lee still day-to-day

The Auburn Tigers have been here before, even if the circumstances are a little different.

Derrian Gobourne Gymnastics v Arkansas Credit Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics' Derrian Gobourne named SEC Specialist of the Year

Derrian Gobourne is the SEC Specialist of the Year for the third straight season.

Derrian Gobourne scores a 9.9 on bars at the SEC Championship (Elaina Eichorn/Auburn Athletics) Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics heads to LA for NCAA Regionals as No. 3 seed

No. 12 Auburn’s journey back to the Final Four will run through Los Angeles. The Tigers will be the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Gymnastics Los Angeles Regional, which will be hosted by UCLA and held from March 29 to April 1. 

Cassie Stevens wins a share of the vault title at the SEC Championship (Elaina Eichorn/Auburn Athletics) Alabama News
Stevens shines again as Auburn gymnastics wins Session I, finishes 5th at SEC Championship

Fresh off of being named the SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year, senior Cassie Stevens did not skip a beat during Session I of Saturday’s SEC Championship meet. Stevens took home the all-around title for Session I  with 9.9 or above in all four events, earning her seventh all-around score of 39.500 or above with a 39.650. 

Team photo. Credit: Auburn Athletics Alabama News
Auburn enters SEC Championship without Suni Lee; Senior class leads the way

Auburn has already made the trip to Duluth for the SEC Championships, and as the Tigers prepare for their afternoon class with three of the top eight SEC teams, they will be without Suni Lee. 

Mar 4, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; between Auburn and Florida at Neville Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Shannon/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics soars on senior night, scores 197.600

It was already going to be a big night for the No. 9 Auburn Tigers.

Cassie Stevens before her beam routine in meet between Auburn gymnastics and NC State. | credit Elaina Eichorn / Auburn Athletics Alabama News
No. 9 Auburn gymnastics rests Suni Lee and falls in Lexington to No. 12 Kentucky

What was already going to be a difficult meet became even stranger as severe weather forced what would have been another Top-15 Friday night heights matchup for the Auburn Tigers to be postponed to Saturday at 11 a.m. CST. Auburn head coach Jeff Graba had already planned on resting Sunisa Lee on some floor, but with the added delay, senior day coming up and the postseason right around the corner, Graba decided to rest Lee for the entire meet.

Derrian Gobourne on floor (Zach Bland / Auburn Athletics) Alabama News
Derrian Gobourne earns another accolade as Auburn gymnastics looks for solid score on the road

Derrian Gobourne has done it again. The fifth-year senior has earned another weekly accolade, being named SEC Specialist of the Week after scoring a 9.9 on vault and a pair of 9.95s on floor and bars during the Tigers' win over Georgia last week. 

Derrian Gobourne on floor during meet between the Auburn Tigers and NC State Wolfpack at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL on Friday, Jan 27, 2023. Taylor Sondgeroth/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn Gymnastics back on track, scores 197.550 at home

“This year’s team has a lot of scoring potential, as much as we did last year,” said Auburn head coach Jeff Graba. “It’s just a matter of settling down and believing in ourselves and getting to the point where we expect it to happen a certain way.”

Sophia Groth during Auburn's meet vs. LSU. (Zach Bland / Auburn Athletics) Alabama News
Sophia Groth, Tigers prepared to hit their stride at the right time

Even on a short week and following the lowest score of the season, the No. 7 Tigers are ready to turn the page at the right time, with three meets to go before the SEC Tournament in Duluth. 

Derrian Gobourne on floor Alabama News
No. 5 Auburn gymnastics rests stars Suni Lee and Derrian Gobourne, falls to No. 16 Missouri

With Derrian Gobourne not competing on floor, and Suni Lee competing in just two of four events, it was a rest night for the Auburn Tigers as they took on Missouri.

Cassie Stevens before her beam routine in meet between Auburn gymnastics and NC State. | credit Elaina Eichorn / Auburn Athletics Alabama News
Cassie Stevens continues to star in senior season on the Plains

On a team with an Olympian and the Queen of Auburn gymnastics and a season built around returning to the Final Four for the second appearance in program history, Cassie Stevens has become a star in her own right. 

Auburn Gymnastics vs. NC State on Friday, Jan 27, 2023. Taylor Sondgeroth/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Auburn sets high scores on bars and floor, takes down No. 9 LSU

Jungle Village was already populated with hundreds of people in tents set up yesterday, but there was still a packed house on hand to witness another Top-10 matchup for Auburn gymnastics. The No. 15 Tigers set a season-high on the floor and bars on the way to a 197.750 team score, defeating No. 9 LSU. 

Sunisa Lee in meet between Auburn Gymnastics and Alabama Gymnastics. Alabama News
Suni Lee wins another SEC Gymnast of the Week award; Auburn gymnastics now back in top 5

After another historic night in the career of Suni Lee, the sophomore gymnast was named SEC Gymnast of the Week for the third time this season. It was a great night for Lee and her team, with the Auburn legend scoring two more perfect 10s and Auburn securing a season-high score. The Tigers could not get the win over their rivals, but it was a good step for Lee and the team. 

Sunisa Lee during her floor routine against Arkansas January 20 2023 Alabama News
Suni Lee scores two 10s, but Auburn still falls in Iron Bowl of gymnastics

Suni Lee was brilliant again, scoring two more 10s and adding another chapter to her legacy with the No. 11 Tigers scoring a season-high 197.700, but it was not enough as the No. 11 Crimson Tide wrapped the night up with season-high team scores on beam and floor, ultimately taking the win in Tuscaloosa. 

Jan 28, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn gymnastics celebrates win over Alabama at Auburn Arena. Alabama News
With history on the line, Auburn Gymnastics remains focused on what comes next

When Jeff Graba arrived on the Plains, he wanted to rebuild the program in two ways: bring the crowds into the newly built Auburn Arena and take down Alabama. The Tigers have won three times at home but never on the road in Tuscaloosa.

Derrian Gobourne opens her floor routine against Arkansas January 20 2023 Credit Taylor Sondgeroth Auburn Athletics Small Alabama News
Auburn cruises in non-conference meet; Stevens wins all-around

With two major SEC meets looming, and Sunisa Lee not competing on the floor, No. 5 Auburn took care of business against No. 20 NC State. The Tigers surpassed 197 for the fourth time this year, defeating the Wolfpack 197.175-196.125. 

Sunisa Lee during her floor routine against Arkansas January 20 2023 Alabama News
Auburn Gymnastics not overlooking non-conference meet

Even with a non-conference week coming, and the Alabama and LSU meets on the horizon, No. 5 Auburn gymnastics is remaining focused on the task in front of it, as No. 20 NC State comes to town on Friday. 

Apr 16, 2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Sophia Groth Floor during NCAA Women's Gymnastics Final Four at Dickies Arena. Photographer: Elaina Eichorn/AU Athletics Alabama News
Business as usual for Tigers in gymnastics home opener

A Final Four banner was hung, Suni Lee won the all-around and Derrian Gobourne(along with her equally as exciting family) stole the show once again.

Auburn gymnast warms up at the meet vs. No. 2 Florida | Matthew Shannon/Auburn Athletics Alabama News
Auburn gymnastics scores 197.200 in tough road loss to No. 2 Gators

On the road once again, No. 5 Auburn gymnastics traveled to one of the toughest environments in all of college gymnastics, the Swamp. At the home of the No. 2 Gators, the Tigers led after the first rotation, but Florida pulled away behind three perfect 10s, winning the meet with a score of 197.825 to Auburn’s 197.200. 

Apr 16, 2022; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Sophia Groth Floor during NCAA Women's Gymnastics Final Four at Dickies Arena. Photographer: Elaina Eichorn/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn Gymnastics scores program record in season opener

The No. 5 Auburn gymnastics team picked up right where they left off during the inaugural Super 16 in Vegas. Scoring a 197.350 at a quad meet that featured No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Michigan and No. 10 UCLA, the Tigers finished in third place behind Oklahoma(197.925) and Michigan(197.400).