Bodda Getta Daily Brew 6/5: Fair to Mostly Awesome

Senior tight end Rivaldo Fairweather reflects on his transition into football and time at Auburn

Good Morning, Auburn Family. If you had asked senior tight end Rivaldo Fairweather in high school where he thought he would be in four years, he would have said playing basketball and preparing for the NBA. Now, in his second year as a student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference, Fairweather is looking to seal his name in the Auburn record book … for football. 

Fairweather, who won the Pat Sullivan Award as the 2023 outstanding player on offense, wants to build off last season. He totaled six touchdown catches for the Tigers, including scores in SEC wins over Arkansas and Vanderbilt and the game-winning touchdown at California.

Read “On the Plains With Rivaldo Fairweather” for more on him finding his home at Auburn after Florida International University, what he’s learned from Coach Freeze and his planned graduation in December.

What else can you find mixed into today’s Brew?

⛳️ Men’s Golf coach Nick Clinard named National Coach of the Year
⚾️ Senior Mason Maners named to Academic All-District Baseball Team
🐅 And much, much more!


2024 Men's Golf National Champions Celebration at Toomers Corner
Watch as the Auburn Family welcomes the 2024 Men's Golf National Champions home to Auburn with a celebration at Toomers Corner.


🔼 InClined to Like This. After leading the Auburn Tigers to one of the most dominant seasons in the history of collegiate golf, men's golf head coach Nick Clinard was named the winner of the 2024 Dave Williams Division I National Coach of the Year Award.
Over the course of the 2023-24 season, Clinard's players set a new program record with 10 tournament wins, double the amount of wins from the previous record. Auburn won seven straight to finish the year, including the SEC Championship, a regional championship and the NCAA Championship. The Tigers are the first SEC team to capture all three major postseason event titles since 2014.
Go here for more outstanding stats, the many awards won by Clinard’s team members and the other accolades he’s earned as the men’s golf coach.

🔼 Relaying Important News. Auburn Track & Field is set for the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon, today through Saturday (June 5-8).

The Tigers have nine men and six women competing in 13 individual events and one relay at the top collegiate meet in the country. The men will compete today and Friday, while the women's events will take place Thursday and Saturday. Michael May will kick off the action today with the decathlon 100m at 2:30 p.m. CT. Running events will start at 6:32 p.m. CT with the quartet of Makanakaishe Charamba, Kanyinsola Ajayi, Dario Matau and Azeem Fahmi in the 4x100m relay.

🔼 Minding Maners. Senior outfielder Mason Maners was named to the 2024 Academic All-District Baseball Team by the College Sports Communicators. The recognition is bestowed on the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the diamond and in the classroom.
Maners, who spent his first three years of college at Jacksonville State, graduated with his bachelor's degree in psychology in May. He had a 3.50 overall GPA and was named to the Dean's List.
On the field, he hit .296 in 46 games in his lone season on The Plains. Maners ranked tied for third on the team with 40 runs and added nine doubles, three triples, seven homers and 17 RBI. He was also 7-for-7 in stolen bases.

🔼 Progress and Perfection. Ten of Auburn Athletics' 19 teams posted perfect 1,000 Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores for the 2022-23 scoring period. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship.
Auburn teams earning single-year APRs of 1,000 were baseball, men's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, women's golf, softball, soccer, women's tennis, volleyball and equestrian.
Five Auburn teams earned Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards for posting 1,000 APR scores in each of the past four years: men's cross country, women's golf, soccer, women's tennis and volleyball.
Men's basketball earned a 1,000 APR score for the sixth consecutive year.


'Tis Better to Receive

Auburn’s Rivaldo Fairweather set a tight end receiving record in 2023. How many catches did he have?

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Wednesday, June 5 - Saturday, June 8
👟 XC/Track @ NCAA Outdoor Championships

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Answer: Rivaldo Fairweather’s 38 catches in 2023 set an Auburn tight end receiving record.

🐅 Have a great Wednesday, y’all