Bodda Getta Daily Brew 4/24: Hey D.J. Play That Song

Read "With the Next Pick: DB D.J. James" for this Auburn Tiger's draft analysis

Good Morning, Auburn Family. "Just coming out, running out of the stadium and seeing the crowd, 88,000 people, that's probably my biggest moment." Auburn alum D.J. James said of earning his first start after two games. "It was an orange-out. Just seeing the whole crowd wearing orange. It's a memory that will be in the back of my head forever."

James amassed 22 starts in all. He finished with 75 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, and 21 passes defended in two seasons on the Plains. He earned Second-Team All-SEC honors following his junior season and has positioned himself to hear his name called in the NFL Draft this week. 

Read with the next pick: DB D.J. James for his draft analysis and grade.

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

🎾 Four Auburn women's tennis players received postseason SEC honors
⛳️ Women’s regional course revealed, and Men’s Golf lands third in round 1
🐅 And much, much more!


Auburn Access: The 2024 AUSPY Awards
Auburn Access takes you inside the Gogue Performing Arts Center for the 14th annual AUSPY Awards. WarEagle+ was on the orange carpet beforehand, and we caught up with all the winners for an exclusive interview.


🔼 Talk About a Four-Hand. Four Auburn women's tennis players have received postseason honors from the Southeastern Conference. Seniors Carolyn Ansari and Ariana Arseneault were named first-team All-SEC, while DJ Bennett and Angella Okutoyi were both named to the second-team.
Ansari has now been tabbed first-team all-conference three consecutive seasons, while Arseneault received the first-team honors for the second time in her career. Wednesday marked the initial second-team All-SEC selection for both Bennett and Okutoyi.

🔼 Field of Dreams, Golf-Style. The full 12-team field for the NCAA women's golf regional site was revealed on Wednesday. This marks the fourth time that the women's program has hosted an NCAA Regional and the third time a regional has been played at Auburn University Club. The Tigers will be a 2-seed in the regional, which will be played May 6-8.

In regional play, six 54-hole regional competitions will be played to determine the participants in the championship finals. The low five teams and the individual not on those teams will advance to the finals. Beginning in 2024, regional champion awards will be given to the team champions.

⛳️ For the full field of players, go ⇢ here. 🏌️‍♀️

🔼  On Par With High Expectations. No. 1 Auburn men's golf began its showing at the 2024 SEC Championship with a 6-under 274 on Wednesday. The Tigers hold strong at third heading into Thursday's round, trailing leader Vanderbilt by five strokes. The Tigers will need a top-eight placement following Friday's third round of stroke play to advance to match play.
Freshman Jackson Koivun led Auburn's round-one charge with an impressive 4-under 66. Koivun bogeyed just twice on the day and finished his round with three birdies and five pars over his final eight holes. He sits tied for second place individually.


Pre-Plains Jackson

Auburn golfer Jackson Koivun was a top recruit in his class before Auburn. What number recruit did Golf Channel have him tabbed as when he became eligible?

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Tigers Being Tigers. ICYMI! Auburn Baseball run-ruled the Rattlers. 🐍

Also, head over to X to check out some pics from the 2024 AUSPY Awards!


Thursday 4/25
⛳️ Men’s Golf @ SEC Championship (R2)

Friday 4/26
⛳️ Men’s Golf @ SEC Championship (R3)
🥎 Softball @ Ole Miss @ 5 p.m. CT SEC Network | Live Audio
⚾️ Baseball @ LSU @ 6:30 p.m. CT SEC Network+ | Live Audio

Saturday 4/27
⛳️ Men’s Golf @ SEC Championship (Quarterfinals)
⛳️ Men’s Golf @ SEC Championship (Semifinals)
👟 X-Country/Track @ LSU Invitational
🥎 Softball @ Ole Miss @ 3 p.m. CT | Live Audio
⚾️ Baseball @ LSU @ 6 p.m. CT SEC Network+ | Live Audio

Sunday 4/28
⛳️ Men’s Golf @ SEC Championship (Finals)
🥎 Softball @ Ole Miss @ 12 p.m. CT SEC Network | Live Audio
⚾️ Baseball @ LSU @ 1 p.m. CT SEC Network+ | Live Audio

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Answer: Auburn golfer Jackson Koivun was tabbed as the No. 3 recruit by Golf Channel and the No. 1 recruit in the class by the AJGA.

🐅 Have a great Thursday, y’all