Bodda Getta Daily Brew 7/2: Ooh La Lee

Auburn's Suni Lee punched her ticket to the Paris Olympic Games for USA Gymnastics

Good Morning, Auburn Family. Auburn Tiger Sunisa Lee punched her ticket to the Paris Olympic Games after finishing second in the all-around at the USA Gymnastics Olympic Trials Sunday night. 

Lee finished second in the all-around with an 111.675 behind Simone Biles. Jordan Chiles, Jade Carey and Hezley Rivera were also named to the national team. 

The defending Olympic gold medalist competed for the Tigers for two seasons, winning an NCAA title on beam and an SEC title on bars in 2022 and finishing as a 10-time All-American. 

“After all the adversity that Suni has been through, it’s just so exciting and relieving to see her achieve her dream of going back to the Olympics,” Auburn head coach Jeff Graba said.

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

🎤 Talking Tigers Podcast with Retired Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess Jr.
🥎 Softball adds two talented transfers
🐅 And much, much more!


In honor of Independence Day, we revisit the Talking Tigers Podcast with Retired Lt. General Ron Burgess.
Ron Burgess spent his senior year of high school in Opelika. When it came time for college, he made the short trip to Auburn University on an ROTC scholarship. He spent his first career in the Army, working primarily in intelligence. Burgess’s travels took him and his family across the world. Before he retired as a lieutenant general, he briefed President Bush and President Obama daily.

He returned to Auburn University and retired as the Chief Operating Officer for Presidents Gogue, Leath, and Roberts. The amazing career of Retired Lt. General Ron Burgess is featured in this Talking Tigers Podcast.


🔼 Revving Up the Roster. A pair of talented student-athletes are poised to join Auburn softball for the 2025 season as co-head coaches Chris Malveaux and Kate Malveaux announced the signing of transfers SJ Geurin and Ma’Nia Womack on Monday.

Geurin, a left-handed pitcher, competed at Oklahoma and was part of the Sooners’ 2023 and 2024 national championship seasons. Womack, a utility athlete, brings Southeastern Conference experience after competing at Ole Miss last season.

⇢ For more on these talented new additions, go here. 🥎

🔼 Paris is Always a Good Idea. Former Auburn men’s tennis standout Tim Puetz has earned a spot on the German Olympic Team for men’s tennis doubles in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This will be Puetz's second appearance at the Olympics, as he also represented Germany in the same event in Tokyo in 2021. 

At Auburn, Puetz was a two-time ITA Doubles All-American in 2009 and 2010 and an ITA Singles All-American in 2010. He was also a three-time All-SEC selection during his time on the Plains. Puetz ranks third in career combined victories (182) and career doubles victories (89) in program history. He also finished his career with 93 singles victories, the fourth most all-time in Auburn history.

⇢ Go here to find out who his doubles partner will be and more. 🎾

🔼 Mounds of Talent. 13.1 scoreless IP between these two former Tigers—Davis Daniel and Casey Mize—last week.

🔼 A Peak at Pettiford. Catch a preview of new Auburn hoops recruit Tahaad Pettiford putting in the work here.


That's So Medal 🤟🏼

Auburn alum + All-American Jabari Smith is one of 15 athletes on the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team to train with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team preparing for the Olympic Games in Paris. Smith is one of how many from Auburn to do so?

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Answer: Jabari Smith is one of 11 former Auburn players to play for Team USA next to Charles Barkley, Frank Ford, Adam Harrington, Walker Kessler, John Mengelt, Chris Morris, Isaac Okoro, Chuck Person and Wesley Person.

🐅 Happy Holiday Week, y’all 🇺🇸