Auburn, Ala. - Suni Lee has been a fan favorite for Tiger fans long before her arrival in Auburn.
When she brought home a gold medal from the 2020 (held in 2021) Olympics in Tokyo before her freshman season, she became one of the most well-known female athletes in the world.
From being a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, to leading Auburn to the Final Four, Suni has accomplished a lot in the last year and a half.
The news of her commitment to Team USA for the 2024 Olympics in Paris broke earlier today, which means that 2023 will be her last year competing with Auburn.
"Today I am sharing a decision that has weighed on me for a really long time," Lee said in a video she posted on Instagram. "As an athlete that has competed at the highest level, on the world's biggest stage, I've been fortunate enough to experience that once-in-a-lifetime feeling and the indescribable emotion when a gold medal is draped around your neck. But I don't want it to just be once in a lifetime."
In addition to her all-around gold medal at the 2020 Olympics, Lee was named 2021 Sports Illustrated Female Athlete of the Year, 2022 NCAA balance beam champion and all-around silver medalist and 2022 Women's Sports Foundation's Individual Sportswoman of the Year.
Auburn will get the 2022-23 season started with a preview meet at Neville Arena on Friday, December 16 at 7:00 P.M.