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The Auburn University Soil Judging Team won the 2014 Southeastern Regional Soil Judging Contest hosted by Clemson University Oct. 5-9. The team will now compete for the national championship in the 2015 National Collegiate Soils Contest in the spring. The top finishing universities are: 1. Auburn University, 2. West Virginia University, 3. North Carolina State, 4. Va Tech, 5. University of Tennessee, and 6. University of Georgia.  The top soil judgers for Auburn were Kristen Pegues, third overall out of 76 competitors; Joe Taylor, fourth; Jenna Platt, sixth; and Danielle Tadych, ninth. Bryan Trammell, Abigail Johnston and Grace Lowery also made significant contributions.​ The team is coached by professor Joey Shaw, assistant coach Lauren James and assistant coach Cassi Savage.