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Auburn University’s most decorated Olympian, Kirsty Coventry, returns to the Plains as a commencement speaker for 2024 spring graduates. Coventry helped lead Auburn’s swim team to three NCAA championships, competed in five Olympic games and won seven Olympic medals representing her home country of Zimbabwe.

In this special edition of "In the Halls of Spidle," Coventry sits down before a live audience with Human Sciences Director of Communications and External Relations Kim Hendrix for a conversation during a welcome reception held in honor of Coventry and her family. From the impact of her Auburn experience to the state of college athletics today and advice on following a dream, Coventry candidly offers insight into her remarkable life.