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Spence Atkins
Spence  Atkins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sarasota, Fla.

High School:
Riverview

Last College:
Tennessee

Height:
5-4

Event:
Distance Free, Butterfly

Birthdate:
07/21/1997

Major:
Communications

06/06/2017

On Deck: A Look at the 2017-18 Women’s Swimming & Diving Recruits

Head Coach Lara Preacco and the Owls welcome 17 talented young women to the team

Previous School

  • Spent a season at the University of Tennessee under Tyler Fenwick
  • Named to the SEC All-Freshman team after placing in the top 16 at SEC Championships in both the 1650 freestyle and 200 butterfly

High School

  • Attended Riverview High School and swam for Brent Arckey
  • Named the 2016 HT Preps Florida Swimmer of the Year
  • Named the 2014 USA Swimming Florida Swimmer of the Year
  • High School State Champion and state record holder
  • Named High School “Star Swimmer”

Personal

  • Majoring in communications
  • Born in Knoxville, Tenn. and raised in Sarasota, Fla.
  • Daughter of Tillie Patterson and John Letoourneau and sister Shealyn swims for FAU
  • Mother Tillie swam for Tennessee and grandfather Reid Patterson swam for UGA and was a U.S. Olympian
  • Favorite athlete is Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky
  • Enjoys watching HGTV and eating Chipotle
  • Most people don’t know that she is a twin
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