BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University has named Spence Atkins (swimming and diving) and Gerdarius Troutman (basketball) student-athletes of the week for the week of Feb. 5.
Atkins won two races against rival FIU last Saturday at the FAU Aquatics Center in the final regular season meet of the season for the Owls. Her two wins extended her win streak to eight-straight event wins. She claimed first in the 1000 yard freestyle event with a time of 10:11.05 and won in the 400 yard IM with a time of 4:25.36.
Troutman had 13 points against Louisiana Tech last Thursday and followed that up with 15 points on Saturday versus Southern Miss. He shot 3-for-3 from beyond the arc on Saturday and was perfect from the free throw line, making all four attempts.
The FAU diving team will compete in the All Star Meet in Orlando this week. The men's swimming and diving team will travel to Athens, Georgia to compete in the CCSA Championship. That event will take place Feb. 14-17. The women's swimming and diving team will hit the road to Atlanta, Georgia to take part in the Conference USA Championship on Feb. 21-24.
The men's basketball team will take on Marshall (Feb. 8) and WKU (Feb. 10) on the road this week. They'll be back in Boca Raton on Feb. 17 against FIU.