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    Tatiana Athayde     
     
      Tatiana Athayde
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

High School:
ICAV-Rio de Janeiro

Height:
5-7

Position:
Fly

Birthdate:
10/10/1982

Club:
Vasco Dagama (Coach: Luiz Antonio)

COLELLA ON ATHAYDE

"Tatiana is committed to having her best season ever as she finishes up her career here at Tennessee. As far as I can see she has demonstrated that level of commitment this Fall and has shown a real sense of maturity in her approach to training. I believe this will be her best season yet and really finish up with some great performance in the sprint free and butterfly events."

ATHAYDE'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

AT TENNESSEE:

COLLEGIATE BEST TIMES
50y freestyle:24.56
100y freestyle:53.96
100y butterfly:57.56
200y butterfly:2:15.99
2003-04: Established a collegiate best time in the 200y butterfly with a time of 2:15.99 in the season-opening victory over SEC rival Kentucky...Turned in six top-ten finishes on the year, including a season best fourth-place showing in the 100y butterfly in the 173-130 dual-meet road victory over Arkansas...Member of the second-fastest 200y medley relay squad on the year...The group clocked a time second-place time of 1:44.00 in the dual meet against reining national champion Auburn.

2002-03: Member of the then school record-breaking 200y medley relay squad of Jacque Fessel, Courtney Naparlo and Abbi Terveer...The foursome swam a sixth-place 1:42.96 at the SEC Championships in Auburn, Ala...Booked three collegiate best times in preliminary events at the league meet...Clocked a 24.56 in the 50y freestyle, a 53.96 in the 100y freestyle and a 57.56 in the 100y butterfly...Captured her first event title in the 50y freestyle with a 24.81 at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Ga.

ATHAYDE'S PERSONAL FILE

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from ICAV-Rio de Janeiro in 2000...Did not compete in high school because they did not have a team.

AMATEUR/INTERNATIONAL: Competed at the Brazil National Championships in the 50m and 100m butterfly...Swam the 50m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Regional meet.

PERSONAL: Pursuing a degree in geology with a minor in international business...Born Tatiana Braganca Athayde on Oct. 10, 1982, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...Daughter of Expedito and Rosangela Athayde...Has one sister, Carolina, 18...Lists her sister as the athlete she models herself after...Her highest ambition in sports is to qualify for the NCAA Championships and earn a spot on the Brazil National Team roster.

ABOUT LADY VOL SWIMMING AND DIVING

"Being a Lady Vol is a dream that became true. I am so thankful to the athletic department for the support and attention. The University of Tennessee has became my home, my teammates show that the difference of culture and thoughts do not change the way they love me and that they are not only teammates but sisters that are with me for the good and bad moments."

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