2010-11 Season Outlook
Jehan Atoe (pronounced jeh-HAHN a-TOH-ee) is back after a strong freshman year and hopes to make even bigger contributions to the team as a sophomore. Atoe will be relied upon in the freestyle and backstroke events after strong showings at the 2010 Big 12 championships. Atoe competed in six different events as a freshman and looks to continue using her versatility to NU's advantage.
Atoe made an immediate impact on the Husker squad as a freshman. She set two of her personal best times at the 2010 Big 12 Championships in the 50-yard freestyle (24.35) and the 100-yard backstroke(58.49) which put her in fifth place on NU's season performance list. Atoe also notched eight top-five finishes on the year, four of them coming in the 100-yard backstroke.
Jehan Atoe was a part of the state champion and All-American 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay teams at Rock Canyon High School in Parker, Colo. She also finished second in the 200-yard backstroke and seventh in the 50-yard freestyle at the state meet. Rock Canyon also claimed the state team championship in 2009.
Jehan was born on April 2, 1991, in Vandenberg, Calif. She is the daughter of Laurie Atoe, and has one brother, Joshua. Jehan is a marketing major at Nebraska.