Linda Spencer - Survivor: Africa
Linda Spencer on social media: None found
Seasons: 1 | Days: 12 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 0

Survivor: Africa (2001) - 13th place, 4th out.

  • Voted out in Episode 4, "The Young and Untrusted" (Day 12).

Linda Spencer - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S3: Africa 0.27 1.08 0.25 0 4 2 -0.13 0.00 - - - 0.12 0.27
Career 0.27 1.08 0.25 0 4 2 -0.13 0.00 - - - 0.12 0.27
Linda Spencer - Challenge record
  • S3 logo Africa challenges
    Safari Supper - Ep2 IC
    Rock n' Roll - Ep3 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (2-for-7; 2 sit-outs):

    • Africa Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Trail Blazer" - Helps push the cart, as does the rest of Samburu. With a surge at the end, Samburu wins.
    • Africa Ep. 2 RC: "Stairway to the Stars" - Sits out as Samburu wins again.
    • Africa Ep. 2 IC: "Safari Supper" - Drinks her first-round shot at the Damu Bar, then wins the tie-breaker. Samburu wins!
    • Africa Ep. 3 RC: "Rock 'n Roll" - Helps roll the boulder, but Samburu rolls off course repeatedly, loses.
    • Africa Ep. 3 IC: "Distress Signal" - Participates as Samburu makes extremely poor decisions, loses.
    • Africa Ep. 4 RC: "Caught in the Web" - Sits out (unshown, for some reason) of a Samburu win.
    • Africa Ep. 4 IC: "Movin' on Up" - Samburu loses.


    Individual challenge record (0-for-0):

    • Africa: None.


    Redemption/Exile Island duel record (0-for-0):

    • None.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 7
    Win%: 0.29
    Sat out: 2
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: --
    Mean% Finish: --
Linda Spencer - Tribal Council record
  • S3 logo Africa Tribal
    Ep3 Tribal Council
    Ep3 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (0/0)

    • Africa: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (0/2):

    • Africa: None.


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • Africa, Ep. 4: Four votes, from Kim P., Brandon, Lindsey, and Silas (voted out, 4-3).


    Jury votes made (0/0):

    • Africa: None.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 0
    Tribals: 2
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 0
    For winners: --
    Received: --
Linda Spencer - Pictures
  • S3 logo Africa image gallery
Linda Spencer - Interviews
  • S3 logo Africa interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • None?


    Post-game interviews

    • Liane Bonin at (11/8/01): "Linda, the latest castoff, talks to"
    • Beth Potier at the Harvard Gazette (1/24/02): "Meet Linda Spencer: Career counselor, mountain climber, Survivor survivor"
Linda Spencer - Bio
  • S3 logo Africa bio

    From her official CBS Survivor: Africa cast bio page:


    "Linda Spencer is currently an Assistant Director of Career Services at Harvard University, as well as a married mother of two children. Spencer was born and raised on welfare in Boston's inner city. She received a BA degree from Dartmouth College, an MEd from Tufts University and an MSW from Boston College. Previous occupations include corporate account executive, director of African Adventures at an overseas adventure travel company and clinical social worker


    In December 1999, Spencer was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent a thyroidectomy the following January. She received radioactive iodine treatments in May 2000, and is now completely cancer free. In September 2000, a mere eight months after being diagnosed with cancer, she successfully reached the summit of Mt. Rainier.


    The three adjectives Spencer uses to describe herself include adventurous, competitive and determined. She is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, American Alpine Club, Career Counselors Consortium, Blackpack and is a former member of the Coalition of 100 Black Women.


    Spencer's hobbies include mountain climbing, ice climbing, winter camping, international travel, spinning and yoga. She also enjoys in-line skating, and has completed a race from Athens to Atlanta, Georgia, covering 85 miles. She has traveled to over 28 countries on 4 continents, including two summers spent in rural African villages with no electricity or running water.


    Linda Spencer currently lives in Boston with her husband Jim and two children, Jared, 11 and Jenna, 9. Her birth date is January 1."