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Leticia Romero

School

Florida State University

Position
Point Guard
Major
International Affairs

Classroom

Leticia Romero is an international affairs major who boasts a 3.293 cumulative GPA. Romero is coming off a junior season in which she was recognized for being on the All-ACC Academic Team as well as on the All-ACC Academic Honor Roll for her proficiency in the classroom. Despite having to learn the English language when she first came to the United States in 2013, she has adjusted seamlessly to the academic rigors of a prestigious American university.

Character

After participating in the highest level of basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Romero has evolved into a floor leader for the Seminoles. She is one of four active seniors on the team, but she was also named a tri-captain and will be looked at for on-the-court leadership as the team’s point guard. Romero is an unselfish player who looks to get others involved. While it will be asked of her to be even more assertive offensively this season, she will continue to try and get her teammates involved and play the selfless brand of basketball to which she is accustomed.

Community

Romero has become a fixture in the Tallahassee community, often appearing with her teammates for several different events. She has gone to elementary schools to read to children, participated in race events that promote exercise and appeared at promotional events in downtown Tallahassee. In her 2.5 years in Tallahassee, Romero has become a recognizable figure not just for her play on the court but for her generosity away from it.

Competition

Leticia Romero earned a silver medal with Spain at this summer’s 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She is a two-time honorable mention All-American who is looking to become the first three-time All-American at Florida State. Romero’s career numbers include averaging 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists, nearly making her part of an exclusive 11/5/5 group in college basketball. She is a career 44.8 percent shooter from beyond the arc and an 80.3 percent free throw shooter. The Las Palmas, Spain, native has also proven to be a big-time player. In FSU’s Top 7 RPI wins last year, she averaged 16.3 points, shot 53.1 percent and went 50 percent from beyond the arc. The Spanish performer was a huge reason for FSU making the NCAA Elite Eight two seasons ago when her mid-season debut jump-started the Seminoles to a successful second half to the year.