|Hometown:||Las Palmas, Spain|
|High School:||I.E.S. Joaquin Artiles|
UPDATED MARCH 30, 2017
LETICIA ROMERO CAREER STATS
• 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist for Spain, joining teammate Leonor Rodriguez as the first two Olympic representatives for Florida State Women’s Basketball.
• The ACC’s all-time leader in 3-point field goal percentage (47.7 percent).
• The first three-time All-American in FSU history (2015, 2016, 2017).
• Top 20 all-time in the ACC in free throw percentage (83.7 percent – 12th) and assists per game (4.5 – tied for 19th).
• In just 2 ½ seasons, Romero ranks in the Top 10 in school history in 3-point field goal percentage (1st - 47.7 percent), free throw percentage (1st - 83.7 percent), assists (tied for fourth – 388) and 3-point field goals made (10th – 112).
• Shot 50 percent or better (based on a minimum of five attempts) in 42 of her 87 games played with Florida State.
• Had a positive assist/turnover ratio in 52 of her 87 games played with Florida State.
• Shot nearly 50 percent (48 percent – 153-of-319) in 32 games against AP Top 25 opponents.
Senior Season: Watch List for Wooden Award and Naismith and Wade trophies…Paradise Jam MVP…Women’s Basketball’s first returning Olympic medalist since 1988…One of 10 Senior CLASS Award finalists…Wooden Award Midseason Top 25…Naismith Top 30…All-ACC First Team (B/R panel…All-ACC Second Team (coaches)…All-ACC Academic Team…WBCA All-Region honoree…Stockton Regional All-Tournament Team...AP All-American...Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American...WBCA All-American...Sue Galkantas Offensive Player of the Year Award.
Junior Season: 2016 WBCA Honorable Mention All-American…WBCA All-Region honoree…Matthew Schmauch Leadership Award winner…All-ACC Academic Team…2016 USBWA National Player of the Year Watch List...2016 Naismith Trophy Watch List...John R. Wooden Preseason Top 30...2015-16 Preseason All-ACC Team.
Sophomore Season: Sue Galkantas Offensive Player of the Year...Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American...All-ACC Second Team (Blue Ribbon Panel and ACC Coaches)...ACC All-Tournament Second Team...NCAA Greensboro Regional All-Tournament Team.
Senior Season at Florida State (2016-17):
Totaled 16 points, six rebounds and six assists in NCAA Elite Eight game vs. South Carolina (3/27/17) …Big performance vs. Oregon State in the NCAA Sweet 16: 18 points (8-of-12), five rebounds and three assists (3/25/17)…Totaled 14 points and six rebounds in 77-55 NCAA Second Round win vs. Missouri (3/19/17)…Produced 12 points and three steals in NCAA First Round win over Western Illinois (3/17/17)…Scored team-best 14 points along with six rebounds and five assists vs. Miami in ACC Tournament (3/3/17)…Scored 14 points in three periods of play at Notre Dame (2/26/17)…Drilled four 3-point field goals and totaled seven boards vs. Pittsburgh (2/23/17)…Scored seven points and added six assists in a win vs. Clemson (2/18/17)…Recorded 12 points, including game-tying 3-pointer with one second left in regulation, vs. Texas (2/13/17)…Dished out seven assists in 85-53 win at Boston College (2/2/17)…In win over Virginia Tech recorded 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists (1/22/17)…Totaled 12 points, season-high eight assists and four boards vs. Syracuse (1/19/17)…Recorded 11 points, four rebounds and three assists vs. No. 9 Louisville (1/12/17)…Totaled 14 points in 90-77 win at UNC (1/5/17)…Led FSU with 20 points (7-of-17) and four triples vs. NC State (1/2/17)…Scored 19 points (7-of-11) with six assists at No. 11 Miami (12/29/16)…Career-best five 3-point field goals made in 83-40 win at Mercer (12/21/16)…Torched UNF with 22 points (9-of-11), five boards and four triples (12/19/16) …Seven points, five rebounds, six assists and three blocks at UAB (12/10/16)…Registered her fourth career 20-point game, totaling 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. No. 23 Florida (12/8/16)…In win over Western Carolina she had 16 points, two rebounds, three assists and four steals in 21 minutes [12/04/16]…Totaled 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in win over Michigan [11/26/16]…Scored 25 points against Gonzaga for a new career high (11/25/16)…Had 17 points (7-of-7) and five rebounds against Winthrop [11/24/16]…In her first start of the season she scored 13 points and four rebounds against James Madison (11/20/16)…Made her season debut in third game against Jacksonville, tallying nine points and six assists (11/17/16)…Missed the first two games due to injury.
Junior Season at Florida State (2015-16):
Shouldered a bit more of the scoring load as a junior, emerging as one of three double-figure scorers with 11.6 points per game…One of the most accurate shooters from 3-point range in the country, shooting 44.7 percent (38-of-85) from beyond the arc…Her 3-point field goal percentage is the third-highest mark in program history and the best by a Seminole since Courtney Ward shot a school-record 50 percent (37-of-74) in 2008-09…Finished second behind only Brittany Brown averaging 31 minutes per game…Also averaged 4.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game…Was second on the Seminoles shooting 83.3 percent (50-of-60) from the free throw line…Based on a minimum of 50 attempts, Romero’s free-throw percentage is the third-highest in program history…Fourth in the ACC in assists, second in 3-point field goal percentage and tied for ninth in assist/turnover ratio (1.3)…Had 17 games in double-figure scoring and 15 games where she shot 50 percent or better…Proved to be at her best in FSU’s biggest games…In FSU’s Top 7 RPI wins this season (Texas A&M, Miami twice, NC State, Duke, Rutgers and Temple), Romero averaged 16.3 points,3.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, shot 53.1 percent (43-of-81) and 50 percent (8-of-16) from 3-point range…In FSU’s two last critical regular-season games at NC State and Miami, she was 4-of-5 from the field, 5-of-6 from the free throw line, 1-of-1 from 3-point range and had no turnovers in the final five minutes…Recorded 16 points, six rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes at Florida (11/16/15)...Returned from an injury that cost her three games to put up four points and four assists in a win over LIU-Brooklyn (11/27/15)...Added 10 points and recorded 10 assists for her fourth career double-double at FSU against Sam Houston State (11/28/15)...Was assertive on offense with 18 points (11 in first period) on 8-of-13 shooting vs. Rutgers (12/3/15)...Notched 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting in a 75-47 win over Temple (12/6/15)...Nearly had her second triple-double at FSU with 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists vs. Mercer (12/15/15)...Flirted with another triple-double against Murray State, posting nine points, nine assists and seven boards (12/19/15)...Strong all-around game vs. Jacksonville with 18 points (7-of-9), including four 3-pointers, eight assists and five boards (12/28/15)...Went 6-for-10 for 14 points along with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. Boston College (1/7/16).. Scored four points and recorded seven rebounds against Georgia Tech (1/10/16). ..Had 12 points (5-of-11), four rebounds, three assists and two steals at Clemson (1/14/16)...Tied season high with 18 points at Pitt along with seven rebounds and six assists (1/17/16)...Big performance at No. 16 Miami with season-high 19 points (6-of-10), six assists and three steals (1/24/16)...Tied her career high with five steals in a 96-55 win at Wake Forest (1/28/16)...15 points, eight rebounds and five assists vs. UNC (2/14/16)...Came up huge in 56-52 win over NC State with 15 points, including tie-breaking 3-pointer with just over a minute left (2/25/16)...Career-high 24 points (8-of-14) and sealed the game with free throws down the stretch in 70-67 win over No. 17 Miami (2/28)…Scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting in FSU’s ACC Tournament quarterfinal vs. Miami (3/4)…Added 17 points (5-of-10), seven rebounds and four assists in NCAA First Round win vs. Middle Tennessee (3/19/16)…Scored 17 points (6-of-10) along with six assists in an NCAA Second Round win at Texas A&M (3/21/16).
Sophomore Season at Florida State (2014-15):
Made an enormous difference in Florida State’s NCAA Elite Eight season after earning immediate eligibility by the NCAA on Dec. 23, 2014…Made her FSU debut against Jacksonville on Dec. 29, 2014… Recorded nine or more assists three times in conference play (no other ACC guard did that more than once)…Joined Notre Dame’s Lindsay Allen as the two players who were in the Top 10 in FG % (50.4) and assists (5.4) in ACC play…Showcased a strong 1.4 assist/turnover ratio…Shot 50 percent or better in 16 of her 24 games played…Shot 45 percent (18-of-40) from 3-point range…Finished eighth in the ACC in field goal percentage (50.4 percent), second in assists (5.4) and tied for fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.5) - for ACC games only…Achieved several feats when she recorded her triple-double against Boston College…She became the second Seminole ever to record a triple-double, the 24th in ACC history, the 13th in ACC history to do it in conference play, eighth player nationally in 2014-15 to do it in conference play and the fifth FSU basketball player (men’s and women’s) to record a triple-double…Averaged 11 points, 5.3 rebounds, shot 54.1 percent (99-of-183) and shot 45 percent (18-of-40) from long distance…Went 48-of-62 (77.4 percent) from the free throw line…In ACC play she still shot over 50 percent (50.4 percent) and made 44.8 percent of her 3-point field goals…Had six points (3-of-4), six rebounds and six assists in FSU debut vs. Jacksonville (12/29/14)…Posted 15 points (6-of-9), three 3’s, three rebounds and three assists at No. 4/4 Notre Dame (1/2/15)…Had nine points (3-of-6), five rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes at Clemson (1/8/15)…Recorded 16 points (6-of-10) with seven rebounds and four assists against No. 13/12 Duke (1/11/15)…Had 19 points (8-of-12) with seven rebounds and three assists against Pitt (1/15/15)…Posted nine points (2-of-4) with five assists and five rebounds against No. 4/4 Louisville (1/22/15)…Career-high nine assists and nine points (4-of-7) against Wake Forest (1/25/15)…Had eight assists and five rebounds at Georgia Tech (1/30/15)…Had six assists and five rebounds to go along with four points vs. Syracuse (2/2/15)…Recorded 12 points (5-of-6), five assists and five rebounds vs. Miami (2/8/15)…Game-high seven assists at North Carolina (2/12/15)…Registered nine assists for the second time in a victory at Virginia (2/15/15)…Achieved the second triple-double in FSU Women’s Hoops History at Boston College, scoring 19 points (7-of-11) with 11 rebounds, 11 assists and no turnovers…Had 11 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. NC State (2/26/15)…Career-high 12 rebounds along with 12 points and six assists at Miami (3/1/15)…Had 11 points, six rebounds and two assists vs. Virginia Tech (3/6/15)…Had nine points, four rebounds and six assists vs. Louisville (3/7/15)…Registered 13 points (4-of-6) in ACC Championship vs. Notre Dame (3/8/15)…Had 14 points (5-of-6), eight rebounds and 10 assists vs. Alabama State (3/21/15)…Had 11 points (5-of-9), seven boards and six assists vs. FGCU (3/23/15)…FSU career high 21 points with 10 made field goals and four steals vs. Arizona State (3/27/15)…Led the Noles with 13 points and four assists against South Carolina in the NCAA Elite Eight (3/29/15).
Freshman Season at Kansas State (2013-14):
Multi-talented transfer who spent her freshman season as a do-it-all player for Kansas State...Averaged 14.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, five assists and shot nearly 40 percent from 3-point range (39.2 percent) in her first year in 2013-14...Unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team as a freshman and earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Second Team...Led Kansas State in games played (30), minutes per game (32.6), field goals made (145), 3-point field goals made (38), 3-point field goal percentage (39.2 percent), free throws made (99), rebounds per game, total assists, steals (57) and points per game...Became the first player in Kansas State history to win Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors four times...Was the only freshman at the NCAA Division I level to record 400 or more points, 100 or more rebounds, 100 or more assists and 50 steals... Against Florida State’s NCAA First Round opponent Iowa State, she recorded a career-high 27 points on 8-of-15 shooting on Jan. 18, 2014.
International Playing Experience:
Joined former Seminole Leonor Rodriguez in becoming the first two Seminoles to play in the Summer Olympic Games...Averaged 5.8 points off the bench to help Spain win its first Olympic medal ever, earning the silver in Rio...Had her breakthrough moment against China, scoring 16 points (6-of-6) in just 14 minutes...Named MVP of the FIBA U20 European Tournament in 2015 when she led Spain to a 66-47 win over France...Averaged 12.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, four assists and shot 41.1 percent (39-of-95) from the floor...In the championship game against France she scored 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal...Played in her second stint with the Spanish Women’s National Team in the EuroBasket 2015, helping Spain to a bronze medal…As a reserve guard, she averaged 10.4 minutes in the EuroBasket 2015…Former FSU sharp-shooter Leo Rodriguez, who played from 2009-13, is from the same area as Romero...Current FSU assistant coach Brooke Wyckoff and former player Chelsea Davis (2009-13) have also played professionally in Las Palmas...Made the Spanish Women's National Team in the fall 2014 and helped them to a runner-up finish to the United States at the FIBA World Championship in Turkey...Earned a spot on the 2014 U20 Championship All-Tournament Team after ranking in the Top 10 among all players in average assists (2nd with 4.7), steals (6th with 1.9) and field goals made (7th with 5.2)...Attained double figures in seven of her nine games played for Spain, including a 19-point, eight-assist game versus Italy in the semifinals...MVP of U18 European Tournament in 2013 when she led her squad to the European title in Croatia...Averaged 13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.7 steals while scoring in double figures in six of the nine games of the tournament...International experience also includes stints at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships in Ukraine...While her Spanish U19 team finished fourth, Romero was once again one of the tournament's most multi-faceted performers averaging 12.1 points, shooting nearly 50 percent from the floor, 4.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals...Named to the 2012 U17 World Championships All-Tournament Team in Amsterdam when she averaged 13.3 points, 4.7 boards, 3.4 assists and two steals...Selected to the U16 All-Tournament Team in 2011.
Personal: Born May 28, 1995...Daughter of Domingo Jose’ Romero and Isabel Gonzalez...Majoring in international affairs...Favorite movie is Love Story...Likes listening to Maroon 5...career goal is to create a business and travel around the world...John Legend’s “All of Me” is often played on her iPod...enjoys watching Top Chef...Wears jersey No. 10 because it is her favorite number and she made her Spanish Women’s League debut on 10/10/10 and played 10 minutes...one of her superstitions before a game is always sitting in the same spot in the film room...favorite home-cooked meal is paella...has a brother who plays soccer in Spain...Her style of dress is spontaneous.
Points: 25, vs. Gonzaga -- 11/25/16
Rebounds: 12, at Miami -- 3/1/15
Assists: 11, -- at Boston College 2/22/15
Steals: 5, 2x
Blocks: 3, at UAB - 12/10/16
FG made: 10, 2x
FG attempts: 23, vs. South Carolina -- 3/27/17
3FG Made: 5, at Mercer -- 12/21/16
3FG attempts: 7, 3x
FT Made: 6, 6x
FT Attempted: 10, Louisville -- 1/22/15