Bree Roman has joined the 24-hour flood of recruits committing to Auburn and given her pledge to join the women’s team.
Roman, who swims for the famed Baylor School in Tennessee, is primarily a sprint breaststroker. She’s the second breaststroker in this Auburn class, joining Brooke Malone, who committed over the weekend.
Roman was the lone underclassmen on the Baylor School’s Tennessee State Championship 200 medley relay, where she split 28.92, and was also part of the Baylor School’s winning 200 free relay (23.16 split) and the individual State Champion in the 100 breast (1:03.44).
Roman is a Jamaican who transferred to the Baylor School prior to her junior year, meaning that she’s still relatively raw in yards. Jamaica has a great tradition of producing breaststrokers, specifically Alia Atkinson, who was 4th at the 2012 Olympics in the 100.
Roman placed 3rd at the 2013 CARIFTA (Caribbean) Championships in the 200 breaststroke, and was a 1:18 in prelims of the 100 breast before scratching finals.
Roman has a lot of upside, and year two in the Baylor School program will tell a lot about what her future could be for Auburn.