Romero Earns Civil Engineering Degree

Degree is the Second Bachelor's for Former Tiger Catcher

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
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Romero Earns Civil Engineering Degree

BATON ROUGE, La. – Former LSU catcher Jordan Romero earned a degree in civil engineering during commencement ceremonies held Friday in Tiger Stadium.

The civil engineering degree is the second bachelor’s degree for Romero, a product of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. He received a degree in August 2017 in interdisciplinary studies with minors in business administration, geology, and geographic information systems.

Romero played two seasons at LSU-Eunice before transferring to LSU prior to the 2016 season. In 88 games as a catcher/DH (57 starts) during his two-season LSU career (2016-17), he batted .270 (65-for-241) with 12 doubles, 10 homers, 53 RBI and 35 runs.

Romero was named second-team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association in 2016, when he batted .297 (43-for-145) with nine doubles, nine homers, 41 RBI and 24 runs. He finished second in homers and RBI on the 2016 LSU squad, which played host to an NCAA Super Regional.

LSU coach Paul Mainieri‘s commitment to academic achievement has been illustrated by the Tigers’ performance in the classroom, as 98 LSU baseball players have earned their degrees during his coaching tenure.

Twenty-five of the graduates were players who signed professional contracts before completing their college eligibility and returned to LSU to finish their degree requirements.

Mainieri has coached 133 players who have completed their collegiate eligibility at LSU, and 132 of those players have earned a degree and/or played professional baseball. In addition, LSU players have received SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition on 141 occasions over the past 14 seasons.