CHARLOTTE, NC -- JWU Cross Country Coach Peter Brown announced Yenilitza Roman as the newest member of the 2021 recruiting class. Originally from Moca, Puerto Rico, Roman relocated to Orlando, FL, where she attended Freedom High School. At Freedom she was named the Girls Cross Country Most Outstanding Runner in 2019. She was also a member of the Freedom High School track team.
"I chose JWU Charlotte because I think it can give me the necessary skills to prepare myself for life," said Roman.
Yenilitza is the daughter of Jessica Gonzalez and Felix Roman. She plans to major in Baking & Pastry.
"I am thrilled to add Yenilitza to our inaugural women's cross country team," commented Coach Brown. "She is a talented runner who has had success at the high school level. She will pursue her passion for baking while continuing her running pursuits here at JWU."