CBA Mourns Loss of Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Roma ’75
November 10, 2020
Christian Brothers Academy mourns the loss of alumnus, Hall of Fame inductee, and basketball legend Bob Roma ’75.
Roma made his mark on the hardwood as a student-athlete, leading the Colts to two state titles and a nationally-ranked undefeated season in 1972-73. He graduated from the Academy as the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in program history. Roma went on to play at Princeton University before being drafted by the NBA’s Kansas City Kings.
His CBA scoring mark stood for 40 years until Pat Andree ’16 topped his record, and Roma returned to CBA to personally congratulate Andree.
Roma was inducted into the CBA Hall of Fame in 2015 for his impact on CBA Basketball and his business career.
“I first met Bob when we entered CBA as freshmen in the fall of 1971. His easy-going personality enabled him to make friends effortlessly,” President Br. Frank Byrne ’75 said. “Bob was a proud alumnus of CBA, and it was a fitting tribute to have him inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.”