SMU freshman named Australian NCAA Defensive Player of the Year
Freshman invited to represent country after All-Conference season at SMU
Short Nets Career-High 17 Points In Final Game Of Career
Australian becomes first freshman to lead SMU in scoring since Janielle Dodds
Alicia Froling Scores Career-Best 27 Points In SMU Win
2014-15 (Freshman): American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team...Played in all 30 games with 28 starts, averaging 28.5 minutes...Led the Mustangs and ranked 16th in the American Athletic Conference with 11.5 points per game, scoring 346 during her first collegiate season...Became the first freshman to lead the Mustangs in scoring since Janielle Dodds in 2004-05...Scored a season-high 27 points at UCF (2/7), going 10-of-16 from the field...Also scored 21 points at Tulsa (1/28), and 20 points at Temple (12/30)...Scored at least 10 points 20 times...Posted five double-doubles, including back-to-back double-doubles against UCF (1/25) and at Tulsa (1/28)...Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds twice, against Texas A&M (12/9) and at Tulsa (1/28)...Averaged 7.2 rebounds per game, ranking ninth in The American...Set an SMU freshman-record with 54 blocks, second all-time in a season at SMU...Had four blocks in a game three times, against North Texas (12/3), against Texas A&M (12/9), and at Temple (12/30)...Also had 19 assists and 19 steals this season.
High School: Attended UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra, while competing at the Australian Institute of Sport...Also played for Queensland North, leading the team to a 2013 national championship in the U18 division...Represented Australia on the U17 team at the 2012 FIBA World Championships...Won a bronze medal as a member of the U19 Australia National Team at the 2013 FIBA World Championships.
Personal: Full name is Alicia Sue Froling... Born Jan. 31, 1996...Daughter of Shane and Jenny Froling...Both parents played basketball in Australian leagues...Twin sister Keely also plays basketball at SMU...Says there are a lot of adjustments to moving to Dallas, especially living in a different country...Listens to every type of music...Favorite foods are lamb roast and chocolate...Favorite color is blue...Has yet to declare a major.