June 9, 2014
CANBERRA, Australia (SMU) - SMU women's basketball signee Alicia Froling has been invited to participate in camp with the Jayco Opals, the Australian national team which will compete in the upcoming 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.
Rated as the top recruit in Australia, Froling earned a bronze medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships, and also represented her country, along with twin sister and SMU signee Keely at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championships.
Alicia scored 16.1 points with 13.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game to lead U18 Queensland team to its first national championship in 2013. The camp begins June 15, and will have 20 participants, including five professional women's basketball players.
Australia is slated to play its first game of the tournament against Cuba in Istanbul, Turkey. Australia won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, losing to the United States in the semifinals before beating Russia in the medal round.