The Selkirk Ballarat Rush are thrilled to announce the signing of Alicia Froling who will join the team for NBL1 2020.

Froling brings a wealth of experience having represented Australia at both Under-17 and Under-19 level as well as earlier this year at the World Uni Games coming home with a Gold Medal.

Froling was super excited to sign with Ballarat and play in the new Ballarat Sports Events Centre.

“Super excited! I’m looking forward to getting to Ballarat and being able to play in the brand new stadium with some great coaches” Froling said.

Froling has played for Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas from 2014 to 2019 before returning to Australia and signing with the Bendigo Spirit in the WNBL. Froling is yet to play in the NBL1 and will be a great addition to the amount of talent in the league.

“It will be my first NBL1 season and I’m ready to compete against some of the best players in Australia and hopefully play for a championship.” Froling said.

Froling played her juniors for Townville Basketball before receiving a scholarship with the Centre of Excellence at the Australia Institute of Sport and is excited about the move to Ballarat.

“I’m looking forward to living in Ballarat as I’ve heard some great things about the city and the people there. I’m also looking forward to working with Director of Coaching Brendan Joyce, who coached me whilst I was at the Centre of Excellence in 2014 and who I know can help me take my game to another level.” Froling ended with.

 

Director of Coaching Brendan Joyce very positive about the signing.

“We are really pleased and excited to have signed Alicia to our Selkirk Ballarat Rush program.

Alicia comes from a great pedigree with her mum Jenny playing WNBL and dad Shane playing NBL.” Joyce Said

“She had a great college career breaking scoring and rebounding records at SMU plus has been an Australian junior with the potential to be a future Opal. Signing her also provides and strengthens the link of support for the women’s Bendigo WNBL team in our region as she will play with Spirit in season 2020/21” Joyce ended with

Froling will join the Selkirk Ballarat Rush Roster after the recent announcements of Chanise Jenkins, Kristy Rinaldi, Claire Constable and Taylah Wynne for NBL1 2020.