Forward Keely Froling announced on her Instagram page she has left the SMU women’s basketball team. She will to return home to Australia to continue her basketball career.
I have made the decision to leave SMU and continue my basketball career and schooling in Australia. I just want to thank everyone who has supported me over here these past two years. I leave Dallas on Monday so if I don’t get around to saying bye I’m sorry it was just a quick turnaround. I’m really excited for what’s ahead #staytuned
Froling, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, came to SMU from Australia in 2014 with her twin sister, Alicia. She averaged 3.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 21 games for SMU in 2015-16. She missed the first part of the season while recovering from an ACL injury. As a freshman, she averaged 5.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 28 games played.
Keely said in her Instagram post that she left Dallas on Monday. She has not given a reason for her departure.
The Froling family will maintain a strong presence at SMU. Alicia averaged 12.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game and was named to the all-conference third team. She was one of three American Conference players to average a double-double. Her 311 rebounds in 2015-16 set an SMU record.
The Froling sisters’ younger brother, four-star power forward Harry Froling, is verbally committed to play for SMU’s men’s basketball team starting in 2016-17.
SMU women’s basketball posted a 13-18 record in 2015-16, an improvement from a 7-23 season in 2014-15. Rhonda Rompola, who had been SMU’s head coach since 1991-92, retired from the position at the end of the season. SMU has not named a new head coach yet.