Basketball players Alicia Froling, McKenzie Adams honored with AAC awards

The American Athletic Conference women’s basketball awards came out March 3, and SMU player McKenzie Adams was named as the AAC Newcomer of the Year, and Alicia Froling was named to the all-conference third team.

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Photo credit: SMU Women's Basketball

After transferring from Arkansas, Adams practiced with SMU last season before making her impact this season. Adams ranked 10th in the conference, averaging 13.6 points per game. Adams has score 395 points over the course of the season, including 46 3-pointers, which ranks 11th in the conference.

Throughout the season, Froling has proved to be a consistent, steady player for the Mustangs, averaging 12.4 points and 10.7 rebounds, making her one of three players in the AAC to average a double-double. She has 13 double-doubles on the season, and has scored 360 points, shooting 46.2 percent on the season. Additionally, Froling has set the SMU single season record for rebounds, with 311, ranking 10th in the NCAA.

SMU will play 10th seed UCF in the first round of the AAC Championship Friday at 6 P.M. ET on ESPN 3. If the Mustangs win, they will play 2nd seed USF Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.

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