One of the things Kehlsie Crone learned in her first year at university is that the grass isn’t always greener.
The former Vanier basketball standout will transfer from NCAA Division I Weber State in Utah to the University of Regina Cougars in the fall. Crone will have to red shirt for a season because of the transfer, but is excited to be coming home to play basketball.
“I’m excited. It’s just another new change,” said Crone who won two Hoopla titles with the Spirits. “You have to find the right fit. Weber wasn’t the right fit and that’s why I’m coming home and playing for the U of R.”
Crone said she knew by February that her time at Weber State was only going to last a year.
Crone averaged 7.2 minutes of floor time per game as Weber State’s youngest player this past season. The five-foot-nine guard appeared in 18 games.
Once she decided to leave Weber State, there was really only one place she had considered going.
The Cougars will host the CIS women’s national championships in her first season of eligibility in 2013. They will host again a year later. The Cougars, a recent national title contender, are happy to welcome her to in the fold.
“Kehlsie had a year in the NCAA, which means by the time we get her on the floor she'll be two full years out of high school and a very experienced second-year player,” said Cougars head coach Dave Taylor. “She has the ability to play both guard positions, which gives us added flexibility. Kehlsie was a proven scorer at high school and we expect her to be able to contribute immediately when she's eligible next fall.”