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Ali Patberg returning for fifth year with IU women’s basketball | Penn in transfer portal

Indiana senior guard Ali Patberg posted on her Instagram account Wednesday evening that she will return for another season, taking advantage of the NCAA rule not counting this season against athletes’ eligibility because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patberg posted a graphic of herself wearing an IU uniform and an IU towel hanging over her shoulder. Written over her were the words “Not Done Yet” in black with her signature in the middle.


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The caption below the graphic said “See you next season Hoosiers.”

Patberg finished third on Indiana’s roster with 14.0 points per game this season and averaged 3.9 rebounds. She was second on the team with 99 assists. She was one of four Indiana players to start all 27 games, leading the Hoosiers to a 21-6 season and the first run to the Elite Eight in program history. The Columbus, Ind., native and former Indiana Miss Basketball and McDonald’s All-American was named second-team All-Big Ten this season. In three seasons at Indiana, she has averaged 15.2 points per game and scored 1,309 points. Patberg originally enrolled at Notre Dame in 2015 and transferred to Indiana after two years. This will be her fifth season at IU and her seventh year in college.


Senior guard Jaelynn Penn announced on Wednesday she is leaving the program.  The Louisville product opted out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season in February and announced on her Instagram page she has put her name in the transfer portal.

Penn started 113 games during her time at Indiana and scored 1,319 points.  She was honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2019 and 2020.

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