Indiana Women’s Basketball Ranked No. 16 In Associated Press Preseason Top 25
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana Women’s Basketball has secured its highest ever preseason ranking as it checked in at No. 16 in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 on Tuesday.
The Hoosiers are ranked in the preseason for the third time in program history, last appearing at No. 24 in 2019-20 and No. 23 in 2016-17. The Hoosiers spent all 20 weeks ranked in last season’s AP Top 25 poll and finished No. 20 in the final rankings.
IU is coming off its most successful season in program history where it finished with a program-record 24 wins, a program-record with 13 Big Ten wins and advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament before the season came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. They return four starters from last year’s campaign highlighted by guards Ali Patberg (15.6 ppg.) and Grace Berger (13.1 ppg.). Guard Jaelynn Penn and forward Aleksa Gulbe are back this season as well as All-Big Ten Freshman team honoree forward Mackenzie Holmes.
Head Coach Teri Moren, a Seymour, Ind. native, is in her seventh season at the helm of the program and holds a record of 124-74 leading the Cream and Crimson.
The 2020-21 NCAA women’s basketball season is slated to begin on November 25 with the Hoosiers still working out details for their final schedule. More information about the season will be made available when it’s ready on IUHoosiers.com.