Indiana Women’s Basketball In At No. 15 In USA Today/WBCA Coaches Preseason Poll
ATLANTA – Indiana Women’s Basketball will begin the 2020-21 season ranked in both major polls, coming in at No. 15 in the preseason USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll on Thursday.
This marks the first time in program history the Hoosiers have started off the season ranked in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll. They earned votes in the preseason poll in 2019-20 and entered the top 25 rankings on week 2 and held a ranking for the rest of the season. Indiana earned a No. 16 ranking in the 2020-21 Associated Press preseason top 25.
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 preseason All-Big Ten 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.
The Hoosiers were picked to win the Big Ten in a vote by both the league coaches and media.
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.