Ali Patberg of the Indiana women’s basketball program has been granted a sixth year of eligibility according to the university. She now has two years of remaining eligibility to play in collegiate basketball. Patberg, a Columbus, Ind. native, originally signed with Notre Dame. She missed her freshman season due to injury and played in 22 games as a sophomore in South Bend.
Ali Patberg was named the 2015 Indiana Miss Basketball. In high school, Ali Patberg had a combined record of 99-9, coached by Pat McKee. She averaged 18.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.6 steals per game at Columbus North High School. Ali Patberg helped lead a Columbus North team to win the 4A State Title in 2014-2015.
After sitting out a year due to transfer rules, Ali Patberg was a key component in filling in for the Hoosiers that loss star seniors Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill. Averaging a team high of 35.5 minutes per game, Patberg started in all 31 games that she played in last season, tallying 15.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per contest.
Among a talented incoming freshmen class, the Hoosiers are bringing in five-star Jorie Allen who was named the 2019 Indiana Miss Basketball. Ali Patberg and Jorie Allen represent only the second and third Miss Indiana Basketball winners in program history. There is unquestionable optimism surrounding the women’s program, considering the Hoosiers will now have two of the three program Indiana Miss Basketball winners on the floor at the same time for a potential of two seasons.
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