Penn announces intention to transfer from Indiana

Via Stefan Krajisnik of the Indianapolis Star

Indiana women’s basketball senior guard Jaelynn Penn has decided to transfer for her final season of eligibility, per her Instagram page.

Penn averaged 11 points, four rebounds and two assists in her IU career and finished with 1,319 career points, good for 16th all-time.

This season, Penn opted-out in February after dealing with an ankle injury. She was also coming off an offseason plantar fasciitis surgery that she had been battling throughout most of her time at Indiana.

Penn mentioned by name various coaches and staffers that were or still are at Indiana during her career.

“I have made great friendships and relationships over my time at Indiana, most importantly with my teammates,” Penn said in the post. “I am proud to have been alongside so many of you as we helped rewrite the IU record books. Nothing will ever replace those memories and something I will always cherish.”

Penn was a starter all four seasons she played, including her freshman season (2017-18) that saw Indiana win its first WNIT title.

Penn, along with fellow freshman Bendu Yeaney who transferred to Arizona last year, remained a key piece in Indiana turning its program around from WNIT success to NCAA tournament appearances as Ali Patberg and Brenna Wise joined.

Along with those inside the program, Penn also thanked the fans.

“The Hoosier Nation fan base is like no other, and I’ve really felt the love over my last three seasons,” Penn said. “Y’all are a passionate bunch who make Bloomington a great place to call home. I will always have a special place in my heart for you.

Penn says she will pursue a graduate degree after finishing her undergraduate at Indiana in psychology.


  1. Jaelynn Penn played through a LOT of pain, and was the only IU player for several years who relished a pressure filled shot at the end of close games. And she made her fair share of them.
    A very good defender and a very nice person.
    Personally hate to see her go, but I wish her well in her future endeavors.

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