The Hoosiers made the Penn State defense work and used an aggressive third inning to take the lead and move on in the tournament.
Toni Polk is a second team All-Big Ten honoree, while Chelsea Bisi picked up a spot on the All-Big Ten freshman team
The No. 10 seed will face off with No. 7-seeded Indiana, which is hosting the tournament, on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The Nittany Lions missed out on the 12-team tournament last year after finishing 13th in the conference with a 5-18 conference record.
Penn State softball fell in the first two games of its rain-impacted series against Indiana, but managed to earn a win on senior day at Beard Field thanks to a three-hit effort from freshman pitcher Bailey Parshall.
Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and defender Ali Krieger were named to the team’s 23-player World Cup roster trying to defend its title in France this June.
"I only got this experience because I was able to take a chance and move beyond my comfort zone. That's part of life. It's time to move on to the next step and put new memories in the camera roll."