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Indiana softball superstar Taryn Kern enters transfer portal


Indiana softball freshman infielder Taryn Kern entered the transfer portal Monday, according to a report from Justin McLeod of Extra Inning Softball

Kern, who batted second in Indiana’s batting order for the majority of the year, led the team in nearly every offensive category. The freshman was atop the conference in several statistics as well, receiving Big Ten Freshman and Player of the Year awards. 

The California native had a .404 batting average along with 23 home runs, 68 runs batted in, 68 runs scored and 45 walks. 

Kern broke multiple Indiana single-season records held by former gold-medal Olympian Michelle Venturella and was named to multiple All-American teams. Kern was one of three finalists for the Division I National Freshman of the Year award. 

Kern is the first member of Team 50 to enter the portal and has three years of eligibility remaining. 

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