Dingle, Padilla, pick up First-Team All-Ivy honors

The sophomore on the men’s basketball team and junior on the women’s basketball team both led the Ivy League in scoring.

Left, Dingle drives to the basket during an away game. Right, Padilla drives to the basket at home against Duke.
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Sophomore Jordan Dingle of the men’s basketball team and junior Kayla Padilla of the women’s basketball team have been selected First-Team All-Ivy, the conference recently announced.

A guard from Valley Stream, New York, Dingle is a unanimous awardee and only the 13th sophomore in school history to earn First-Team All-Ivy accolades.

His 20.9 points per game were tops in the conference. He is just the fifth player in school history to average 20 points per game and the first in 44 years, since Keven McDonald in 1977-78.

In 23 of 26 games in which he played, Dingle scored in double figures, and he scored 30 or more points six times.

Dingle also ranked second in the Ivy League in free throw percentage (.810) and third in three-point field goals per game (2.5). Among his teammates, he ranked first in minutes per game (31.9), second in assists (62), and third in steals (21).

Padilla, a guard from Torrance, California, earned her second consecutive First-Team All-Ivy honor; she was also a First-Team selection in 2019-20 and the 2019-20 Ivy League Rookie of the Year. (Dingle, too, was the 2019-20 Ivy League Rookie of the Year.)

Her 18.5 points per game ranked No. 1 in the conference. She also ranked first in minutes per game (37.6), first in free throw percentage (.789), first in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0), second in three-point field goals per game (2.8), third in assists per game (4.2), and third in three-point field goal percentage (.368).

Against Memphis on Nov. 27, she scored a career-high 36 points in Penn’s 73-68 overtime loss and drained a school-record nine three-pointers.