The IU women will play No. 2 Maryland in a Friday quarterfinal.
The Hoosiers ended their College World Series run Wednesday night with a loss to Oregon State.
The Hoosiers secured a share in the Big Ten Championship this weekend, but they still have several hurdles to overcome.
The Hoosiers fell to the Spartans on Saturday during Indiana University's homecoming game.
Delany made the comments during a donor lunch Wednesday on IU’s campus.