What it Means to be a Brave
At Brebeuf Jesuit, athletic participation does not define the student, but excellence does define our athletics programs. With over 94% of the student body participating on at least one team during their time here, sports are ingrained in the four-year experience at Brebeuf Jesuit. In fact, over 41% of students participate as multi-sport athletes, showing that students are not forced to specialize in one sport but supported to experience multiple paths regardless of scheduling conflicts or time constraints.
Our teams encourage every interested student to be involved regardless of their experience level, but our championship records speak to the level of experience they gain during their time as teammates. Brebeuf Athletics takes it beyond the court, field or pool, pushing students to be involved on a deeper level through programs like SALT (Student Athletic Leadership Team) and by connecting sport to faith through annual team retreats. Athletes consistently push themselves and their teammates to levels of excellence, earning a total of three Braves the title of IHSAA Indiana Mental Attitude Award Winner in 2017-2018 alone.
Being a Brebeuf student-athlete is about more than playing a sport. It’s about being the best person you can be on and off the court.
Redefining the Multi-Sport Athlete
Brebeuf sophomore Caroline Potts has played soccer most of her life, but this year when the standout JV and varsity player decided she wanted to try cheerleading—in the same season—coaches and administrators banded together to create a schedule that allowed her to do both.
Asked about the mental preparedness it takes to play both football and basketball at the highest level of prep sports, senior Simon Banks, touching the Kairos charm on a chain around his neck, acknowledged the life-changing impact of the school-sponsored Kairos retreat he attended last spring.
In every high school in every community, sports—soccer, football, basketball and all the rest—are played by the same rules. But at Brebeuf, that’s where the similarity ends. Make no mistake, athletics at Brebeuf are different.
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