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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Circle City Conference

We are proud members of the Circle City Conference, which brings together like-minded schools from the Greater Indianapolis metro area to provide a framework for excellence in interscholastic athletic competition. The conference is made up of Brebeuf Jesuit, Bishop Chatard, Covenant Christian, Guerin Catholic, Heritage Christian and Roncalli.

In 2018-2019, we were named the #1 Circle City Conference school in all sports for both men’s and women’s sports.

SALT (Student Athletic Leadership Team)

SALT (the Student Athletic Leadership Team) is a student run organization that helps lead our student-athletes, sponsors and manages leadership training, the annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Games for Special Olympics, promotes sportsmanship and runs the 3v3 Basketball Tournament fundraising event. Students are nominated by their fellow athletes and coaches, go through peer interviews and are selected by their peers to join SALT.

Team Retreats

In collaboration with Campus Ministry and as a key part of the process of fulfilling an Athletic Department core value of Faith Development, each team participates in a spiritual retreat that is student-led with the intention of each student-athlete growing in her faith and enhancing the team experience. To end the retreat, the head coach addresses the group with an affirmation or reflection tied to the theme of the retreat.

Semira Killebrew Named 2017-2018 Gatorade Player of the Year

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2018 IHSAA Girls Track & Field 4×100 Meter Relay State Champion

Nakita Turner-Lee, Hanna Hearn, Brooklyn Chestnut, & Semira Killebrew

2017-2018 Mental Attitude Award Winners

Kat Modrall ’18

Dillon Howell ’18

Grace Roudebush ’18