Northwestern will enter 2013 Big Ten Tournament as No. 5 seed, play at 11:30 a.m. CT Thursday, May 9, in opening round
2013: Started 47 games in the infield, 43 at second base and four at first ... Also had three pinch running appearances ... Big Ten All-Defensive team honoree at second base ... Finished the season on a four-game hitting streak and batted a team-best .478 over the final eight games of the year ... Crushed a two-run triple for her first-career hit in a 2-for-4 performance with three RBIs against Middle Tennessee State (2/15) ... Batted .556 (5-for-9) and compiled a .714 on-base percentage in five starts at the Easton Invitational (3/1-3/3) ... Walked, was hit by a pitch and scored against No. 24 Oregon State (3/1) ... Went 2-for-2 with a run and a walk versus No. 16 Stanford (3/2) ... Finished 1-for-2 with two hit by pitches, two steals and a run versus Cal Poly (3/2) ... In a weather-shortened two-game series at No. 25 Nebraska (3/22), reached base in four of her five plate appearances with a single, a walk and a two hit by pitches ... Went 1-for-3 with a steal and a run in a win over Minnesota (3/31) ... Had a season-best three hits in a 3-for-4 day with a double, an RBI and a run scored against Iowa (4/13) ... Went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run in an extra-inning win at Penn State (4/20) ... Tripled, scored and drove in a run in the series opener against Purdue (4/26) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run in the finale with the Boilermakers (4/28) ... Was 2-for-4 in a win at UIC (5/1) ... Went 2-for-2 with a double at No. 10 Michigan (5/4) ... Was 2-for-3 in both of NU's Big Ten Tournament games, first in the opening round against Indiana (5/9) before doing it again in the quarterfinals against eventual champion Wisconsin (5/10).
High School: 2011 Chicago Sun-Times Female Athlete of the Year and Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year ... Three-time All-South Suburban Conference selection ... 2009 All-SSC Red Division Player of the Year ... 2010 Chicago Tribune All-State and Chicago Sun-Times and Southtown Star All-Area ... Competed in the Chicago Tribune All-Star Game ... Compiled a 25-3 record with a 1.04 ERA, 176 strikeouts, a .516 batting average and 56 RBIs while leading Richards to an eighth-place finish in the state in 2011 with a 32-3 record ... High school coach is Julie Folliard, a member of the Illinois Coaches Association Hall of Fame ... Also competed as a prep in basketball (four letters) and volleyball (three letters) ... Three-time All-SSC and 2010 SSC Red Division Player of the Year in basketball ... 2010 All-SSC in volleyball ... Played club with the Oak Park Windmills from 2007-10 and with Gerry Quinn and the Illinois Chill from 2010-11 ... National Honor Society member ... Earned Honors with Distinction recognition.
Personal: Born Brianna Susanna LeBeau ... Daughter of Bruce and Susan LeBeau ... Sisters Amanda and Brittany matriculated to UW-Whitewater to play softball ... Has an older brother, Austin ... Attended the same high school as Dwayne Wade ... Plans to major in political science.