Northwestern will enter 2013 Big Ten Tournament as No. 5 seed, play at 11:30 a.m. CT Thursday, May 9, in opening round
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.