Marian’s Athletic Program is an integral component of the student athlete’s overall experience at Marian. While the immediate objective of the athletic competition is to win, our challenge as educators and coaches is to prepare students for winning and losing gracefully with the full understanding of the broader purpose of sports: which is to develop a balanced Christian woman. The values of teamwork, leadership, work ethic, respect, accountability, perseverance and self-control are among the many Christian values the Athletic Department staff strives to instill in Marian’s students athletes.

The opportunities for personal growth and achievement are abundant in the athletic arena. The athletic department goal is not only to provide a wide variety of athletic experiences but also to help each young woman and each team to have opportunities to reach a high level of success defined by progress and winning.

Membership on an athletic team is a privilege and not a right; high standards are set for the Marian athlete. Student athletes will be given the opportunities to develop their self management and leadership skills, self esteem, cooperation and team work, personal values, coping skills, sportsmanship and physical fitness while being instructed and motivated to strive for excellence in sport. Through cooperation and teamwork, an athlete learns that weakness is compensated by strength and that success is sometimes achieved only after experiencing failure.

Marian’s athletic program consists of eleven Class A state-sanctioned sports: volleyball, cross country, softball, golf, basketball, bowling, soccer, track, tennis, swimming and diving, and wrestling. Within all eleven sports we have a total of 24 teams. More than 40% of Marian girls participate in one or more of the athletic teams.

Head Coaches

Head Basketball Coach:
Tom Tvrdy

Head Golf Coach:
Robert Davis

Head Swimming & Diving Coach:
B.J. Christiansen

Head Bowling Coach:
Chris Dziadus

Head Soccer Coach:
Teresa Virgillito DeGeorge ’92

Head Tennis Coach:
Trish Faust

Head Volleyball Coach:
Jake Moore

Head Cross Country Coach:
Roger Wright

Head Softball Coach:
Chad Perkins

Head Track Coach:
Greg Golka

Head Wrestling Coach:
Lauren Barefoot

2023-2024 Athletic Physicals

If your daughter intends to participate on any athletic teams at Marian, a new, yearly physical is required by the NSAA (Nebraska Schools Activities Association). In order to be valid for the 2022-2023 school year, this physical must be dated AFTER May 1, 2023. This is required of ALL students that wish to participate in any athletics for the 2023-2024 school year.

You must complete the parental consent and signatures on the Marian form, even if you have a different form from your physician.

Click here to verify that your physical and consent forms have been received. 

Contact Head Athletic Trainer Melissa Brusnahan at 402-934-1204 with any questions.

Athletic Wall of Fame

Marian has an Athletic Wall of Fame for our high achieving student-athletes who have walked our halls. Please see below for qualifications:

  • Golf: Earn a top fifteen medal at State
  • Cross Country: Earn a top fifteen medal at State
  • Swimming: Place in the top 8 in any event at State
  • Track: Place in the top 8 in any event at State
  • Tennis: Place in the top 4 in any category at State
  • Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer: Make the Omaha World-Herald Class A All-State Team