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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 ten Class A state-sanctioned sports: volleyball, cross country, softball, golf, basketball, bowling, soccer, track, tennis and swimming and diving. Within all ten sports we have a total of 22 teams. More than 40% of Marian girls participate in one or more of the athletic teams. 

Head Coaches

Head Basketball Coach:
Peter Cunningham

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:
Amy Sibbernsen McLeay ’00

Head Cross Country Coach:
Roger Wright

Head Softball Coach:
Chad Perkins

Head Track Coach:
Greg Golka

2020-2021 Athletic Physicals

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSAA (Nebraska Schools Activities Association) has modified the requirements for athletic physicals for the 2020-2021 school year. In previous years, ALL students participating in any practices and/or competitions were required to have an annual physical dated after May 1. For next school year and next school year ONLY, any returning students that have a physical on file with the Marian athletic department are not required to submit a new physical. The 2019-2020 physical form will fulfill the requirement. Students who have a physical on file still need to sign and submit the consent form found below.

However, ALL new students (freshmen and transfer students) or those that did not have a physical on file last year, will be required to submit a new physical and parental consent form to the athletic department dated after May 1, 2020, before they are allowed to participate in any required tryouts, practices, or competitions.

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

Below is a link with the 2020-21 Marian physical and parental consent form and a link to those students that have physicals on file with the athletic department from the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Printable forms: Physical and consent form.

NSAA COVID consent form

List of students with physicals on file from 2019-2020. COVID consent form needed.

List of students cleared for participation – all forms on file.


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