« DI Hockey 2012-13

Brett Beebe

School

Western Michigan

Position
Forward
Major
Film, Video & Media Studies
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2
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Classroom

Beebe holds a 3.03 GPA in Film, Video & Media studies and will be interning with WWMT Channel 3, a local CBS television affiliate.

Character

Beebe has been a consistent leader in the locker room and out on the ice. He provides energy on the ice and during practice. He is a very caring and driven young man.

Community

Beebe has been a fixture in the Kalamazoo community and in his home town of Redondo Beach, Calif.

His freshman year at WMU he was the coach of a local Special Olympics basketball team. During his sophomore year Brett’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He then founded the Long Hair Don’t Care foundation through the National Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of his mother. Currently through his own private fundraising he has personally raised over $25,000 dollars for the NBCF. He and several teammates and friends, 14 in total, grew their hair out to provide wigs for people affected by cancer. Brett’s outreach resulted in over 1,000 people attending his mother’s funeral, who passed away the summer of 2012.

The summer after his junior year he and three teammates spent over 50 hours renovating a home for underprivileged family in the Edison neighborhood of Kalamazoo, which is one of the poorest neighborhoods in West Michigan.

He has recently created Bronco Buddies Mentoring Program, which matches student-athletes with children from local elementary schools in the Edison neighborhood.

Beebe and senior captain Luke Witkowski and several other teammates are currently growing mustaches to help raise awareness for WMU assistant coach Rob Facca’s son, who is battling Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

Competition

Beebe appeared in a career-high 28 games last season, netting three goals and five assists for a career-high eight points. Beebe was a key piece in helping WMU win its second ever CCHA Tournament Championship and finishing in second place during the regular season. So far this season he has appeared in all four games and has netted one goal.