Where are they now? Cougars' career points leader



Name: Brittany (Tabeling) Creutz

Age: 24

Hometown: Seymour

Current residence: Seymour

Occupation: Human resources assistant at Aisin USA Manufacturing Inc.

Family: Husband, Sven Creutz; daughter, Izabella Creutz; parents, Bob and Barbara Tabeling; siblings, Brandan, Bradley, Bobby and Bailey Tabeling

High school: Trinity Lutheran, 2008

Sports: Basketball, four years; volleyball, four years; softball, three years; tennis, one year

Athletics honors: Female Athlete of the Year, Trinity's Lutheran's all-time leading scorer in girls basketball and No. 2 on the Jackson County career scoring list with 1,593 points

College: University of Southern Indiana, three years

What drew you to sports?

“My parents.”

What is your favorite memory of high school sports?

“My teammates by far are the best memories I have with all my sports. We spent pretty much our whole high school together. We loved going to Springs Valley for tournaments. We would always get a hotel and just have a blast for the whole weekend.”

What was your biggest accomplishment?

Being Jackson County’s leading scorer until Seymour’s Amanda Moore took that title in 2012 with 1,687 points. “I actually had no idea I was even close to the record or even know what the record was. I just went out every game and gave it my all. I wasn’t even trying to accomplish this goal, which makes it that much more rewarding for me to know that my hard work and dedication really paid off.”

Are you still involved in sports today?

“I coach the St. Ambrose sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls volleyball team.”

Are your children involved in sports?

“Izabella is only 2, so she isn’t involved yet. But I hope that she will love sports just as much as I did.”

How did sports affect your life?

“The most important effect it had on my life is the relationship I have with my dad. He coached me growing up and in high school, as well. I couldn’t imagine sports without my dad being my coach and teaching me everything I know.”

What would you say to encourage kids to get involved in sports?

“Just work hard and give 100 percent no matter what sport you get involved in. Don’t ever compare yourself to your teammate standing next to you. Just be the best that you can be.”

Do you have any hobbies?

“I still play winter/summer volleyball and basketball, and being a mommy to Izabella is the best.”

Do you have a favorite team?

“Kentucky Wildcats.”

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