Thomas A. Brady, MD Comeback Scholarship Award

The Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists, is seeking nominations for the 14th Annual Thomas A. Brady, MD Comeback Award. This award is unique because it honors both male and female student-athletes at the collegiate and high school level from Indiana who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury, and returned and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sport(s). Recipients of this award will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Our Board of Directors is asking athletic directors, coaches and athletic trainers to nominate one male and one female student-athlete who satisfies the criteria set forth in this form. The board will select four student-athletes, one male and one female from the universities and colleges, and one male and one female from the high schools in Indiana as the Thomas A. Brady, MD Comeback Award winners.

Comeback Nomination Form

Nomination Guidelines

1.  Each university, college or high school may nominate one male and one female student-athlete that satisfy the criteria.
2.  You may include two letters of recommendation.
3.  Nominations forms will not be accepted if accompanied by any supplemental materials, i.e. photographs, newspaper articles, videotape or DVD’s.
4.  All nominees must satisfy the criteria.
5.  The winners will be informed at least one month prior to the awards dinner to be held on May 10, 2019.

Nominations must be submitted by February 20, 2019 either online or to:

Doug Thornton, Executive Director
Methodist Sports Medicine Research & Education Foundation
201 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46268  

Nomination Criteria

- Nominee must have overcome adversity or injury that affected their level of or ability to participate in college level or IHSAA sanctioned sports.

- Nominee must have returned to their sport(s) and demonstrated achievement beyond expectations.

- The student-athlete must consistently demonstrate good sportsmanship and ethical behavior on and off the playing field.

- Nominee must be in good academic standing.

- Student-athlete must be a member of an athletic team during the 2018-19 academic year.

- Nominee must be able to attend the awards presentation dinner on May 10, 2019 at the Crane Bay in downtown Indianapolis.