For the past 13 years, the Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation has hosted the Brady Sports Achievement Awards and Dinner. The Foundation embraces a crucial long-term role in the advancementof orthopedic medicine. With generous contributions from donors, The Foundation strives to support and enhance the research, educational, outreach and care activities that the surgeons and physicians of Methodist Sports Medicine undertake on an ongoing basis. Each year, the Brady Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who, through their connection to Indiana, have made outstanding contributions in the field of athletics, and have consistently demonstrated the ideals of sportsmanship over many seasons during their lives. The Brady Awards also recognizes and honors high school and college athletes who have overcome an injury or hardship; and these students are presented with scholarships.In addition, the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) selects Hoosier scholar-athletes and recognize them for their academic accomplishments, hard work and dedication within their chosen sports. The Brady Lifetime Achievement Awards are named after Dr. Thomas A. Brady, known as the father of sports medicine in Central Indiana. Dr. Brady developed many innovative techniques for returning athletes to their sports quickly and safely. All proceeds from the annual event, including ticket sales and a silent auction, will help support the Methodist Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation.

Thomas A. Brady, MD Comeback Awards


2018 RECIPIENTS

Ajah Stallings, North Central High School
Ronald McDuffey, George Washington High School
Brandon Kinser, Caston High School
Zoey Johnson, IUPUI

2017 RECIPIENTS

Caroline Kavanaugh, Perry Meridian High School
Blake Dickens, Franklin Community High School
Kayla Springer, Taylor University
Josh Speidel, Vermont University

2016 RECIPIENTS

Casey Buchanan, Concord High School
Josh Turnanchick, Oak Hill High School
Emily Fogle, Purdue University
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana University

2015 RECIPIENTS

Abigayle Brooke Burns, Carroll High School
Dylan Shumaker, Bremen High School
Kourtni Taylor, University of Evansville
Moise Brutus, Marian University

2014 RECIPIENTS

Sam Baker, Washington Catholic High School
Nick Anglin, Bishop Noll Institute
Liza Clemons, Purdue University
Cahmelan Porter, Wabash College

2013 RECIPIENTS

Shanna Kelly, Alexandria Monroe High School
Noah James, Boonville High School
Andrea Mingo, Purdue University
Derek Drouin, Indiana University
Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts

2012 RECIPIENTS

Alysia Bennett, Sulllivan High School
Bradley Humphrey, Crispus Attucks High School
Evan Meade, Franklin Community High School
Ashtyn Brown, Ball State University
Robbie Hummel, Purdue University

2011 RECIPIENTS

Morgan Johnson, Whiteland Community High School
Adam Ferrari, Mater Dei High School
Jamesha Harris, Purdue University Calumet
Theodore Hodges, University of Notre Dame

2010 RECIPIENTS

Cleat Winkler, Southridge High School
Eliza Jacobs-Brichford, Connersville High School
Cassidy Kahn, Indiana University
Jaycen Talyor, Purdue University

2009 RECIPIENTS

Jodi Howell, Purdue University
Breanne Miller,  Indiana Wesleyan University
Alex Bahney, North Miami High School
Erica Schmeltz, LaVille High School

2008 RECIPIENTS

April Osborn, IUPUI
Peyton Stovall, Ball State University
Sarah Boesing, Christian Academy of Indiana
Tyler Caldwell, Elwood High School

2007 RECIPIENTS

Laura Gaybrick, University of Evansville
Scott Newmark, Butler University
Andrea Braun, Bellmont High School
Talon Atwell, Milan High School

2006 RECIPIENTS

Jenna Brown, University of Indianapolis
Brent Coudron, Purdue Universiy
Kristen Mahoney, Madison Consolidated High School
Logan Selby, Pike Central High School

Thomas A. Brady, MD Lifetime Achievement Award


2018 RECIPIENT

Rocky Bleier, Vietnam Veteran and 4 time Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburg Steelers

2017 RECIPIENTS

Tamika Catchings, WNBA Legend and 4 Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Leroy Keyes, Purdue University Football Great

2016 RECIPIENTS 

Bill Polian, former General Manager – Indianapolis Colts and 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
2006 Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Team

2015 RECIPIENTS

Lou Holtz, former Head Football Coach at University of Notre Dame
Quinn Buckner, NCAA Basketball Champion at Indiana University, NBA Champion and Gold Medal-Winning Olympic Basketball Champion

2014 RECIPIENTS

1954 Milan High School Basketball Team, State Champs
Angelo Pizzo, Writer and Film Producer, known for Hoosiers, Rudy and the Game of their Lives

2013 RECIPIENTS

Bill Mallory, Former Indiana University Head Football Coach
Max Schumacher, Longtime President of the Indianapolis Indians

2012 RECIPIENTS

Bob Griese, NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback and Broadcaster
Joe Tiller, Former Purdue University Head Football Coach

2011 RECIPIENTS

Alice Dye, Leader in Golf, Golf Champion, Golf Course Designer
Peter Dye, World-Renowned Golf Course Builder

2010 RECIPIENTS

George Taliaferro, Ground Breaking Indiana University Football Legend
Tony Dungy, Super Bowl Winning Head Coach, Author, Network Television Analyst

2009 RECIPIENTS 

Dick Dullaghan, State Champion High School Football Coach, Carmel High School, Ben Davis High School
Bobby “Slick” Leonard, Indiana University Basketball All-American, National Champion,  and Former Indiana Pacers Head Coach

2008 RECIPIENTS

George McGinnis, 1969 Indiana Mr. Basketball, Indiana University, ABA and NBA standout
Jerry Yeagley, Former Indiana University Head Soccer Coach / Soccer Hall of Fame

2007 RECIPIENTS

Lee Corso, Former Indiana University Head Football Coach / ESPN Football Analyst
Billy Keller, 1965 Indiana Mr. Basketball, Purdue University and Indiana Pacers standout

2006 RECIPIENTS 

Gene Keady, Former Purdue University Basketball Coach
Joe Theismann, Former Quarterback – University of Notre Dame / Washington Redskins / ESPN Analyst

Indiana Wounded Warrior Comeback Award


2018 RECIPIENT

Josh Bliell