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Homestead's Will Jamison Awarded Indiana's 2024 Brady Comeback Scholarship

Posted Date: 05/07/2024

Homestead's Will Jamison Awarded Indiana's 2024 Brady Comeback Scholarship

William Jamison, a senior at Homestead HS was named the male recipient of Indiana’s 2024 Brady Comeback Scholarship. 

The Brady Comeback Awards are named for Dr. Thomas A Brady, a founder of Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics who is known as the father of sports medicine in Central Indiana. Recipients receive a $1,500 scholarship.

The awards honor both male and female student athletes at the high school level from Indiana who have distinguished themselves by overcoming adversity or injury and returned and excelled beyond expectations in their respective sports.

This year’s honorees persevered as they recovered from injuries, surgeries and treatments to help lead and inspire their respective teams on and off the court, field and sidelines.

Will welcomed his senior year at Homestead like many other varsity athletes: looking forward to his last year with state title aspirations, and even working towards life after graduation while meeting a life-long dream of playing basketball at the Division 1 collegiate level. All that changed the night of Homestead’s preseason scrimmage, when William and his younger sister were involved in an automobile accident, leaving William in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and fighting for his life. With many of his organs displaced, few believed William would be able to play his senior year. After surgery and an unstoppable will to recover, William left the hospital and insisted on being dropped off at basketball practice. At 17 days, William made his first shot after the accident. Through continual work and an unwavering belief, William returned to the court to play in a varsity competition his senior year, playing in eight games and weaving through traffic to score over twenty points in five of those games. While facing a potential life-ending injury, William never gave up on himself or his dreams. He showed the courage and drive to come back and once again chase his dreams. Will was nominated by Homestead Assistant Athletic Director Kris Teusch, School Counselor Amy Hamilton, and Varsity Basketball Coach Chris Johnson.

Since 2003-04, the IHSAA and IHSAA Foundation has recognized 281 outstanding student-athletes with scholarships totaling $646,500. Additional information on each scholarship recipient and history of each award can be found on the IHSAA Foundation website at