DANVILLE — Hendricks Regional Health is continuing its support of high school athletes in Hendricks County with the Comeback Athlete Award. One athlete from each Hendricks County high school was recognized for their return to competition following an injury, in addition to their leadership, sportsmanship and academic performance. All the Comeback Athletes were nominated by their high school athletic directors.
The Comeback Athletes honored this year were:
- Makenna Baruman, from Tri-West. Makenna competed in basketball and volleyball for the Bruins.
- Ally Becki, from Brownsburg. Ally played basketball for the Bulldogs.
- Chloe Gould, from Danville. Chloe played basketball for the Warriors.
- Mitch O’Mara, from Avon. Mitch played basketball for the Orioles.
- Aidan Roach, from Cascade. Aidan competed in football, basketball and baseball for the Cadets.
- Keegan Sheffler, from Plainfield. Keegan competed in football and track and field for the Quakers.
“We are extremely proud of the maturity and resolve these students demonstrated,” said HRH President & CEO Kevin Speer. “So much occurred during their high school careers that was out of their control, including their injuries. Each challenged themselves to turn their setbacks into comebacks and return to competition safely.”
Hendricks Regional Health’s certified athletic trainers work in partnership with the following local schools to provide sports medicine services to athletes:
- Avon High School and Middle Schools
- Bethesda Christian High School
- Brownsburg High School and Middle Schools
- Cascade High School and Middle School
- Cloverdale High School and Middle School
- Danville High School and Middle School
- DePauw University
- Greencastle High School and Middle School
- North Putnam High School and Middle School
- Plainfield High School and Middle School
- South Putnam High School and Middle School
- Tri-West High School and Middle School
All the Comeback Athletes received a certificate of recognition and a $500 scholarship to help with college expenses.