Avery Brundage Scholarships Awarded to Two Law Students

Friday, July 12, 2013

Law Students Keithan Hedrick ('14) and Jamie Johnson ('15) have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Both will receive a $2,500 award for the 2013-2014 academic year. 

From Markham, Illinois, Hedrick played football at Eastern Illinois University, where he was named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Roll. He is currently a student manager for the U of I men’s basketball team.

Johnson, from Oakbrook, Illinois, played basketball at Seattle University, where she received a four-year full athletic scholarship and was honored with the Redhawk Award, which honors the player demonstrating academic, athletic, and leadership success.

Avery Brundage Scholarship recipients. Brundage Scholarships are awarded to students at the University of Illinois “who are both gifted students and exceptional athletes, for their combined physical and mental development.”  

Brundage earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1909 from UIUC, later competing in the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He served as President of the International Olympic Committee from 1952-72. The program was established in 1974 by an endowment from the late Avery Brundage, a U. of I. alumnus and president of the International and U.S. Olympic committees.