University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein and freshman guard Austin Hatch announced today (Monday, April 27) that Hatch will alter his position with the men’s basketball roster by moving to a medical scholarship and becoming an undergraduate student assistant.
Austin Hatch, the Michigan freshman who is playing for the Wolverines after surviving two tragic plane crashes, will receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Most Courageous Award for 2015.
University of Michigan men’s basketball freshman guard Austin Hatch will be the focus of an ESPN SportsCenter Feature titled “Miraculous: The Story of Austin Hatch.”
WATCH: Two-Time Plane Crash Survivor Austin Hatch Gets Rousing Ovation For First Basket With Wolverines
Hatch stepped to the free throw line late in the game as the crowd quietly awaited his attempts. He missed the first, to a collective groan. But sent the second one down with ease, bringing the U-M faithful to their feet for a thunderous applause.
Three years after the most recent crash, in which he sustained a head injury, punctured lung and rib injuries, Hatch is back to basketball.
A high school basketball standout who survived a plane crash that killed his father and stepmother will become a Wolverine.
An Indiana high school basketball standout who survived a Michigan plane crash that killed his father and stepmother says he plans to play college basketball next year.
A Michigan plane crash that killed an Indiana doctor and his wife and seriously injured the man’s teenage son last summer occurred after the single-engine plane stalled because of inadequate air speed, federal investigators have ruled.
A Fort Wayne pilot killed last June in a plane crash diverted from one northern Michigan airport to another because of weather conditions, missed his approach at the second airport, then had two failed attempted landings at a third before crashing into a garage.
The family of an Indiana high school basketball standout who suffered a serious head injury in a Michigan plane crash that killed his father and stepmother says he likely won’t return to the court this season.