A Michigan Miracle

March 30, 2018

Loyola- Chicago may have a story in Sister Jean, but Michigan has an incredible story of their own with senior Austin Hatch. The once recruited basketball player will be sitting the bench for Michigan in a suit and tie, not uniform. He’s continued to be a part of the team, but is unable to play due to some life changing events that happened in his life. Flashback to when he was just 8 years old. He was involved in a plane crash that left his mother, sister, and brother all dead. He too would of died if his dad didn’t pull him from the burning wreckage. Fast forward to 2011 where Hatch was involved in another plane crash with his father, which left his step mother dead. Hatch had significant brain injuries and had to learn how to walk, talk, eat, and more all over again. Hatch was already committed to Michigan prior to the second crash, but coach Beilein continued to honor his scholarship and keep him on the team for all 4 years. This year they honored Hatch in his final year on senior night. Coach Beilein calls it one of the best sports stories he’s ever been a part of and truly a miracle. Look for Austin on the bench of tomorrow’s game at 6:09 PM against Loyola-Chicago. #AllThingsGood

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