Hatch Receives USBWA's Most Courageous Award

Michigan's Austin Hatch will receive the 2015 USBWA's Most Courageous Award.

A survivor of two plane crashes, Michigan freshman Austin Hatch will receive the 2015 U.S. Basketball Writer's Association's Most Courageous Award, the organization announced earlier today.

Well known for surviving two separate plane crashes in his life, the first one taking the life of his mother, older sister and younger brother, the second his father and stepmother, Hatch left the second wreckage in bad shape and in a coma for two months with serious brain damage.

Since that time Hatch has made a remarkable recovery through rigorous physical therapy, learning how to walk, talk, and amazingly enough, play basketball again.

In limited time this season with Michigan, Hatch scored the first point of his collegiate career on a free throw against Coppin State.

Hatch will receive the USBWA's honor at this year's Final Four in Indianapolis on Monday, Apr. 6.


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