ANN ARBOR (1660 THE FAN)- Austin Hatch is 19 years old and already has been through a lot in his life. Hatch has survived two plane crashes and is the lone survivor of his immediate family. He lost his parents, stepmother, and siblings in these crashes.
Hatch now is playing on the basketball court for the University of Michigan. He played in his first minutes of his Michigan career Sunday in an exhibition game in Italy. Hatch led the Wolverines in the fight song after the game.
Hatch committed to the Wolverines two weeks prior to the second plane crash. Michigan head coach John Beilein decided to honor the scholarship offered to Hatch.