Two-time plane crash survivor, Austin Hatch, scores first goal in college sports
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Austin Hatch, 20, a survivor of two separate plane crashes, scored his first basket in collegeon Monday night, for the .
The shot was his second of twoattempts. Media photos showed University of Michigan coach John Beilen congratulating Hatch.
Hatch survived a plane crash and eight-week coma in 2011, an accident that killed his father and step mother. Hatch had previously survived a separate crash in 2003, that killed his mother, brother and sister. Hatch's father was the pilot in both of those accidents.
Hatch, raised in, , moved in 2013 to his uncle's home in . He committed verbally to play sports with the university in 2011, and formally signed an agreement in November 2013. Of the tragedies, Hatch told reporters, "Obviously, it's a big part of my life, but I'm about moving forward and making the most of my experience here."
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