Former Michigan basketball player and student assistant/manager Austin Hatch was named one of five recipients of the Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award on Thursday.
The national award is presented by the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) and honors student-athletes who have overcome great personal, academic and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics.
Personally, having followed a lot of Austin's story over the past few years, I can't think of anyone more deserving. His perserverence and courage have been an example for us all. A truly remarkable young man.