Austin Hatch Michigan Media Day

Hatch To Receive USBWA Most Courageous Award For 2015

Michigan freshman Austin Hatch, who survived two plane crashes, lost family in both of them and was in a coma for two months with a traumatic brain injury following one crash, has been selected to receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Most Courageous Award for 2015.

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WBB: Hagerman and Rinehart Lead Mastodons Past Denver

Behind a career-high 22 points from Mur Hagerman and 23 points by Rachel Rinehart, the IPFW women’s basketball snapped a four-game losing streak, defeating Denver 68-51. The Mastodons improve their record to 9-17 overall on the season and 3-10 in Summit League play.

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SOFT: IPFW Drops Pair of Games at Texas Classic

Escaping the cold temperatures of Fort Wayne for the sunny skies and 60-degree weather of Texas were not enough to push the IPFW softball team to victory in its first day of the Texas Classic, falling to Colorado State 9-1, and Texas 12-0.

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BASE: IPFW Sweeps Opening Doubleheader of Season

The IPFW baseball team swept its season-opening doubleheader against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs by scores of 15-5 and 2-0, improving to 2-0 on the season for the first time since the 1977 season.

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MVB: No. 9 Mastodons Unable to Fight Back Against No. 1 Loyola

The ninth-ranked (American Volleyball Coaches Association) IPFW men’s volleyball team was unable to comeback against top-ranked Loyola, falling in three sets. The Mastodons finished 19-25, 11-25, 20-25, dropping to 9-3 (3-1 MIVA), while the Ramblers improved to 9-0 (2-0 MIVA).

Brooke Ridley

WBB: Luers Grad Ridley Nets 13 As USF Bests Spring Arbor

Bishop Luers graduate Brooke Ridley tallied 13 points and nine rebounds while Akyah Taylor led the way with 20 as eighth-ranked Saint Francis beat Spring Arbor 81-63 Wednesday night at the Hutzell Athletic Center.