UNO CBA students make the Omaha community proud inside and outside of the classroom. Lately, one UNO CBA student athlete in particular has been making a name for himself in the news. Senior Mitch Hahn was recently featured in the Omaha World-Herald and on the UNOmaha Athletics site for superior athletic performance in men’s basketball.
Hahn has shined in the spotlight for his buzzer-beating jumper from the baseline this Valentine’s Day. With 0.2 seconds remaining, Hahn gave the Omaha men’s basketball team an 85-84 victory over South Dakota State in front of a record crowd at Baxter Arena. His show-stealing clutch shot earned Hahn a feature in the Omaha World-Herald and showcased the multifaceted talents of CBA students.
Hahn was also mentioned in The Gateway and was brought in-studio to Omaha Sports Insider with teammate and CBA peer Zach Jackson to speak about the Mavericks’ recent victories. He’s received praise on heavenly levels, with journalists stating that “nobody knows miracles like Mitch Hahn” and an Omaha World-Herald headline running as “Thank God for Mitch Hahn.” The accolades are, in our opinion, well-deserved.
With all of his athletic prowess, Hahn also deserves applause for his academic successes. He was recognized at the 2017-18 NABC Honors Court for academic excellence and also made the 2017-18 Summit League Academic Honor Roll. Hahn demonstrates every day that CBA students are high performers, ready to achieve in varied and challenging situations.
We reached out to this impressive CBA student for comments on both his academic and athletic experiences and successes at UNO:
From Mitch Hahn
What is it like to be a UNO CBA student and student athlete at once? “Being an athlete and a CBA student has been a smooth journey for me. The professors have been great with working around my schedule, which has allowed me to do both with no problem.”
What are you studying? “I am currently getting my BSBA in Marketing and will graduate in May of this year.”
What’s one of your proudest accomplishments outside of athletics you’d like to highlight? “One of the biggest accomplishments outside of basketball for me was making the Dean’s list my junior year. I think making academics a priority has helped me maintain focus on and off the court.”
What are your goals after graduation? “My goal right after graduation is to continue to play basketball as long as I can. Once I am done playing basketball, I hope to coach basketball in college.”