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May 8, 2013The University of Dayton has announced that men's basketball player Matt Kavanaugh will return to school beginning with the University's first summer session on Monday, May 13. Kavanaugh had been suspended for the 2012-13 fall and winter terms as a result of violations of the University of Dayton Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct.
Statement by Teri Rizvi, UD Associate Vice President for University Communications
"Matt Kavanaugh was suspended for violating the University's student code of conduct. We took this issue seriously, and we reviewed it thoroughly, as we would for any student. Matt has met his obligations to the University during this interim period and, as a result, he will be readmitted as a student and as a member of the basketball team."
Statement by Tim Wabler, UD Vice President and Director of Athletics
"Matt has fulfilled the obligations required of him to return to the University as a full-time student, including participation as a member of the basketball program. We are pleased for Matt and his family that he will complete his senior season and graduate from the University of Dayton."
Statement by Matt Kavanaugh
"I am sorry this has impacted so many people, and I've learned a great deal in my time away from UD. I'm grateful to the University for the opportunity to return. It is very important to me to graduate as a Dayton Flyer."
Kavanaugh played for UD from 2009-2012. As a junior center in 2011-12, he averaged 9.0 points and 5.9 rebounds. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.