#20 Kayla Hudson
Kayla had a great first year in the program. Her ablility to make her teammates better is her best attribute. I believe she is ready to do even more. We will all see improvement on the defensive end, and in the area of leadership. Kayla always expects perfection in everything she does and it will spread to the rest of our team.
Hometown: Gleason, Tenn.
Previous School: Gleason HS
Before Union: Hudson earned five letters in basketball for coach Randy Frazier at Gleason High School. She helped Gleason win the 2007 Tennessee State Title and district championships in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007. Hudson also helped Gleason to a region runner-up finish and sub-state appearance in 2004. During her high school career, Hudson has been selected All-District four times, All-Region four times, and All-State three times. She also has three district MVP’s and two Region MVP’s in her collection. Hudson has added honors including the Jackson Sun Newcomer of the Year as a freshman and Jackson Sun All-West Tennessee. Hudson was named Tennessee Miss Basketball as a senior and was a Miss Basketball finalist as a junior. She was also named MVP of the West Tennesse All-Star Game and the played in the East/West All-Star Game.Hudson averaged 16.4 points per game as a junior and 21 points per game during her senior year, including 29 in the state championship game. During her junior year, she made 144-of-156 free throws (.925). Off the court, Hudson is first in her class, senior class VP, Miss Gleason HS, on the homecoming court, Beta Club president, a Wendy’s Heisman nominee, student council, Leadership Weakley County, and a TSSAA Athlete of Merit.
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