Honors & Awards
- Conference USA Player of the Week (Dec. 26, 2017)
- Conference USA Player of the Week (Jan. 16, 2017)
Kristian Hudson joined the Nebraska women's basketball team in June of 2018 after earning her bachelor's degree from Florida International in just three years. The psychology major not only excelled in the classroom, she also starred on the court for FIU for three seasons.
A 5-5 point guard from Birmingham, Ala., Hudson started her final 87 games at FIU and amassed 1,076 points, 372 rebounds, 383 assists and 107 steals for the Panthers while playing more than 1,000 minutes each season. She averaged 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 36.2 minutes per game over her 89-game career at FIU.
Hudson will bring experience and depth to Nebraska's backcourt as a graduate student for the Huskers in 2018-19. She will help fill the void left by the graduations of senior starter Jasmine Cincore and fellow 2018 seniors Emily Wood and Janay Morton.
“We are excited to add Kristian to our Husker family," Williams said. "Her experience coupled with her enthusiasm to help us raise the bar for our program make her the perfect fit.”
Junior (2017-18, Florida International)
Hudson averaged 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists as a junior for the Panthers in 2017-18. She was at her best during the final seven games of her junior season when she averaged 18.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.7 steals in 37 minutes per game.
As a junior, Hudson produced 21 double-figure scoring efforts in 29 games, including nine 20-plus scoring efforts. She recorded season highs with back-to-back 27-point performances while playing the full 40 minutes against North Dakota State (Dec. 20) and Clemson (Dec. 21). Her performance against Clemson included a career-high-tying 10 rebounds and 10-for-10 free throw shooting. Hudson also notched a double-double with 11 points and a career-high-matching 10 assists at Howard on Dec. 2, 2017.
In her final season at FIU, Hudson shot a career-best .354 from the field, including .340 from three-point range. She also knocked down a career-high .819 at the free throw line.
Sophomore (2016-17, Florida International)
As a sophomore, Hudson contributed 12.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, while improving her field goal percentage to .341 and her three-point field goal percentage to .303. She averaged 36.9 minutes per game, including a remarkable 35-point, eight-rebound, 10-assist effort while playing the full 55 minutes in an 88-87 triple-overtime win over UTEP on Jan. 12, 2017.
Her 35-point, 10-assist outburst against Conference USA-rival UTEP was the first of back-to-back double-doubles for Hudson, joining an 11-point, 10-rebound game that included six assists against UTSA on Jan. 14, 2017. Hudson finished with three 20-point scoring efforts as a sophomore among her 19 double-digit performances
Freshman (2015-16, Florida International)
As a freshman, she started 29 straight games after coming off the bench for the first two games of her career. She averaged 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 35.1 minutes per game. She shot just 30.5 percent from the field, including just 23.6 percent from three-point range as a freshman.
Hudson scored in double figures 16 times, including the first 20-point game of her career with 20 points and seven rebounds in a loss at Miami on Dec. 22, 2015. Hudson notched her first of five career double-doubles with 12 points and 10 assists against Western Kentucky on Jan. 7, 2016.
High School (Clay-Chalkville)
Hudson played four seasons at Clay-Chalkville High School in Birmingham, Ala. She was a first-team all-state selection as a senior after claimed second-team all-state accolades as a junior for the Cougars. Hudson was also a first-team All-Metro selection and a first-team all-conference honoree at Clay-Chalkville. She played for the Twisters (2007-10), Southern Starz (2011-12) and Essence (2013-14) AAU programs.
Kristian is the daughter of Juanita Chamblin and Carlos Hudson Sr. She has an older brother, Carlos Jr. She was a psychology major at Florida International and earned her bachelor's degree in just three academic years in the summer of 2018.m
Kristian Hudson's Career Bests
Points - 35 vs. UTEP, Jan. 12, 2017
Rebounds - 10 (twice, vs. Clemson, Dec. 21, 2017; vs. UTSA, Jan. 14, 2017)
Assists - 10 (three times, at Howard, Dec. 2, 2017; vs. UTEP, Jan. 12, 2017; vs. Western Kentucky, Jan. 7, 2016)
Steals - 8 vs. FAU, Jan. 7, 2017
Blocks - 2 vs. UMass Lowell, Dec. 4, 2015
FGM - 11 vs. UTEP, Jan. 12, 2017
FGA - 26 at UTSA, Feb. 14, 2018
3FGM - 5 vs. Bethune-Cookman, Nov. 13, 2017
3FGA - 9 (twice, vs. North Texas, Feb. 8, 2018; vs. North Dakota State, Dec. 20, 2017)
FTM - 12 vs. UTEP, Jan. 12, 2017
FTA - 13 vs. UTEP, Jan. 12, 2017