Kristian

Hudson

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Guard
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Clay-Chalkville
Other College: Florida International
Major: Applied Science (Master's)

Bio

Q&A with Kristian Hudson

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
  • Conference USA Player of the Week (Dec. 26, 2017)
  • Conference USA Player of the Week (Jan. 16, 2017)

Senior (2018-19)
Kristian Hudson joined the Nebraska women’s basketball team 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.

Hudson appeared in Nebraska's first seven games of 2018-19, including a start in place of an injured Hannah Whitish in a win over USC Upstate (Nov. 11). She had six points, three rebounds and three assists against the Spartans, after opening her Husker career with seven points and three assists against Drake (Nov. 7).
Hudson averaged 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists through seven games, before undergoing season-ending foot surgery during Finals Week (Dec. 10-14). Hudson is expected to be granted a medical hardship and return for the 2019-20 season with the Huskers.

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)
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)
Hudson 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 claiming 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.

Personal
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. She is working toward her master's degree in applied science and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2018-19. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2019.

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

Hudson's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2015-16

31-29

109-357

.305

26-110

.236

62-79

.785

109-3.5

85-4

124

141

4

29

306-9.9

2016-17

29-29

119-349

.341

23-76 

.303

89-119 

.748

133-4.6 

63-1

124

133 

48

350-12.1

2017-18

29-29

146-413

.354

51-150

.340

77-94

.819

130-4.5

64-0

135

116

2

30

420-14.5

2018-19

7-1

6-26

.231

2-7

.286

3-7

.429

11-1.6

6-0

8

10

0

3

17-2.4

Career

96-88

380-1145

.332

102-344

.297

231-299

.773

383-4.0

218-5

391

400

11 

110

1093-11.4

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