Crystal Hudson
Crystal Hudson


Hueytown, Ala.

High School:





  • AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
  • First team All-SEC selection
  • Named to the AVCA All-South Regional Team
  • Her .384 hitting percentage was best on the team, second in the SEC, fourth best in the history of UA volleyball and 21st in the nation
  • Racked up 425 kills this season, the most for the Tide and good for sixth in the SEC
  • Has a career total 1,089 kills, ninth best in Alabama history
  • Averaged 3.94 kills per game
  • Had double digit kills in 28 matches as well as four matches with 20 or more kills
  • Hit over .400 15 times, including a personal best of .824 against Kentucky
  • Recorded a double-double against Arkansas with 14 kills and 10 digs
  • Led the Tide with 125 total blocks, including 19 solo blocks
  • Has career total 70 solo blocks, third in Alabama history
  • Also has 237 career block assists which is eighth in Alabama history
  • Recorded 106 block assists this season, which is good for seventh best in the history of UA volleyball
  • One of only two Tide players to play in all 115 games


  • One of five players to appear in all 123 games
  • Her .348 hitting percentage was best on the team, fifth best in the SEC and seventh best in the history of UA volleyball
  • Also led the team with 108 blocks, seventh best in the SEC
  • SEC Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 17 after smashing 35 kills, an average of five per game, while hitting .441 in matches against Tennessee and S. Carolina
  • Had 19 matches with 10 or more kills
  • Averaged 3.19 kills per game in SEC play, second best on the team
  • Hit .917 against Oklahoma


  • Saw action in 28 matches (98 games) including 10 starts
  • Ranked third on squad in hitting percentage
  • Tallied double digit kills in 13 matches including career best 18 versus UT-Arlington
  • Led team in blocks five times including a personal high five blocks against Xavier
  • Recorded season high seven digs vs nationally-ranked Tennessee
  • Posted double figure kills in nine of first 11 matches of her playing career
  • Hit over .400 eight times including a personal best .750 (9 kills, 0 errors in 12 attempts) against Birmingham-Southern



  • Graduate and four-year standout at Hueytown High School
  • Four-time All-County selection in volleyball
  • Also participated in Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field at HHS
  • Captured state triple jump crown as a junior
  • Named Hueytown High's MVP for both Basketball and Track in senior season


  • Born on November 17, 1984
  • Daughter of Richard and Linda Knight Hudson
  • Has an older brother, Tieron, and sister, Tamala, and a younger sister, Melody
  • Majoring in Health Care Management
  • Teammates call her "Juice"