20  Melody Hudson
Melody Hudson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hueytown, Ala.

Last College:
Shelton State (Ala.) CC

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

2006-07 (Junior):
Appeared in all 30 games in first Division I season with two starts...third on team in steals (1.2/game) and fifth in assists (0.8/game)...scored 2.8 points per game (3.3 ppg in C-USA)...scored seven points with a career-high five rebounds and two assists vs. Robert Morris (Nov. 18) in championship game of Fifth Third MU Classic...recorded lone 3-pointer of season against the Colonials...recorded first of three three-steal games (career-high) on Nov. 21 vs. Morehead State...went 5-for-6 from the free-throw line vs. Virginia on Dec. 5...registered three assists, two rebounds and two steals at Niagara on Dec. 21...playing backup point guard for the first time after Bridget Chacon's season-ending injury, Hudson scored a career-high eight points vs. UCF on Jan. 5 on 3-of-4 shooting...shared point guard duties due to injuries throughout the remainder of season...dished out a career-high four assists on Feb. 9 at Tulsa...got first career start on Feb. 15 vs. Tulane...played career-high 31 minutes against the Green Wave, going 3-for-8 from the floor for six points, two assists and three steals...started the next game vs. UTEP but played only 13 minutes...pulled down four rebounds with four points in regular-season finale at Southern Miss on Feb. 24.

2004-06 (Shelton State):
Captained Shelton (Ala.) State Community College to a 31-5 record and the Alabama C.C. Conference (ACCC) and Region XXII championships in 2005-06...named to the All-Region XXII North Team and the ACCC All-Tournament Team...started all 36 games at Shelton State as a sophomore...averaged 11.0 points, 3.8 steals, 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game...shot 39 percent from the floor...named to the ACCC All-Star Game...recruited by Troy and South Alabama.

High School:
Attended Hueytown HS...MVP of the Pleasant Grove Christmas Classic as a junior...named to the all-tournament teams in the 2003 and 2004 Jefferson County Tournament and the Hueytown Area Tournament...received student-athlete of the week twice...coached by Ricky Bush and Shelly Sanderson...played volleyball.

Personal:
Born on Feb. 11, 1986...daughter of Richard and Linda Hudson...has a brother, Tieron Knight (28), and two sisters, Tamula Barnes (26) and Crystal Hudson (22) who plays volleyball at Alabama...a sport management and marketing major with a minor in psychology.