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As a senior, Hudson averaged 9.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while also leading the team in steals and blocked shots as she earned all-district and All-Johnson County defensive player of the year accolades. Along with fellow seniors Carrie Sullivan and Crosbi Jentsch, Hudson formed a dominant trio that helped lead the Lady Zebras to a surprising run to the Class 3A Region III final this season before falling a few points shy of a trip to state.

“She had an incredible impact on the court for us,” Grandview Coach Steve Montgomery said. “It’s hard to put into words. She doesn’t always get the publicity that Carrie and Crosbi got with the points they scored, but Hanna did a lot of the dirty work. She led us in rebounds her entire high school career after Jade [Rochelle] left. I think if you go back and look, she might be one of the top few rebounders in our program.

“Hanna’s one of those kids that every program wishes they had multiple of,” Montgomery said. “… The one thing about Hanna is she’s just as great off the court as she is on the court. She competes hard and is a great example to everybody that she comes into contact with. I’ve enjoyed coaching her, but the more I’m around her I like her even more as a person. She’s leaving a lasting impact, not only on the program, but everyone around her. She’s the kind of girl you would hope your daughters grow up and be like.”

“I was very blessed by some schools to invite me to come out and check out the campus, but when I went to ETBU I just loved it,” Hudson said. “The school prioritizes helping the students grow in their faith and become better servants. That’s what makes me so excited to be a Tiger, and as a bonus the Lord blessed me to be able to get to play basketball.”

“I’m so proud of my [high school] teammates. I’m grateful to grow up in Grandview and have teammates to consistently push me. The regional tournament in both my sophomore and senior years are always going to stand out because we made so many memories and saw all of our hard work pay off right in front of us. There’s something special about the playoffs that makes your teammates become more like sisters to each other. The team is a family and the deeper you go, the closer you all become.”

“She played the 5 for us which is not her natural position,” Montgomery said. “She’s probably too short and too thin to play the 5 in college. But for us, she was our height and did a good job for us. I think she’s probably going to play the 3 position in college. There are some things she’ll have to work on to make her better at that spot, but I believe Hanna will do it because she’ll spend the necessary time in the gym to do it.”

“I definitely want to thank the Lord for this opportunity,” Hudson said. “Also I want to thank my parents and family. They have been some of the best encouragement and also critics but only for the betterment of me and my game. I’m thankful for every coach that has poured knowledge and work ethic into me in any way and the love and encouragement they’ve shown to me. I’m so grateful!”