Female Athlete of Week: Hudson does what’s best for team

Name: Olivia Hudson

School: Altoona

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Hudson scored 56 points in three wins and earned MVP honors of the Jaffa Shrine Girls Basketball Tournament.

Season update: Hudson is averaging 15 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for the 5-1 Lady Lions.

Coach Miriam Colledge’s quote: “We ask a lot of Olivia as a playmaker for our team, and she has earned her teammate’s trust to make the correct play. Her versatility defensively has caused Olivia to sacrifice some offensive stats for the betterment of the team.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Palfey

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “The Goonies”

Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo

Favorite song: Anything by Post Malone

Outside interests: Play tennis, competing in track and field

Favorite professional team: Cleveland Cavs

Favorite college team: North Carolina

Pro athlete most admired: Skylar Diggins

Best athlete I ever competed against: Alli Campbell

Most influential person on my athletic career: My pap, Steve St. John

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning District 6 championship last year in basketball.

How I got my start in basketball: My pap and my uncle, Joe Muri, signed me up when I was in fourth grade.

Future goal: To be a physical therapist

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