Nashville, Tenn. --- Tennessee State University women's basketball player Chelsea Hudson was named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Chelsea Hudson had a break-out week for Tennessee State as the Lady Tigers went 1-1 in OVC action. She shot over 65 percent from the field and was nearly perfect from the free-throw line, with only one miss on 17 attempts through both games.
She exploded for 38 points and pulled down 17 rebounds for a double-double against UT Martin. The 6-0, Forward went 13-of-18 from the field and 12-of-13 from the free-throw line. She also recorded 10 offensive rebounds and two blocks in the game.
In TSU's win over Austin Peay on Saturday, Hudson had eight points, five rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 18 minutes. She was a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe in the win.
A native of Midland, Texas, Hudson became only the fourth player in TSU history to score 38 points in a game. Junior Jasmin Shuler posted 38 points last week for the Lady Tigers against Morehead State as Carolyn Aldridge (1993-94 vs. Oregon St.) and Valencia Hunter (1984-85 vs. Grambling St.) also reached the 38-point mark.
Hudson is the fifth Lady Tiger to garner OVC weekly honors this season as Rachel Allen has been named Freshman of the Week twice and Destiney Gaston and Jasmin Shuler have each received Player of the Week nods.