Swimming & Diving
Cara Hudson - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • position Diver
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Austin, Texas
  • Major Clinical Leadership & Management
  • High school Round Rock High School
Top Scores:
1-meter: 251.33 (vs. Louisville, 1/23/21)
3-meter: 274.05 (vs. Alabama, 12/17/20)
Platform: 233.10 (vs. Louisville, 1/25/20)

Career Notes:

  • ^2020 All-America on 3-Meter Springboard and Platform
  • 2020 CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team
  • 2019, 2020, 2021 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2020-21 (Senior): Finished fifth on the 10-meter platform at the Missouri Invitational with a score of 188.70 … Dove to third on the 10-meter platform against Alabama, putting up a score of 235.88 … Finished fourth and fifth, as well as seventh and fourth, on the 1-meter and 3-meter against Louisville and Alabama, respectively … Inducted into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2019-20 (Junior): Earned career-best scores on all three disciplines this season … Finished in seventh place on the 1-meter springboard with a score of 243.40, a career best, against South Carolina and Ohio … Finished in fourth place on the 3-meter springboard with a score of 258.15, a career best, against Cincinnati … Finished in second place on platform with an exhibition score of 233.10, a career best, at Louisville … Competed at the 2020 SEC Championships on all three disciplines … In her best finish, Hudson came in 24th on the 3-meter springboard with a score of 248.35 at the SEC Championships … Reached the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships on all three disciplines … Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team … Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll. 

2018-19 (Sophomore): Recorded career-best marks on all three disciplines in the 2018-19 season … Posted 241.7 points on 1-meter and 222.38 points on platform against Cincinnati in the season finale … Reported a 226.28 mark on 3-meter against LSU.
2017-18 (Freshman): Posted season-best scores on both springboards in the regular season finale vs. Cincinnati, recording a 199.20 on 1-meter and a score of 205.05 on 3-meter … Had a season-best score of 170.85 on platform vs. Louisville … Competed at the SEC Championships on both springboards … Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Prior to UK: Was a competitive gymnast for 12 years … Competed for AcroTex Gymnastics … Was a team captain and national team member. 

Personal: Parents are Sandra and Alan Hudson … Has one brother, Kyle.

^The CSCAA board adjusted the All-America selection criteria to recognize a group of individuals who would have had the opportunity to compete for All-America status at the canceled 2020 NCAA Championships.

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