Long Beach State reaches the national finals against USC.
The Beach faces No. 1 USC Saturday to advance to the finals.
Long Beach State takes both matches 5-0 to remain secure in the Top 5.
Long Beach State doesn't drop a set in the team's final match this week.
Long Beach State (2014): Posted a 7-10 overall record in her first season of sand volleyball ... Went 5-8 in dual matches while playing in the No. 4 spot ... Spent the season paired with Alex Reid ... Won five of her last seven matches to close out the year ... Had nine aces in one match against Gilcrist/Popovic of Saint Mary's ... Won that match 21-16, 21-17 ... Set a season high with 20 kills in her final match of the year, a three-set loss to Longo/Long of Hawai'i.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Named the Big West Player of the Year after leading the 49ers to a perfect 16-0 record in league play on the way to an NCAA Tournament appearance and first round victory ... Played in every set as the team's starting setter, averaging 10.22 assists per set and guiding the 49ers to a .261 team hitting percentage ... Also averaged 2.82 digs per set and 10.3 kills per set while hitting .309 ... Earned First-Team All-Big West honors as well.
Iowa State: Spent two years with the Iowa State Cyclones ... Reached the NCAA Regional Semifinals as a freshman ... Played in 68 sets as a serving specialist, finishing the year with 24 aces ... Took over as the starting setter as a sophomore, again leading Iowa State to the postseason ... Averaged 11.06 assists per set while starting 27 matches ... Also added 2.68 digs per set.
Bonita Vista High School: PrepVolleyball's No. 44-ranked Senior Ace in 2011 ... CIF-SDS Player of the Year ... Mesa League Player of the Year at in both 2010 and 2011 ... AVCA High School All-American ... Posted 21 assists, 14 kills, 22 digs, a solo block and four block assists in Bonita Vista's 3-1 loss to St. Lucy's in the 2011 CIF Girls State Volleyball Tournament ... Helped the Barons to the finals of the 2011 CIF-San Diego Section Div. II tournament ... Earned four letters in track and field and three letters as a forward on the basketball team.
Personal: Born in San Diego, Calif. ... Parents are Joe and Carolyn Hudson ... Mother Carolyn was a standout volleyball player at Hawai'i ... Majoring in Consumer Affairs.
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