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FIHS Hudson goes perfect 10 for 'Bama

From U of Alabama Athletics
Posted 12/31/69

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The No. 6 Alabama gymnastics program remained unbeaten on the season as the Crimson Tide (5-0-1, 2-0-1 SEC) earned a hard-fought 197.575-197.425 victory Saturday against the No. 8 …

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FIHS Hudson goes perfect 10 for 'Bama


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TUSCALOOSA, AL - The No. 6 Alabama gymnastics program remained unbeaten on the season as the Crimson Tide (5-0-1, 2-0-1 SEC) earned a hard-fought 197.575-197.425 victory Saturday against the No. 8 Florida Gators (4-1-0, 1-1-0 SEC). The highlight of the night came from Lilly Hudson who scored a Perfect 10 on the vault, helping Alabama better its team score for a third-straight meet.
Hudson, a junior for the Tide, is a graduate of Fleming Island High School in Orange Park, FL.
With Friday night's dual meet victory, the Crimson Tide became the first team since 2019 to beat the Gators inside the Exactech Arena, effectively snapping a 20 home-meet win streak for Florida.
On Alabama's second rotation, and a week after coming up clutch for the Tide, Lilly Hudson stepped up in the middle of the UA vault lineup and posted a perfect 10.000. It's the team's first Perfect 10 of the season and the second of Hudson's career. Blanco (9.950) and Gabby Gladieux (9.850) added season-high scores of their own to help push UA to a season-high 49.400 rotation score.
The Tide got off to an early lead with the uneven bars lineup. Super-senior duo Makarri Doggette and Luisa Blanco highlighted the event, closing the first rotation with back-to-back 9.925 scores.
Entering the final rotation in a back-and-forth battle towards the end of the meet, Blanco secured Alabama the victory with a season-high 9.950 on the balance beam.
Hudson scored her second-career Perfect 10 and the Tide's first perfect score of the season to help lead the Tide to a season-high 49.400. Hudson also won the floor event with a 9.925 score.
Hudson's first 10 score was on the balance beam last year against LSU.
Hudson was a second-team All-American Balance Beam and All-Southeastern Conference last year and second-team All-American-All Around in 2022.