A group of Westminster students traveled with Dr. Therese Miller, Director of Health and Exercise Science at Westminster College, to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS to tour the KU Sports Performance Center.
Tour guide for the visit was Andrea Hudy, a nationally acclaimed sport performance coach and author.
Hudy, the Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance, joined the Kansas staff in Sept. 2004.
Since her arrival at KU, Hudy has handled the strength and conditioning responsibilities for the KU men’s basketball team.
Hudy oversees the Anderson Strength and Conditioning Complex for all KU sports.
In Jan. 2013, Hudy was named the National College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for her dedication to improving athletic performance with safe and effective science-based programs.
In the summer of 2014, her first book, Power Positions, was published.
Including the 19 Jayhawks that have been drafted in the National Basketball Association, she has worked with 39 former student-athletes who went on to play in the NBA.
Hudy came to Kansas after nine-and-a-half years at the University of Connecticut, where she worked closely with the Huskies’ national champion men’s and women’s basketball teams.
In all, she was part of eight national championship teams while at Connecticut – two men’s basketball, five women’s basketball and one men’s soccer.
The Westminster group’s visit to the KU Sports Performance Center was followed by a tour of MU Exercise Physiology labs, participating in DEXA and Biopod body composition measures and ultrasound measures of arterial blood flow.
One of the students on the trip told Dr. Miller: “It was the best field trip I’ve been on. Thank you for taking us.”