DR. DICK HUDSON
Dr. Richard A. “Dick” Hudson is an outstanding all-around athlete who achieved international acclaim through his work with the Olympic Games.
He was asked to play shortstop for a Pittsburgh team in the National Roy Hobbs Amateur Baseball Tournament in Fort Myers, Fla., in 2007.
He played softball for many years in the Athens, Ga. area and was All-City shortstop for several years.
He has been a highly ranked tennis player in Georgia and the Southeast U.S. in both singles and doubles in various age divisions. He won the prestigious Crackerland Tournament, defeating the No. 1-ranked player in the South in the finals in straight sets.
Dick coordinated the University of Georgia’s involvement in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, overseeing 3 venues (soccer, rhythmic gymnastics and volleyball). He was hired as a consultant for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
For his outstanding contributions to the Olympic Games he received: a Medal of Appreciation from the King of Sweden; Outstanding Contribution to Australia Award from the Australian Ambassador to the U.S.; and Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Olympic Committee for work with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team.
Dick was inducted into the Slippery Rock University Sports Hall of Fame and received the SRU Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.