Abby Hughes started her collegiate career as a Cornhusker at the University of Nebraska. Abby stayed at UNL for a year before transferring to Emporia State University, where she led the team in homeruns her sophomore year.. She was also a 3 time All Conference short stop and a first and second team All Region pick. She led the team in stolen bases her senior year and was 2 short of breaking the ESU stolen base record. Her overall career batting average was .335.
The three years that Abby attended Emporia State the team won 2 conference tournaments and 2 regular season conference titles. They also made post season every year and always competed with the top teams.
After her career at Emporia State Abby finished her Health Promotion degree by completing an internship at Kansas University Strength and Conditioning, where she assisted Head Strength Coach Andrea Hudy. After her time in Lawrence she worked as the Graduate Assistant for Wichita State University softball under Kristi Bredbenner.
After her time at ESU she spent a semester at KU working under Andrea Hudy (Head Strength Coach. At KU, Abby worked with Men and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, and Rowing. After her time at KU, Abby received her NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification. She went on to Wichita State University and served as the Graduate Assistant for Shocker Softball while earning her Graduate Degree in Exercises Science.
Abby Hughes is an Olathe, Kansas native. She attended Olathe North High School. She played for the Olathe Rockets and then played for the nationally recognized Dan Eakin KC Peppers. Abby is happily married to Matt Coursen.