2014 Sochi athlete spotlight - Alyson Dudek

An all-around athlete, Alyson Dudek has competed in both short and long

track disciplines. The Hales Corners, Wis., native began skating at age 7

and has been a Category 1 short track athlete since 2003, a Category 1

long track athlete in 2004 and is currently a member of the U.S.

Speedskating National Short Track Training Program and 2010 U.S. Olympic

Team member.

In addition to her accomplishments on the ice, Dudek was an eight-year

fast-pitch softball veteran - making the All-Star team - and ran varsity

track for four years. Off the ice, Dudek enjoys going to the movies and

being with her family.
Team USA

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Bella Faccie Sports Media/Thomas Di Nardo.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtey of Bella Faccie Sports Media/Thomas Di Nardo.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.

Alyson Dudek (L) and Kristen Biondo skate during the Women's 500 Meter Final at the U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships at the Berry Events Center on September 9, 2009 in Marquette, Michigan. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.

Alyson Dudek. Photo courtesy of Instagram via @alydudek.