The determination Nicole Hudson used to make Team USA was bred in Joplin, Mo., where residents showed amazing resolve after a devastating tornado in 2011.
Tuscaloosa will never forget the devastating tornado of two years ago, which had Alabama softball players and fans scrambling for their lives.
Alabama players don't have any illusions that they can heal a city devastated by a tornado in April with a WCWS championship. What the Crimson Tide can do is represent a community because it is their community.
After narrowly escaping the tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa, coach Pat Murphy and the Alabama softball team are attempting to pick up the pieces.