Ruthie Bolton

Women's Basketball

WNBA, Olympics
HEIGHT: 5’9”
COLLEGE: Auburn University


  • Helped Auburn to a 119-13 record and four NCAA Tournament berths over her four seasons
  • Played a record 132 games, scored 1,176 points & 526 assists
  • Led Auburn to 3 SEC Championships and 2 Final Four Tournaments
  • Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame


  • Played on 10 Team USA basketball teams
  • Olympic gold medalist 1996, 2000
  • European pro teams 1992-95; Sacramento Monarchs 1997-2004

I grew up in a small town in Mississippi—one of 20 siblings and many cousins who played outside until our parents made us come in. Growing up in this environment helped me learn that life is not all about me, how to share, and how to work together as a team. I had to keep up with many siblings and cousins, and God gave me a very competitive spirit. My journey includes many stories of overcoming obstacles, finding purpose in the pain, the importance of forgiveness, and wearing the crown God gave you.

Ruthie Bolton, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Women's Basketball