Ruthie Bolton Biography

Ruthie Bolton is an American personality and a former women’s basketball player. Lucedale, Mississippi is her hometown and she tried her hardest to achieve a basketball career at the collegiate level, Olympic, professional- WNBA level- where she had a brief playing career from 1997 through 2004. Previously, she was committed to Auburn University, where she teamed up with her older sister named Mae Ola Bolton. In 2011, she was given the honor to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Despite her basketball career, she worked as the first lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves as a transportation officer.

Early Life

Ruthie Bolton was born on 25th May 1967 in Lucedale, Mississippi. She has achieved a few volunteering experiences while working with various schools where she promoted positivity and healthy life. Ruthie went to Auburn University where she received her bachelor’s degree in health and wellness. She stayed committed to Auburn University for her collegiate basketball from 1985 to 1990. According to Encyclopedia, Bolton was one of the 16th children out of 20 children born to her minister father.

Ruthie Bolton Career

During the initial years of her career after completing college, Bolton played for the Visby Ladies in Sweden during the 1990–91 season. The following season, she spent her time playing in Hungary and thereby became the first US woman to play professionally in the country. She played in Italy with C.A. Fainzia for the season 1992 to 1993. Later in 1994, Bolton moved to Italy and started playing for Erreti Faenza. During the season 1993 to 1994, she had a record of 28 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. The following season, she stayed committed to Faenza and had an average of 25.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. For the season 1995 to 1996, she played in Turkey. Bolton saw her 8 consecutive seasons committed to the Sacramento Monarchs of WNBA.

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USA Basketball

Bolton got the chance to be a part of the team presenting the US at the World University Games held in Sheffield, England during the season of July 1991. Although the USA team won the gold medal in 1983, the team won the silver medal in 1985, came in fifth place in 1987, and later in 1989 the team did not field the game. Bolton’s team was coached by Tara VanDerveer of Stanford and they won the opening games easily, later to which they faced China in the medal round. There at the tournament, Bolton’s team won against China with 79-76 overall runs and later advanced to the gold medal game. Next, they faced Spain where they had total winning scores of 88-62, later to which they claimed the gold medal. During the game, Bolton was the team’s scorer and had 14 points per game.

For further appearances in the 1996 Olympics, Bolton continued with her national team and appeared in the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. During the game, while standing against Ukraine, Bolton was the lead scorer and had 21 points. She was the main personality in her team who helped the whole team win all eight games and thereby reach the gold medal for the USA team. Again for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Bolton continued with her national team. During the event, the USA team won all eight levels and stood against Australia in the final game, where the USA team showed its immediate presence and ultimately won the gold medal.

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Ruthie Bolton Biography

Real Name Alice Ruth Bolton
Birth Date 25 May 1967
Age (as of 2022) 55 Years
Birth Place Lucedale, Mississippi, United States
Profession Basketball Player
College Auburn University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 62 kg  –  in Pounds –  167 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Sister Yes
Brother Yes

Relationship Status

Marital Status Divorced
Who is her husband? Mark Holifield (m. 1991–2002)
Children Not Known

Personal Life

Back in October 2014, Ruthie Bolton opened up about her abusive relationship with her ex-husband. She confessed that her husband would have 15 guns and would tell her if she would say back to him, he would kill him. Bolton, who was then around 45 years old, somehow left her husband and escaped the presence of her abusive and disgusting relationship. Today, Bolton is the mother of two adult children and is spending her life happily.

Ruthie Bolton Net Worth

According to her LinkedIn profile, Ruthie Bolton is a gold medalist, who had her 8 seasons with WNBA committed to Sacramento Monarchs. She is currently serving as an author, and speaker, CEO & entrepreneur for the company called Mighty AIM High LLC. Mighty AIM High LLC seems to be an event booking company that remains open for the booking through given contact details on Bolton’s LinkedIn profile. It is for sure that she might be having at least a minimum net worth of around $5 million from her different professions of authoring books, event booking, and various other former associations with basketball.

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