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RUTHIE BOLTON-HOLIFIELD

Position: Guard Olympic #: 6
Born: 5/25/67 (McClain, Mississippi) College: Auburn University ‘90
Height: 5’8” Weight: 150 lbs

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Member of the gold medal winning 1994 USA Goodwill Games Team, averaged 11.8 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 1.5 apg., and shot .526 percent from 3-point (10-19).
  • Member of the bronze medal winning 1994 USA Women's World Championship Team, averaged 9.3 ppg. and 3.1 rpg.
  • Member of the 1993 USA Women's World Championship Qualifying Team, averaged a team second-best 14.3 ppg.
  • Participated in the 1992 USA Olympic Basketball Tribleand selected as one of 18 finalists.
  • Member of the gold medal 1991 USA World University Games Team, averaged a team-leading 14.0 ppg., 4.5 rpg.
  • Selected 1991 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Member of the 1990 USA Select Team that toured Italy and Czechoslovakia.
  • MemDer of 1986 U.S. Olympic Festival South Team, averaged 3.0 ppg and 2.5 rpg.

Professional Notes:

  • Played in Italy in 1994-95 and 1993-94 for Erreti Faenza. Averaged 25.5 ppg. and 6.0 rpg. in 1995 and 28 ppg. and 7.1 rpg. in 1994.
  • Played with C.A. Fainzia during 1992-93 season in Italy and averaged 26 ppg.
  • In 1991-92, became the first USA woman to play professionally in Hungary and in 1990-91 played in Sweden.

Collegiate Notes:

  • During her four seasons (1986-89), Aubum compiled a 119-13 record, made four NCAA Tournament appearances, finished as the NCAA runner-up twice (1989, 1988) and won three Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships.
  • Named to 1989 NCAA Mideast Region All-TournamentTeam
  • Named to 1988 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team and 1988 NCAA Mideast Region All-Tournament Team.
  • Selected for the 1989 and 1988 SEC All-Academic Team.
  • Named 1989 All-SEC second team.
  • Named 1988 SEC All-Tournament Team.
  • Selected to 1987 Lady Sunshine Classic All-Tournament Team.
  • Led Auburn in 1988-89 to a 32-2 record and NCAA nunner-up finish and in 1987-88 to a 32-3 record and NCAA runner-up finish.
  • Ranks as Auburn's second all-time career leader for assists (526), 14th for points scored (1,176) and 15th for rebounds (490).

Personal Notes:

  • Married to Mark Holifield.
  • One of 20 children.
  • Played for three seasons at Auburn with older sister, Mae Ola.
Collegiate Statistics
YEAR G FGM-FGA % 3PM-3PA % FTM-FTA % REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST STL
1989 34 123-276 .446 3-8 .375 21-34 .618 143/4.2 270/7.9 195 77
1988 35 145-265 .547 5-8 .625 40-54 .741 108/3.1 335/9.6 213 69
1987 33 125-240 .521 0-0 .000 25-34 .735 96/2.9 275/8.3 77 53
1986 30 137-257 .533 0-0 .000 22-35 .629 143/4.8 296/9.9 41 47
Totals: 132 530-1038 .511 8-16 .500 108-157 .688 490/3.7 1176/8.9 526 246

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