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Bolton, Ruthie (1967–)

Bolton, Ruthie (1967–)

African-American basketball player. Name variations: Ruthie Bolton-Holifield. Born Alice Ruth Bolton, May 25, 1967, in Lucedale, Mississippi; one of 20 children of Reverend Linwood and Leola Bolton; graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Exercise Physiology, 1989; m. Mark Holifield, 1991.

Guard; selected to Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Academic Teams (1988–89); won 3 SEC championships; named to NCAA Mideast Region All-Tournament Teams (1988–89) and NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team (1988); made 4 NCAA Tournament appearances and advanced to NCAA championship game twice (1989, 1990); won a gold medal with World University team (1991), a bronze with the World Championship team (1994) and a gold with the Goodwill team (1994); played professionallly with Visby in Sweden (1989–90), Tungstrum in Hungary (1991–92), Erreti Faenz in Italy (1992–95), and Galatsaray in Turkey (1996–97); won a team gold medal at Atlanta Olympics (1996) and at Sydney Olympics (2000); signed with WNBA to play for the Sacramento Monarchs (1997). Named USA Basketball Female Player of the Year (1991); 2-time WNBA All-Star.

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