Of its 57 academic all-WAC selections from its spring sports, Utah State had 23 student-athletes from women's outdoor track honored, along with 15 from men's outdoor track, six from softball, five from both men's tennis and women's tennis, and three from the men's golf team.
In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
Aggie Women Finish 10th, Men Place 14th
Utah State Cross Country Men Finish Second, Women Third As Aggies Collect Four First-Team All-WAC Honors Saturday At 2012 WAC Championships
Tylee Newman Tabbed WAC Women's Freshman Of The Year
Action Includes In-State Battle With BYU, Weber State, Utah and UVU
Utah State Open cross country meet
2011 (JR): Named second-team all-WAC after placing ninth at the WAC Championships (18:59.3) as USU's top female finisher... Competed in four of the team's six meets, including finishing 56th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (22:43.5)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2010 (SO): Finished in the top two for Utah State in each her six meets during 2010... Posted top 20 finishes at the Utah State Open (13th-17:45.6), the Montana State Invitational (11th-17:48.00) and the WAC Championships (5th-17:50.84)... Earned first-team all-WAC and academic all-WAC honors... Placed 42nd at the NCAA Mountain Regionals (21:54.0).
2009 (RS): Finished in first place at the Utah State Open with a time of 17:17.00... Suffered injury and received medical red-shirt.
2008 (FR): Named second-team all-WAC after finishing 11th at WAC Championships in 18:58.30... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: An eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field... Region cross country champion as a junior and senior... Finished in sixth-place at the state cross country championships as a senior... State champion in 1,600m at the state cross country championships in 2008.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ruth Elizabeth Hilton...Born February 6, 1990... Youngest of eight children of Allen and Randalin Hilton... Majoring in math education.