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
USU Joined By Three Other Men's Teams To Represent The WAC
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.