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2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a USA Basketball Female of the Year, the Sports Illustrated Best Woman Athlete & Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011

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Ruthie Bolton is one of the most accomplished female athletes in the world. She is a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a USA Basketball Female of the Year, the Sports Illustrated Best Woman Athlete by home state, and one of only 4 players to be named to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

It may be surprising to learn that Ruthie was told “you can’t do it” before every major milestone of her athletic career. In college, she was told that she would not even play, but she remains in the Auburn University record books to this day, and she was the first Lady Tiger to have her number retired. In her 4 years at Auburn, Ruthie led her team to a combined record of 119-13, including three Southeastern Conference championships, four NCAA tournaments, and two NCAA runner-up finishes.

After college, she was not even invited to try out for the U.S. National Team- a team which she later led to a Gold Medal in 1996. 2 years later, she was told she would never play basketball again due to a torn A.C.L., yet she re-claimed her spot on the National Team and brought them to a second Gold Medal in 2000.

“Mighty Ruthie” Bolton was the original franchise player for the WNBA’s Sacramento Monarchs. She has scored over 2000 career points, she is 4th on the WNBA’s all-time 3-pointer list, and she is the only player in the history of the Monarchs to have her number retired. She’s been on the cover of Sports Illustrated, she’s been a guest on Regis and Kathy Lee and David Letterman, and, yes, she’s even done a Nike commercial.

But Ruthie believes that her gifts are to be used for a higher purpose: to inspire others to let their light shine and perform at their best. “If I am only remembered for being a basketball player, I believe that I will have failed in my job on this planet,” says Ruthie, who makes a daily practice of encouraging others in her life, and in her message to the world. Ruthie’s off-the-court accomplishments include being a 1st Lieutenant in the Army, an author, “The Ride of a Lifetime”, the first National Spokeswoman for the WNBA’s “Play Fit/ Stay Fit” youth development program, the release of her first Gospel CD single “Making a Way”, and being 16th in a very close family of 20 children. On the home page of Ruthie website, you can watch the ESPN Films SEC Storied “Mighty Ruthie”. Ruthie has also written a new book “From Pain to Power”. She shares about her family, her struggles, and the challenges of being in an abusive marriage. She continues to travel the United States and the world encouraging and inspiring everyone to keep the faith and push through obstacles with determination.

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2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a USA Basketball Female of the Year, the Sports Illustrated Best Woman Athlete & Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011

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Ruthie Bolton Biography

Ruthie Bolton is one of the most accomplished female athletes in the world. She is a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist, a USA Basketball Female of the Year, the Sports Illustrated Best Woman Athlete by home state, and one of only 4 players to be named to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

It may be surprising to learn that Ruthie was told “you can’t do it” before every major milestone of her athletic career. In college, she was told that she would not even play, but she remains in the Auburn University record books to this day, and she was the first Lady Tiger to have her number retired. In her 4 years at Auburn, Ruthie led her team to a combined record of 119-13, including three Southeastern Conference championships, four NCAA tournaments, and two NCAA runner-up finishes.

After college, she was not even invited to try out for the U.S. National Team- a team which she later led to a Gold Medal in 1996. 2 years later, she was told she would never play basketball again due to a torn A.C.L., yet she re-claimed her spot on the National Team and brought them to a second Gold Medal in 2000.

“Mighty Ruthie” Bolton was the original franchise player for the WNBA’s Sacramento Monarchs. She has scored over 2000 career points, she is 4th on the WNBA’s all-time 3-pointer list, and she is the only player in the history of the Monarchs to have her number retired. She’s been on the cover of Sports Illustrated, she’s been a guest on Regis and Kathy Lee and David Letterman, and, yes, she’s even done a Nike commercial.

But Ruthie believes that her gifts are to be used for a higher purpose: to inspire others to let their light shine and perform at their best. “If I am only remembered for being a basketball player, I believe that I will have failed in my job on this planet,” says Ruthie, who makes a daily practice of encouraging others in her life, and in her message to the world. Ruthie’s off-the-court accomplishments include being a 1st Lieutenant in the Army, an author, “The Ride of a Lifetime”, the first National Spokeswoman for the WNBA’s “Play Fit/ Stay Fit” youth development program, the release of her first Gospel CD single “Making a Way”, and being 16th in a very close family of 20 children. On the home page of Ruthie website, you can watch the ESPN Films SEC Storied “Mighty Ruthie”. Ruthie has also written a new book “From Pain to Power”. She shares about her family, her struggles, and the challenges of being in an abusive marriage. She continues to travel the United States and the world encouraging and inspiring everyone to keep the faith and push through obstacles with determination.

Ruthie Bolton Videos

  • Ruthie Bolton - WNBA Star & Olympic Athlete
    Sacramento Walk of Stars honoree, Ruthie Bolton, was a basketball player for the Sacramento Monarchs, our local Women’s National Basketball...
  • The Rise of Women's Basketball
    Warriors Studio takes a look at the history of Warriors executives who helped blaze the way for women in the game of basketball.

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  • How to book Ruthie Bolton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ruthie Bolton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ruthie Bolton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ruthie Bolton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ruthie Bolton?

    Booking fees for Ruthie Bolton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ruthie Bolton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ruthie Bolton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ruthie Bolton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ruthie Bolton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ruthie Bolton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ruthie Bolton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ruthie Bolton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ruthie Bolton for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Ruthie Bolton generally travels from Sacramento, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dominique Dawes, Lisa Leslie, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Cynthia Cooper and Anne McClain. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ruthie Bolton for an upcoming event.

Ruthie Bolton Speaker Videos

  • Ruthie Bolton - WNBA Star & Olympic Athlete
    Sacramento Walk of Stars honoree, Ruthie Bolton, was a basketball player for the Sacramento Monarchs, our local Women’s National Basketball Association team. Basketball has taken Bolton all over...
    The Rise of Women's Basketball
    Warriors Studio takes a look at the history of Warriors executives who helped blaze the way for women in the game of basketball.

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