Hometown: Salem, OR
Previous School: South Salem High School
College: Hilts is entering her first season running cross country at Simpson.
High School: Hilts ran one year of varsity cross country at South Salem High School. She also competed in track and field. Her athletic achievements include earning three varsity letters and being named athlete of the week. Her academic accomplishments include being on the honor roll and being valedictorian.
Personal: Ellyn is the daughter of Rick and Barb Hilts. Her hobbies include riding horses, running, music, and Thousand Foot Krutch. Her career goal is to become a CPA or the financial head of a firm.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because it was a Christian and Missionary Alliance School and because of scholarships."