Major: Accounting and Business Management
Hometown: Salem, OR
Previous School: South Salem High School
College: Hilts is entering her second season running cross country at Simpson. Her academic achievements include being on the Dean's List and being named Business Student of the Year.
High School: Hilts ran two 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 Barbara Hilts. Her hobbies include running, riding horses, reading and listening to music. Her career goal is to become a certified public accountant.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because I felt that this was where God was leading me after high school. I knew I wanted to go to a small school where God was at the center, and it was the best choice financially for me as well. God has made my choice of Simpson worthwhile with great teammates, friends and His presence."