Major: Accounting and Business Management
Hometown: Salem, OR
Previous School: South Salem High School
College: Hilts is entering her third season running cross country for the Red Hawks. Her academic accomplishments include making the Dean’s List.
High School: Hilts ran two years of varsity cross country at South Salem High School, where she was named Cross Country Athlete of the Week. Her academic achievements include making the honor roll and being valedictorian. She was also named Business Student of the Year.
Personal: Ellyn is the daughter of Rick and Barb Hilts. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, running, horseback riding, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. Her career goal is to become a CPA.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I chose Simpson because I wanted a small, Christian community where I could grow and be challenged in my faith as well as learn. Cross country has just been an added blessing with great teammates and friends."