She finished twelfth at the 2006 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and improved to sixth place the following year with a personal best throw of 17.47 meters. Coached by James Parman, Ruston received NCAA Outdoor All-America honours in 2007.
She finished as the runner-up to Jillian Camarena at the 2008 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, throwing a personal best of 18.03 m at the competition. As a result she was selected for the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships and finished in eleventh place, outdoing her compatriot Camarena. In the outdoor season that year, she threw a personal best of 18.13 m in May, but only managed eighth at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials with a throw of 17.41 m.
She is currently training at Texas State University and coached by James Parman
|Shot put (outdoor)||18.13||Provo, Utah, United States||May 24, 2008|
|Shot put (indoor)||18.03||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||February 23, 2008|
- All information taken from IAAF profile.
|2008||World Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||11th||17.79 m|
- 2006 Women's Shot Put. USATF (2006). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
- 2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Full Results - Open. USATF (2007). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
- Men's Track and Field - Chris Adams. University of Texas at San Antonio. Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
- Lee, Kirby (2008-02-24). Acuff collects fourth title, third straight for Walker - USA Indoor champs Day 1. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
- 2008 World Indoors Shot Put - Women's Qualification. IAAF (2008-03-08). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
- 2008 US Olympic Team Trials. USATF (2008). Retrieved on 2010-05-21.
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