Competing in National Baton Twirling Association and Drum Majorettes of America events, Mary Ruth, 1957, won the following titles:

  • 1956 Tennessee State Champion Majorette
  • 1956 National Champion Strutter
  • 1957 Tennessee State Champion Twirler
  • 1959 Tennessee State Champion Twirler
  • 1959 Tennessee State Champion Majorette
  • 1959 International Champion Strutter