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Heather Erickson

Sitting Volleyball

Heather Erickson
  • 2008
  • 2012

Height: 6-0
Hometown:: Fayetteville, N.C.
Birth Date: May 9, 1993
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Central Oklahoma

Most Notable

  • Two-time Olympic medalist (Silver 2012 and '08)
  • Gold medal at the 2012 Volleyball Masters in The Netherlands
  • Named best server at the 2011 Parapan American Zonal Championships
  • Has medaled at the Parapan American Games three times (3 gold)

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2012 - Paralympic Games (Silver Medal), Volleyball Masters (Gold Medal).
2011 - Parapan American Zonal Championships (Gold Medal), ECVD Continental Cup (Gold Medal)
2010 - WOVD Sitting Volleyball World Championships (Silver Medal), Parapan American Championship in Colorado (Gold Medal), World Organization for Volleyball Disabled (WOVD) World Cup (Gold Medal).
2009 - Parapan American Zonal Championship (Gold Medal), Eurocup (Gold Medal)
2008 - Paralympic Games in Beijing (Silver Medal), World Organization Volleyball for Disabled (WOVD) Intercontinental Cup (Bronze Medal).
2007 - Sitting Volleyball Invitational (Silver Medal)

Did You Know

  • Helped the U.S. team in the 2012 the London Paralympics, and scored 62 points on 44 kills, seven blocks and 11 aces. Led the U.S. in scoring in the semifinals against Ukraine with 15 points on 11 kills, two blocks and two aces
  • The youngest player on the U.S. team, Heather finished the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing with a silver medal.
  • U.S. Women's Sitting Team awarded as Paralympians of the Year for 2008
  • In her free time, likes coaching, reading, playing volleyball, watching movies, and playing video games.
  • Role model is her sister Stephanie, "she helps me with everything, including volleyball skills and life issues."

The Big Blurb
“Heather has always been a pretty dominant player for us, and plays at a high level for us,” U.S. Men’s and Women’s Sitting Head Coach Bill Hamiter said. “But in this past year she just raised her level and really became one of the major players that the team leaned on, especially in the big wins that we had. She really helped the team this year.

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