College: University of Central Oklahoma (currently in college)
PERSONAL: Born Bethany Paige Zummo on Feb. 15, 1993 in Oakland, Calif. … Parents are Joe and Kelly Zummo… Bethany has two sisters who are twins: Hailey and Megan, both born in 1994… Bethany started playing volleyball in February 2006 when she played opposite and libero for Fallon Middle School… Bethany attended Dublin High School from 2007-11… She started at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2011 and is majoring in psychology… Bethany was born without her right fibula. When she was 2, she had surgery to amputate her foot and she has had a prosthetic leg ever since… Bethany’s happiest moment in life was hiking six miles through The Narrows in Utah with her family… Bethany enjoys singing and sewing. Her story of how she got started sewing: “Right before homecoming my sophomore year, my mom got my progress report and I didn’t have the best. She told me she wouldn’t buy me a new dress for the dance; that I’d have to wear one I already owned. I didn’t want to do that. So instead, I cut up my bed sheets and made a dress of my own. I didn’t realize I was good at sewing until then. Since then, I’ve made every homecoming and prom dress, and I don’t plan on stopping.” … Bethany’s favorite food is spaghetti… Her favorite book is Siddhartha by Herman Hesse… Her favorite musical artists are Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert… Her most admired people are her parents, “My parents have helped and supported me throughout my entire life.”
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Parapan American Zonal Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil (gold)... Bethany made her U.S. Women’s Sitting team debut in exhibition against the Shanghai club team… matches were played in conjunction with the 2011 Colorado Crossroads on March 17-20 in Denver… Bethany competed in three of the four team victories over Shanghai, recording four digs, 75 percent “positive” and 75 percent “excellent. Bethany also competed with the U.S. Women's Sitting Team in China in four exhibition matches against the Shanghai club team.