Name: Bethany Zummo
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Libero
Height: 5-3
DOB: 2/15/1993
Birthplace: Dublin, Calif.
Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
High School: Dublin High School (Calif.)
College: University of Central Oklahoma
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold); Exhibition tournament vs. Russia; Dutch Tournament (First place)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 2011: Parapan American Zonal Championships (Gold)
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  • MOST NOTABLE
  • Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team named Team USA's 2016 "Best Paralympic Team"
  • Recorded 41 digs during the 2016 Intercontinental Cup, and was the starting libero in all eight matches
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  • DID YOU KNOW
  • Bethany was born with Fibular Hemimelia and Rroximal Femoral Focal Deficiency, two congenital disorders. Her right foot was amputated at 2 years old as a result of the disorders
  • She began playing volleyball in 2005 at Fallon Middle School
  • Bethany’s sisters, Hailey and Megan Zummo, have played Division I lacrosse for Saint Mary’s College of California
Personal: Bethany’s hobbies include sewing, weaving and painting...After her volleyball career, Bethany hopes to open her own clothing business to create customized clothing and art