Name: Jillion Potter
Position: Prop
Sport: Rugby
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
DOB: 7/5/1986
Birthplace: Austin, Texas
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
High School: La Cueava High School (Albuquerque, N.M.) '05
College: University of New Mexico '09, Exercise Science; DeVry University
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 5th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2013 – bronze (sevens)
  • Years of participation: 15-a-side – 2010, 2014; Sevens – 2013
  • Medals: 1 (bronze)
  • Bronze – 2013 (15-a-side)
Personal: Daughter of Brian and Victoria King...Has one sister, Molly, and one brother, Paul...Met her wife, Carol Fabrizio, through rugby in 2011...Began playing rugby as a freshman in college...Diagnosed with stage 3 Synovial Sarcoma cancer in August 2014, and finished radiation in March 2015...U.S. Olympic soccer champion Abby Wambach wrote her an email when she was diagnosed, offering support and encouragement...Introduced to rugby during her freshman orientation at the University of New Mexico...One of the first eight women’s athletes to be contracted by USA Rugby...Supports Girls Athletic Leadership Schools, Everyday Warrior, Equality California and National M.S. Society...Hobbies include camping, rock climbing, fishing, home improvement projects, gardening, cooking, baking, practicing yoga and reading...Loves brushing her teeth and carries floss with her everywhere.