Name: Jillian Williams
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Position: Opposite
Height: 5-10
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas
Hometown: Odem, Texas
High School: Sinton High School (2012-15)
College: University of Central Oklahoma (Marketing; 2020)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships (silver medal)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019: Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 2018: USA Exhibitions vs Canada at USAV Open Nationals
  • Played volleyball for one semester at Texas Lutheran University before being diagnosed with cancer
  • Started playing volleyball in 2006 with the Odem Little Spikers
  • Played at Sinton High School
Personal: Parents are Trey and Janna Williams... Has an older brother named Trent... Parents are her most admired because, "They are a true example of a strong, God-fearing couple. My dad is also a cancer survivor and my mom bravely stood by both our sides"... Was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in Feb. 29, 2016 (the week of her 19th birthday). Was given three surgery options and rotationplasty was the best option for her to have an active, healthy life... Happiest moment in life was July 7, 2016 when she had her amputation because "it opened up so many amazing doors." Also favors Jan. 10, 2017, the day of her last chemotherapy treatment... Has started a foundation called LIve n Leap that grants needs and dreams to adolescent and young-adult patients (ages 18-29) with life-threatening illnesses. "I made it a goal to make sure no other patient felt the way I did when I was told there are not any nationwide philanthropic foundations that benefited AYA patients in this way"