Name: Tia Edwards
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: OPP
Height: 5-6
Birthplace: Claremore, Okla.
Hometown: Skiatook, Okla.
High School: Skiatook High School
College: University of Central Oklahoma
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold Medal)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019: USA Exhibitions vs Canada at Colorado Crossroads; USA Exhibitions vs Russia at USAV Nationals; Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 2018: USA Exhibitions vs Russia and Canada at Colorado Crossroads; USA Exhibitions vs Canada at USAV Nationals
  • 2017: World ParaVolley World Super 6 (Silver); Exhibition Series vs Canada
  • 2016: ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold); Exhibition Tournament vs. Russia; Dutch Tournament (First Place)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Gold)
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  • Tia was born with a congenital birth defect to her left hand
  • Member of the U.S. Women's Sitting Team that was named "Best Paralympic Team" at the 2016 Team USA Awards
  • Tia first began playing volleyball at 13 years old in her hometown, Skiatook
Personal: Parents are Dalton Edwards and Mica Pattillo ...Brother's name is Ryan Edwards (1993)...Sisters' names are Mikayla Shulanberger (1997) and Millie Pattillo (2014)