Name: Bethany Zummo
Position: Libero
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Height: 5-3
Birthplace: Dublin, Calif.
Hometown: Dublin, Calif.
High School: Dublin High School (Calif.)
College: University of Central Oklahoma
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Gold)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018: ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
  • 2014: 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); ParaVolley World Super 6 (Gold)
  • 2017: World ParaVolley World Super 6 (Silver)
  • 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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  • Selected Best Libero at 2019 World ParaVolley World Super 6 as Team USA went 7-0 and winning gold
  • Named Best Libero of 2018 World ParaVolley Championships
  • 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
  • An alternate on the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Women's Sitting Team
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  • 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
  • Began playing standing volleyball in 2005 at Fallon Middle School
  • Sisters Hailey and Megan Zummo have played Division I lacrosse for Saint Mary’s College of California
Personal: Parents are Kelly and Joe Zummo ...Has a dog named Athena, a German short-haired pointer and Labrador mix ...Hobbies include sewing, weaving and painting ...Hopes to open her own clothing business to create customized clothing and art after volleyball career.

THE QUOTE: “When I was younger, I used to not take my leg off at the pool, and wouldn’t tell people I had one leg. If I was limping one day because my leg was bothering me, I’d be worried people would notice. Now I take my leg off in the middle of class and leave it in the walkway! I let people take my leg off in the airport. I’ve embraced that ‘this is Bethany’ and I won’t hide. I love that I’m different. I love that I have this uniqueness about me that few people have. I love my leg and I love myself. It’s funny thinking about it now, I just live!” -Bethany Zummo in

U.S. Women's Sitting Team overtakes top spot in world rankings 
U.S. Women's Sitting Volleyball Team named "Best Paralympic Team"
The Contenders: Bethany Zummo – Dick's Sporting Goods 
Dublin woman with one foot helps Americans win gold in Paralympic volleyball – East Bay Times 
Dublin's Bethany Zummo brings home gold from the 2016 Paralympic Games – 
U.S. Paralympian Bethany Zummo on being a team player – National Alliance for Youth Sports 
Meet Team USA – Sports Illustrated
Bethany Zummo's Perfectionism could lead the U.S. Sitting Volleyball Team to its first Paralympic gold – Team USA
USAV Para Skill Video: Forearm passing
Sitting Team gets Youth Infusion
Great State: Sitting Out Volleyball – KFOR
Local athlete joins the ranks of the elite –
Dublin volleyball player doesn’t mind extra attention – Inside the Bay Area