Name: Heather Erickson
Position: Outside Hitter/ OPP
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Height: 6-0
DOB: 5/9/1993
Birthplace: Eureka, Calif.
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
High School: Jack Britt High School (Fayetteville, N.C.) ‘11
College: University of Central Oklahoma ‘17; DeVry University ‘19, Human Resources Management and Services
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020); Four-time Paralympic medalist (2 golds, 2 silvers)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, silver
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – silver
  • Years of participation: 2010, 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 3 (3 silvers)
  • Silver – 2018; 2014; 2010
Personal: Parents are Kevin and Brenda Erickson... Role model is her sister Stephanie, "she helps me with everything, including volleyball skills and life issues." ... In her free time, likes coaching, reading, playing volleyball, watching movies, and playing video games....She is a below-the-knee amputee on her right leg...She was born with a bone that prevented her leg from being fully developed...After 18 failed surgeries, her parents opted for amputation when she was 9 years old...Has coached for 9 years at Oklahoma Peak Performance and at the high school level along with the Wounded Warriors program