EUGENE, Ore. - Each month O Heroes sits down with one male student-athlete and one female student-athlete to get to know them better off the court. October’s female O Hero of the Month is Ariana Williams, a senior middle blocker on the volleyball team.

The two-time Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection worked with Team USA Volleyball’s A2 program over the summer and entered the 2013 season as the team’s top returning middle blocker. Ari’s undeniable impact on the court is matched only by her impact on the community. Most recently she volunteered her time coaching volleyball with the KIDSPORTS organization.

Ari is an English major whose post-graduate plan is to play professional volleyball. She also would like to continue her volunteer work by coaching her former club team in Southern California.