Florida State volleyball's Fatma Yildirim invited to Turkish National Training Team to compete for a spot at the FIVB U23 World Championship in Tijuana, Mexico
FSU fell to the defending national champions, 3-2, on Saturday
No. 3 seed Florida State swept No. 6 seed ULM to open the National Championships.
FSU went 2-1 on Day 1 and faces No. 1 seed Pepperdine at 11 a.m. CT Saturday
The Seminoles' Stephanie and Nina Pellitteri win the Silver bracket, as Pardon and Wickstrom get second in the Gold bracket.
Junior Season (2012) Tallied an 11-3 overall record, including a 3-3 mark in dual matches at the No. 5 spot...Teaming with Jeassica McGregor, she won the "Siesta" pairs tournament at the Fiesta at Siesta Key (April 14)...Paired with McGregor and Sarah Wickstrom on Court 5 at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships (April 27-29)...Led the team in aces per set (2.36)...Averaged 4.91 kills and 4.91 digs per set.
Indoor Volleyball Career Multi-talented player with a fierce attacking game...One of the hardest hitting attackers in the ACC... Played on the Florida State indoor volleyball team which went to the NCAA Final Four this fall...Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2009...Led the Yuzyil Isil High School team to the title at the 2006 and 2007 Turkish Volleyball Championship... Ecazacibasi Youth team won the Turkish Championship all four years she was a member (2006-2008).
Born March 1, 1990...Majoring in dietetics...Played badminton, basketball, swimming and tennis in high school...Can speak Turkish, English, and German...Grew up with two birds, two tortoises, a chick, a rabbit and a goldfish...Wears No. 7 because she believes it is lucky... Biggest role model is her mother... favorite quote is "When it gets hard, you know you are on the right path."