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Fatma Yildirim


Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
Yuzyil Isil


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Former Player Yildirim Training with Turkish National Team

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


Neff Named AVCA Third-Team All-American

Junior middle blocker becomes just the third non-honorable mention All-American in program history; Sareea Freeman and Fatma Yildirim garner honorable mention honors


Volleyball Holds Team Banquet

Several Florida State student-athletes honored with individual awards in recognition of another outstanding season


2012 Volleyball Accomplishments

The Florida State indoor volleyball team had another incredible season filled with a laundry list of accomplishments


Three Seminoles Named to AVCA All-East Region Team

Seniors Fatma Yildirim and Sareea Freeman as well as junior Ashley Neff represent Florida State volleyball on regional level


Fatma Yildirim

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Fatma Yildirim Photo Gallery

A role model student-athlete who was a hard worker in her four seasons at Florida State ... waited patiently in her sophomore and junior years and enjoyed a breakout senior campaign ... became the fifth Seminole in school history to be named both an All-ACC Freshman and an All-ACC Team member in a career ... highly respected by her coaches and teammates because of her tremendous leadership and persistence ... entertaining figure to watch because of her leaping ability that helped compensate for her sub-6-foot height.

-AVCA Honorable Mention All-American for the first time
-AVCA All-East Region Team
-All-ACC Team for the first time
-ACC Co-Player of the Week on Sept. 17 after combining for 45 kills, 4.5 kills per set and a .400 hitting percentage against Houston, Pepperdine and Ohio State
-Joined teammate Olivera Medic as the only Seminoles to be named to multiple all-tournament teams in 2012. Yildirim was named to the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup All-Tournament Team and the Florida State Invitational All-Tournament Team
-Received the Most Influential Player award at the team banquet for her immense dedication and leadership in her senior year
-Joined teammate Marija Milosavljevic in winning the Seminole Warrior Award for her devotion to strength and endurance
-Named a co-captain right before the season started
-Led the Seminoles with 324 kills and 2.89 kills per set while totaling 308 digs and 2.75 digs per set
-Registered six double-doubles as a senior, with all six coming against regionally-ranked opponents in Iowa State, Pepperdine, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina and Miami
-Recorded a career-high 20 kills in a 3-1 win over Ohio State on Sept. 15
-Had 14 double-digit kills efforts
-Totaled eight matches where she hit above .400, including against FIU (.412), Pepperdine (.448), Ohio State (.462), Virginia (.500 and .462), Maryland (.400), NC State (.429) and Hofstra (.400)
-Totaled 14 double-digit dig totals, including a career-high 23 digs in Florida State's NCAA second round match against Purdue
-Posted a career high five blocks at North Carolina on Nov. 3

-Finished with 22 kills and 43 digs in 12 matches played
-Registered a season-high six kills in a home win over Georgia Tech on Oct. 14
-Had double-digit dig totals in consecutive matches played against N.C. State and Georgia Tech
-Added six blocks to her junior season, including a season-high three at Boston College.

-Played in 20 matches, averaging 1.73 kills per set
-Had a season-best 12 kills at Virginia along with 15 digs for a double-double
-Recorded 21 kills in two matches (eight sets) against Boston College
-Had a .667 attack percentage (6-1-9) against FIU on Aug. 28
-Career-best three service aces vs. New Mexico State on Aug. 27

-Named to ACC All-Freshman Team
-Saw time in 124 sets
-Had the team's second highest number of digs (344) and average digs per set (2.77)
-Finshed the season with 232 kills, for a .229 hitting percentage
-Set new career highs in kills with 15, hitting percentage with .519 and digs with 21 against Duke (11/6)
-Achieved her team-leading fourth double-double of the season with 11 kills and 11 digs in the win at Maryland (10/16)

-Led the Yuzyil Isil High School team to the title at the 2006 and 2007 Turkish Volleyball Championship
-Member of the fifth-place team at the 2006 ESF World Championships

- Eczacibasi Youth team won the Turkish Championship every year she was a member (2006-2008)
-Also played for the Eczacibasi Junior team that won the Turkish Championships in 2006

-Member of a unit that was the runner-up at the 2007 World Championships held in Baja, Mexico
-Led the 2006 Turkish Junior National team to win the Balkanian Championships

PERSONAL: Born March 1, 1990 ... majoring in dietetics ... daughter of Yildiz and Ahmet Yildirim ... favorite book is Confessions of a Shopaholic ... favorite magazine is Women's Health ... enjoys listening to One Republic's "Marching on" ... favorite classes are nutrition and organic chemistry ... played badminton, basketball, swimming and tennis in high school ... roots for the Los Angeles Lakers ... can speak Turkish, English and German ... wants to become a nutritionist ... grew up with two birds, two tortoises, a chick, a rabbit and a goldfish ... looks most forward to playing at Georgia Tech ... listens to Usher's "OMG" on her iPod ... favorite shows included "Criminal Minds," "The Big Bang Theory," "Chuck," "Haven," "Covert Affairs" and "Pretty Little Liars" ... wears No. 7 because she believes it is lucky ... athletes she'd most like to meet include Misty May Treanor and Tom Logan ... biggest role model is her mother ... favorite quote is "When it gets hard, you know you are on the right path."

Kills 20 vs. Ohio State (9/15/12)
Total Attacks 47 vs. Iowa State (8/25/12)

Hitting Percentage

(min. 10 attacks)

.519 vs. Duke (11/6/09)
Digs 23 vs. Purdue (12/1/12)
Solo Blocks 2 (two times)
Block Assists 5 at North Carolina (11/3/12)
Total Blocks 5 at North Carolina (11/3/12)

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