UNC Volleyball Bio
9 Ece Taner

Senior Season: Started every match as the Tar Heels’ libero for the second-straight year • Selected as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year • Earned All-ACC Honors for the first time • Named to the AVCA East Coast Division I All-Region team and earned AVCA All-America Honorable Mention Honors for the first time in her career • Led UNC with 496 digs (4.51/set) this season • Ranked first on the team and second in the ACC with 41 aces (0.37/set) • Recorded a career high 30 digs against Duke (11/26) to help North Carolina clinch the ACC championship • Named the ACC Player of the Week on 9/15 • Finished her career No. 3 all-time in the UNC record books with 1,587 digs.

Junior Season: Started every match as the Tar Heels' libero • Named the Ohio University Bobcat Invitational MVP • Selected All-Tournament at the Carolina Classic • Finished the season ranked ninth in the ACC and led the team in digs with 462 total (4.02/set) • Tallied double-digit digs in 25 matches, recording 20+ digs in seven of those matches • Tied her career high of 28 digs vs. Clemson (11/8).

Sophomore Season: Named to 2012 Kentucky Classic All-Tournament Team • Ranked eighth in the ACC with 484 digs (4.00/set) • Recorded 20+ digs in seven matches, with a season-high 28 digs vs. Long Beach State (8/25) and vs. Duke (9/23) • Tallied double-digit digs in 25 of 32 matches • Led the team with 484 digs (4.00/set).

Freshman Season: Appeared in 89 sets for the Tar Heels in 2011 • Finished fifth on the team with 145 digs and posted a 1.63 dig average • Tallied the fourth most service aces (15) on the team • Recorded 30 assists.

Prep: Played for the Isikkent Sports Club and Karsiyaka Club Team for the last four years • The native of Turkey has split time at the libero and outside hitter positions earning a junior team regional championship • MVP of her Isikkent School Team en route to claiming a region championship in 2007 • Twice led her team to a Mayor's Cup Championship • Earned another region championship with a national semi-finalist run in 2008.

Personal: Majoring in communications • Ece is the daughter of Osman and Neslisah Taner • Born on April 23, 1993 in Izmir, Turkey.

Career Highs:
Digs:
30 vs. Duke (11/26/14)
Aces: 5 at Pittsburgh (10/3/14)

Career Statistics:

Year GP K K/G E TA PCT   A SA D
2011 89 1 0.01 0 6 .167 30 15 145
2012 121 2 0.02    1    9 .111 136    27    484  
2013 115 1 0.01 3 10 -.200 115 16 462
2014 110 6 0.05 1 13 .385 105 41 496
Career    435   10     0.02 5 38   .132 386 99 1587  
Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Izmir, Turkey
High School: Isikkent
Club: Isikkent Club Team
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