UNC Volleyball Bio
9 Ece Taner

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:
28 vs. Long Beach State (8/25/12), vs. Duke (9/23/12), vs. Clemson (11/8/13)
Aces: 4 vs. Utah (9/1/12) and vs. Maryland (10/19/12)

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
Career    325   4     0.01 4 25   .000 281 58 1091  

Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Izmir, Turkey
High School: Isikkent
Club: Isikkent Club Team
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