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Pelin Aroguz
Pelin  Aroguz

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
Kadir Has Anatolian/Irmak Schools

Height:
6-3

Position:
OH/RS

As A Freshman (2015): Played in only 57 sets (due to injury) across 18 matches, making 16 starts … ranked fifth on the team with 150 kills averaging 2.63 per set … had 44 digs averaging 0.77 per set … had one block solo in 49 total blocks … posted a career-high 14 kills and 33 total attempts at No. 5 Florida (Sept. 17) … registered a career-high .500 attack percentage vs. George Mason (Sept. 11) … notched a career-high six digs vs. Cornell (Sept. 12).

At Kadir Has Anatolian and Irmak Schools:
Played nine years for the Vakifbank Sport Club and has also participated with the Turkey youth national and junior national volleyball teams … named MVP at the International Brussells Tournament in 2013 … received a bronze medal with the Turkey youth national team at the 2013 Girl’s Youth European Volleyball Championships and was named ‘Best Spiker’ of the championship … claimed a bronze medal with the Turkey junior national team at the 2014 Women’s  Junior European Volleyball Championship and was named ‘Best Spiker’ of the championship.

Off the Court:  Born in Istanbul, Turkey. ... expected to major in economics … daughter of Nuri and Burcin Aroguz ... has one younger sibling: Zeynep Aroguz (13) … lists skiing, playing the piano, listening to music, watching movies and shopping as her hobbies ... lists her Turkish volleyball star Neslihan Demir as the most influential person in her athletic career because she is a great player and her style of play affected the way that she approaches every match … chose St. John's because she wanted get a great education in New York City ... favorite books are ‘Urctma Avcisi’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ … favorite movies are ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and ‘World War Z’ … favorite songs are ‘Lean On’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ … favorite television show is ‘Castle’ … favorite athlete is Jovana Brakocevic … favorite foods are pizza and salmon ... lists Vakifbank Sport Club and the USA National Volleyball Team as her favorite professional teams … if she wasn’t playing volleyball, she would be playing tennis … after graduating from St. John’s University, she plans to play volleyball professionally or use her degree to get a job.

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