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Sullivan Signs Arizona Transfer Dilara Gedikoglu for 2023 Season

Dilara Gedikoglu

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Volleyball Head Coach Dawn Sullivan announced Wednesday the addition of graduate transfer Dilara Gedikoglu.

Gedikoglu, a 5-10 outside hitter, heads to Mizzou after competing the last three seasons for Arizona. 

The Alanya, Turkey, native, recorded 97 kills, 156 digs, 18 assists, and 19 aces in 2022 as a senior with the Wildcats. Gedikoglu totaled 196 kills and 367 digs over three seasons in Tucson, Arizona, with 83 starts. 

She compiled a season high .320 hitting clip with 10 kills on 25 swings against Oregon State (10/30/22). 

Gedikoglu also played on the Wildcats beach volleyball team and has earned national weekly honors from the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association)/CBVB (College Beach Volleyball) as well as the Pac-12.

Gedikoglu transferred to Arizona after earning American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year as well as All-AAC First Team and Volleyball Magazine All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention laurels in 2019 at Tulsa. 

Gedikoglu tallied 16 double-doubles as a true freshman and finished the season with a team-high 530.5 points with 488 kills (4.10 kills/set), 328 digs (2.76 digs/set), 31 total blocks, 25 service aces (0.21 aces/set), and 24 assists. She had 25 double-digit-kill matches, including seven matches with at least 20 kills.

She notched a career-high 26 kills twice against Tulane (10/11/19) and Memphis (11/8/19) and chipped in a personal-best 22 digs against Houston (10/13/19).

Prior to coming to the United States for college, Gedikoglu was a member of the Galatasry Volleyball Club in Istanbul. Gedikoglu also helped the Turkish Beach National Team win the 2017 Balkan Beach Championship. 

Gedikoglu is the second transfer Sullivan has brought in after the addition of libero Maya Sands in January. 


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