Turkey women's national basketball team
The Turkish women's national basketball team, is the basketball side that represents Turkey in international competitions for women. Roster for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. 2005 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 12 teams Şaziye İvegin-Karslı, Birsel Vardarlı, Müjde Yüksel, Nilay Yiğit, Şebnem Kimyacıoğlu, Esmeral Tunçluer, Aylin Yıldızoğlu, Nevriye Yılmaz, Serap Yücesir, Yasemin Horasan, Arzu Bildirir, Korel Engin, 2007 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 16 teams Şaziye İvegin-Karslı, Gülşah Akkaya, Birsel Vardarlı, Nilay Yiğit, Şebnem Kimyacıoğlu, Esmeral Tunçluer, Işıl Alben, Nevriye Yılmaz, Didem Sarıca, Yasemin Horasan, Bahar Çağlar, Korel Engin, 2009 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 16 teams Şaziye İvegin-Karslı, Yasemen Saylar, Birsel Vardarlı, Nilay Yiğit, Tuğba Palazoğlu, Gülşah Gümüşay, Sariye Gökçe, Melek Bilge, Naile İvegin, Yasemin Horasan, Nevin Nevlin, Bahar Çağlar, 2011 EuroBasket: finished 2nd among 16 teams Nilay Yiğit, Birsel Vardarlı, Işıl Alben, Tuğba Palazoğlu, Seda Erdoğan, Gülşah Akkaya, Şaziye İvegin-Karslı, Bahar Çağlar, Yasemin Horasan, Naile Ivegin, Nevriye Yılmaz, Nevin Nevlin, 2013 EuroBasket: finished 3rd among 16 teams Tuğba Palazoğlu, Tuğçe Canıtez, Ayşegül Günay, Birsel Vardarlı, Yasemin Begüm Dalgalar, Esmeral Tunçluer, Işıl Alben, Nevriye Yılmaz, Naile Çırak, Quanitra Hollingsworth, Şaziye İvegin, Bahar Çağlar, 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women: finished 4th among 16 teams Tuğba Palazoğlu, Tuğçe Canıtez, Cansu Köksal, Birsel Vardarlı, Yasemin Begüm Dalgalar, Esmeral Tunçluer, Işıl Alben, Nevriye Yılmaz, LaToya Pringle, Tilbe Şenyürek, Şaziye İvegin, Bahar Çağlar, 2015 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 20 teams Pınar Demirok, Tuğçe Canıtez, Cansu Köksal, Birsel Vardarlı, Olcay Çakır, Bahar Çağlar, Işıl Alben, Nevriye Yılmaz, Lara Sanders, Ayşe Cora, Tilbe Şenyürek, Şaziye İvegin, 2017 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 16 teams Pelin Bilgiç, Ayşe Cora, Olcay Çakır, Birsel Vardarlı, Bahar Çağlar, Işıl Alben, Tuğçe Canıtez, Quanitra Hollingsworth, Şaziye İvegin, Tilbe Şenyürek, Cansu Köksal, Esra Ural, Turkish women in sports Turkey women's national under-19 basketball team Turkey women's national under-17 basketball team Turkey women's national 3x3 team Official website FIBA Profile
Şebnem Kimyacıoğlu is a Turkish-American player in the Turkish Women's Basketball Team. She is an alumnus from Pinewood High School in California and graduated from Stanford before returning to Turkey. Şebnem's sister, Yasemin Kimyacıoğlu, is a star basketball player still attending college at Santa Clara University. She plays for Galatasaray and played for Beşiktaş Cola Turka. Turkish women in sports Şebnem's Statistics
Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association. Fowles, who joined the Lynx in July 2015, was MVP of the 2015 WNBA Finals, was named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year for the third time in 2016, won the 2017 WNBA MVP Award, she weighs 200 lbs. She was born in Miami, the daughter of Arrittio Fowles, she has three brothers, Jeremy and one sister, Dorothy. Sylvia grew up in some of the rougher neighborhoods of Miami-Dade, including Coconut Grove, Little Haiti, the Victory Home Housing Projects, she attended Little River Elementary School, Horace Mann Middle School, Miami Edison Senior and graduated from Gulliver Preparatory School. She led Edison Senior High School to two state championships before transferring to Gulliver Preparatory School. Fowles averaged 20.6 points and 11.6 rebounds at Gulliver and led them to the class 3A state championship against Melbourne Central Catholic High School. Fowles was named a McDonald's All-American.
Fowles was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2004 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored fifteen points, earned MVP honors. Fowles played in all 36 of LSU's games as a freshman, helping the team to an appearance in the NCAA Final Four; as a sophomore, she again helped the team reach the Final Four. In her junior year, she earned All-American honors. Fowles was named to the pre-season All-American team prior to her senior season, she dunked the ball in the Lady Tigers' game against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on November 21, 2007, becoming the sixth woman to dunk in an American college game. In December 2007, Fowles suffered a partial tear of the meniscus of her right knee during a game against the University of Miami, she underwent surgery and missed several weeks of play. Fowles was named the 2008 SEC Player of the Year. During a March 24, 2008 NCAA Tournament game, she broke, she led LSU to the Final Four again in her senior year. Fowles finished additional academic credits after beginning her professional basketball career and received her bachelor's degree from LSU in the spring of 2009.
During her college career at LSU, Fowles had played with future WNBA teammate Seimone Augustus. On May 15, 2017, it was announced that Fowles' uniform number will be retired by LSU during the 2017-18 season, she is the second women's basketball player in school history to receive that honor. Source Fowles was selected 2nd overall by the Chicago Sky in the 2008 WNBA Draft. After being drafted second overall, Fowles entered the Sky's rotation in the starting lineup and averaged 10.8 points, 7.6 rebounds per game and 2.1 blocks per game in her rookie season. However, her rookie season was shortened due to a knee injury as she played only 17 games with 14 starts. After establishing herself as a solid inside scorer, tenacious rebounder and elite rim protector in her rookie season, Fowles would earn her first career WNBA all-star selection in 2009, she averaged 7.8 rebounds per game and 1.5 blocks per game. However, injuries would once again shorten her season. Fowles dunked on her second attempt during the 2009 WNBA All-Star Game while representing the Eastern Conference after everyone on both teams cleared out of her way.
Her first attempt clanged off the bottom of the rim. The game took place on July 2009 at Mohegan Sun, the home of the Connecticut Sun, she is the third WNBA player to dunk in an all star game, following Michelle Snow in 2006 and Lisa Leslie in 2005. During the 2010 season, Fowles scored a career-high 35 points in a 97-96 loss to the Phoenix Mercury, she had led the league in blocks with a career-high average of 2.6 blocks per game. For her shot blocking efforts, she would be named to WNBA All-Defensive First Team. In the 2011 season, Fowles was voted as a WNBA all-star for the second time in her career, she had averaged a double-double in points and rebounds for the whole season with a career-high 20 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game, she led the league in blocks for the second year in the row, averaging 2.0 blocks per game. She would win WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. In 2012, Fowles re-signed with the Sky to a multi-year deal. In the 2014 season, Fowles averaged a double-double in points and rebounds for the fourth consecutive season, which would help the Sky make the playoffs.
Fowles would earn her first career Finals appearance as the Sky had advanced all the way to the WNBA Finals despite a 15–19 record and the number four seed in the Eastern Conference. The Sky were defeated in a 3-game sweep, it would be Fowles's final season playing with the Sky. Fowles turned down a contract extension offer with the Sky in September 2014, she requested a trade but no trade offers from other teams for her had been sufficient. She sat out the first half of the 2015 WNBA season until she was traded to the Minnesota Lynx on July 27, 2015 as part of a three-team deal that sent Érika de Souza to the Sky and Damiris Dantas and Reshanda Gray to the Atlanta Dream. Joining forces with Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen, the Lynx were a powerhouse in the Western Conference, finishing first place and advancing all the way to the WNBA Finals, facing the Indiana Fever. With the series tied 2-2 in the decisive game 5, Fowles proved to be relentless against the Fever, scoring 20 points along with 11 rebounds in a 69-52 victory.
She was named the WNBA Finals MVP. Following her first WNBA Champ
Turkish women in sports
Turkish women have an active participation in many sports branches and have several important trophies in athletics, combat sports and basketball. The first Turkish women to take part in the Olympic Games were Halet Çambel and Suat Fetgeri Aşani who participated at the fencing competitions of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Yasemin Ecem Anagöz The Turkish Women's National Basketball Team known as "Periler" by the Turkish fans, is No 13 in FIBA World Rankings. European Women Basketball ChampionshipMediterranean GamesPlayersNevriye Yılmaz, retired national team playerRefereesÖzlem Yalman, FIBA-listed referee since 2011. Funda Teoman, referee Esra Kürkçü, Balkan champion Semra Yetiş, Balkan champion Nurcan Çarkçı, European champion Sümeyra Kaya, European champion Hülya Şahin and European champion Gülsüm Tatar and European champion Şemsi Yaralı, world and European champion Serpil Yassıkaya, European champion Suat Aşani Halet Çambel, 1936 Olympian Özden Ezinler İrem Karamete Women's football in Turkey began with the establishment of the all-women's club Dostlukspor in Istanbul in early 1970s.
Turkey women's national football team was established in 1995. Notable footballers Merve Aladağ Sevgi Çınar Bilgin Defterli Sibel Duman Eylül Elgalp Esra Erol Melahat Eryurt Leyla Güngör Başak İçinözbebek Lale Orta Hatice Bahar Özgüvenç Zeliha Şimşek Ebru Topçu Yağmur Uraz Cansu Yağ Aylin Yaren ManagersÖzlem Araç Necla Güngör Referees Leman Bozacıoğlu İpek Emiroğlu Elif Köroğlu Mürvet Yavuztürk FIFA listed refereesː Derya Can Göçen, world record holder Yasemin Dalkılıç, world record holder Şahika Ercümen, world record holder Birgül Erken The Turkish Women's Handball League was established in 1978. In the Mediterranean Games Turkish national women's ice hockey team was established in 2006. In the Mediterranean Games İlke Özyüksel, first Turkish Olympian Windsurfing Lena Erdil 2018 PWA World Cup Silver Some notable Turkish female tennis players include: Başak Eraydın Çağla Büyükakçay, Olympian tennis player İpek Soylu İpek Şenoğlu Melis Sezer Pemra Özgen The Turkish Women's National Team, is known as "Filenin Sultanları" won gold medal at the European Games in 2015, beating Poland 3–0 at the final.
In the Mediterranean Games Fenerbahçe won the 2011–12 CEV Women's Champions League. Vakıfbank is the 2012 -- 13 CEV Champions League. Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor won the 2014–15 CEV Women's Challenge Cup. National team players: Emine Bilgin, European champion Ayşegül Çoban, European champion Aylin Daşdelen, European champion Sibel Özkan, European champion Şule Şahbaz, European champion Sibel Şimşek, European champion Nurcan Taylan, Olympic and European champion Yasemin Adar and European champion ArcheryHandan Biroğlu, para-archer Burcu Dağ, world champion para-archer Gizem Girişmen, Paralympic champion archer Gülbin Su, Paralympian archerAthletics Hamide Kurt, Paralympian sprinter Sümeyye Özcan, Paralympian middle distance runner Zübeyde Süpürgeci, Paralympian sprinterGoalballSevda Altınoluk, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Buket Atalay, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Gülşah Düzgün, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Neşe Mercan, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Sümeyye Özcan, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Seda Yıldız, Paralympic gold medalist goalball playerJudoNazan Akın, Paralympic medalist judoka Duygu Çete, Paralympic medalist judoka Mesme Taşbağ, European champion, Paralympic medalist judoka Ecem Taşın, Paralympic medalist judokaPowerliftingÖzlem Becerikli, Paralympic medalist powerlifter Çiğdem Dede, Paralympic medalist powerlifter Nazmiye Muslu and world champion powerlifterShootingÇağla Baş, wheelchair basketball player and Paralympic shooter Aysel Özgan, sport shooter Ayşegül Pehlivanlar, sport shooterSwimmingSümeyye Boyacı, Paralympian Özlem Kaya, Paralympian Sevilay Öztürk, Paralympian Table tennisÜmran Ertiş, Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis player Neslihan Kavas, Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis player Kübra Öçsoy, Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis playerWheelchair tennisBüşra Ün, first Paralympic competitor A Turkish Sports Page
Botaş SK is a sports club based in Adana. The major branch of the club is the women's basketball performing at the Turkish Women's Basketball Super League; the club competes in athletics. Botaş is the first Turkish club to play a final game in European women's basketball; the club was the runner up at the Ronchetti Cup in 2001 and won the Turkish Super League and Cup titles twice. Venue of the basketball team is Menderes Sports Hall. Botaş SK is sponsored by Botaş Petroleum Pipeline Corporation since then. Ronchetti Cup Runners-up: 2000-2001 Quarter Finals: 1999-2000 FIBA EuroCup Eight Finals: 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2009–2010 Turkish Women's Basketball League Winners: 2000-2001, 2002-2003 Runners-up: 1992-1993, 1995-1996, 1996-1997 Turkish Cup Winners: 2001-2002, 2002-2003 Turkish President Cup Winners record: 2003, 2004 Runner-up: 1993, 1997 Botaş SK official website Botaş SK at FIBA Europe website Botaş SK at EuroBasket website
Birsel Vardarlı Demirmen is a Turkish basketball player. She plays for Fenerbahçe İstanbul, she played for Migrosspor between 2005–07. Vardarli acts as the brains of the storm, Turkish basketball and adds purpose to the chaos; the Izmir native uses it to its fullest extent on the court. But on this team there is little time to think; that makes split-second decision making a critical part of her game. The 23-year-old is never hesitant to take the big shot and she has assumed the role of clutch performer with the National Team. With EuroLeague Women experience under her belt, Vardarli has grown to be more mature and that should show itself at EuroBasket Women 2007, she participated at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain and won the gold medal with the national team. She was capped 105 times for the national team. On July 9, 2011, she signed a contract extension with Fenerbahçe İstanbul until 2015. Turkish Championship Winners: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016 Turkish Cup Winners: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016 Turkish Presidents Cup Winners: 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Turkish women in sports Player profile at fenerbahce.org Player profile at fibaeurope.com
Almería is a city in Andalusia, located in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, is the capital of the province of the same name. It was Abd-ar-Rahman III who founded the Alcazaba, which gave this city its name: Al-Mari'yah. In the 10th and 11th centuries, it formed part of the Caliphate of Córdoba, grew wealthy on trade and the textile industry silk, it suffered many sieges and fell under Christian domination in 1489. In 1522, Almería was devastated by an earthquake and rebuilding and recovery did not get underway until the 19th century. During the Spanish Civil War, the city was shelled by the German Navy, fell to Franco in 1939, it has since rebuilt its economy around vegetable production, with 100,000 acres of greenhouses, supplying much of Europe. In the first century, Christian documents report that there was a town named Urci near the current site of Almería, in the Hispania of the Roman Empire. However, this is disputed. However, missionary Saint Indaletius is said to have evangelized Urci and become its first bishop, is the patron saint of Almería.
The city was refounded by Calipha Abd-ar-Rahman III of Córdoba in 955 AD. It was to be a principal harbour in his extensive domain to strengthen his Mediterranean defences, its Moorish castle, the Alcazaba of Almería, is the second largest among the Muslim fortresses of Andalusia, after the Alhambra. In this period, the port city of Almería reached its historical peak. After the fragmentation of the Caliphate of Córdoba in 1031, Almería continued to be ruled by powerful local Muslim Taifa emirs like Jairan, the first independent Emir of Almería and Cartagena, Almotacin, the poet emir. Both Jairan and Almotacin were fearless warriors, but sophisticated patrons of the arts. A silk industry, based upon plantings of mulberry trees in the hot, dry landscape of the province, supported Almería in the 11th century and made its strategic harbour an more valuable asset. Contested by the emirs of Granada and Valencia, Almería experienced many sieges, including one fierce siege when Christians, called to the Second Crusade by Pope Eugene III, were encouraged to counter the Muslim forces on a more familiar coast.
On that occasion Alfonso VII, starting on 11 July 1147, at the head of mixed armies of Catalans, Genoese and Franks, led a crusade against the rich city, Almería was captured on 17 October 1147. Within a decade, Almería had passed to the control of the Muslim Almoravid emirs, not until the late 15th century did it became again a Christian city when it accepted the sovereignty the Catholic Monarchs and Isabel, on December 26, 1489; the 16th century was for Almería a century of human catastrophes. The people who had remained Muslim were expelled from Almería after the War of Las Alpujarras in 1568 and scattered across Spain. Landings and attacks by Berber pirates were frequent in the 16th century, continued until the early 18th century. At that time, huge iron mines were discovered and French and British companies set up business in the area, bringing renewed prosperity and returning Almería to a position of relative importance within Spain. During the Spanish Civil War the city was shelled by the German Navy, with news reaching the London and Parisian press about the "criminal bombardment of Almería by German planes".
Almería surrendered in 1939. In the second half of the 20th century, Almería witnessed spectacular economic growth due to tourism and intensive agriculture, with crops grown year-round in massive invernaderos – plastic-covered "greenhouses" – for intensive vegetable production. After Franco's death and popular approval of the new Spanish Constitution, the people of southern Spain were called on to approve an autonomous status for the region in a referendum. While the referendum were approved with 118,186 votes for and 11,092 votes against in Almería province, an absolute majority of all 279,300 registered electors was needed, the result in Almería was just 42%; the Government impugned the result, Almería remained part of the present autonomous region of Andalusia. The Alcazaba, a medieval fortress, begun in the 10th century but destroyed by an earthquake in 1522, it includes a triple line of a majestic keep and large gardens. It commands a city quarter with buildings dressed in pastel colors, of Muslim-age aspect.
Almería air raid shelters, underground galleries for civilian protection during the Spanish Civil War the longest in Europe open for tourists. The Cathedral has a fortress-like appearance due to its towers and protected paths, created to defend it from Mediterranean pirates. Designated as a mosque, it was converted into a Christian church, before being destroyed in the 1522 earthquake. In the 16th century it was rebuilt in the Renaissance style, whilst keeping some of its defensive features. Renaissance church of Santiago, built in 1533, with tower and portal decorated with reliefs. Chanca, a group of houses carved into rocks. Castle of San Cristobal, now in ruins, it is connected to the Alcazaba by a line of walls. Museum of Almería. Includes findings from Prehistoric, Roman, Greek ages and Muslim objects from the Alcazaba. Paseo de Coches, a modern seaside promenade with gardens and palms. Almería has the highest proportion of Muslim population of any Spanish city at 11-20%, depending on source.
Famous natives of Almería include Nicolás Salmerón y Alonso, who in 1873 was the third president