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Rebecca Nunge and Charlie Trense Receive Monogram Club Postgraduate Scholarship

Nunge (volleyball) and Trense (lacrosse) earn $5,000 grant for postgraduate study.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rebecca Nunge (’19, volleyball) and Charlie Trense (’19, lacrosse) have been named the 2019 recipients of the Monogram Club Postgraduate Scholarship. They each will receive a $5,000 grant to use for postgraduate study. The announcement was made during Saturday’s Fourth Quarter Farewell inside Foley’s at O’Neill Hall. Nunge was on hand to accept, while Trense was with his teammates in New York preparing for Notre Dame’s NCAA tournament quarterfinal showdown with Duke

This marked the 11th year the Monogram Club has awarded a postgraduate scholarship to one male and one female graduating student-athlete/support staff member. Nunge is the second Fighting Irish volleyball student-athlete to receive the award, while Trense is the first recipient from the men’s lacrosse program. The Monogram Club Postgraduate Scholarships are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and potential for success in postgraduate study. Since the scholarship’s inception, the Club has issued $110,000 to 22 recipients, including individuals who have attended medical school, law school or obtained their MBA.


About Rebecca Nunge
• A native of Newburgh, Indiana
• 3.656 cumulative GPA as a science pre-professional studies (pre-med) and peace studies double-major
• Will attend medical school
• Four-time Monogram winner
• Team captain as a senior
• Four-time Academic All-ACC Team selection
• Received the volleyball team’s 2017 Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award
• Rosenthal Leadership Academy member
• Notre Dame Global Medical Brigades Vice President
• Volunteer trip to Nicaragua on behalf of Notre Dame Global Medical Brigades
• Medical volunteer at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
• IU School of Medicine South Bend, Research Assistant and Program Participant
• Summer Community Health Innovation Program (S-CHIP)
• One Shirt One Body project leader
• Girls on the Run student-athlete representative

About Charlie Trense
• 3.706 cumulative GPA as a finance major in the Mendoza College of Business; supplementary major in applied & computational mathematics and statistics; minor in peace studies
• Graduated cum laude
• Two-time Monogram winner
• Will attend graduate school at Notre Dame
• John A. and Virginia M. Kaneb Merit Scholar
• Four-time member of the ACC Honor Roll
• Co-leader of Notre Dame Christian Athletes and co-founder and leader of lacrosse team Bible study
• Co-leader of S.O.A.R. (Students Obtaining Academic Results)
• Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing Investment Management Leaders Program
• Student Ambassador and Advisor – Notre Dame Office of Outreach and Engagement Recruitment
• International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Case Presenter
• Finalist for the McGill International Portfolio Challenge in Montreal, Canada. Case competition targeted asset allocation and portfolio design. Team of four analyzed a pension fund and built models to create a report outlining improvements to the plan.

Monogram Club Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients 
2009 – Mallorie Croal (volleyball) and Thomas Bemenderfer (football)
2010 – Cosmina Ciobanu (tennis) and Tim Andree (basketball)
2011 – Erin Marrone (softball) and Tyler Davis (tennis)
2012 – Stephanie Myers (fencing) and Christopher Iverson (student manager)
2013 – Meghan Salomon (rowing) and Dean Odegard (track & field)
2014 – Kelly Curran (cross country/track & field) and Ted Glasnow (track & field)
2015 – Ashley Armstrong (golf) and Peter Schneider (hockey)
2016 – Sarah Kappers (rowing) and Brian Talcott (soccer)
2017 – Eva Niklinska (fencing) and Evan Panken (soccer)
2018 – Katie Uhler (soccer) and Alex Kerschner (baseball)
2019 – Rebecca Nunge (volleyball) and Charlie Trense (lacrosse)