UND Roster

2018-19 Volleyball Roster

#9 Rebecca Nunge

Outside Hitter

Height 6'2''
Class Junior
Hometown Newburgh, IN
High School Castle


  • Monogram Winner (2015, 2016)
  • BGSU/Toledo Invitational Tournament MVP (2017)
  • Golden Dome Invitational All-Tournament Team (2015, 2016)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)

AS A SENIOR (2018)

  • Served as team co-captain for her senior season
  • Appeared in all 28 contests, including 17 starts, for the Irish
  • Recorded 184 kills, 80 blocks and 48 digs throughout the year

AS A JUNIOR (2017)

  • Earned 26 starts and played in all 32 matches, while appearing in every set for the Irish during her junior campaign
  • Ranked second on the team in kills with a personal-best 276 for the season
  • Accrued a career-high 105 blocks and added 62 digs in 2017
  • Posted double-digit kills in 11 matches
  • Tallied a career-high 17 kills in the win over Miami (10/22)
  • Matched her career high for blocks with nine in the victory over NC State (11/19)


  • Appeared in all 32 matches for Notre Dame, starting 24 of them
  • Finished the 2016 season off with 227 kills, 121 assists, 90 total blocks and 281.5 points
  • Recorded 14 kills on 27 attempts (.444) as well as one assist, three digs, and two blocks against Cleveland State (Aug. 27)
  • Had 12 kills on 22 attempts (.455), one service ace, one dig, and two blocks versus DePaul (Sept. 17)
  • Recorded a season-high nine blocks along with eight kills and four digs against Wake Forest (Oct. 2)
  • Had a season-high 11 digs in the match against Miami as well as 17 assists, five blocks and one kill (Oct. 28)
  • Posted a season-high 19 assists against #11 Florida State where she also had 10 kills, five digs and two blocks, one solo (Oct. 30)


  • Believed to be the first volleyball player in Irish history to enroll early, graduating high school in December 2014 to start Notre Dame in January 2015
  • Played in 31 matches with 24 starts during first year
  • Finished third on the team with 189 kills (1.72 per set) and second on the team with 90 blocks (0.82 per set) to go along with 31 digs (0.28 per set)
  • Led or tied for team lead in kills twice, attack percentage six times and in blocks six times
  • Had 10 kills five times on year
  • Opened career with six kills and four blocks against Bowling Green (8/29)
  • Participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Earned a monogram


  • Pronounced “NUN-gee”
  • Graduated from Castle High School in December 2014
  • Enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2015
  • Earned four letters in volleyball, three in basketball and one in track & field at Castle.
  • Saw action at middle blocker and setter
  • Named a third team Under Armour All-American as a senior in volleyball
  • Also tabbed a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist after earning first team all-conference, first team all-metro, team MVP and all-metro Player of the Year honors
  • Helped team to sectional and conference championships
  • Set school season records in kills (458), kills per set (4.7), hitting percentage (.401), service aces (119) and aces per set (1.3)
  • Served as team captain during final campaign
  • Awarded female athlete of the year honors at Castle and was a finalist for SIAC female athlete of the year
  • Named Metro Player of the Year and tabbed first team all-conference and first team all-metro as a junior and sophomore
  • Helped team win sectional and conference championships both years
  • Finished with 435 kills, 72 blocks, 40 aces and 367 assists while attacking at a .377 clip as a junior and 458 kills, 104 blocks and 47 service aces while hitting .354 as a sophomore
  • Opened career by earning first team all-conference and first team all-metro as a freshman in helping squad to a sectional championship
  • Had 288 kills and 83 blocks
  • Earned all-conference honors twice in basketball
  • Also named the team MVP twice
  • Off the court participated in the National Honor Society, Young Life and was the vice president of the Peer Tutor group
  • Played club volleyball with Evansville River City
  • Full name is Rebecca Ann Nunge
  • Born in Lynchburg, Virginia to Mark and Beth Nunge
  • Has three younger brothers, Jack, Bobby and Joey, and a younger sister, Jessica
  • Father, Mark, played basketball at the University of Rochester
  • Mother, Beth, played basketball and softball at Central College
  • Cousin, Chelsea Poppens, played basketball at Iowa State University
  • Earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2015 semester
  • Enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in science pre-professional and minoring in peace studies