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Jessica Nunge


Jessica's profile

(Updated July 2021)
Outside Hitter
Newburgh, Ind.
high school

Career Accolades:

  • 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2020 Golden Torch Award
  • 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll


Averaged 1.25 kills per set along with 0.51 blocks per set and 1.59 digs per set in 2020-21…Hit .300 or better four times…Had six kills and hit .417 vs. Clemson…Added 16 digs and six kills vs. UCF…Hit .313 with six kills at Duke…Five kills with a .364 hitting percentage at Pitt…Five kills and 12 digs vs. Syracuse…Averaged 1.71 points per set overall…Played in 12 sets during the fall 2020, averaging 0.92 kills per set…Garnered 11 kills in four matches and hit .158…Tallied four kills apiece in matches at Miami on Oct. 15 and 16…Averaged 1.08 points per set…Entered the transfer portal following the season and went to Illinois.

FRESHMAN (2019):

Played in 17 matches and 43 sets as a freshman, including two starts…finished with 36 kills, 46 digs, 28 blocks, three service aces and a pair of assists…had three kills, five digs and a block against No. 5 Wisconsin in the season opener on August 30…played one set against Colorado State, but tallied three kills and three digs…recorded eight digs, three kills and a block on the road at TCU on September 8…finished with five kills, nine digs, two blocks and two aces on September 13 against Stony Brook…had a kill and three digs at home versus Virginia…posted three blocks, four digs and two kills at North Carolina on October 13…had three kills apiece in conference matches against Louisville and North Carolina…tallied six kills and two blocks on the road at No. 2 Pitt on November 22…closed out the regular season with six blocks, three digs and a kill at Miami (November 30)…recorded five blocks, one kill and two digs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against UCF on December 5.


As a talented athlete and strong competitor, Nunge brings high-level experience and versatile athleticism to FSU. As a member of the USA Volleyball Youth A1 Team, she was named to the USA High Performance All-Tournament Team in 2017. Nunge’s senior year saw a number of huge awards, as she was named a Pre-Season All-American, a First Team MaxPreps High School All-American, a First Team All-SIAC Conference honoree, an IndyStar Sports Award Finalist, and was named both First Team All-State and All-District. In the classroom, Nunge was named Academic All-State her senior year, and earned the Scholastic “C” Award in recognition of a GPA above 3.5 in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Other accomplishments:
Team MVP (2017, 2018)
First Team All-Conference (SIAC) (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
All-Metro Team (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)
All-Metro Player of the Year (2018, 2017)
Max Preps Player of the Week (September 2017)
All-American (2017)
“Rising Stars” of Indiana from the Indiana Association of School Principals (2017)
High School Mathematics Recognition (by University of Evansville Math Department) (2018)
Basketball Team MVP (2018, 2017, 2016)
Basketball First Team All-Conference (2018, 2017, 2016)
Basketball All-State HM (2017, 2016)
Basketball Toyota Classic All-Tournament Team (2017)


  • Parents:  Mark and Beth Nunge.
  • Major: Clinical Professions.
  • What National Day do you love to celebrate? Halloween.
  • What current issue do you follow the most? The Black Lives Matter Movement and female rights/injustices.
  • Outside of volleyball, what is a career aspiration you have? To figure out what I want my career to be.
  • What might be the single-most interesting thing about you? I can juggle.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, what has life been like for you? I’ve been spending a lot of time with my family and focusing on my summer classes.
  • If you wrote an autobiography, what would the title be? Lessons Learned: a Tale of Experiences from Jessica Nunge’s Life.
  • How has volleyball shaped your life? Volleyball has made me plan-oriented. I have daily routines and I am more organized because of my volleyball schedule. I also have learned from volleyball what teamwork truly looks like and how to build relationships with people on and off the court thanks to all my teammates and coaches I’ve had in the past.
  • What shows are you streaming/watching these days? The Big Bang Theory.
  • What are some of your favorite songs/artists? I don’t have a favorite.
  • What does being a Seminole mean to you? Being a Seminole means that I am part of a group bigger than myself meant to represent the characteristics of someone who is respectful and kind and outgoing, someone who is committed to learning and changing and staying open-minded so that I can grow into a better person.