Audrey Bunn '20 in Seahawk sweatshirt

Nov. 8, 2019

Audrey Bunn ’20 had a choice between playing indoor volleyball at a smaller school or attending UNCW and playing club volleyball. She chose the latter after visiting her two older sisters, who both live in Wilmington. She quickly fell in love with the city and all of its character.

As a result of her decision, she is now in her last year at UNCW, majoring in computer science with a concentration in digital arts and a minor in business, and she still gets to participate in the sport she loves most.

Bunn is beginning her second year as president of the women’s club volleyball team. She started her Wilmington volleyball career playing for UNCW’s club beach team, but soon switched to playing indoor.

“I love being on the club team because participating still allows me to do other things I love and be successful in school at the same time,” Bunn said. “It’s the perfect level of commitment.”

When she’s not in class or playing volleyball, Bunn is an intern at nCino, a Wilmington cloud-based banking institution, where she has been offered a full-time job after she graduates. She also does digital art and some abstract paintings in her free time, and sells vintage clothes on Etsy. 

Bunn said one of her proudest accomplishments was being the project lead for the UNCW Club Volleyball Tealstarter campaign in November 2018. It raised more than $5,000 and helped the team place fourth in the annual student giving competition, earning them additional challenge funds for the club. They used those funds to take the team to the annual national competition in Denver, Colorado, in April 2019.

“Audrey is a shining example of students who are being proactive in sharing with her peers why giving to UNCW is worth the investment, and that every gift makes a difference,” said Lauren King ’04, director of annual giving in the Division of University Advancement.

While the crowdfunding campaign was an incredible pursuit for Bunn, she’s not done soaring like a Seahawk just yet. Before she leaves UNCW, Bunn would like to write an instruction manual for the future leaders of women’s club volleyball. She never wants people in new positions of leadership to feel lost and overwhelmed by what they’ve stepped into.

“Overall, I really hope I leave the legacy of being a good coach and a great leader. I want to have been a shining example and a person of motivation for all of those who will follow.” 

-- Brea Perry ’20