Carlyle Nusbaum

#12 Carlyle Nusbaum

HT. 5-10
HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Overland Park, Kan. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
MAJOR Psychology

Career Honors & Awards:

  • ASUN Player of the Year (2016)
  • ASUN First Team All-Conference (2016)
  • AVCA All-South Region (2016)
  • AVCA Honorable Mention All-American (2016)
  • VolleyballMag Honorable Mention All-American (2016)
  • PrepVolleyball Honorable Mention All-American (2016)
  • ASUN Tournament Most Valuable Player (2016)
  • ASUN All-Freshman Team (2015)
  • 6x ASUN Player of the Week
  • ASUN Defensive Player of the Week (2016)
  • ASUN Freshman of the Week (2015)
  • Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week (2015)
  • LUV Invite All-Tournament Team (2016)
  • ASICS Classic All-Tournament Team (2016)

2016: Became the seventh Bison in 10 years to take home ASUN Player of the Year honors...ASUN Tournament MVP… Unanimous ASUN First Team All-Conference…AVCA All-South Region…Named an Honorable Mention All-American by AVCA, and…LUV Invite All-Tournament Team…ASICS Classic All-Tournament Team…Became only the second player in ASUN history to earn five Player of the Week honors in a single season…Also named ASUN Defensive Player of the Week (10/31)…First Bison to ever be named the AVCA Player of the Week (11/15) after combining to hit .537 with 42 kills and 20 digs in back-to-back sweeps of Jacksonville and North Florida…Led the ASUN and ranked 31st in the nation with 491 total kills and 4.50 kills per set…Those totals helped pace the second-best kills per set team in the nation at 14.92…21 times she finished with a match high in kills…Registered double-digit kills in 28 of 30 games, six of those she recorded 21 or more…Tallied a career high 32 kills against Louisville (8/16) and a .568 hitting percentage (37ta, 24k, 3e) versus North Florida (11/12)…Closed the season on a tear with double figures in digs in 10 of the last 12 games, after only having one in the first 18 outings…Scooped up 228 digs for an average of 2.09 per set…Notched a season high 15 digs in wins over Northwestern (9/9) and Kennesaw State (10/21)…Totaled 10 double-doubles in kills and digs…Her 540.0 points were tops in the conference and 40th in the country…Her 4.95 points per set was the 20th best total in Division I…Became the first sophomore to lead the ASUN in kills per set in more than a decade…Finished third on the Bisons with 47 total blocks (13bs, 34ba)…Also chipped in 19 service aces and nine assists…Netted a career high three service aces in the season opener against Cal State Northridge (8/26)…Picked up double figures in points in 29 of 30 matches played…

2015: A-Sun All-Freshman Team ...A-Sun Player of the Week (11/2) ... A-Sun Freshman of the Week (11/2) ... First Lipscomb player to win both awards (POTW and Freshman of the Week) in the same week ... Tennessee Sports Writers Assocation Player of the Week (11/4) ... Second overall in A-Sun in both kills (302) and kills per set (3.68) ...  Second in A-Sun matches only in both kills (146) and kills per set (3.72) ... Match high seven times in kills ... Career match high 29 kills at Kennesaw State (10/31) ... Career match high 17 digs at Kennesaw State (10/31) ... Double figures in kills in 15 of 20 matches played ... Four matches with more than 20 kills ... Four double-doubles (kills, digs) ... Four matches in double figures in digs ... Three matches with a .400 or higher hitting percentage ... Career match high .500 hiting percentage vs. Pacific (9/12).

High School: High School All-American (2014) ... Senior Ace(2014) … Earned six letters, four in volleyball and two in track, at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kansas … All-State (2013, 2014) … Four-time All-Region … Four-time All-District … Hayden Invitational MVP (2012, 2014) … State Championship (2014) … Runner-up State Championship (2013) … Four-time All-Tournament selection … All-State Tournament team (2013, 2014) … First place in career kills … Second highest total in season kills  … In track earned third place in the long jump in Eastern Kansas League (2012) … Third place in javelin in Eastern Kansas League (2012) … Sixth place in javelin in 5-A State Meet (2012) … Honor roll (two semesters) … National Art Honors Society.

Club: National Champion in Open Division (2013) … National Runner-up in National Division(2010) … Fifth place Open Division (2011, 2012, 2015) … 10th place Open Division (2014).

Personal: Parents are Kris and Mark Nusbaum … One older sister, Kelsey Tarpinian … Two younger brothers, Andrew and Jameson … Her mother played volleyball and basketball at Rockhurst University … Her father played basketball at Northwest Missouri State University … Her grandfather, Norman Victor Rehm, played baseball in the Major Leagues for the Milwaukee Braves (1954-1963) … Business Marketing major.