Zupan is originally from Wilmington and returns to Triangle where she played from 2013-2015. Zupan was a versatile attacker who found success at the pins as well as in middle. As a member of 18 Black, Zupan helped the team qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals by posting a third-place finish at the Disney Volleyball Showcase. Zupan attended John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington where she was a four-year varsity outside hitter. Her senior year she was named MaxPreps Player of the Year and conference MVP. Zupan attended Western Carolina for two years where she ranked second in kills for the Catamounts. Her athletic success was also matched in the classroom as Zupan earned academic all-conference honors and was named to the Southern Conference Honor Roll her sophomore year. Zupan transferred to NC State for her junior year to continue her academic work in preparation for a career in physical therapy.