Chris Grace


163-B Chavez Student Center

Advising Coordinator

Chris is the Advising Co-Coordinator, who helps maintain advising consistency across all 30 sports, and helps to focus the program’s direction.

Academic Advisor

Advises and assists student athletes (active, inactive, and former including Degree Completion Candidates) towards holistic development, including academic options and alternatives while understanding and complying with University, College, and NCAA rules and requirements. Provides tailored academic counseling to maximize student athlete potential and academic performance while balancing athletic and personal commitments.

Advising Sport Focus

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Men’s and Women’s Water Polo.


Chris is a Cal graduate and former student athlete. She competed as a member of the women’s water polo team from 1997-2002 and was a team captain. She earned her B.A. degree in American Studies (2001) and her M.A. degree in Education (2002). While in school, Chris served as a peer advisor (2000, 2001) and a graduate assistant advisor (2002) in the Athletic Study Center. Upon earning her M.A. in Education, she was hired as a full-time academic advisor in June of 2002. Chris is a bay area native, and lives in Oakland with her husband and three children.