Heather Grothjan

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163-A Chavez Student Center

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

Women’s Field Hockey and Gymnastics.
Men’s : Gymnastics.
Football: Offensive Line, Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Tight Ends, and Wide Receivers.


Heather started out her undergraduate studies at UCLA as a student-athlete on the Diving team. From UCLA, she transferred to Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts where she earned her bachelors in Counseling and minored in Psychology. Heather also ran on the Cross Country team at Lesley. She then returned to California and completed her masters in Education, Counseling and Guidance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. As an Academic Advisor, Heather works hard to support students in their undergraduate journey to meet their academic, personal and athletic goals. Outside of her career Heather enjoys running, the outdoors, baking and hanging with family and friends.