Nick McNeil


163-B 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, Men’s Rugby, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Tennis.


Nick is a two-time Berkeley graduate and former student athlete. Originally from San Diego, Nick played soccer for the Golden Bears under Coach Kevin Grimes. He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Latin American Studies, while also earning a minor in Education (’04). After a few years of living and travelling abroad, cooking at the Lair of the Golden Bear, and skiing throughout California’s Sierras and Oregon, Nick completed his Masters of Arts within the Cultural Studies of Sport and Education program at the Graduate School of Education (’11). While not working hard at the Athletic Study Center, Nick enjoys skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing, rock climbing, swimming, camping, skateboarding, cooking, gardening, and live music. Even though he is passionate about a variety of outdoor activities, Nick truly loves to support his students as they compete on the national and international stage… that is, only after their homework is completed! ¬†Go Bears!