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Graduate Nic wins Rugby Championship in Berkeley

We are so proud of Nic recently winning the 2016 Rugby Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Championship!

Nic graduated from BSB in June 2015, and he moved to the USA to study International Relations at Berkeley, University of California. Nic was a successful student whilst in BSB, his school for six years.

Since he was young, Nic developed an early interest for sports, especially Rugby, a sport he skillfully played during Secondary school. He used to play for the Rugby Club Sitges and also for the Spanish national team. When he arrived in Berkeley, he joined the California Golden Bears (also known as Cal): 30 varsity athletic programs and various club teams which represent the University of California, Berkeley. Being admitted as either a member of one of Cal’s teams or a student of the University of California is ruled by very strict sports and academic standards. So, for Nic to become a member of both has implied many years of hard work, determination and enthusiasm.

Nic has been successful at joining one of the best-winning university teams ever: Cal teams have now won 23 national titles in 15s in addition to their three championships in Olympic 7s. With the 15s season complete, Nic and his Cal mates return to campus for final exams while transitioning back to the Olympic style of the game at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 4-5, when the Bears will play for their fourth straight national title in 7s ahead of the return of rugby to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Nic’s mother shared the good news with us. She also congratulated the school: “First of all, I would like to say thank you for the education, moral and emotional support offered to my son; to help young people pursue their dreams through the dedication and support of all professional staff in the school. (…) Thank you very much for everything you have done for my son.“

Our warmest congratulations to Nic and our very best wishes for him in the future, both in sports and professional career!

You can also read the California Golden Bears’s press release here.