Athlete Profile: Nicholas Civetta

Nick Civetta US team profile and in Oxford kit


Nicholas Civetta


MSc Energy Systems




Rugby Union


Oxford University Rugby Football Club

Highest Competition Level


Best Achievement

Rugby World Cup 2019

Short Term Aspirations

Win Varsity, continue playing with USA Rugby

Long Term Aspirations

Play in 2023 Rugby World Cup

How did you get into the sport?

Started at university in 2008

What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?

Budget your time well. Get involved in your OURFC team and enjoy every minute of it. Use sport as an outlet from academic stress. Find love in playing sport for fun.

How have you managed training during lockdown?

A lot can be accomplished with a yoga mat and a few dumbbells

Any advice for Oxford University athletes during lockdown?

Do something physical every day