Meet Nico Darras, MA

NICO DARRAS' STORY IS UNIQUE BUT RELATABLE

Nico Darras was a high school All-American baseball player and collegiate standout.

While attending the University of Connecticut on a baseball scholarship, Nico Darras majored in Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies.

He was also selected as the sole student-athlete representative to help create a bystander intervention and sexual assault prevention program at the University of Connecticut.

  • After a career ending injury just one month before the major league draft, Nico Darras made the decision to attend graduate school at the University of San Diego.
  • Nico Darras accepted the Deans scholarship to continue his extensive research on men and masculinities.
  • He wrote his master’s thesis on the link between elite male athletes and sexual violence.
  • Realizing the necessity for a training program designed by an athlete, specifically for athletes, Nico Darras created AND ME.
  • Nico has been recognized as a subject matter expert and recently spoke at the NCAA Inclusion conference on healthy masculinity.

Nico Darras Playing in College

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"As a former Division 1 male athlete, I understand the unique challenges that elite male athletes face in the current environment. As an academic and researcher, I am able to answer tough questions and create meaningful dialogue around a uniquely challenging subject.

Too many athletes have committed sexual and gender-based crimes. The time has come to educate men and help them be a part of the solution."

Nico Darras, MA