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T.J. Grams
T.J.  Grams

Assistant Director of Academic Affairs


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T.J. Grams joined the Cavalier athletics department in 2010 as an assistant director for academic affairs. He serves as the lead academic support staffer for the UVa men's basketball program. Grams monitors class progress, registration and eligibility requirements of a diverse group of student-athletes. He communicates directly with coaching staff concerning student needs and progress. He participates in the recruiting process by meeting with families and prospects and helping through application and admission.

Grams came to Virginia after working for the Duke athletics department for five years. From 2007 to 2010 he was an assistant director for the Blue Devils' student-athlete academic support services. He oversaw the academic progress for the men's lacrosse program as well as baseball, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, men's golf and men's and women's tennis. He worked as an academic coordinator from 2005 to 2007.

Grams joined the Duke staff after working at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business as an academic advisor. He also was a graduate assistant academic coordinator at NC State while earning a master's degree from the school, finishing in 2003.

A native of Sheboygan, Wis., Grams is a 2001 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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