|What They're Saying|
"I’ve had the privilege with a variety of academic advisors, but Sofia truly stands out. Her ability to relate to the student-athletes, motivate, inspire and communicate with everyone involved with the academic process is second to none."
Sofia Hiort-Wright joined the VCU Athletics Department full-time in 2002. Since then, she has worked her way up to her current title, associate athletic director for academic support services.
Hiort-Wright oversees all support services for VCU’s student athletes, provides academic and personal counseling and monitors the academic progress and eligibility of the athletes under NCAA rules.
A former women’s tennis player for the Rams, Hiort-Wright began her career as a student athlete advisor, and was promoted to director of student athlete support services in 2004. She was named an associate athletic director in 2008.
A member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), Hiort-Wright received her bachelor’s from VCU in 1998, as well as her master’s in social work a year later. Hiort-Wright completed her Ph.D in education in 2006.
Hiort-Wright is a native of Uppsala, Sweden and spent eight years on the nation’s national team. Hiort-Wright and her husband, Mervyn have two children, a daughter, Olivia, and a son, Noah.