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Taylor Geiman sitting in a row of chairs court-side bouncing a basketball.

Bouncing back from adversity

Taylor Geiman overcame multiple injuries on the path to the NCAA Final Four. She also discovered her future career.

Video by Spencer Roberts, photo by Peter Means

Before Taylor Geiman ’23 earned her degree, she helped the Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball Team reach the 2023 Final Four for the first time in program history.

During her four years at Virginia Tech, the biomedical engineering major split her time between the court and the lab. “In high school, I knew I wanted to be a biomedical engineer. I’ve always liked the medical field, but I never really wanted to be a doctor, so learning more about biomedical engineering, it kind of merged everything that I was interested in into one field.” 

She learned a lot in the lab, but basketball also taught her some valuable lessons. After two ACL injuries early in her college career, Geiman began studying injury prevention research and even interned in the Granata Biomechanics Lab during her sophomore year. “Basketball has taught me a lot,” she said. “To persevere through anything life throws at you. Not everything is going to go the way you planned it.” 

After graduation, she will work as a design engineer for PROTECT3D, a company that 3D prints braces and pads for athletes.


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