Isabella Geraci, of the Cleveland metro area, is a tenacious, tri-sport, D1 collegiate athlete. A long-time football aficionado and player, she began pushing boundaries and societal norms as the sole female tackle football player in her hometown.
Born Isabella, it was her youth football coach who asked if she had a nickname he could call her on the football field. Lttle did Izzy know this nickname would stick for life. Izzy’s consistent support from her family, coupled with the training and discipline she learned at T3 Performance have helped guide her in fulfilling her life’s purpose.
Izzy is an aspiring USA Football athlete currently finishing the application process for their digital combine, while simultaneously playing with local teams in the Charlotte, NC area. As the deadline for USA Football’s digital combine rapidly approaches, Izzy continues to keep her head down and trust the process, which has always been part of her game plan.
As a freshman at Cleveland State, Izzy played D1 basketball and gradually gained playing time throughout her tenure there. She was afforded the opportunity, albeit last minute, to complete her fifth year at the University of South Carolina Upstate, a Division I program in the Big South Conference.
That same year, Izzy continued to showcase her athleticism. Not only did she serve as a pillar on Upstate’s newly rebuilt basketball team, she also walked onto their track and field team. Continuing on her journey as a fearless female athlete, Izzy now aspires to play flag football at the highest level.
Approaching our conversation with enthusiasm and candor, Izzy was able to state her love for Olympic lifts, explosive movements and performance based training. She pointed out that being cross-trained as a tri-sport athlete has helped her to avoid any serious injuries throughout her career.
As any athlete knows, the days and practices can be long and grueling, and winning isn’t always everything. Part of Izzy's life purpose now is her passion to empower young women in their athletic journey.
When asked if she had advice for the next generation of female athletes, Izzy replied with a huge smile and said:
“Don’t be afraid to be extraordinary.”