'T-Bo' joins Cheshire Medical Center team


BRATTLEBORO — After dropping 237 dimes during her basketball career at Castleton University, Tarryn Bolognani is still assisting.

She just wears a slightly different uniform these days while lobbing medications to patients and dishing surgical tools behind-the-back to doctors.

"Seeing patient progression and successful outcomes are the most gratifying takeaways from my job," said Bolognani, who was hired by Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. as a Physician's Assistant in the Orthopaedic Department in August.

Bolognani, who grew up in Whitingham, helped the Twin Valley varsity girls soccer team win the Division 3 state championship in 2007. On the court, she reached the 1,000-point milestone and also played in a semifinal at the Barre Auditorium as a high school senior.

"I still return to watch my cousins play and younger students who I had the pleasure of coaching through coach Hayford's summer camps," said Bolognani, noting that the support of the Twin Valley fans is one of the things she liked best about playing there.

"T-Bo" then attended Castleton University, where she played four years of basketball for the Spartans.

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"Truthfully, basketball taught me a lot more about life than I had anticipated, because of the dedication and time commitment it required while focusing on my undergraduate studies as well," she stated.

As a senior at Castleton in 2013, the standout guard scored 240 points, dished out 43 assists, grabbed 140 rebounds and also had 31 steals for the 29-2 Spartans.

Bolognani would then spend three years as Otter Valley's athletic trainer.

"The part I miss most is interacting with my athletes on a daily basis and working to rehab or train them in the athletic training room," she commented. "Otter Valley will always have a special place in my heart."

Bolognani is still living in Vermont, along with her husband and their two golden retrievers — Koda and Tobin. She said that she enjoys fitness activities and cooking in her free time.

"I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field. It was just a question of what medical profession I wanted to pursue," she said.

Cheshire Medical Center just added a great teammate.


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