A member of the 

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

Danielle Taylor prepares for a vault

at UNC-Charlotte

Danielle takes a breather after

completing a vault at UNC-Charlotte

Danielle Taylor with her father,

Dr. Darryl Taylor

Virginia Athletic Council

Building Men & Women via Athletics©

Dr. Danielle Taylor, MD

Danielle Taylor, who grew up in Virginia Beach, VA, continued her dedication and focus by taking the path to become a medical doctor at Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Graduating 2012 with her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), the now "Dr. Danielle Taylor" is currently completing residency requirements for the specialty of Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) at Akron General Hospital in Akron, Ohio.      Taylor graduated from Frank W. Cox High School where she was a Cheerleader (four years) and competed in Track and Field as a Pole Vaulter (two years).  She was an All-Beach District Champion, Eastern region participant and was State Champion in the Outdoor State Track and Field competition in 2000.  Her personal best jump in high school was 11 feet which at the time, established a State Record.  After high school she was a four-year scholarship Track and Field athlete at University of North Carolina-Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte).  During this period Taylor's accomplishments included:

     - 2003 Conference USA Tournament 2nd Place finish, Outdoor Track and Field
     - 2003 Conference USA Tournament 1st Place finish, Indoor Track and Field
     - UNC-Charlotte record holder for Indoor Track and Field, height 12'
     - UNC-Charlotte record holder for Outdoor Track and Field, height 12'6"
     - NCAA regional Qualifier for Outdoor Track and Field, 2003 and 2004

     After graduating from UNC-Charlotte, she enrolled at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida where she graduated with a Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences.  Danielle Taylor has an incredible record of dedication and academic excellence, on the field and in the classroom.  Her accomplishments typify how amateur athletes can be successful when Total Preparation for Opportunities via Sports is achieved.


Born:  April 27, 1982
Status:  Single
Alma Maters:  Frank W. Cox HS; UNC-Charlotte; Barry University; Ohio University,
                      College of Osteopathic Medicine
What's on TV:  Brothers and Sisters
What is in your iPod:  Anything but traditional country
What I drive:  VW
Favorite Movies:  Romeo and Juliet (the new version)
Website Bookmarks:  None, I check my email accounts and surf the web all day on my smartphone
Superstitions:  I use certain pencils for exams and have little keep sakes in my wallet about my
father to keep me pushing on.......
Worst Habit:  Love junk FOOD
My First Job:  Worked in the chemistry stock room at UNC-Charlotte
Love to trade places for a day with:  My mother....to see how she deals with her crazy daughter
Talent I'd most like to have:  Wish I was Autistic
For dinner:  Anything from my mother
Favorite team as a kid:  Chicago Bulls
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport:  400m Men's Sprinters...favorite race!
Favorite value in others:  Loyalty
Dream date as a youngster:  Shamar Moore
My Heroes:  My Father.....obviously
My Bucket List:  Don't really like to think about stuff like that
My motto:  Work Hard, Play Harder