Student-Athlete Spotlight: Luke Geiger

Evan Thue

The UW-Stout and Concordia-Moorhead men’s basketball teams met for the first time in school history. / UW-Stout Sports Information Photo

This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Luke Geiger a junior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout Basketball Team. Geiger is a construction major and is from Burlington, Wisconsin. 

Why did you choose Stout?

I originally chose Stout because of their well-known Engineering program, but after my sophomore year, I switched majors to construction management. I really didn’t tour any other colleges after my visit here; I fell in love with the campus, this city, and the people here where I instantly knew that this was the place that I want to be.

Outside of school and athletics, what are some other things you like to do?

Outside of school and athletics, I love to be outdoors. Whether that may be hunting, fishing, etc. anything outdoors interests me. The past couple of summers I have spent living in Door County, WI which is the perfect place for the outdoorsman.

UW-Stout hosted UW-Platteville, Feb. 8, 2020. / UW-Stout Sports Information Photo

What are a few interesting facts about yourself?

I love country music. And I have three best friends… Jon Ciriacks, Josh Mericle, and Matt Fransen. 

Who is your favorite pro-athlete and Why?

My favorite pro athlete would probably be Giannis Antetokounmpo since my favorite NBA team is the Milwaukee Bucks. He is the perfect example of how hard work pays off. He started playing professional basketball when he was only 18 and now 25, he has turned into one of the most dominant players in the game today.

What is your plan after college?

After my college years, I plan on graduating with a Major in Construction Project Management with a double minor in Engineering Technology and Business Administration. I’m hoping to continue to live in the Midwest somewhere still close to all my family along with settling down and starting up a career. 

The UW-Stout and Concordia-Moorhead men’s basketball teams met for the first time in school history. / UW-Stout Sports Information Photo

If you had to pick another sport to play, what would it be and why?

If I had to choose another sport to play, it would definitely be baseball. Growing up baseball was always my second sport, but then once I got to high school, I started to focus on basketball fully. Another sport and position that I would love to do is to be a punter in football. I just think that punting would be a blast. 

What’s your favorite place on campus?

My favorite place on campus is by far the MSC. Whenever I have a break in between classes on campus, I will almost always go there to eat, do homework, and hang out with friends there.

Favorite Food of All Time?

My favorite food of all time would definitely be pasta with garlic bread. It sounds kind of plain, but that will always be my go-to meal; especially the night before a game. 

If you had a million dollars what are the top three things you spend it on?

If I had a million dollars, the first thing out of three that I would be a big piece of hunting land. After that, I would look into buying a waterfront house somewhere in Door County. Lastly, I would buy a brand new boat for salmon fishing. I don’t know what more I could possibly want.

What’s your favorite song right now?

I am a big country music fan, so I would have to say that my favorite song is “Does To Me” by Luke Combs.

If you could pick any other position to play, what would it be?

If I could pick any other position to play, it would have to be a point guard. Realistically I would have zero chance of being a center given the fact that I am only 6’2. I would like to be a point guard because I would love the feeling of being able to run the show.