This archived article was written by: Marsha Jenson
Fun loving, cute and all smiles. Chloe Wilson, #44, center for the CEU women’s basketball team, is an outgoing athlete. After being rejected early last summer when she asked if there was an open spot for the team; Wilson thought she would have to put her playing on hold.
But Coach David Paur was able to change that when he found her on the first day of school and asked if she would like to join the team. From then on she has become friends with the other ladies on the team and loves the chance to play with them. In words of encouragement about the team, Wilson said “We can do it, we just need to know we can do it.”
One of the longest games of her college career was when CEU played against Snow College. Wilson spoke of how the team lost their focus, while the referees made interesting calls; making more than a few people grit their teeth. On the other hand, one of the proudest moments of her life has been being able to rise above difficult circumstances. Coming from a tough childhood, she explained that she was able to overcome her trials and is happy about her life and where she is going.
Though she has many quirks, loving Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream being one of them; Wilson still doubts herself on the floor. She mentioned that her free throw shots needed improvement (whose doesn’t?) and she uses her practices to look back on how she can play better. When asked about Coach Paur, she said that he knows when to be nice and when to push the girls. “He’s the best coach I’ve ever had.”
As she gets more chances to play, CEU students should come to the women’s games and give a shout out to #44.