This archived article was written by: Carly Dalton
You would never know that Chloe Laura Brooks was born with trigger thumbs.
Brooks says, “it’s where her thumbs would catch and lock permanently in the bent position” and she had to have surgery to get them unlocked.
Brooks comes from Spokane, Wash., and is on the USU Eastern volleyball team. She says the season is going good so far, and that the team has “improved by a good amount each week so far.”
One of the craziest memories she recalls about volleyball was when “one time a girl broke her ankle, another girl broke her nose, and the fire alarm went off, all in one play. People were in shock because of what happened, but they had to rush to get them out of the building as soon as possible.”
When Brooks isn’t playing volleyball she likes to run cross country, play the piano and draw. Her biggest fear in life is sharks. Her favorite color is yellow “because it’s happy!” Her favorite movie is “Bridesmaids.”
Brooks wants to strive to become a dental hygienist when she gets older. After her two years at USUE, Brooks wants to transfer to Montana State or Lipscomb University to run cross country, “that way I will get the best of both worlds.” During her volleyball career, she has made the Washington All-State team her senior year, and the all Greater Spokane League team all four years of high school.
Brooks’ favorite part about living in Price, Utah, is, “it’s small so everyone knows everyone, and it’s easy to get around places because everything is so close.” Brooks is looking forward to the rest of the season to see the progression and the outcome of this year’s team.