The Grace University Sports Information Department is Excited to Announce November’s Spotlight Student Athlete: Chloe Corbett!
The Grace University Athletic Department proudly announces November’s spotlight student-athlete— Chloe Corbett, a senior volleyball player from Elgin, Illinois, who is passionate for music and volleyball.
Corbett has been playing volleyball since first grade when her older sisters inspired her to play. She says she loves playing defense because “it is so fun when my fellow defenders and I can get a touch on a ball that looks impossible or when we get the chance to shut down a big hitter.” Corbett loves the sport and is so thankful for the opportunity to play college volleyball alongside some of her best friends. Her favorite memory of Grace volleyball is going to Regionals in Colorado with the 2016 volleyball team.
Corbett has set multiple school records during her four-year career as libero. She broke the school record for the number of digs twice with 739 digs in 2015 and again in 2017 with 803 digs (beating the previous record of 644 digs by a wide margin). She also holds the career dig record with over 2,000 digs (a record previously held by current head coach Courtney Moore with 1,618 digs). Corbett received the Scholar-Athlete Award in 2016 and has made the Dean’s List.
Corbett is heavily involved at Grace University, especially in music programs. She is the assistant conductor of the band this year and is involved in both jazz band and community band. Corbett works in the Academic Resource Center on campus as a tutor; she also works as an in-home therapist through the Autism Center of Nebraska. Corbett says she is thankful that Grace gave her the chance to be involved in both music and volleyball, her two passions in life.
“My coaches have definitely influenced me the most here. They not only care about shaping me as a player, but they also care about shaping me as a person and as a believer. Without them, I wouldn’t be the person and player that I am today,” says Corbett. She adds that she is honored to be chosen as November’s Spotlight Student-Athlete because Grace is full of other amazing and deserving athletes."
Coach Courtney Moore adds, "Chloe has been an impact player from the day she stepped on our floor her freshman year and has continued to set records and lead our team to all types of success. As a coach, you love talented players and she could very well be the best libero Grace has ever had. Her talent is a joy but so much greater to me has been the joy of coaching and knowing Chloe. She's an incredible person with so much character, personality, and well-roundedness. She has grown into an inspiring woman of God and a servant leader that has ministered to me even as the coach. Chloe is very deserving of this award."
By Loretta Gamboe, SID Staff