Storytelling: Bill ’49 P’71 and Audrey P’71 Brooks (clip)

[Mia Lobel ’97, Bill ’49, Audrey P’71 Brooks] A clip from our interview with Bill ’49 P’71 and Audrey P’71 Brooks.

In this clip, Bill Brooks ’49 P’71 and his wife Audrey P’71 reminisce about Bill’s athletic achievements at Wesleyan. Bill set the track record for the 100-yard and 220-yard dash, in addition to having the longest run from scrimmage in football.

“And the day he won the [220-yard] race, I was 8 months pregnant and very large—and I ran down the track after him,” says Audrey Brooks.

Bill graduated from Wesleyan with a degree in English, and worked at Morgan Stanley as a financial officer. Bill’s late brother, Ralph, attended Wesleyan at the same time, graduating in ’48. The couple’s son, William Brooks Jr., also attended Wesleyan to study English, graduating in 1971.

(Image: Olivia Drake MALS ’08. Pictured: Mia Lobel ’97 interviewing Bill and Audrey Brooks.)

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Music: “Sleep Inside” by The Last Minutes—Ryan Rodger ’11, Ben Block ’11, Katherine McDonald ’11 and Bella Loggins ’10, and “Your Song” by Bella Loggins

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