Following the cancellation of the 95th NCAA women’s volleyball season due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, Arellano University volleyball player Regine Arocha announced she will not take advantage of an extra eligibility year.
“Tama na po ‘yung six years in college (Six years in college is enough),” the outside hitter said in an interview for Spin.ph. “Gusto ko na pong gumraduate (I would like to graduate).”
“My family is waiting for me to graduate,” she added.
After winning three NCAA championships and an MVP title with Arellano, Arocha was disappointed with the abrupt cancellation of her final season but acknowledged such precautions were necessary.
“As a graduating player syempre goal po namin ‘yung magandang exit (As a graduating player, of course, our goal was to make it a beautiful exit),” she said. “Alam naman po namin na ‘yung safety po namin ‘yung iniisip nila kaya thankful din po kami sa pagiging caring nila (We know safety comes first and we are thankful the association is so caring).”
Prior to the cancellation, the NCAA Management Committee granted Arocha an additional playing year./ASC, WDJ