# ‘Women’s Volleyball’s First College Player Nominated’ Lee Chae-eun “I Didn’t Give up, so I Got this Far” Nominated by Pepper Savings Bank as a trainee athlete Libero Lee Chae-eun (Gwangju Women's University), who was watching the draft with her heart pounding, burst into tears when her name came out of Pepper Savings Bank's Joe Tringe. Even though he is a trainee player, the fact that he can stand on the court wearing the uniform of a professional club makes the past year pass by like a flash. **[온라인카지노](https://www.casinositeking.com)** Lee Chae-eun was nominated by Pepper Savings Bank as a trainee player in the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) 2023-2024 women's rookie draft held at the Mayfield Hotel in Gangseo-gu, Seoul on the 10th. Last year, when she was a senior at Pohang Girls' High School, she went to the draft and suffered the pain of being 'unknown'. Instead of giving up, she chose to go to college. Since the launch of professional volleyball, there has not been a single case of a college student being nominated in women's volleyball until last year. Lee Chae-eun, who set the first record this time, said, "I thought it was really not possible and gave up (in my heart) again this year, but the Pepper team selected me last, so I just cried without thinking." He continued, "I wanted to break the tradition that college players don't get drafted. I wanted to show that they can be selected. “I came this far because I continued without giving up,” he added. There are currently four universities that run women's volleyball teams, including [Gwangju Women's University](https://casinositeking.blog.ss-blog.jp/MLB-com-Ryu-Hyun-jin-Could-Sign-a-Multi-Year-Free-Agent-Contract?1694974591), where Lee Chae-eun is attending. Even though they were not called to a professional team, they cannot let go of volleyball because they want to join a professional team. Chae-eun Lee said, "I hope that my juniors will have confidence and apply for the draft after seeing me. This is not the end, there will always be opportunities, so I hope they will apply until they have time." Chae-eun Lee played both outside hitter and libero when she was a student at Pohang Girls' High School. After entering college, she is focusing on libero. Pepper Savings Bank manager Trinji said, "I am happy to select a player from the Gwangju area. Lee Chae-eun showed impressive and stable receiving in tests conducted by the club. I expect that he will play a good role." [Lee Chae-eun](https://www.newyorktimesnow.com/en/read-blog/30056), who pointed out the same team's libero Oh Ji-young as an example, said, "I think Ji-young's fighting spirit is similar to mine. I want to follow in her footsteps," and added, "Even if my skills are not good, I want to become a player whose fighting spirit stands out." said.