Kim Gequillana, who played for Choco Mucho, said that she made the tough decision as she is set to pursue post-graduate studies.
"Volleyball has been a big part of my life. With that said, I want to tell everyone that I am retiring na," she said on Tuesday night's episode of Hang Time podcast.
"Kim Gequillana, signing off.
"I also thought of exploring my career outside of volleyball and I was planning to go back to school. Yes, I am applying to a school. I've given it enough time to just think about it and I really can't do both since I want to do my best in both. I don't want to juggle play halfhearted while juggling with my studies," she continued. "With me, when I commit, I give my 100-percent. I feel na I am content na with volleyball in a way because it has brought me to the place that I have to be."
Gequillana is the most decorated product of the Ateneo women's volleyball program as she was part of the teams that won the UAAP seasons 76, 77, and 81 crowns.
And thankful is Gequillana for getting to know Bea De Leon, Maddie Madayag, Kat Tolentino, and many more as they have not just been her teammates in Choco Mucho but also become her family.
"Also to my teammates, I wouldn't be here without them. I consider them as my family. I'm from Bacolod but I feel right at home when I'm with them. I'm thankful to my coaches for helping push me to my limits," she continued.
As she embarks on her journey back to school, Gequillana hopes that she still gets to see everyone in the games albeit in a different capacity.
"You'll see me around. Volleyball will always be there for me." (DJ)