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Sit down with an athlete: Ellie Chen

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With a new team and position, Chen looks forward to her basketball journey at the Mesa

by Christie Yeung, Staff Writer • May 8, 2024

San Diego State University basketball lost to Cal Baptist at Viejas Arena on November 10, 2023. Image Courtesy of San Diego State Athletics (Derrick Tuskan)

At four years old, Ellie Chen knew she did not want to be a pianist. She recalled her grandmother going to her house every Sunday to give her piano lessons.

“Sometimes I would have my piano sheets and I would throw them behind my piano,” said Chen, who is now 19 years old.