Shirley Reekie practicing at the Los Gatos Rowing Club, located at the Lexington Reservoir.

Take a Class with Master Rower Shirley Reekie

Shirley Reekie practicing at the Los Gatos Rowing Club, located at the Lexington Reservoir.

Shirley Reekie practicing at the Los Gatos Rowing Club, located at the Lexington Reservoir.

San Jose State’s Kinesiology Department offers courses that get students moving, like sailing, kayaking, Pilates and more. Starting this fall, students will be able to learn to row from pro Shirley Reekie, a competitive masters rower who has won gold medals at the World Rowing Masters regattas in Belgium and Montreal. Reekie is also department chair and professor of kinesiology.

Need another reason to take the class? How about how Reekie feels about SJSU?

“I came to San Jose State for ‘one year’ 28 years ago. I have no family within thousands of miles — except my SJSU family. I’ve stayed because my colleagues and our students make coming to work always surprising and challenging, but ultimately rewarding. Underneath San Jose State’s unimposing exterior lies a heart that is honest, gritty and never pretentious. Long live SJSU!”

Read more stories in the Fall 2011 issue of the SJSU Washington Square.