|| Jessi Reel
Rowed in the varsity eight in 2006 and 2007 ... Second at the 2007 PAC-10 Championships ... Finished 10th at 2007 NCAA's ... Alternate for U.S. Under-23 Women's Sweep Camp ... College Rowing Coaches Association Division I Scholar Athlete 2007 ... Selected to College Rowing Coaches Association Division I All-Region Second Team ... 2007 Pac-10 Women's Rowing All-Academic First Team ... 2006 "Most Improved" Award ... 2006 Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar Athlete Award ... Won "Exemplary Novice Leader" award ... Walked on the team in the Fall of 2004.
High School: Competed on varsity Swimming, racing distance freestyle 2000-2004 ... Earned Spirit Award in 2004 ... Ran varsity Cross Country 2002-2004 ... Also played Volleyball as a middle hitter from 2000-01 ... Earned Coaches Award in 2000 ... 2004 United States Presidential Scholar ... 2004 US-Chinese Student Leaders Exchange national student ambassadors ... 2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution Cup ... Scholastic Art Awards Include: Regional Judges Choice Award 2004; Regional Gold Key 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000; National Silver Key 2004, 2000; American Visions Nomination 2001.
Personal: Born in Lugano, Switzerland ... Parents are Kevin and Melanie Napper Reel ... Majoring in studio art ... Is a third-generation Stanford student-athlete ... Father swam at Stanford from 1975-79, grandfather wrestled for Stanford from 1947-48 ... Hobbies include building, creating, painting, hiking, eating, learning, hanging out with family, and Rowing.
Getting to Know Jessi Reel:
|High School||The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA|
|Parents||Melanie Napper Reel, Kevin Reel|
|Sports Family||3rd generation Stanford varsity athlete, daughter of Kevin Reel, Swimming '75-'79 and granddaughter of Lowell Napper, Wrestling '47-'48|
|If I could have dinner with a person from history||Jesus|
|My favorite activities are||building, creating, painting, hiking, eating, spending time with people, learning, hanging out with family, and Rowing.|
|My favorite things about Stanford are||The people, the weather, and the vivacity of campus.|
|My favorite things about Rowing are||The feeling of being in tune with your teammates, your body, the boat, the water, and the call of the wild at sunrise all at once.|
|I am most thankful for||grace and the chance to start each day alive.|
|Did you know||Jessi built a cabin with her parents from foundation to the wiring inside at age 14. She has been a professional artist since 1997. She specializes in figurative oil painting and commission portraiture. |