REDDING, Calif.–Simpson University will host pro angler Jimmy Reese on campus Oct. 19 for a BBQ event showcasing the university’s new bass fishing team. All are welcome to attend and meet Reese, as well as coach Alex Thielmann and the team, which recently competed in its first college tournament.
The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. event will be outside the dining center, with parking in the gym lot off Shasta View Drive. Logan’s Roadhouse will provide complementary BBQ. Attendees have a chance to win an overnight stay and a day fishing with Jimmy Reese on Clearlake.
Learn more about the Simpson University bass fishing team at simpsonredhawks.com/bassfishing. Follow on Facebook at @SimpsonBassTeam and on Instagram @simpsonbass.
Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.
Simpson has launched new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.