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Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

It was a breathtaking weekend for Whitman Athletics: men’s and women’s swimming broke records to each win the Northwest Conference Championship, men’s basketball clinched its first NWC title since 1987 as it continued to 23-0 overall, women’s tennis opened their spring season with a sweep of Will...

From the Sideline: Mascot Musings

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Those among us who had harbored passionate visions of a fierce-looking Walla Walla Wallaby as the official representative of Whitman College had their hopes shattered last week as the Mascot Working Group revealed the final four mascot candidates. With marsupials out of the picture (perhaps justifiably),...

Women’s Soccer Earns First Win

Quinn Salkind, Sport's Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

After a losing streak to start the 2016 season, the Women’s soccer team earned their first win of the year, beating Pacific University 4-2 on October 9. Lena De Guzman came out fast, scoring a first goal to put the team up 1-0 in the seventh minute, giving the team momentum out of the gate. “I...

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter
October 13, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Any sports team has its ups and downs over the course of the season, and Whitman’s cross country program is no exception. After a productive and optimistic preseason, it’s been a bumpy road lately for both the men’s and women’s teams. Multiple runners have faced injuries that have limited or prohibited their pa...

Men’s Soccer Off to a Fast Start

Arie Knops, Sport's Reporter
October 5, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

A year ago this week, Whitman’s men’s soccer team was preparing for a rivalry game against Whitworth while sitting bottom of the Northwest Conference with a 1-1-4 record, and a 1-1-7 overall record. Fast forward one year, and the team finds itself approaching this matchup in a much different position,...

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

Women’s Tennis Serves a Great Tournament

Conor Scanlon, Sport's Reporter
October 3, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Last weekend, the Whitman women’s tennis team played host to the 2016 Women’s Northwest Regional Tennis Tournament. This annual fall tournament is organized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and featured over 64 athletes from eight different Washington and Oregon NCAA Division III schools. Hosting...

Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Cherokee Washington, Sports Columnist
September 29, 2016
Filed under SPORTS

Navigating the world through a non-white body is a difficult task, especially in college. Between the daily incidents of police brutality, the constant fear of becoming the next trending Facebook or Twitter hashtag, attempting to keep up with academic studies, maintaining physical well-being, all while...

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Whitman senior and volleyball player Shae Kanakaole was named the Northwest Conference scholar-athlete of the week. Kanakaole had an impressive week on the hardwood, and was subsequently recognized for her offensive prowess. In her fourth and final year playing volleyball for Whitman, she has been...

Whit City brings new life to student section

Whit City brings new life to student section

Grant Laco, Staff Reporter
October 4, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

When sophomores Max Hanson and Tim Howell met at a volleyball game last year, they both shared a concern. "People were at the game, but some people weren’t really paying attention, a lot of people were on their phones, not even into the game,” said Howell. “It was literally just Max and [maybe] three or four of his friends, and...

Young talent on rise for Whitman baseball

Young talent on rise for Whitman baseball

Riley Foreman
March 12, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Although the Whitman Baseball Team might still be trying to hit its stride, it's certainly not all doom and gloom for the young squad. The program recently secured its first regular season win and glimpsed the star potential of one of its many first years. Meet Whitman's silver lining, Adrian Vela,...

Search for new assistant sports communication director

Riley Foreman
February 26, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

The end of February is typically a busy time for the Whitman College Athletic Department. This year, the transition from winter to spring sports will be even more hectic due to the absence of former Assistant Sports Communication Director and Event Manager Jordan Paden, who stepped down in January. While...

Whitman athletics utilizing new tactics to increase wins

Riley Foreman
February 19, 2015
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman's liberal arts curriculum may require students to complete three quantitative analysis credits, but for varsity athletes, practice with numbers doesn't necessarily stop at calculus homework. Whitman College is joining a long list of schools whose athletic departments are developing an interest...

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