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Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Two nets cut, two NW Conference Championships and two Whitman basketball teams looking ahead to success in March. This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won the NW Conference Championship Tournament. Both teams played with tenacity and toughness, both teams fought back fr...

Whitman basketball keeps rising

Whitman basketball keeps rising

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter
January 26
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Women's basketball unstoppable While many Whitman students take the Winter Break to relax, the women's basketball team spent their time away from school hard at work maintaining their hot start . The team carried the momentum from their 9-0 start into two more non-conference wins at the 2016 Hoops i...

Balanced scoring, consistent team play leads to strong start for women’s hoops

Balanced scoring, consistent team play leads to strong start for women’s hoops

January 28
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

While the rest of Whitman’s student body was enjoying their month off, the Women’s Basketball team was racking up wins while traveling all around the country. They finished the break 5-1 overall (3-1 in Conference), pushing their record to 12-2 (5-1). After a brief week of relaxing and spending ti...

Different year, similar goals for women’s basketball

Cole Anderson
February 5
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

The Whitman women's basketball team started this season with one main goal: get back to the national tournament. After last year's dominant national championship run, that goal seemed well within reach. But after a difficult preseason schedule and some injuries to key players, that goal is further out...

New journey begins for national runner up

New journey begins for national runner up

Cole Anderson
November 20
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

While the rest of the Whitman campus gears up for the end of the semester, the Whitman women's basketball team has just started an arduous journey to live up to last year's historic season. The challenge of following the most successful basketball team in school history will not be an easy one, but...

Women’s Basketball Leaves Strong Legacy

Mitchell Smith
April 10
Filed under SPORTS

The 2013-2014 Whitman College women's basketball team will go down as the most successful basketball team ever to don the maize and blue. The Missionaries boasted an undefeated regular season, hosted a sectional and a regional game in the NCAA Tournament and finished second in the country after a loss...

Women’s Basketball Finds Strength in Family Culture

Marah Alindogan
March 6
Filed under SPORTS, Through their eyes

A common question that Head Women's Basketball Coach Michelle Ferenz likes to ask her players is: "What do you hang your hat on?" In my four years as a women's basketball player, I never answered that question for myself until now. My team is having one of the most successful seasons of any team in Whitman...

Ferenz Leads Women’s Basketball to Outstanding Start

Ferenz Leads Women’s Basketball to Outstanding Start

Cole Anderson
January 30
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Sports Profiles, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

With a 17-0 record so far in the 2013-2014 season, sitting atop the NWC and ranked third nationally, the Whitman women's basketball team is following up their Elite Eight National Championship run last season with a very promising season so far. This level of dominance is due in large part to Head Coach...

Whitman Women’s Basketball Holds Off Whitworth to Remain Undefeated

Quin Nelson
January 22
Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

The Whitman College women's basketball team survived a hotly contested game against the Whitworth Pirates, winning 60-57 on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Sherwood Center. The Pirates surged to an 11-2 lead at the start of the game, encouraged by the enthusiasm of a large traveling crowd and their full-court...

Women’s Basketball Jumps Into National Spotlight

Women’s Basketball Jumps Into National Spotlight

Kyle Howe
January 24
Filed under SPORTS

As most students packed up and headed home for the holidays, the women's basketball team hit the road for five away games. Instead of having a month-long break like the rest of the school, the women's team had just ten days off for Christmas and was otherwise on the court. The team practiced constantly...

Women’s basketball team assists Walla Walla community girls

Women’s basketball team assists Walla Walla community girls

Matt Tesmond
October 11
Filed under SPORTS

This past Sunday, the Whitman women's basketball team put on its first skills camp of the year at Sherwood Center. The camp provides an important outreach opportunity for the team, as they pass on their knowledge and skills to the basketball youth of Walla Walla. In the first of a series of four Sunday skills...

Women’s basketball takes 3rd in NWC

Sarah Debs
March 1
Filed under SPORTS

After a season of continous improvement, Whitman's women's basketball team fought hard through their final game against Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. last Thurs., Feb. 23. While the game seemed to lean in Whitman's favor as the team racked up points on the floor, Lewis & Clark scored...

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