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Whitman Athletics Department welcomes new assistant coaches for soccer and basketball

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter March 4, 2021

The Whitman Athletics Department recently hired three assistant coaches to work during the spring 2021 sports season. Lily Gustafson and Mikayla Ferenz are acting as women's varsity basketball coaches,...

Low numbers of international athletes after US-centric recruitment process

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter March 4, 2021

Prospective international athletes face unique and challenging obstacles during the recruitment process which has led to smaller numbers of student athletes being accepted to Whitman athletics. Sophomore...

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Students take a break in the snow through OP trips

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter February 25, 2021

Whitman’s Outdoor Program has been making the best of recent heavy snowfall in the Walla Walla area to provide students with unique opportunities for outdoor engagement. Hosting multiple snow-centered...

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Non-coach SSRA courses recommended for elimination in the FSR

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter February 18, 2021

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, President Kathy Murray released the Financial Sustainability Review (FSR) showing Whitman’s plan to reduce overall spending by approximately $3.5 million for the 2022 fiscal year....

Alum contributes to discussion about racism in Whitman Athletics Department

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter February 18, 2021

For the duration of 2016-2017 season, Cherokee Washington, then a senior on the women’s volleyball team, protested against police violence and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem...

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Outdoor Program outlines new five-year strategy

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter November 25, 2020

The Outdoor Program [OP] recently announced a new strategic plan that will help the department improve and change to better fit the students and the college. The Director of Outdoor Programs, Brien...

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SSRA instructors plan for safe spring semester return

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter November 25, 2020

Some Sports Studies, Recreation and Athletics (SSRA) courses are scheduled to be taught in-person next semester. However, what ‘in-person’ might look like varies greatly from class to class and professor...

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Student-athletes plan return to campus in three waves

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter November 19, 2020

Whitman athletes have been busy making plans for the spring semester. Many must return before their peers. Currently, the college plans to return student-athletes to campus in three waves, otherwise...

Whitman swimming completes annual ‘Hour of Power’ in remote format

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Editor November 19, 2020

On Nov. 10, the Whitman swimming teams continued their annual tradition of teaming up to remember Ted Mullin, a former Carleton College student, in an Hour of Power. According to a Wire article from...

Athletic trainers assess heightened risk of injuries ahead of new semester

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter November 19, 2020

Whitman’s athletic trainers have been preparing themselves for all fifteen varsity sports to resume their seasons in the spring, and have been anticipating a semester with more injuries than usual. Athletics...

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Whitman’s international athletes face unique pandemic challenges

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter November 12, 2020

Many international students were faced with a tough decision last semester: stay or make the complicated trip home. International student-athletes were not unique in this regard, but they have faced some...

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Whitman Athletics holds DEI training for coaching team

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter November 12, 2020

The Whitman Athletics department has implemented new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training for its coaching staff with plans to extend sessions to student-athletes. The sessions have been put together...

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