Whitman Wire

Flag Football Unites Players

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Flag football at Whitman has become a popular way for different groups and organizations to bond and create camaraderie. Delta Gamma’s flag football team has been around for quite some time, dating back to the '70s, when the sorority's team was unstoppable. DG president Malia Brooks brags about the te...

Women’s Rugby: School of Hard Knocks

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

15 positions. 80 minutes. No protection. Wanna ruck? Sound familiar? It’s what’s written on the back of the women’s club rugby team sweatshirts. The Mother Ruckers, as they are formally known, have been on campus for over two decades. After a dry spell in which there was little interest in the...

Substance Policies on Varsity Teams

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) regulates most things regarding athletics on Division I, II and III campuses. While the NCAA has very specific policies surrounding performance-enhancing drugs (such as stimulants, beta blockers, beta-2 agonists, diuretics, peptide hormones, anabolic...

Making it and Breaking it—Injuries on the field

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Play every game like it’s your last. That’s all athletes can do as sports injuries at the varsity level seem to increase, despite every effort to make their bodies capable of peak performance. Depending on the sport, there are trends as to where musculoskeletal damage occurs. First-year men’s so...

Athlete Spotlight: Shiyang Fan

Athlete Spotlight: Shiyang Fan

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

Senior women’s golf player, Shiyang Fan, is an environmental studies and anthropology combined major. This past week Fan was recognized by the Northwest Conference as a student athlete of the week. Fan has had an outstanding season, as she has won three events out of her nine competitions. Fan won ...

Athlete Spotlight: Sierra Myers

Athlete Spotlight: Sierra Myers

Jaisa Swasey, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

Sierra Myers is a senior varsity volleyball player. Myers’ experience differs greatly from teammates' as she has only played on the team for two years, including this year. Myers came to Whitman with enough credits to be placed as a junior. So while most of her teammates get to play for all four years,...

Badminton Club

Badminton Club

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Whitman has over 60 club organizations, a good portion of which are sport-oriented. This week, we talked to Lennae Starr and Holden Gaupo about Badminton Club. Starr currently serves as the club’s budget manager, Gaupo as president. Badminton club was started in 2011 by a student, and has become in...

Women’s Tennis Recap: From Washington to Georgia

Women’s Tennis Recap: From Washington to Georgia

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Whitman Tennis

The Whitman College women’s tennis team traveled to Rome, Georgia last week to battle some of the best teams in the nation. The team started out the 2018 ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Cup against the number three ranked Emory. The Blues doubles team of junior Andrea Gu and senior Mary H...

Athlete Spotlight: Ananda Gupta

Athlete Spotlight: Ananda Gupta

Jaisa Swasey, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Men's Soccer, SPORTS

Ananda Gupta is a sophomore on the Men’s Soccer Team. As a student and athlete it can become difficult to balance one’s schoolwork and athletic obligations. Gupta explains how he handles roles as both Whitman student and athlete. “Being an athlete has surprisingly had a positive effect on my sch...

Looking into the Athlete Recruitment Process

Looking into the Athlete Recruitment Process

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

The NCAA oversees the NCAA Division 3 recruiting process, but Division 3 recruiting varies from that of other divisions. The Division 3 recruiting rules are a little more relaxed than the rules for NCAA Division 1 and Division 2 schools.  There are no set NCAA Division 3 recruiting “calendars,”...

Varsity Sports Uniforms

Varsity Sports Uniforms

Jordon O'Roy, Sports Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Whitman’s varsity athletic department has a huge variety of supporters and spectators, so it’s always quite noticeable when a varsity team gets new uniforms. Each team is unique in there style of play, technique, equipment and space — meaning that varsity team uniforms really vary.   Some teams...

Concussion Baseline Testing: Should It Be Offered to All Athletes?

Concussion Baseline Testing: Should It Be Offered to All Athletes?

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Concussions are a major issue in contact sports — in recent years this has come to occupy a central role in the discussion of athlete health, as exemplified by the 2015 film Concussion, starring Will Smith. Many sports organizations within the last decade have made efforts to step up and make a commit...

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