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International Student Athletes Reflect on Their U.S. Experiences

International Student Athletes Reflect on Their U.S. Experiences

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2019

Around 20 percent of the student body participates in varsity level athletics at Whitman. However, only a small portion of that statistic are students coming from outside of the United States. This week, The Wire spoke with several international student-athletes to talk about their experiences: how the...

DIII Week Unites Varsity Athletes

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

The week of Apr. 1-7, 2019 celebrates DIII Week for varsity athletes in the NCAA. Specifically, it acknowledges student-athletes on campus and recognizes athletes as part of the larger community. This year, Whitman Athletics — in particular the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) — put on two...

Women’s Soccer Under New Leadership

Women’s Soccer Under New Leadership

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Mike Washington coached the men’s soccer team from 1998 to 2015 and has returned this year, now to coach the women’s team in their upcoming season. Many of the faculty and staff were excited to welcome him back to the Whitman community and are eager to see the opportunities he provides for the program. ...

The Amazing Race: Whitman’s Marathon Runners

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019

Whitman boasts many talented athletes, but some don’t typically get put in the spotlight. Seniors Claire Mangan, Kyle Fix, and Ben Johns are all marathon runners that truly go the distance. Recently, Fix and Mangan ran a half marathon together in Seattle. “I really only started running seriously ...

Pong Puts Varsity Athletes to the Ultimate Test

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019

Powerade Pong, the tournament that all athletes await for this spring semester, finally happened on Thursday, March 28. Powerade Pong has been an event that Whitman athletes look forward to each year, one that has been a part of Whitman athletics for as long as a senior athlete can remember. It happen...

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019

Over the spring break, the women’s tennis team traveled as part of a cultural exchange to Shanghai and Qingdao in China. Last year, the men’s team traveled to Cambodia on a similar trip. The women had the opportunity to compete with a variety of teams in China, including senior Lori Sheng’s high scho...

Student Section Contributes to Blues Basketball Success

Student Section Contributes to Blues Basketball Success

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

The men’s basketball team finished the 2018-19 season with a 26-1 record, with the only loss coming from a three point double overtime game at Pomona Pitzer. Fortunately for the Blues, the NCAA granted the squad a chance to avenge their sole season loss on Saturday, March 2 as Pitzer joined the Bl...

Quality Over Quantity: Whitman Volleyball

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

It’s been training, training and more training for Whitman’s volleyball team this spring season. With a team of only six players at the moment, spring training has been both a time of adversity and growth. A time of growth but more importantly a chance to spend quality time with each other. This clos...

IM Spring Seasons Begin

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

As the snowpocalypse melts and warmer Walla Walla weather is upon us, three of our intramural sports begin their seasons; softball begins April 1, with ultimate frisbee and volleyball both beginning April 4. This week, The Wire spoke with Ethan Phillips, a senior double majoring in Economics and History...

IM Sports

IM Sports

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

Intramural (IM) Dodgeball and Intramural table tennis, also known as ping pong, completed their seasons on Feb. 26. This week, The Wire spoke with several players from those teams. First, we spoke with Quinne Woolley, a sophomore Economics major. Woolley plays IM basketball, dodgeball and volleyb...

Women’s and Men’s Basketball Dominate Northwest Conference

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

With sights set on another successful postseason, the women’s basketball team fought hard. Ultimately, the Blues fell to George Fox 52 - 66 in the Northwest Conference Tournament championship. Senior Maegen Martin (#20) ended her four years as a Blue with a season high score of 28 points, more than h...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Rally After Top 10 Challenges

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

March 5, 2019

The men’s tennis team travelled to Cleveland, Ohio to compete against fellow nationally ranked teams in the ITA National Indoor Championships. The 13th ranked Blues faced teams that are ranked in the top ten in the nation, including a loss to 4th ranked Emory, 8th ranked Gustavus Adolphus College and 1...

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