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Season-ending Injury Forces Redefined Leadership Role for Senior Jackson Clough

February 4, 2016

As the men's basketball season approached in the fall of 2015, there were high expectations for senior guard Jackson Clough, who was predicted to play a vital role in the success of the team's season....

Women’s Basketball Finds Strength in Family Culture

Marah Alindogan March 6, 2014

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...

Mounier Motivated by Methodical Mental Approach

Mounier Motivated by Methodical Mental Approach

Marah Alindogan February 13, 2014

Every night like clockwork, junior Matt Mounier, a guard on the men's basketball team, plans out his schedule for the next day down to the hour and records it in a notebook. The reason for this rigid...

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Women’s volleyball team makes history with youth

Libby Arnosti September 16, 2010

There are no captains this year on Whitman College's women's volleyball team, but players argue that there has been no loss of leadership. If anything, each team member has taken on more responsibility...

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Through Their Eyes: rigorous summer sports training ahead for athletes

Noah Moskat April 30, 2009

With spring at last sprung and the end of the school year looming on the horizon, next year's fall varsity sports season may seem a long way ahead. But for varsity athletes, the fall is already...

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Through their eyes: hitting under pressure

Shannon Buckham April 23, 2009

When a batter walks up to the plate, all eyes are on him, and the pressure can be debilitating. As baseball players progress, however, they learn how to cope with these situations. "Ideally the...

Nat Jacob, ‘09, and the other Reapers take on Steelhead RFC in Portland this weekend, Apr. 11 before wrapping up their season against the Whitman alumni. Credit: Klein.

THROUGH THEIR EYES: rugby union rules explained

C.J. Wisler April 9, 2009

In most sports, college and otherwise, the rules are pretty straightforward. Out of bounds in soccer leads to a throw in; facemask in football leads to a penalty. To rugby fans or occasional rugby...

Through their eyes: golfing as a team sport

Noah Moskat April 2, 2009

In visualizing the quintessential images of a golfer: kneeling to scope out a putt, standing ready at the tee, watching the fateful flight or roll of their ball: a sense of solitude tends to emerge. And...

THROUGH THEIR EYES: chemistry in doubles tennis

THROUGH THEIR EYES: chemistry in doubles tennis

C.J. Wisler March 12, 2009

Although high school tennis players tend to focus more on their singles game, the emphasis on doubles tennis grows dramatically in college.   Doubles mixes both the traditional self-reliance of a singles...

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THROUGH THEIR EYES: the starting pitcher

Noah Moskat March 5, 2009

When a pitcher winds up and throws: his jaw hard-set, his eyes bearing down on the opponent, his instant burst from stillness to rearing back and firing: it brings to mind the image of a gunslinger from...

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Through their eyes: impact of the crowd

Noah Moskat February 26, 2009

Whether it occurs on the court, field, water or ice, a truly celebratory sports moment can be defined by one element: the reaction of the crowd. Beyond the cheering that reverberates through dreaming...

Through Their Eyes: Whitman double-sport athletes

Billy Low February 19, 2009

All student-athletes must balance their academic work with practice and competition during their sport's season, but some must do so throughout the year.   For a two-sport athlete to stay on top of...

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