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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


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

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


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

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


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

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. ...

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Whitman Tennis

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


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

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


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Whitman Volleyball

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...

Women’s and Men’s Basketball Dominate Northwest Conference

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

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


Filed under Varsity Sports, Whitman Tennis

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...

Blues Baseball Building a Unit Early On

Blues Baseball Building a Unit Early On

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

The Whitman Baseball team has been working and improving every day, getting ready for regular season to start. With their field covered in snow, they have been practicing mostly indoors, doing what they can in preparation for season. The Blues participated in the 2019 Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ari...

Whitman Athletics Raises Money for Cancer Support in Walla Walla

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

The Blues men’s and women’s basketball teams both took home wins for their respective teams last Friday night against Lewis and Clark, but the night was a huge success for a reason bigger than basketball. Friday, Feb. 1 was Pink Night at Sherwood Athletic Center, typically a night meant to rai...

Blues Basketball Hosts Battle of the Whits

Blues Basketball Hosts Battle of the Whits

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

Last Tuesday the Battle of the Whits raged on in Sherwood Athletic Center, with both the Blues women’s and men’s basketball teams emerging victorious against the Whitworth Pirates. The final score of the women’s game was 89-78, racketing up Head Coach Michelle Ferenz’s 300th win over her ...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Continue Rally in 2019 Season

Men’s Tennis Looks to Continue Rally in 2019 Season

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Whitman Tennis

The Whitman College men’s tennis team finished last season (2017-2018) making it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships. They are looking to build from their Elite 8 run, working hard to make it as far as possible this season. With a tough schedule upon them, competing against Divisio...

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