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The reality of international travel for varsity teams  

The reality of international travel for varsity teams  

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

November 21, 2019

For Whitman’s varsity athletic teams, international travel has been an important part of team development — This additional opportunity for play makes a positive impact on athletic teams, not only for gaining practice, but also in terms of becoming a more cohesive unit.  In August of this year...

Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

Over Family Weekend, Oct. 25-27, some students could be found giving their family a tour of campus, attending a planetarium show or dining out — putting their parents’ wallets to good use. The swim and basketball teams, on the other hand, were wrapping up the preseason by competing against Whitman al...

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m. practices, though senior forward Lily Gustafson hasn’t given too much thought to the bright and early...

Women’s Tennis Takes on High Stakes

Women’s Tennis Takes on High Stakes

Maegen Martin, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

The Whitman Women’s tennis team concluded the Northwest Conference regular season with their fifth consecutive win this past weekend on Senior Day against Whitworth University. They ended the regular season with an 8-1 record (10-6 overall). Prior to this past weekend, the Blues matched up against th...

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. ...

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...

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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