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The reality of international travel for varsity teams  

The men’s tennis team took a trip to Cambodia in the spring of 2018. Photo contributed by Gary Ho.
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...

Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Illustration by Anika Vučićević
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...

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

First-year Macy Hampton dribbles the ball.
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....

Women’s Tennis Takes on High Stakes

Illustration by Nathaly Perez
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...

International Student Athletes Reflect on Their U.S. Experiences

Illustration by Megan Waldau
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,...

DIII Week Unites Varsity Athletes

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...

Women’s Soccer Under New Leadership

New Whitman College women's soccer coach, Mike Washington.
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...

Women’s Tennis Spends Spring Break in China

The women's tennis team interacted with local schools as part of a cultural exchange during their spring break trip to China. Photos contributed by Andrea Gu
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...

Student Section Contributes to Blues Basketball Success

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia
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...

Quality Over Quantity: Whitman Volleyball

Sophomore volleyball players Kalli Dickey (left), Rebecca Johnston (middle). and Elyse Benavides (right)
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...

Women’s and Men’s Basketball Dominate Northwest Conference

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...

Men’s Tennis Looks to Rally After Top 10 Challenges

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...

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