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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 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...

Blues Basketball Hosts Battle of the Whits

Blues Basketball Hosts Battle of the Whits

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

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 ...

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

February 26, 2017

In men's basketball #2 Whitman College hosted #4 Whitworth University in a Northwest Conference Championship title showdown Saturday night. The Blues claimed the top spot after narrowly ousting their rival 86-83 in overtime. This was Whitman's second Championship title of the night. At the U...

Balanced scoring, consistent team play leads to strong start for women’s hoops

Balanced scoring, consistent team play leads to strong start for women’s hoops

January 28, 2016

While the rest of Whitman’s student body was enjoying their month off, the Women’s Basketball team was racking up wins while traveling all around the country. They finished the break 5-1 overall (3-1 in Conference), pushing their record to 12-2 (5-1). After a brief week of relaxing and spending ti...

Women’s Basketball rolls to strong ’15-16 start

November 30, 2015

At 4-0, the Whitman women’s basketball team has gotten off to their best start since the National finalist team a couple of years ago and have affirmed their Conference title aspirations for this season. Not only are they winning, but they are doing so in convincing fashion, beating their first four...

Young talent fills roles for women’s basketball

Young talent fills roles for women’s basketball

Mario Santos-Davidson, Staff reporter

October 25, 2015

After a trip to the national title game in the 2013-2014 season, Whitman’s women’s basketball team had a tougher season last year, finishing fourth in the Northwest Conference and losing in the first round of the conference playoffs. Injuries played a huge role, as many key players missed significant...

Different year, similar goals for women’s basketball

Cole Anderson

February 5, 2015

The Whitman women's basketball team started this season with one main goal: get back to the national tournament. After last year's dominant national championship run, that goal seemed well within reach. But after a difficult preseason schedule and some injuries to key players, that goal is further out...

New journey begins for national runner up

New journey begins for national runner up

Cole Anderson

November 20, 2014

While the rest of the Whitman campus gears up for the end of the semester, the Whitman women's basketball team has just started an arduous journey to live up to last year's historic season. The challenge of following the most successful basketball team in school history will not be an easy one, but...

Women’s Basketball Falls in National Championship

Cole Anderson

March 25, 2014

The Whitman women's basketball team fell to the FDU-Florham Devils in the DIII national title game on Saturday, March 22 with a final score of 80-72, ending a record-breaking season for the Missionaries. Heading into the 2013-2014 season, Whitman's team motto was "paving the road to Steven's Point,...

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