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

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...

Illustration by Anika Vučićević

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...

First-year Macy Hampton dribbles the ball.

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....

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...

Mens basketball secured a 110- 98 win against Whitworth

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...

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...

Photo by Anna Dawson.

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...

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

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....

Photo by Keifer Nace

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...

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....

Hallie Buse '15. Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

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...

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...

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