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Men’s Basketball Preview

Tristan Gavin

November 29, 2012

Last spring, the Whitman men's basketball team graduated one of the school's highest all-time scorers in Brandon Shaw, a pair of layers who would go on to sign professional contracts in JP Alvarez and David Michaels, and versatile wing D.J. Wright. In spite of its losses, this year's team expects to...

Three former Whitties globetrot into world of professional basketball

Tristan Gavin

November 15, 2012

The National Collegiate Athletic Association advertises the fact that most student athletes go pro in something other than sports. At Whitman, a small NCAA Division III school, the number of students whose athletic careers end with graduation is even higher. For three Whitman graduates last spring,...

Whit men fall to Puget Sound in playoffs

Pamela London

March 1, 2012

One and done: The double-edged sword of the collegiate basketball postseason hit the Whitman men's basketball team the hard way last Thursday night as the Missionaries fell 79-62 to the University of Puget Sound. Despite winning five of seven games to finish off the season at 11-5 in conference, Whitman lost the battle for the second seed in the Northwest Conference tournament to Puget Sound by way of a head-to-head ti...

Whitman Sports Blog: Seniors’ final efforts not enough as Whit teams fall in semis

Pamela London

February 28, 2012

Two of the most successful seasons in the history of Whitman basketball came to an abrupt end Thursday night in the opening round of the Northwest Conference tournament. Both the men's and the women's teams finished the season in third place and hit the road to open up tournament play. Both teams...

International student athletes face challenges, find community in sports programs

International student athletes face challenges, find community in sports programs

Nick Wood

April 28, 2011

On top of the regular stresses of balancing academics and athletics, international student athletes face the additional burdens of both adapting to life abroad and competing in a new environment. JP Alvarez, a junior basketball player, came to Whitman with the specific intention of participating in ath...

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