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Pay to Play? Club Sports Stretch to Cover Funding Shortfalls

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

Including 11 teams and hundreds of athletes, Club Sports at Whitman play a massive role in the lives of many students. With so many teams applying for and deserving of funding, it is not always easy to decide where the money goes. Historically, teams have been left with more questions than answers. Howev...

Whitman Climbing Team Ascends to New Heights in NC3 Rankings

Photo by Natalie Mutter

March 3, 2016

Most Whitman students know about the huge climbing wall and it’s popularity regardless of whether or not they actually climb. But what students might not know is that Whitman has a club climbing team that is currently ranked first in the NC3 (Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit). The NC3 is made up elev...

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

Photo by Mika Nobles

February 4, 2016

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The Club Tennis team had many new players join a team that competed hard all of last year,...

Women’s Lacrosse Prepares to Become Varsity Sport

Women's Lacrosse Prepares to Become Varsity Sport

Sarah Anderegg

March 13, 2014

Silly costumes and lacrosse sticks are not the typical outfit combination students might expect to encounter when walking across Ankeny Field. However, last week, the women's lacrosse team was seen dressed up in crazy outfits to bring attention to and celebrate the start of their spring 2014 season. Th...

ASWC to continue review of college chaperone policy

Maegan Nelson

October 18, 2012

Over the years, policies instilled by the college have evolved based on their usability and popularity for the student body. Students historically have never been hesitant to take it upon themselves to be the driving forces behind this change. One such policy that students are looking to reexamine this...

IM, club sports

Kyle Howe

September 13, 2012

After a long day of classes, many students like to find a way to relax and recuperate. At Whitman College one popular way to do this is through sports. At Whitman, however, you don't have to be a varsity athlete to have fun and be competitive. Soccer, men's and women's rugby, men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's ultimate Frisbee,...

Diagnosing Whitman

Alyssa Fairbanks

November 10, 2011

IM athletes in pursuit of the illustrious blue shirt often sacrifice personal safety in the name of intramural glory, many inevitably finding themselves at the Welty Health Center for the treatment of injuries. Considering the prominence of intramural and club competition on campus, how does the health...

Ski team exceeds expectations at nationals

Credit: Carrie Sloane

Andrew Hawkins

March 31, 2011

The Whitman College men's and women's club alpine ski team finished in the top 10 in each event they participated in during United States  Collegiate  Skiing and Snowboarding Association (USCSA) National Championships, held in Sun Valley, Idaho. Whitman's alpine team made it to the USCSA National Championships last ...

Track and Field Club a training resource for variety of Whitman athletes

Matt Manley

February 10, 2011

Coming to Whitman as a dual-sport athlete in cross country and track, sophomore Katri Gilbert felt something missing her first spring at Whitman. "In high school, I noticed a lot of the cross country runners did track and trained for most of the year. When I came to Whitman I was wondering, 'Why don't...

Alpine skiing bands togehter, finds success with club program

Pamela London

February 3, 2011

In the wide world of Whitman College sports, there's a little something for everyone--from the serious athletes who compete on varsity teams to the students who want an outlet to hang out with friends and play intramural, options always abound. One sport in particular, however, brings the two extremes...

Looking into varsity and club sports at Whitman College

Looking into varsity and club sports at Whitman College

Tyler Hurlburt

September 30, 2010

Every day, at least 200 Whitman College students take to the field, court, pool or slopes to train and compete in the sports that they love. Some choose to do so as part of a varsity program, while others select another route and join a club sport. According to Athletics Director Dean Snider, approximately 75 percent of the Whitman student body is involved in athletics in some form through varsity, club and intramural...

Whitman rugby storms Ankeny

Photo Credit : Bowman

Bailey Arango

April 22, 2010

Last Saturday, April 17, the Whitman men's and women's club rugby teams welcomed their counterparts from Eastern Washington and Spokane (Gonzaga) to Walla Walla for the first ever Whitman Round Robin Tournament on Ankeny Field. However, at the end of the day, no clear winners emerged as all six teams fini...

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