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Missionaries No More? Perspectives From the Athletic Community

Alden Glass

March 10, 2016

Discussions about the appropriateness of the Whitman College mascot, the Missionary, have cropped up all over campus in recent months. President Kathleen Murray pledged to address issues concerning the mascot by creating a working group to start a meaningful conversation about the possibility of...

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

Photo by Anna Dawson.

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...

Young talent fills roles for women’s basketball

Photo by Keifer Nace

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...

Whitman athletics utilizing new tactics to increase wins

Riley Foreman

February 19, 2015

Whitman's liberal arts curriculum may require students to complete three quantitative analysis credits, but for varsity athletes, practice with numbers doesn't necessarily stop at calculus homework. Whitman College is joining a long list of schools whose athletic departments are developing an interest...

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...

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Women's basketball advances to Final Four

Pamela London

March 19, 2014

The game is done, the nets are cut down and for the first time in program history the Whitman women's basketball team has danced all the way to the Final Four. In front of a raucous crowd that filled the Sherwood Center to the brim Saturday night, Whitman (30-1) defeated Thomas More College (31-1) 76-60 to earn a b...

Women’s Basketball Starts NCAA Tournament With Two Wins

Cole Anderson

March 10, 2014

Whitman 106, Chapman 51 Following a close loss to the Whitworth Pirates in the Northwest Conference Championship, there were doubts whether the previously undefeated, previously no. 1 nationally ranked Missionaries women's basketball team was the real deal. If their Friday night performance in the f...

Anderegg Brings Multiple Dimensions to Women’s Basketball

Anderegg Brings Multiple Dimensions to Women's Basketball

Cole Anderson

December 5, 2013

Coming off a successful 2012-2013 season, the Whitman College women's basketball team is looking toward another top finish in the NWC and a playoff run. Of the team's several talented returners, senior Sarah Anderegg looks to be the most dangerous weapon for the Missionaries this season. Following...

Whitman Locker Rooms Promote Inclusive Atmosphere

Whitman Locker Rooms Promote Inclusive Atmosphere

Dylan Snyder

November 21, 2013

With all of the media attention that has been brought upon the Miami Dolphins over the course of the past few weeks, it would give the impression that athletic locker rooms are full of misguided thugs. However, it appears that either by recruiting or the culture of Whitman, the school doesn't seem to have any type of serious conflict...

Women’s Basketball Season Preview

Women's Basketball Season Preview

Kelsey Peck

November 7, 2013

The Whitman College women's basketball team faces high expectations as they approach the start of their 2013-2014 season. With an Elite Eight finish in the national tournament and 23-6 record last season, D3Hoops.com ranks the Missionaries 11th in the nation as they look toward the upcoming season. "The...

Season Preview: Women’s Basketball

Peter Clark

December 6, 2012

If early season results are any indication of what the rest of the season has in store, then the Whitman women's basketball team should have high expectations. After winning six of their first seven games to start the year, the Missionaries have plenty to be optimistic about. The new team will look to have a more balanced scoring attack now ...

Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More

Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More

Pamela London

December 6, 2012

Whitman College varsity athletes: all Missionaries, all fierce Northwest Conference competitors, all striving to represent Whitman on and off the field. But no two varsity teams at Whitman are made alike. Each individual team has a unique history at Whitman. Teams such as basketball and baseball have...

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