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With strong first-year talent, women’s tennis earns key win at Winter Classic Invitational

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Alden Glass

February 18, 2016

This past weekend the Whitman Women’s Tennis team hosted their Winter Classic Invitational, welcoming Trinity, Redlands and Linfield to the Bratton Tennis Center in their last competition before conference play starts. After dropping close matches to Trinity and Redlands, Whitman pulled out an important...

Whitman SSRAs offer outlet for coaches and students alike

Alex Honeyman climbing at his Beginning Rock Climbing SSRA class

Grant Laco, Staff writer

October 13, 2015

Finding yourself with some extra time in your schedule? Why not try out one of Whitman’s Sport Studies, Recreation, and Athletics classes? In the spring semester, Whitman will be offering 28 SSRA courses after offering 23 this fall. New classes that will be available include beginning skiing, beginning...

Women’s Tennis eyes another NWC championship

Maddy Webster '15 practices. Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Kendra Winchester

April 16, 2015

For years, the Whitman College Varsity Women's Tennis team has been able to compete successfully at a national level. They have continually set the bar higher year after year with the help of Head Women's Tennis Coach John Hein, who shared in a 1998 national championship as a player at the Universi...

Season Preview: Veteran women’s tennis players poised for continued success

Kyle Flannery

February 19, 2015

Combine skilled players with a simultaneously open and competitive environment, and the results are destined to be good. For Whitman's women's tennis program, results are already here. According to Head Women's Tennis Coach John Hein, the past three years have been arguably the strongest years in the...

Preseason trips more than just vacations for varsity athletes

Whitman men's soccer players at Old Trafford, Manchester United F.C.'s home stadium. Photo courtesy of the Whitman men's soccer team.

Cole Anderson

September 25, 2014

One of the perks of being a varsity athlete at Whitman College is the implicit privilege, or obligation, to travel. Whether it is within the Pacific Northwest or to various places around the globe, it is no doubt that Whitman varsity athletes are well-travelled. Between the Bahamas, England and Hawaii,...

Lawless Leads Women’s Tennis to Regionals

Lawless Leads Women's Tennis to Regionals

Cole Anderson

May 8, 2014

Gearing up for regionals this week and weekend, the Whitman women's tennis team looks to have an even stronger showing than last year and move on to the elite eight round of the NCAA tournament. One player the team will likely be able to count on to earn points is junior Courtney Lawless. In t...

Whitman tennis paves way to nationals

Pamela London

April 26, 2012

Whitman tennis is going to Nationals. Playing at home on the sun-drenched Whitman courts surrounded by dozens of enthusiastic Whitties, the Whitman men's tennis team capped off its year of dominance with a 5-0 win over George Fox University in the Northwest Conference tournament final. Not to be...

Recharge, recruiting, reflection punctuate coaches’ summers

Nick Wood

May 16, 2011

Much like their student athletes, Whitman varsity coaches use the summer as a time to recuperate and recharge. "It's a very seasonal lifestyle we have," head swimming coach Jenn Blomme shared. "It's very intense in season or when we're preparing for the season." The summer allows for a break from...

Athletes recommit to fitness with summer training

Libby Arnosti

May 16, 2011

For nine months of the year, groups of sweaty varsity athletes can be spotted frequenting the weight room, pool and gym as they build strength for their athletic seasons. But as the school year ends, these teammates will scatter into internships and jobs everywhere from Seattle to South Africa, and each...

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