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Why I’ve decided to press charges against the IMLeagues website

Ann Karneus

February 13, 2020

When I entered Whitman my freshman year, I heard about the exciting opportunity for club and intramural sports. It seemed like a sleek solution for those who wanted to play sports in a casual yet semi-competitive setting with their friends, so I immediately navigated to the website. However, when I ty...

Soccer headlines IM sports season

Students enjoy an afternoon game of IM soccer on Harper Joy Field.

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

December 12, 2019

Many athletes who have been training for years to perfect the skills necessary to become experts in their sport play in the varsity league. Meanwhile, people with an interest in a specific sport who want to learn how to play better often join club sports. There is, however, a league for people who s...

Family members vs. students: IM spikeball over Family Weekend

Students and parents enjoy a friendly, competitive game of spikeball during Family Weekend. Photos contributed by Peter Fitch

Charlotte Elliott, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

Family Weekend is a time to showcase the best of what the college has to offer, and one of this year’s events certainly did not disappoint.  On Saturday, Oct. 26., Whitman College’s intramural (IM) committee hosted a spikeball competition for current students and visiting family members. An estim...

Blue Shirt Dreams: IM Flag Football Takes to Ankeny

Photo by Caroline Arya

Mario Santos-Davidson, Sports Writer

October 19, 2017

Whitman College may be best known for its high quality academics and location in a town so nice they named it twice, but its intramural sports scene deserves recognition. Providing an atmosphere for organized competition, 70 percent of Whitman students participate in IM sports, all pushing their mind...

Voices of the Community // Issue 8

Matt Uecker '18

Marra Clay

October 30, 2014

If you could create any IM sport at Whitman, what would it be and why? Videographer and photographer Tywen Kelly takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

IM Committee Holds Great Power, Responsibility

IM Committee Holds Great Power, Responsibility

Kelsey Peck

September 26, 2013

While the beginning of the school year brings the start of many things, to some only one is important: the return of intramural sports. From flag football to mini golf, tennis to Ultimate Frisbee, there are nine different IM sports to participate in, and according to the Office of Admission, 75 per...

Whitties hit hard, play harder in flag football

Whitties hit hard, play harder in flag football

Kyle Howe

October 11, 2012

Every fall, Whitties don mouth guards, strap flags to their waists, put on their cleats and head out to play one of the most popular IM sports offered at Whitman: flag football. This year there are 15 total teams in both the men's and women's divisions, with six men's teams and nine women's teams. Teams come fro...

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,...

Survey: IM sports

Infographic by Molly Olmsted

Pamela London

February 2, 2012

What percentage (approximate) of Whitman students participate in IM sports? 40% 85% 70% 50% Which of the following is an IM sport at Whitman? Chess Debate Swimming Cliff-jumping Are you a varsity athlete? Yes No If you answered YES to #3, do you also play an IM sport and if so how many? SO MANY! I'm all about IM s...

Intramural Sports: The fun factor

Illustration: Emily Johnson


December 1, 2011

As most students sat sunken into library couch cushions or quiet room bean-bag chairs the Monday before Thanksgiving Break, Whitman's intramural dodgeball teams began the first day of their 2011 season in the Sherwood racquet-ball courts. Hearing the smack of rubber on concrete mingled with the shouts of players at war beyond...

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...

Profile: Katie DeCramer ’12

Credit: Chaoyu Li

Pamela London

October 13, 2011

Profile: Katie DeCramer Class: Senior Major: Politics with Spanish minor Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minn. "You would think she was beaten, but really she's a badass."  - football teammate Hayley Falk '12 What first brought you to Whitman? Whitman was the last school I visited, and I just had a really good v...

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