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Family members vs. students: IM spikeball over Family Weekend

Family members vs. students: IM spikeball over Family Weekend

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

Blue Shirt Dreams: IM Flag Football Takes to Ankeny

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

Voices of the Community // Issue 8

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

Survey: IM sports

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

Intramural Sports: The fun factor

maddybell

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

Profile: Katie DeCramer ’12

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...

IM sports offer competition, community

IM sports offer competition, community

Pamela London

October 14, 2010

As a member of NCAA Division III and the Northwest Conference, Whitman College is the home of 14 varsity teams, including basketball, cross country and baseball. Whitman varsity athletes make up about 25 percent of the student body and represent Whitman across the Pacific Northwest. There is another community of athletes, however, that involves an even greater number of Whitties: I...

Indie teams take the field

Indie teams take the field

Dujie Tahat

April 29, 2010

This past weekend, Whitman saw the first leg of the first-ever women's Intramural Flag Football Spring Invitational. The invitational is of a round-robin format consisting of five teams: F-yeah, Multiple Scorgasms, Switchblades, Top Lovin' and the regular-season champion, Munchers. The first weekend of...

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