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Women’s Basketball Team Reaches the Elite 8

Kyle Howe

April 4, 2013

Over spring break, the women's basketball team was hard at work shattering expectations reaching the Elite 8 in the Division III NCAA basketball tournament. This memorable season saw the team go 23-6, even be ranked 11th on the D3 Hoops.com poll and 22nd in the USA Today Coaches Poll. "Words can't...

Men’s soccer coach studies coaching abroad

Men’s soccer coach studies coaching abroad

Kyle Howe

February 27, 2013

Even though the soccer season is over, Men's Soccer Coach Mike Washington is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. For the first few weeks of February, Washington traveled to Manchester, where he was enrolled in a course for the education of coaches. There Washington, who is originally from...

Tennis Season Starts to Heat Up

Kyle Howe

February 21, 2013

After a great season in which the women's tennis team made it to the national tournament last year, Whitman's women look to capitalize on the momentum to carry them even farther this season, while the men aim to build upon their tradition of regional success. "I am so excited for this season. So far,...

Life after Whitman Athletics

Life after Whitman Athletics

Kyle Howe

February 14, 2013

All varsity athletes dedicate their lives to their respective sports at Whitman, working hard to balance academics and athletics. When these athletes graduate, they go in many different directions; some pursue careers, others turn their sights to graduate school. Regardless of what they do, the same...

Women’s Basketball Jumps Into National Spotlight

Women’s Basketball Jumps Into National Spotlight

Kyle Howe

January 24, 2013

As most students packed up and headed home for the holidays, the women's basketball team hit the road for five away games. Instead of having a month-long break like the rest of the school, the women's team had just ten days off for Christmas and was otherwise on the court. The team practiced constantly...

Varsity athletes maintain fitness abroad in preparation for seasons

Kyle Howe

October 25, 2012

Every year Whitman students travel the globe participating in the Off-Campus Studies program, focusing on a wide expanse of topics that suit their interests. For athletes, this can be somewhat of a hassle: They are apart from the sport for half a year and then return to Whitman with the expectations...

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,...

Baseball emerges hopeful after disappointing season

Kyle Howe

May 3, 2012

Early in the semester, Whitman's baseball team had high hopes of improving upon last year's record of 4-20, with many players returning. Those hopes were dashed, however, as the team finished 5-19 in the Northwest Conference with an overall record of 5-34. The men finished just above Lewis & Clark...

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