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Whitman Athletics Enters 2019-2020 Season with New Leadership

Kim Chandler took over as athletic director in July. Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Early last summer, head women’s basketball coach, Michelle Ferenz, took over athletic director responsibilities for Whitman’s athletic department when Dean Snider left the position. This past July, Kim Chandler was appointed as Whitman’s athletic director for the 2019-20 varsity athletic season...

Whitman Basketball Keeps Rising

Whitman Basketball Keeps Rising

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter

January 26, 2017

Women's basketball unstoppable While many Whitman students take the Winter Break to relax, the women's basketball team spent their time away from school hard at work maintaining their hot start . The team carried the momentum from their 9-0 start into two more non-conference wins at the 2016 Hoops i...

On the Court: Women’s Basketball Shooting for a Successful Season

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter

November 17, 2016

We are now halfway through November and the Whitman Women’s Basketball season is upon us. This year’s team is young, with half the 14 player roster being freshman, but predicted to be strong, nonetheless. The Northwest Conference coaches tab the Whitman Blues second in the preseason poll. They are...

New journey begins for national runner up

Hallie Buse '15. Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Cole Anderson

November 20, 2014

While the rest of the Whitman campus gears up for the end of the semester, the Whitman women's basketball team has just started an arduous journey to live up to last year's historic season. The challenge of following the most successful basketball team in school history will not be an easy one, but...

Women’s Basketball Leaves Strong Legacy

Mitchell Smith

April 10, 2014

The 2013-2014 Whitman College women's basketball team will go down as the most successful basketball team ever to don the maize and blue. The Missionaries boasted an undefeated regular season, hosted a sectional and a regional game in the NCAA Tournament and finished second in the country after a loss...

Ferenz Leads Women’s Basketball to Outstanding Start

Ferenz Leads Women's Basketball to Outstanding Start

Cole Anderson

January 30, 2014

With a 17-0 record so far in the 2013-2014 season, sitting atop the NWC and ranked third nationally, the Whitman women's basketball team is following up their Elite Eight National Championship run last season with a very promising season so far. This level of dominance is due in large part to Head Coach...

Varsity Teams Give Back to Community

Varsity Teams Give Back to Community

Mitchell Smith

October 23, 2013

Visitors in the Sherwood Athletic Center on Sunday, Oct. 20 saw the varsity gym full of basketball players going through rigorous dribbling and shooting drills and scrimmaging to improve their skills. Were these players the men's varsity basketball team, beginning their preparation for the fast approaching...

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...

Women’s basketball team assists Walla Walla community girls


Matt Tesmond

October 11, 2012

This past Sunday, the Whitman women's basketball team put on its first skills camp of the year at Sherwood Center. The camp provides an important outreach opportunity for the team, as they pass on their knowledge and skills to the basketball youth of Walla Walla. In the first of a series of four Sunday skills...

Women’s basketball takes 3rd in NWC

Sarah Debs

March 1, 2012

After a season of continous improvement, Whitman's women's basketball team fought hard through their final game against Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. last Thurs., Feb. 23. While the game seemed to lean in Whitman's favor as the team racked up points on the floor, Lewis & Clark scored...

Missionaries lose players, games

Jenele Peterson '11 puts up a shot in Sherwood Center. Peterson was injured in last weekend's Lady Yote Classic. She hopes to return for NWC play Jan. 2. Courtesy of Darrin Lingle


December 2, 2009

The Whitman women's trip to Caldwell, Idaho for the Lady Yote Classic last weekend was discouraging to say the least.   Not only did the Missionaries lose games to host College of Idaho 66-48 and Eastern Oregon University 62-53, but they also lost their only established point guards junior Jenele Peterson and senior Dawna Me...

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