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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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

Whitman Athletics Enters 2019-2020 Season with New Leadership

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,...

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...

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....

Hallie Buse 15. Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

New journey begins for national runner up

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...

Women’s Basketball Leaves Strong Legacy

Mitchell Smith April 10, 2014
The 2013-2014 version of the Whitman women's basketball team will go down as the most successful basketball team to ever don the maize and blue. The Missionaries boasted an undefeated regular season, hosted a Sectional and a Regional in the NCAA Tournament, and finished second in the country after a loss in the National Championship game to FDU-Florham.
Ferenz Leads Womens 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 #3 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 Missionaries head coach Michelle Ferenz, who earlier this season became the winningest coach in Whitman women's basketball history.
Varsity Teams Give Back to Community

Varsity Teams Give Back to Community

Mitchell Smith October 23, 2013
Whitman sports are reaching out to the community through camps and lessons, building relationships and teaching skills.

Women’s Basketball Team Reaches the Elite 8

Kyle Howe April 4, 2013
The women's basketball team made a championship run to the Elite 8 of the national tournament to skyrocket to a program-best ranking of 22nd nationally for the 2012-2013 season.

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. 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.

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

Missionaries lose players, games

jaygold December 2, 2009
The Whitman women lost to both the College of Idaho and Eastern Oregon University over break, while losing starting point guard Jenele Peterson and back-up Dawna Melo.
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