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It’s On Us: Athletes Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence

It’s On Us: Athletes Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter

December 1, 2016

In September of 2014, President Barack Obama launched the “It’s On Us” initiative as a nationwide attempt to end sexual assault violence on college campuses. In short, the campaign aims at making a national change in the way individuals can approach and hopefully eliminate these incidents of sexual...

Women’s Basketball Falls in National Championship

Cole Anderson

March 25, 2014

The Whitman women's basketball team fell to the FDU-Florham Devils in the DIII national title game on Saturday, March 22 with a final score of 80-72, ending a record-breaking season for the Missionaries. Heading into the 2013-2014 season, Whitman's team motto was "paving the road to Steven's Point,...

Whitman Women’s Basketball to Play for National Title

Pamela London

March 21, 2014

Add another one to the list: in a season that has been defined thus far by broken records and program firsts, perhaps it is only fitting that the Whitman women's basketball team is going to end its year playing for the national title. With an 85-70 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Pamela London

March 19, 2014

The game is done, the nets are cut down and for the first time in program history the Whitman women's basketball team has danced all the way to the Final Four. In front of a raucous crowd that filled the Sherwood Center to the brim Saturday night, Whitman (30-1) defeated Thomas More College (31-1) 76-60 to earn a b...

Tennis Court Remodel

Tennis Court Remodel

Tristan Gavin

January 24, 2013

In February, Whitman's Board of Trustees will meet to make a decision on the possibility of expanding the tennis courts in the center of campus. Whether they choose to add the proposed two new courts or go ahead with the planned remodel of the existing is a verdict that will have great repercussions...

Golf Teams Endure Elements in Fall Classic

Kyle Howe

October 31, 2012

This past weekend, the Whitman men's and women's golf teams were hard at work at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic in Ridgefield, Wash. The golfers battled rain, mud and wind throughout the tournament. The Fall Classic is the only tournament of the fall that counts towards the final NWC points...

Varsity athletes juggle finals, upcoming national competitions

Sylvie Luiten

May 3, 2012

For some athletes, the end of  classes does not necessarily mean the end of their athletic season. This year, women's varsity golf and both women's and men's varsity tennis teams will be competing at their respective NCAA Championship Tournaments during and after finals week at Whitman. The women's...

Waivers give injured athletes an extra year of play

Pamela London

April 12, 2012

For many Division III student-athletes, finishing up four years of college represents the end of an era: the end of long road trips and the day-to-day grind of being a serious athlete. But what happens when injury strikes and takes one of those years away? How would you feel about the end? At an academically...

Whittie athletes weigh in on NCAA scholarships

Peter Clark

April 12, 2012

Ever wonder where all the money goes in college athletics? The high-profile collegiate football games and their packed stadiums that are showcased on ESPN give the impression that the NCAA is raking in the cash. While the Division III level may not be bringing in a lot of money, a few Division I teams...

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