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Phoebe Nguyen Named NWC Student Athlete of the Week

Senior Phoebe Nguyen training at a post season womens golf workout

Wil Kotnik, Sports Writer

November 2, 2017

The fall season has been wildly successful for senior Phoebe Nguyen on the women’s golf team. This success reached a culmination at the North West Conference Women’s Fall Classic. She gained as big a lead as eight strokes, but ultimately settled the win by two strokes. Nguyen’s excellent play secu...

Whitman Men’s Golf Debut Shows Promising Signs

Luc Birchfield, sophomore. Spring season 2017. Photo credit: Henry Honzel

Wil Kotnik, Sports Writer

September 28, 2017

In last week’s Pacific Lutheran Invitational competition, Whitman’s golf team retained last year’s position and finished 11 out of 14 teams with a total score of 633. As the Whitman team’s debut performance of the year, many of the players were pleased with this finish. “I was impressed w...

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Whitman Basketball - NWC Tournament Champions

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

February 26, 2017

In men's basketball #2 Whitman College hosted #4 Whitworth University in a Northwest Conference Championship title showdown Saturday night. The Blues claimed the top spot after narrowly ousting their rival 86-83 in overtime. This was Whitman's second Championship title of the night. At the U...

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Howell Breaking Records, Twisting Ankles, Lightening Hearts

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2017

Tim Howell is one of Whitman’s most visible students. Originally from Calabasas, California, Howell has made his mark on the Whitman campus in less than three years. A sociology major and member of the Whitman men’s basketball team, the junior point guard leads the Northwest Conference in scoring...

Whitman Tennis Starting Off Hot

Whitman Tennis Starting Off Hot

Quinn Salkind, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2017

As the snow begins to melt off the tennis courts, the men’s and women’s tennis teams have already begun their spring seasons. After completing the fall matches, their schedules are heavy in dual matchups. Both teams appear ready to continue the strong tradition of Blues tennis. Women's Team 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. The Northwest Conference coaches tab the Whitman Blues second in the preseason poll. They are...

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

October 13, 2016

Any sports team has its ups and downs over the course of the season, and Whitman’s cross country program is no exception. After a productive and optimistic preseason, it’s been a bumpy road lately for both the men’s and women’s teams. Multiple runners have faced injuries that have limited or prohibited their pa...

Men’s Soccer Off to a Fast Start

Arie Knops, Sport's Reporter

October 5, 2016

A year ago this week, Whitman’s men’s soccer team was preparing for a rivalry game against Whitworth while sitting bottom of the Northwest Conference with a 1-1-4 record, and a 1-1-7 overall record. Fast forward one year, and the team finds itself approaching this matchup in a much different position,...

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Shae Kanakaloe, Senior. Photo by Matt Banderas, contributed by Gregg Petcoff.

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Writer

September 29, 2016

Whitman senior and volleyball player Shae Kanakaole was named the Northwest Conference scholar-athlete of the week. Kanakaole had an impressive week on the hardwood, and was subsequently recognized for her offensive prowess. In her fourth and final year playing volleyball for Whitman, she has been...

Whitman Soccer Takes LA

Whitman Men's Soccer Team in Loss Angeles. Photo by Trayvon Foy '17

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer

September 15, 2016

While many students were acclimating themselves to campus the first weekend after classes began, the Whitman Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams were busy playing in a combined five games in Southern California. Pre-Northwest Conference trips like this are typical for the soccer teams. Last year t...

Men’s Basketball Starts Homestand Right

Julian Reed

January 29, 2015

The Whitman Men's basketball team is finally back in Walla Walla for a five-game home stand after playing five of their first six games on the road over winter break. While most Whitties were catching up on sleep, the team returned on Dec. 27 to prepare for their first conference game of the season...

Mering Wants More Coming Off Historic Win

Mering Wants More Coming Off Historic Win

Sarah Anderegg

April 10, 2014

Only three weeks shy of becoming Whitman College's first national champion in its Division-III history, junior two-time All-American swimmer Karl Mering already has his eye set on his next and final season. "The off season is an extremely important time for swimmers. It's not just about getting...

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