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Rugby girls tear it up

Elena Aragon

October 18, 2012

Rugby is one of the most unique sports on campus. Whitties have undoubtedly heard stories, know players or walked by practices of the Motherruckers, Whitman's women's rugby team. Rugby is a multifaceted sport; it is composed of a deeply bonded team and the sport itself has an intruiging culture behind it. "It's such a motley crew of girls, but we all just balanced each other out and drove eac...

Profile: Motherrucker Cameron Michels

Profile: Motherrucker Cameron Michels

Sylvie Luiten

October 6, 2011

Profile: Cameron Michels Class: Senior Major: Sociology Hometown: Kirkland, Wash. Sitting on the couches at Reid, wearing a Motherruckers sweatshirt and shorts, Michels has a temporary cast on her foot. When did you start playing rugby? I started at Whitman as a Jan-start and have bee...

Ignorance leads to low support for women’s rugby

Tyler Hurlburt

March 10, 2011

Rugby is a sport that most people in the United States fail to understand. People don't know how many players are on the field at one time, that one cannot throw the ball forward, and that blocking is not allowed. Due to this deficiency of knowledge, the women's rugby team often finds itself with little...

Whitman rugby storms Ankeny

Whitman rugby storms Ankeny

Bailey Arango

April 22, 2010

Last Saturday, April 17, the Whitman men's and women's club rugby teams welcomed their counterparts from Eastern Washington and Spokane (Gonzaga) to Walla Walla for the first ever Whitman Round Robin Tournament on Ankeny Field. However, at the end of the day, no clear winners emerged as all six teams fini...

Whitman’s weekend warriors take the field

Whitman’s weekend warriors take the field

J. Staten Hudson

November 3, 2009

  As fall varsity teams' seasons start winding down, sports fans direly search for something to fill the temporary void until the winter season begins. Club sports are just that antidote. The club system provides non-varsity athletes with competitive athletic opportunities and entertaining ga...

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