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2020 SAAC Awards Meet Zoom

SAAC President Adam Reid hosts the virtual awards ceremony. Image courtesy of Whitman College Athletics.

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

On Aug. 24, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held its annual commencement to recognize one female and one male performer from each graduation year. The winners were as follows: Tanner Filion (first-year, swimming), Andei Fukushige (first-year, tennis), Oscar Harding (sophomore, soccer),...

SAAC Builds Community for Athletes

SAAC members. Contributed by Josie Furbershaw

Jesse Sindelar, Sports Reporter

February 2, 2017

The life of a student athlete is a tremendously busy one at Whitman. Regardless of their sport, varsity athletes have constant commitments to their team on top of the same school work and other obligations non-athletes have. With practice and homework every day for most athletes, as well as the contin...

Whitman SAAC Works to Improve Athletic Program

Cole Anderson

November 21, 2013

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee, or SAAC, has been hard at work this fall organizing events, hyping up varsity athletic teams and bolstering the athletic community for Whitman and the Northwest Conference as a whole. The duties of SAAC on campus are vast and span most aspects of Whitman athletics....

Athlete Ally sparks conversation in Northwest Conference

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Peter Clark

February 16, 2012

Athlete Ally is an organization that encourages athletic communities to welcome and respect all individuals involved in sports regardless of their sexual orientation or gender expression. Athlete Ally was first introduced to the Whitman College campus in the fall of 2011, and the organization's influence con...

SAAC unites community through athletic leadership

SAAC meets to discuss fall visitors day this friday.  Photo Credit: Ethan Parrish

Pamela London

October 7, 2010

If you've ever come out to the Whitman Athletic Complex for a women's soccer game and seen a group of guys in nice clothes hanging out on the sidelines, don't be alarmed: they're not all dressed up with no place to go. These are the Whitman men's basketball players coming out to support their "buddy team," women's soccer, as part of the varsity athlete co...

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