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Women’s Basketball Leaves Strong Legacy

Mitchell Smith

April 10, 2014

The 2013-2014 Whitman College women's basketball team will go down as the most successful basketball team ever to don the maize and blue. The Missionaries boasted an undefeated regular season, hosted a sectional and a regional game in the NCAA Tournament and finished second in the country after a loss...

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...

Anderegg Brings Multiple Dimensions to Women’s Basketball

Anderegg Brings Multiple Dimensions to Women's Basketball

Cole Anderson

December 5, 2013

Coming off a successful 2012-2013 season, the Whitman College women's basketball team is looking toward another top finish in the NWC and a playoff run. Of the team's several talented returners, senior Sarah Anderegg looks to be the most dangerous weapon for the Missionaries this season. Following...

You Play How You Eat: Athletes, Dietary Restrictions

You Play How You Eat: Athletes, Dietary Restrictions

Marah Alindogan

November 14, 2013

For collegiate athletes, nutrition is an aspect of daily life that is easy to overlook. With busy schedules filled with practices and rigorous classes, students often put the priority of eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables or drinking enough water on the back burner. Yet, one's eating habits...

Women’s Basketball Team Reaches the Elite 8

Kyle Howe

April 4, 2013

Over spring break, the women's basketball team was hard at work shattering expectations reaching the Elite 8 in the Division III NCAA basketball tournament. This memorable season saw the team go 23-6, even be ranked 11th on the D3 Hoops.com poll and 22nd in the USA Today Coaches Poll. "Words can't...

Women’s Basketball Jumps Into National Spotlight

Women's Basketball Jumps Into National Spotlight

Kyle Howe

January 24, 2013

As most students packed up and headed home for the holidays, the women's basketball team hit the road for five away games. Instead of having a month-long break like the rest of the school, the women's team had just ten days off for Christmas and was otherwise on the court. The team practiced constantly...

Varsity athletes share pre-game rituals

Peter Clark

February 16, 2012

Some of the most famous athletes in the world also have strange and superstitious pre-game rituals.  The best basketball player ever, Michael Jordan, wore his North Carolina shorts underneath his Chicago Bulls shorts every game of his professional career because he believed it brought him luck. Jordan...

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