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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Missionaries No More? Perspectives From the Athletic Community

Alden Glass March 10, 2016

Discussions about the appropriateness of the Whitman College mascot, the Missionary, have cropped up all over campus in recent months. President Kathleen Murray pledged to address issues concerning...

Search for new assistant sports communication director

Riley Foreman February 26, 2015

The end of February is typically a busy time for the Whitman College Athletic Department. This year, the transition from winter to spring sports will be even more hectic due to the absence of former Assistant...

Washington retires, search for new men’s soccer coach in full swing

Kendra Winchester February 19, 2015

After 12 seasons and a tough 2014 season, Mike Washington, Whitman's head men's soccer coach, has decided to retire.  As the spring season kicks into gear, the team is still unsure about their coaching...

Photo by Halley McCormick.

In Compliance with Title IX, Women’s Lacrosse Shifts from Club to Varsity

Cole Anderson September 11, 2014

As Whitman's academic realm welcomes back new and returning students for the '14-'15 school year, Whitman athletics welcomes a new varsity team: women's lacrosse.  Formerly a club sport, this is the...

Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More

Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More

Pamela London December 6, 2012

Whitman College varsity athletes: all Missionaries, all fierce Northwest Conference competitors, all striving to represent Whitman on and off the field. But no two varsity teams at Whitman are made alike. Each...

Whitman vs. Whitworth: battle of Whits

Whitman vs. Whitworth: battle of Whits

Peter Clark September 27, 2012
The Missionaries versus the Pirates, or in the joking words of many Whitties, good versus evil, has developed into a healthy rivalry between two schools that are similar in some aspects, but polar opposite in others.
Alumni, students link up at W Club golf tournament

Alumni, students link up at W Club golf tournament

Pamela London September 20, 2012
Whitman’s third annual W Club golf tournament went off without a hitch last Friday, bringing alumni and student athletes together for an afternoon of hitting the links.

W Club gives athletes moral, financial support

Sarah Debs April 19, 2012
The Whitman W Club is an athletic booster club composed of alumni, friends of the college and parents who want to support excellent student-athletes and competitive varsity athletics.

NWC championships may soon involve final tournament

Pamela London May 16, 2011
Men's and women's tennis are the first of potentially several sports to undergo changes in the NWC's postseason structure. Coaches from the soccer and baseball programs across the conference are looking into the addition of a conference championship tournament to conclude the regular season, which would provide the NWC's automatic qualifier bid to the NCAA tournament.
Alumni playing in the 2nd Annual W Club Golf Tournament on Friday.  Photo Credit: Kendra Klag

W Club golf tournament fosters connections, competition

Pamela London May 5, 2011
The second annual W Club Golf Tournament brought together alumni, parents, coaches and current Whitties in the spirit of friendly competition to encourage connections throughout the Whitman community, as well as raise money for the Whitman varsity athletics programs.

W Club fosters athletic excellence

Pamela London October 28, 2010
For President George Osborne and AD Dean Snider, the W Club provides an outlet for supporting Whitman student-athletes in attaining excellence on the field on a national scale, matching the excellence that has already been achieved in the classroom.
Looking into varsity and club sports at Whitman College

Looking into varsity and club sports at Whitman College

Tyler Hurlburt September 30, 2010
How club sports at Whitman college stack up to varsity sports in terms of commitment and budgeting.
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