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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),...

Varsity Athletes Make The Best Of Season Limbo

Varsity Athletes Make The Best Of Season Limbo

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

On July 22, Whitman College made the decision to postpone all sports competitions in the fall. The Northwest Conference followed suit less than a month later by suspending all competitions and championships until Jan. 1, 2021. With no certainty regarding the future of competitions and the absence of...

Varsity baseball shines at Linfield series

Two students in fencing club duel in Italian style, the more artistic of the two fencing styles. Photo contributed by West Skrobi- ak-Bales

Ryder Brookes, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Varsity men’s baseball team made a splash during their series with Linfield, creating hype around a successful season and possible national’s run. When asked about how the series went for his team, junior Matthew Sox responded with a lot of hope. “Linfield series was a great team weekend... ...

Top Notch: Remembering the Year’s Greatest Performances

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

May 4, 2017

With numerous conference and NCAA trophies headed to Sherwood Center's display cases, it has been a memorable year for Whitman varsity athletics. Here's a recap of five of the year's top team accomplishments. Swimming They were not the favorites–far from it. Going into February’s conference meet,...

Free to Play? Where the Athletics Millions Come From and Who Gets Them

Free to Play? Where the Athletics Millions Come From and Who Gets Them

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

Whitman has seen many athletic success in the past few years, but these victories have come at a cost. According to Whitman’s 2016 Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Survey (covering the 2015-2016 academic year), Whitman spent a grand total of $2,794,892 on our varsity sports teams. Of this multi-mill...

What’s to know: Introduction to Northwest Conference

Pamela London

November 10, 2011

Northwest Conference (NWC) NCAA Division III Established 1926 Original members: 6 (Willamette University, Whitman College, Pacific University, University of Puget Sound, Linfield College,  College of Idaho) Current member institutions: Lewis & Clark, Linfield, George Fox, Pacific, Wi...

Men’s tennis team upholds history of excellence

Libby Arnosti

October 7, 2010

In May 2010, seven seniors graduated from the Whitman College men's tennis team after three seasons with perfect conference records, leaving the rest of the team wondering how to reshape themselves  and maintain their high level of excellence. A promising freshman class and early successes have helped...

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