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Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics
February 1, 2018

On the heels of the #metoo and #TimesUp movements, as well as the second annual Women’s March, our minds are focused on the women in our lives: on the women we encounter, the patriarchal world they face...

Volleyball Ends Season on a High Note

Senior Lara Temel spikes the ball during practice. Photo by Carson Jones
November 9, 2017

Whitman Volleyball had won four straight games, including its senior night on October 28 when they travelled south of Walla Walla to Oregon for their final two games of the season. While the season did...

Being an Athlete of Color at Whitman

Photo by Jackie Griesen
September 29, 2016

Navigating the world through a non-white body is a difficult task, especially in college. Between the daily incidents of police brutality, the constant fear of becoming the next trending Facebook or Twitter...

Athlete Spotlight: Shae Kanakaole Named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week

Shae Kanakaloe, Senior. Photo by Matt Banderas, contributed by Gregg Petcoff.
September 29, 2016

Whitman senior and volleyball player Shae Kanakaole was named the Northwest Conference scholar-athlete of the week. Kanakaole had an impressive week on the hardwood, and was subsequently recognized for...

The National Anthem Becomes a National Protest

Illustration by Claire Revere
September 22, 2016

Before Whitman’s home volleyball game on Sept. 16, senior Cherokee Washington released a letter of solidarity informing the Whitman community that she would decline to stand during the game’s national...

Wolves Successfully Observe Sabbath, Crush Heathens

April 28, 2016

Last Saturday the WWU Wolves faced off against the Whitman Missionaries in a Club Volleyball match that once again proved the necessity of the #prayforwhitman campaign so generously instigated by the WWU...

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

Photo by Mika Nobles
February 4, 2016

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The...

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

Photo by Natalie Mutter.
December 7, 2015

Whitman Athletics got off to a strong start to the 2015-16 season as seven teams played their fall seasons. Even before the season there was excitement, as the soccer teams got to play with the members...

Whitman Volleyball Looks for a New Beginning in 2015

Whitman Volleyball Looks for a New Beginning in 2015
September 6, 2015

As the 2015 season kicks off, Whitman’s Volleyball team is ready for a fresh start. Last season the Missionaries finished with an 11-14 record, and just missed out on a .500 season. After a preseason...

Whitman volleyball digs in for strong finish

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.
November 13, 2014

The Whitman volleyball team finished its season strong this weekend with wins on the road over Lewis & Clark College and George Fox University. The success came as a welcome end to a season that has...

Homestand vital for struggling volleyball team

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin
October 16, 2014

While most of the Whitman community was away for the four-day weekend, the Whitman Women's Volleyball Team was on campus for their first home conference weekend of the season. Halfway through their conference...

Whitman volleyball sets up for success

Whitman volleyball sets up for success
September 25, 2014

There are times during a volleyball match when perseverance takes precedence over talent, when grit defeats strength and when young can overcome old. For a Whitman volleyball team that regularly features...

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