Whitman Wire

W Club boosts success for varsity athletes

Cole Anderson

December 4, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

As a Division III school, the Whitman athletics department has a unique challenge in budgeting and successfully funding all its sports programs from season to season. Though most costs are covered in the athletic budget allotted by the college, there is still typically a gap. To close that gap and...

Athletes Stay On Campus Over Winter Break

Athletes Stay On Campus Over Winter Break

Sarah Debs

January 24, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

For most students, winter break means leaving campus to enjoy the holiday season elsewhere with family and friends. For some varsity athletes, however, this is not the case. Instead, these athletes spend the majority of winter break on campus training or travelling around the Pacific Northwest for compet...

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


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

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 individual team has a unique history at Whitman. Teams such as basketball and baseball have...

Alumni, students link up at W Club golf tournament

Alumni, students link up at W Club golf tournament

Pamela London

September 20, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

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. Put on by the W Club––Whitman's athletics alumni association––and Whitman's varsity golf teams, the tournament is one of...

W Club gives athletes moral, financial support

Sarah Debs

April 19, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

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. Even though the W Club is very new, having just been established over the past five years, it has already helped many...

W Club golf tournament fosters connections, competition

W Club golf tournament fosters connections, competition

Pamela London

May 5, 2011


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Every day, the W Club strives to foster excellence on and off the field of competition. Last Friday, it turned to fostering connections between former and current Whitman student-athletes at the second annual W Club Golf Tournament. At Whitman, the W Club is an athletic booster group made up of alumni,...

Athletics recruiting: Not just jocks

Matt Manley

December 9, 2010


Filed under SPORTS

With varsity athletes comprising around 20 percent of the student body, bringing topflight scholar-athletes to campus is a definite priority, according to Athletic Director Dean Snider. Recruiting future Whitman athletes is by no means isolated to athletics, either. The process is a cooperative activity...

W Club fosters athletic excellence

Pamela London

October 28, 2010


Filed under SPORTS

Whitman College is known across the nation as a school that attains excellence in the classroom. In the past five years, a group of Whitman alumni have joined together in an attempt to reciprocate that excellence with athletic competition. The W Club is an athletic booster group made up of alumni,...

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