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Q&A with national champion swimmer Tanner Filion

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter April 7, 2022

Junior Tanner Filion competed in the NCAA Division III national competition in Indianapolis over spring break. Filion competed in three events, a feat given that there are usually only around 16 athletes...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

Distance track embraces every opportunity for fun

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter April 1, 2022

2020 was Whitman’s first season with distance track as a varsity sport and, after just one race, COVID-19 hit, producing seasons filled with modifications and limitations. The 2022 season is the...

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The Blues swim to success at the NWC

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter February 24, 2022

Love was in the air for a different reason over Valentine’s Day weekend, as Whitman swimmers hit the pool and took home the win. The women’s team placed first at the Northwest Conference with the...

Illustration by Kimberly Auran.

Whitman baseball gets in the swing of things

Naia Willemsen, Campus Life Reporter February 17, 2022

For the past two years, COVID-19 has put a damper on many activities at Whitman, including baseball. However, instead of looking to the past, the team is looking ahead to what this season may bring. This...

New beginnings for the Whitman Blues

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter February 10, 2022

The Whitman Blues have endured two years of new obstacles, cancelled games and shifting regulations. Despite these trials, as the spring season begins, athletes are breaking new ground and have high expectations...

Excitement for upcoming year of athletics grows as seasons wrap up

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter May 6, 2021

As various varsity sports teams wrap up their seasons, and rosters are finalized for the coming year, coaches and incoming first-years are beginning to think about fall 2021. It’s usually around this...

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Season closes for some sports after semester of wins and losses

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter April 9, 2021

Over the past few weeks, Whitman’s swimming, basketball, volleyball and soccer teams have wrapped up their competitive seasons. But before these athletes begin to move into the next phases of their training,...

Greek-affiliated athletes sacrifice aspects of participation to compete

Hailey Livingston, Sports reporter April 1, 2021

While the spring semester has affected all members of the athletics department, those belonging to Greek life have been unable to experience fraternity and sorority life in the same way they did in the...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Athletes reflect on online viewership for Spring 2021 season

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter March 25, 2021

Whitman's COVID-19 policies have moved viewership of athletics matches online for everyone not directly involved with the team. This is just one of a number of new challenges that teams have had to overcome...

Whitman’s varsity basketball teams reflect on unique but successful season

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports reporter March 25, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and online learning, playing sports has been a different experience for athletes at Whitman College. With the basketball season coming to an end, sophomore Megan Taylor...

Whitman athletes reflect on unique season

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter March 11, 2021

Whitman varsity athletics are embracing the new reforms and changes brought about by the new COVID-19 guidelines. When Whitman announced that the fall semester would be online, athletes and coaches...

Photo by Michael Lans.

Whitman Athletics Department welcomes new assistant coaches for soccer and basketball

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter March 4, 2021

The Whitman Athletics Department recently hired three assistant coaches to work during the spring 2021 sports season. Lily Gustafson and Mikayla Ferenz are acting as women's varsity basketball coaches,...

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