Whitman Wire

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...

Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.

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,...

Low numbers of international athletes after US-centric recruitment process

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter March 4, 2021

Prospective international athletes face unique and challenging obstacles during the recruitment process which has led to smaller numbers of student athletes being accepted to Whitman athletics. Sophomore...

Alum contributes to discussion about racism in Whitman Athletics Department

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter February 18, 2021

For the duration of 2016-2017 season, Cherokee Washington, then a senior on the women’s volleyball team, protested against police violence and racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem...

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.

Student-athletes plan return to campus in three waves

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter November 19, 2020

Whitman athletes have been busy making plans for the spring semester. Many must return before their peers. Currently, the college plans to return student-athletes to campus in three waves, otherwise...

Athletic trainers assess heightened risk of injuries ahead of new semester

Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter November 19, 2020

Whitman’s athletic trainers have been preparing themselves for all fifteen varsity sports to resume their seasons in the spring, and have been anticipating a semester with more injuries than usual. Athletics...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Whitman’s international athletes face unique pandemic challenges

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter November 12, 2020

Many international students were faced with a tough decision last semester: stay or make the complicated trip home. International student-athletes were not unique in this regard, but they have faced some...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Whitman news since 1896
Whitman athletics