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The Final Countdown: Seniors Reflect on their Time as Athletes at Whitman

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

With the final athletic seasons of the year winding down, and the academic year soon to come to a close, now is the time for the Class of 2018 to reflect on their time here at Whitman. For athletes, this is especially bittersweet given that for most, this time also coincides with a realization that they ar...

Are Whitman Athletes Ever Out of Season?

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

A common misconception of collegiate sports, most prominently at the DIII level, is that they come to a halt when the traditional season is over. However, it is more accurate to say that when the season is over, the real work begins. But wait ... what exactly is an “official off-season?” According...

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Women of Color in Whitman Athletics

Susanna Williams, Sports Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

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 and the obstacles that come with being nothing but themselves. One may think about the unique and tre...

Four Swimmers Share Stories from Training Trip

Four Swimmers Share Stories from Training Trip

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Ten days of grueling workouts in Southern California marked Whitman Swimming’s winter break training trip. Four swimmers characterize their experiences and growth, both in and out of the water.Contributed by Jill Low   Jonah Rodewald, junior   While there is no question about the brute physicality expected from each and every o...

Should DIII Athletes Be Eligible for Athletic Scholarships?

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

What is the difference between Division I and Division III athletics? Many point to higher standards of competition, more demanding time commitments and larger institutions as characteristics of DI programs. We have all heard of the debate on paying some DI college athletes, but what about DIII a...

Whitman Soccer Takes LA

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

While many students were acclimating themselves to campus the first weekend after classes began, the Whitman Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams were busy playing in a combined five games in Southern California. Pre-Northwest Conference trips like this are typical for the soccer teams. Last year t...

Opportunities Abound If You Know Where to Look

Opportunities Abound If You Know Where to Look

Pamela London

May 15, 2014


Filed under Circuit, OPINION

When my mom picked me up after my first semester at Whitman College, she asked me, "Are you sad that you only have seven semesters left?" At the time, I knew the answer: definitively yes. I was a varsity soccer player and English major-to-be living in Jewett Hall and the best section ever (3-West, fo...

Whitman Women’s Basketball to Play for National Title

Pamela London

March 21, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

Add another one to the list: in a season that has been defined thus far by broken records and program firsts, perhaps it is only fitting that the Whitman women's basketball team is going to end its year playing for the national title. With an 85-70 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...

Men’s Tennis Dominates Willamette

Men’s Tennis Dominates Willamette

Halley McCormick

February 19, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

The Whitman men's varsity tennis team reached its 91st consecutive regular season victory on February 16, 2013, playing both indoors at the Bratton Tennis Center and on Whitman's outdoor courts. Whitman beat the opposing Willamette University Bearcats 7-2. For the doubles: No. 1 pair Andrew La Cava...

Varsity athletes juggle finals, upcoming national competitions

Sylvie Luiten

May 3, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

For some athletes, the end of  classes does not necessarily mean the end of their athletic season. This year, women's varsity golf and both women's and men's varsity tennis teams will be competing at their respective NCAA Championship Tournaments during and after finals week at Whitman. The women's...

Waivers give injured athletes an extra year of play

Pamela London

April 12, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

For many Division III student-athletes, finishing up four years of college represents the end of an era: the end of long road trips and the day-to-day grind of being a serious athlete. But what happens when injury strikes and takes one of those years away? How would you feel about the end? At an academically...

Whitman Sports Blog: Weekend wrap up 4/6-4/8

Pamela London

April 10, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Men's tennis inches closer to NWC perfection One win away. One win from an undefeated run through the Northwest Conference. One win from a sixth consecutive conference championship. The Whitman men's tennis team went 2-0 this past Sunday with a pair of road victories at Linfield and at Willamet...

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