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Women’s basketball team competes in NCAA Tournament

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor March 10, 2022

Last weekend, the Whitman women’s basketball team competed in the NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] Tournament in Texas. Although they beat Whittier College (CA) 62-57 in the first...

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48 Minutes: Reflecting on four years of collegiate basketball

Shara Carranza, Podcast Reporter February 10, 2022

On this week’s episode of the Whitman Wire Podcast, reporter Shara Carranza spoke with Kaylie McCracken, a senior co-captain of the women’s basketball team, to hear her thoughts on the season so far...

Womens basketball team 5-0 for the season thus far

Women’s basketball team 5-0 for the season thus far

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor December 2, 2021

Juggling life as a student athlete can be difficult, especially with the constant travel. The Whitman women’s basketball team is a prime example of that: so far this season, they’ve played every single...

Senior Lily Gustafson high-fives teammates. Photos by James Baker

Women’s basketball takes NWC title

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

The Whitman College women’s varsity basketball team claimed the title of Pacific Northwest Conference champions this past Valentine’s Day, but their work is far from done. Senior Natalie Whitesel...

Women’s Basketball Falls to St. Thomas

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor March 30, 2017

Hopes for No. 16 Whitman women's basketball of matching or surpassing their 2014 NCAA tournament second place finish were stopped short March 11, when they were ousted 48-65 by No. 2 St. Thomas in chilly...

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter March 2, 2017

Two nets cut, two NW Conference Championships and two Whitman basketball teams looking ahead to success in March. This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won the NW Conference...

Whitman Basketball Keeps Rising

Whitman Basketball Keeps Rising

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter January 26, 2017

Women's basketball unstoppable While many Whitman students take the Winter Break to relax, the women's basketball team spent their time away from school hard at work maintaining their hot start . The...

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Balanced scoring, consistent team play leads to strong start for women’s hoops

January 28, 2016

While the rest of Whitman’s student body was enjoying their month off, the Women’s Basketball team was racking up wins while traveling all around the country. They finished the break 5-1 overall (3-1...

Different year, similar goals for women’s basketball

Cole Anderson February 5, 2015

The Whitman women's basketball team started this season with one main goal: get back to the national tournament. After last year's dominant national championship run, that goal seemed well within reach....

Hallie Buse 15. Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

New journey begins for national runner up

Cole Anderson November 20, 2014

While the rest of the Whitman campus gears up for the end of the semester, the Whitman women's basketball team has just started an arduous journey to live up to last year's historic season. The challenge...

Women’s Basketball Leaves Strong Legacy

Mitchell Smith April 10, 2014

The 2013-2014 Whitman College women's basketball team will go down as the most successful basketball team ever to don the maize and blue. The Missionaries boasted an undefeated regular season, hosted a...

Women’s Basketball Finds Strength in Family Culture

Marah Alindogan March 6, 2014

A common question that Head Women's Basketball Coach Michelle Ferenz likes to ask her players is: "What do you hang your hat on?" In my four years as a women's basketball player, I never answered that...

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