Whitman Missionaries

All times Eastern
Overall: 15-11 - Conference: 9-7
11/19 at Northwest (Wash) W, 70-69
@ Spokane WA
11/20 at UC Santa Cruz W, 69-50 BX
@ Spokane WA
11/26 at Northwest (Wash) L, 74-71
11/27 at Evergreen St. W, 68-46
12/3 at Linfield * • W, 65-55
12/4 at Lewis and Clark * • L, 62-55 BX
12/11 vs. Menlo W, 76-52
12/12 vs. Col. of Idaho W, 60-59
12/29 at Montana Tech L, 74-60
@ Helena MT
12/30 at Carroll (Mont.) L, 58-54
1/7 vs. Puget Sound * • L, 60-58
1/8 vs. Pacific Lutheran * • W, 77-65 BX RC
1/14 at Willamette * • W, 74-71
1/15 at George Fox * • L, 64-57 BX RC
1/18 at Whitworth * • L, 66-63 BX RC
1/22 vs. Pacific * • W, 70-55 BX RC
1/24 vs. Walla Walla W, 88-24
1/28 vs. Lewis and Clark * • L, 64-61 BX
1/29 vs. Linfield * • W, 66-49
2/4 at Pacific Lutheran * • W, 65-61 BX RC PH
2/5 at Puget Sound * • L, 81-78 BX RC
2/11 vs. George Fox * • L, 61-45 BX RC
2/12 vs. Willamette * • W, 83-65
2/15 vs. Whitworth * • W, 74-61
2/18 at Pacific * • W, 69-42 BX RC
2/24 at Lewis and Clark L, 60-51 BX

(* Conference; • Region)
All times Eastern
Overall: 15-11 - Conference: 9-7
12/3 at Linfield * • W, 65-55
12/4 at Lewis and Clark * • L, 62-55 BX
1/7 vs. Puget Sound * • L, 60-58
1/8 vs. Pacific Lutheran * • W, 77-65 BX RC
1/14 at Willamette * • W, 74-71
1/15 at George Fox * • L, 64-57 BX RC
1/18 at Whitworth * • L, 66-63 BX RC
1/22 vs. Pacific * • W, 70-55 BX RC
1/28 vs. Lewis and Clark * • L, 64-61 BX
1/29 vs. Linfield * • W, 66-49
2/4 at Pacific Lutheran * • W, 65-61 BX RC PH
2/5 at Puget Sound * • L, 81-78 BX RC
2/11 vs. George Fox * • L, 61-45 BX RC
2/12 vs. Willamette * • W, 83-65
2/15 vs. Whitworth * • W, 74-61
2/18 at Pacific * • W, 69-42 BX RC

(* Conference; • Region)

2010-11

George Fox 14-2 25-6
Lewis and Clark 14-2 21-7
Puget Sound 11-5 18-8
Whitman 9-7 15-11
Linfield 8-8 13-11
Whitworth 7-9 11-14
Pacific Lutheran 4-12 6-18
Pacific 3-13 7-18
Willamette 2-14 3-20

Past Records

2013-14 (31-2, 16-0 NWC)
2012-13 (23-6, 13-3 NWC)
2011-12 (16-10, 12-4 NWC)
2010-11 (15-11, 9-7 NWC)
2009-10 (12-13, 7-9 NWC)
2008-09 (18-8, 10-6 NWC)
2007-08 (14-11, 8-8 NWC)
2006-07 (12-13, 7-9 NWC)

Team Quick Facts

Coach: Michelle Ferenz
Conference: NWC

Whitman

Missionaries

Enrollment (FT undergrads): 1507
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Colors: Blue, Maize
Region: West
Arena: Sherwood Center (0)
Official Website: Men | Women
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News Releases

November 11, 2014
Season Preview: Whitman women's basketball
What's on tap for the national finalist in '14-'15?
March 22, 2014
2014 D3hoops.com women's All-Americans
Out of thousands of players, these are the best 25 in the country, including our national player of...
March 22, 2014
Coaching 'em up
The coaches for FDU-Florham and Whitman don't have a lot of time to prepare for each other. We...
March 21, 2014
Heaven can wait: Devils, Missionaries win
Break out the religious references and Bible puns for Saturday's national title game. On Friday...
March 21, 2014
Whitman has all the answers against Whitewater
The Missionaries overcame a slow start and overtook UW-Whitewater to advance to the national...
March 18, 2014
Whitman takes its run one step further
Last season, the Whitman women’s basketball team did something no other team in program...
March 15, 2014
Elite 8: Feels like the first time
FDU-Florham, Tufts and Whitman are headed to the Final Four for the first time while UW-Whitewater...
March 15, 2014
FINAL FOUR
There were many worthy candidates for the moment, the one that defined a victory that the school,...
March 14, 2014
High Powered Offense Pushes Whitman Into 'Elite 8' Game
Whitman knew the defensive storm was coming from Christopher Newport.
March 13, 2014
Hoopsville: Home cooking?
Hosting in the NCAA tournament is certainly important, but it does not guarantee your team wins....
March 9, 2014
Sweet 16 hosts announced
The NCAA announced schools that will be hosting next weekend's sectionals: the rounds of 16 and 8....
March 8, 2014
Carthage knocks out Hope; Tufts, Montclair survive
Hope picked up its first and only loss of the season at the hand of the Lady Reds, while the Jumbos...
March 8, 2014
Women Advance To NCAA Sweet 16
Northwest Conference rivals Whitman and Whitworth staged their fourth meeting of the 2013-14 women's...
February 27, 2014
Hurricane Johns Blows Whitman Into Title Game
Heather Johns could have announced her intentions each time she crossed the midcourt stripe.
February 22, 2014
#2 Women's Hoops Remains Undefeated After Final Regular Season Match Up
The Northwest Conference's leading scorer did her part to help the No. 2 nationally-ranked Whitman...
February 18, 2014
#2 Women's Basketball Clinches NWC Title
It had been 10 years since Whitman's last conference title in women's basketball, a co-championship...
February 15, 2014
Women's wrap: Crowning achievement
Hope, UW-Whitewater and Texas Lutheran secured conference championships while Illinois Wesleyan...
February 14, 2014
Friday night: Whitman win streak continues
Whitman defeated George Fox to remain unbeaten and win their school-record 22nd game, while Chicago...
January 21, 2014
Whitman knocks one more item off the list
Despite reaching the Elite Eight last March, Whitman had never won at George Fox or won the...
January 18, 2014
Women's wrap: At Whit's end
That's where George Fox's winning streak finished when the Missionaries beat the Bruins on Saturday...
December 5, 2013
Hoopsville Thursday: Fighting cancer and more
There is usually more than just basketball at stake in life. Hear King's coach Brian Donoghue's...
December 1, 2013
No. 6 Whitman Improves to 6-0
Point guard Heather Johns scores 24 and grabs 9 rebounds as the Missionaries win impressively at...
November 16, 2013
Whitman Rolls Over Pomona-Pitzer
The Missionaries never surrender the lead in winning by 28 and improving to 2-0.
November 15, 2013
Opening night reviews
The new season got off to a thrilling start with an early morning overtime game, Top 25 match-ups...
November 15, 2013
Whitman Edges St. Thomas in Thriller
The Missionaries come back from 11 down with just over 6 minutes to play in the second half to grab...
March 9, 2013
Whitman's fantastic voyage
Whitman traveled a long way to beat Emory and reach the Elite 8. Sarah Anderegg talks about the...
March 8, 2013
Women's wrap: Give me a W
Whitman, Widener, Williams and UW-Whitewater advanced to the Elite 8 with regional semifinal...
March 5, 2013
Whitman's dream is still alive
Whitman thought it saw its dream end with a loss in the conference semifinals. But, given new life,...
March 2, 2013
Whitman Women upend No. 13 Lewis & Clark to Advance to the Sweet 16
The Missionaries get 18 points from post Sarah Anderegg and 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists from...
March 1, 2013
Whitman Women Win First NCAA Tourney Game in Program History
The Missionaries defeat Cal Lutheran 61 - 37 as Tiffani Traver goes 5 of 7 from beyond the arc and...
February 16, 2013
Whitman Sets New Regular Season Win Mark with Victory at Linfield
Point-guard Healther Johns scores 19 to go along with 3 assists and 2 steals to lead the Missionarie...
February 15, 2013
Whitman Women Tie Regular Season Win Mark in Willamette Victory
The Missionaries reach 19 regular season wins for only the second time in school history after...
February 8, 2013
Big Ws for Wash U, Whitman
Wash U opened its big weekend with a win over No. 20 Emory while Whitman beat George Fox in OT. Plus...
February 8, 2013
Whitman Upends No. 18 George Fox in OT
The Lady Missionaries hold off the Bruins 49 - 46 and move into sole possession of second place,...
February 5, 2013
The Missionaries Own the Boards in 81 - 62 Win Over Whitworth
Post Meghan White grabs a career-high 19 rebounds and blocks 2 shots in leading the Missionaries to...
February 1, 2013
Whitman Women Move into Three-Way Tie for First with Win Over Pacific U.
The Lady Missionaries held the Boxers without a field goal for over 13-minutes in improving to 16 -...
January 26, 2013
Whitman Women Parlay Big Second Half to Improve to 15 - 3
After an even first half, the Lady Missionaries outscore Puget Sound 35 - 16 to win going away 59 -...
January 25, 2013
Whitman Women Beat Pesky PLU to Improve to 14 - 3
The Lady Missionaries got some long distance shooting from Tiffani Traver as they rise to second...
January 19, 2013
Whitman Women Shoot 65 % in First Half on Way to 72 - 42 Win Over Willamette
The Lady Missionaries shot 53% for the game while holding the Bearcats to just 31% from the field.
January 18, 2013
Whitman Women Parlay Balanced Scoring into Home Win Over Linfield
The Lady Missionaries get double-figures from all five starters in a 69 - 58 win over Linfield.
January 12, 2013
Whitman Women Bested by Bruins in Defensive Battle
Road fatigue set in as Whitman shot a season-low 21.6 % from the field and tallied their lowest...
January 8, 2013
No. 19 Whitman Edged by Whitworth in Spokane
Lady Missionaries won the rebound battle by 22 but could not catch the Pirates in the second half as...
January 5, 2013
Whitman Women Finish Weekend Road Sweep with Win over Pacific
The victory improves he Missionaries conference record to 4 - 0 and extends their current winning...
January 4, 2013
Friday wrap: Ladies on a mission
The Lady Missionaries of Whitman knocked Lewis and Clark off the unbeaten list. Plus three ranked...
July 27, 2012
Whitman Tabs Casey Kushiyama as New Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Casey Kushiyama, the new assistant women's basketball coach at Whitman College, is anything but a...
February 17, 2012
Peterson Tops 1,200 Career Points, Whitman Women Shoot Past Bearcats
With senior Jenele Peterson becoming the seventh player in school history to reach 1,200 career...
February 14, 2012
Playoff-Bound Whitman Women Gallop Past Pirates 71-52
Whitman College continued its high-stepping gallop toward the Northwest Conference women's basketbal...
February 10, 2012
Whitman Women Down Boxers to Strengthen Grip on Playoff Berth
Whitman College strengthened its grip on third place in the Northwest Conference women's basketball...
February 4, 2012
Whitman Women Finish Season Sweep of Puget Sound, Take NWC Third Spot
With super senior Jenele Peterson contributing 19 points, five assists and three steals, Whitman...
February 3, 2012
Whitman Women Race Past Lutes for 22-Point Victory
Scoring early and often, Whitman College raced past Pacific Lutheran 64-42 Friday night in Sherwood...
January 28, 2012
Third-Ranked Bruins Ride 14-2 Run to Victory Over Whit Women
Third-ranked George Fox uncorked a 14-2 run midway the first half and rolled away to a 82-51 women's...
January 27, 2012
Lead Slips Away in Final Seconds, Whit Women Fall in Overtime
After scoring five points over the final 11 seconds of regulation to force overtime, Lewis &...
January 21, 2012
Big Second-Half Run Propels Whitman Women to Big Win Over Bearcats
A 23-5 run to start the second half carried Whitman College to a 66-49 women's basketball victory...
January 17, 2012
Whitman Women Erase 12-Point Deficit, Beat Bucs In Spokane for Sixth Straight Victory
Overcoming a 12-point deficit early in the second half, Whitman College ran its winning streak to...
January 14, 2012
Whit Women Swish Late Free Throws, Win Fifth Straight
Living up to its billing as the top free throw shooting team in the Northwest Conference, Whitman...
January 13, 2012
Keyes Unlocks Late Offense, Shoots Whitman Women Past Wildcats
On a night when the offenses struggled, senior sharpshooter Jennifer Keyes drilled three 3-pointers...
January 7, 2012
Whit Women Dominate Lutes, Win Second Straight NWC Road Game
Senior point guard Jenele Peterson scored 15 points and handed out a career-high nine assists to...
January 6, 2012
Whit Women Knock Off Loggers for 76-68 Triumph in Tacoma
With Jennifer Keyes hitting two clutch 3-pointers and Kelly Peterson knocking down four straight...
January 2, 2012
Keyes, Anderegg Power Whitman Women to Big Win Over La Sierra
Senior Jennifer Keyes and sophomore Sarah Anderegg came off the bench to score 12 points apiece as...
December 18, 2011
No. 4 Warriors Shoot Past Whitman Women
Lewis-Clark State, ranked No. 4 nationally in NAIA Division I, ran its season record to 11-1 with a...
December 17, 2011
Warner Pacific Outscores Whitman Women 72-61
With five players scoring all but two of its points, Warner Pacific held off Whitman College 72-61...
December 10, 2011
Whitman Women Cruise to Victory in Evanger Raney Classic Finale
With juniors Mary Madden and Kelly Peterson providing the early one-two punch, Whitman College...
December 9, 2011
White's 17 Rebounds Helps Power Whitman Past Lancaster
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- With 6-foot sophomore Megan White sweeping the backboards for 17 rebounds and...
December 3, 2011
Pioneers Take Free Ride Past Whitman Women
Lewis & Clark knocked down 17 of 25 second-half free throws and rallied past Whitman College...
December 2, 2011
Whit Women's Rally Falls Point Short Against Fox
Down by 10 at intermission, the Whitman College women rallied four times to within a single point in...
November 23, 2011
Big Lead Slips Away as Whitman Women Fall by Three in Kirkland
Giving away a big lead late in the first half and a smaller lead in the second half, the Whitman...
November 20, 2011
Rookie Power: Whitman Women Bounce Back Against Tufts
Bouncing back from narrow season-opening losses to a pair of tough opponents, the Whitman College...
November 19, 2011
Early Lead Fades as Whits Fall by Three at Williams
A quick start and a 16-8 lead seven minutes into the game went for naught as Whitman College dropped...
November 17, 2011
Whitman Women Push NAIA's 5th-Ranked Warriors to Brink
Up by one point with 90 seconds left to play, Whitman College fell a few plays short of closing the...
November 15, 2011
Whitman Women Push NAIA-Ranked Warriors to Brink
Up by one point with 90 seconds left to play, Whitman College fell a few plays short of closing the...
November 13, 2011
Whitman Women's BB Coach Eyes Deep, Talented Roster
The options are many as coach Michelle Ferenz sorts through a talented Whitman College women's...

What We're Reading

  • »Ferenz family has hoops in its blood
  • Michelle is the Whitman women's head coach. Chris is a longtime assistant for the Walla Walla HS boys' team. Robert, a sophomore at Washington State, was a basketball and football contributor in high school. Twin daughters Mikayla and Kate are junior starters on the Walla Walla girls' team. The matriarch Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/02/12/2824823/the-ferenz-family-is-basketball.html#storylink=cpy
  • »Pacific hopes to end name confusion
  • Pacific University has long been confused with Division I University of the Pacific, and it's not likely to get easier.
  • »D-I eyes 2016 for combined Final Four
  • While much remains to be done to coordinate having all three women's basketball championship divisions participate at the same site, the committee endorsed this taking place as early as 2016 in Indianapolis.