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Royal Purple staff goodbye letters

May 9, 2012

By Katherine Watson I remember moving in on my first day of freshman orientation, and thinking I had such a long road ahead of me. Well, I’m almost at the end now, and I just wanted to thank a few people before I walk across the stage and graduate: Mom and Dad: Thanks for loving me and supporting ...

UW-W Division-III Kings

May 9, 2012

What a year. With seven conference championships and three national titles, UW-Whitewater athletics has shown this year that it is one of the best in Division-III. “The 2011-2012 academic year is really a culmination of several years of ongoing success in our athletic department,” UW-Whitewater...

2011-12 Royal Purple Male Athlete of the Year: Chris Davis

May 9, 2012

Transferring from Madison Area Technical College after his sophomore year, senior Chris Davis decided to use his two years of eligibility left at UW-Whitewater to try to win a national championship. After a tough loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season, Davis redeemed himself during...

2011-12 Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year: Emily Gerber

May 2, 2012

Emily Gerber always had the stats. A three-time WIAC Player of the Year, Gerber has said her individual statistics and records are nice, but her goals have always been to win and go far as a team. After carrying the Warhawks to their first ever Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament this year, she...

A Road to Greener Living

April 25, 2012

In its journey to improve sustainability on campus, the Earth Week Committee continues the  “Connected by Rivers and Roads” events today through tomorrow. “Throughout American history, transportation has been an essential ingredient,” Sustainability Coordinator Wesley Enterline said. “This...

Baseball team’s streak at seven

April 18, 2012

The Warhawks dominated offensively this weekend, hitting 13 home runs in four games en route to a four-game sweep over UW-Stout. “Offensively we’ve never looked better so it was a real positive weekend for us,” head coach John Vodenlich said. “The qualities of our bats were noticeable and I...

Pitching remains a question for baseball team

April 11, 2012

In baseball, pitching helps win games. It helped the Warhawks win 37 games last season on their way to the College World Series. Two of the biggest reasons the ’Hawks had so much success last year were because of pitchers Jeff Donovan and Riley Tincher.  The two combined for 20 of the tea...

Gymnasts win first title ever

April 4, 2012

For the last couple years, the gymnastics team had a national championship in mind. Finishing third in 2009 and 2010 and second last year, the Warhawks finally reached that goal after winning their first national title the weekend of March 24. The ’Hawks put up 188.05 points, good enough for fifth...

UW-Whitewater AMA earns several awards including international chapter of the year

April 4, 2012

Many know about the success UW-Whitewater athletic programs have had this year. However, the UW-Whitewater chapter of the American Marketing Association was named the International Chapter of the Year at the international collegiate conference in New Orleans March 22-24. The chapter also took secon...

Warhawks fit player roles perfectly in remarkable season

March 21, 2012

If someone would have told me the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team would make it to the Final Four and win a national championship before the season started, I wouldn’t have believed it. Actually, I probably would have bet against it. Yes, Chris Davis and Alex Edmunds returned for their senior...

Davis, Miller win national honors

March 21, 2012

First team all WIAC, check. WIAC player of the year, check. First Team All-American, check. All-Tournament team, check. Last, but definitely not least, National Player of the Year, check. Senior Chris Davis, who recently helped the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team win its third national title,...

UW-W wins third title

March 21, 2012

On the court of the Salem Civic Center Arena, it read “Salem, Virginia’s Championship City.” They might as well change that to ‘Whitewater’s Championship City,’ after the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team defeated Cabrini College 63-60 in a stunning 18-point comeback Saturday night...

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