News release date: Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Whitman's Collier Named NWC Women's Tennis Player of the Week

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- After pacing the Whitman College women's tennis team to a pair of road victories last weekend, Katie Collier has been named Northwest Conference Player of the Week for women's tennis.

Collier, a junior from Issaquah, Wash., won twice at No. 2 singles as Whitman won matches at Willamette on Saturday and at Lewis & Clark on Sunday. She also teamed with senior Trish Hayward for an 8-2 victory in No. 2 doubles against Lewis & Clark.

Collier was one of two Whitman athletes honored when NWC Player of the Week awards were announced Monday night. Robbie Munday, a junior on the Whitman men's squad, is Player of the Week for men's tennis.

By winning twice on the weekend, and adding a third victory over George Fox on Monday, the Whitman women improved to 6-3 in the NWC and to an even 6-6 on the season.

Whitman leaves this weekend for a Spring Break trip to Hawaii, where they will play four matches. The first match is Monday, March 20, against Chaminada, an NCAA Div. II school.


Dave Holden, Whitman Sports Information, (509) 527-5902