Michaels David Michaels ’12 goes in for a layup at a men’s varsity basketball practice.

David Michaels ’12
Hometown: Las Vegas
Major: psychology

I learn a lot on the basketball court, and my three years here have really given me a deeper understanding of the life of a collegiate student-athlete. I am honored to be able to gain this experience at Whitman, because I have learned so much about what it takes to mature as a person. Learning on the basketball court teaches me that mistakes happen, but it is how you react to those mistakes that develops your character and integrity. I am grateful to have an opportunity to learn these life skills at a place like Whitman College.