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Competition at its best! Our middle and high school athletics promote opportunity for our community’s youth with developmental programming and robust offerings in a variety of sports. Preparing our student-athletes to excel on and off the field as dependable, hardworking young men and women is the priority of Whitewater Athletics. At the middle school, the eight sports programs support young student-athletes as they explore their interests and begin identifying their strengths. Our high school student-athletes learn about the importance of commitment, sportsmanship, teamwork, and a focus on fundamentals in the 19 different sports programs offered at the high school level.

Whitewater High School had a successful year that resulted in an individual boys’ state champion swimmer (repeat), the girls’ cross country team qualifying for state as a team, a baseball regional championship, and three conference team titles. Individual Whippet student-athletes qualified for state competition in boys’ cross

country, girls’ tennis, girls’ swim, boys’ swim, gymnastics, wrestling, girls’ track, boys’ track, and boys’ tennis, with student-athletes earning place medals in boys’ swim, gymnastics, and track. Fifty-one Whippets were recognized for Rock Valley Conference honors during the 2015-16 academic year. In addition, 23 of our student-athletes received all-state and/or all-state academic recognition.

development over the course of the year. We are grateful to have a dedicated coaching staff that strives to not only be competitive, but to help all student-athletes be their very best. With the outstanding support of the Whitewater community, our athletic programs and Whippet student-athletes will continue their rich tradition of success on and off the field of competition.

A number of our Whippet Jeff Behrens, Athletic Director athletes went on to compete at the college level. Whitewater Athletics will be represented by the Class of 2016 at Quincy University, Jamestown University, Northern Iowa University, and Milwaukee School of Engineering. Our cross country coach earned the 2015 District 6 Girls’ Cross Country Coach of the Year award. He earned the same award for the boys’ Coach of the Year in 2013. Our girls’ basketball coach was recognized as the National Federation of State High School Associations Girls Basketball Coach of the Year for Wisconsin for her 2015 season and was selected to serve on the WIAA Coaches Advisory Board. We also had thirteen head coaches (and their staffs) participate in professional

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