What’s up Witt Nation? This is my second year on the tour, and I can tell you that I feel like I have heard just about everything from tons of alumni. But I thought the story that Paige Knapp ’90 and Addie Olander ’84 was defintely another unique story. Paige was telling me that her husband and her had met at Witt and she came from Huntington, WV and he was from Detroit. But they both play tennis, and her husband was also telling me about how he ended up in a boot, playing tennis. This is what spawned the awesome story from her about Addie. Paige was telling me that she was playing tennis against Addie one night at their local athletic club, and they were chatting in between points and realized they knew a lot of the same people, even though they were about 6 years a part from one another. They then realized that they had very similar interests, and had almost the same personalities. Addie then asked Paige where she went to school, and Paige responded with a small liberal arts school called Wittenberg, and Addie immediately had said no way! I went there too! There in lies a very common Witt run-in. I personally have had plenty of these encounters as well, and that is just something that happens all the time it seems like. For instance, today, we were leaving Melt (grilled cheese restaurant in Lakewood) and we saw two straight cars with Witt stickers on their cars, and we immediately stopped walking and ran up to the cars to say hey (typical Witt move) one was a parent of an incoming freshman and the other was actually Addie, which was awesome! Even though we may be smaller than other colleges, we all seem to have common ground, as well as that Witt spirit and personality. This is something that all of us have inside of us, and that we all value deeply, and what really makes us a unified Witt Nation.
It was also great to see Mike “Uncle Mike” Senich in town, even though he is from Midland, Texas! He was here competing in a few senior tennis matches! (Mike was a 4-time All-American for Witt)
Hope everyone enjoyed their time at Cleveland Yachting Club, and a special thanks to Rob Weible for hosting us at CYC!
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