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Mike Whitman

Basketball (Inducted: 2010-11)


Mike  Whitman

A 1,000-point scorer, Whitman amassed impressive numbers over his four-year career. He is the 21st all-time leading scorer in Lafayette history with 1,176 points. He averaged 10.6 ppg and tallied 382 career assists, fourth all-time at Lafayette. He also stands 13th in career steals (127), including a personal-high of 75 during the 1981-82 season, which remains the second-best single-season mark in Lafayette history. Whitman also played on the 1980 NIT team which lost to eventual NIT champion, Virginia.

As a senior, Whitman averaged 13.6 ppg and led the team in scoring in 20 of its 27 games, including a game-high 33 against Lehigh. He went on to earn team MVP honors that season and was named to East Coast Conference All-Conference Team. He also received the Charles L. Albert '08 Trophy, awarded annually to an outstanding male and female senior student-athlete.

After graduation, Whitman was employed by Johnson & Johnson where he held numerous positions, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and helped develop innovative medical device technologies including the stent, used in vascular medicine. In 1999, Whitman founded his own company, Power Medical Interventions, which developed the world's first computer mediated surgical stapling instruments. The company went public on NASDAQ in 2007 and was eventually sold to Covidien, Ltd. Whitman then founded Micro Interventional Devices, Inc. in 2009, which is currently developing technologies aimed at reducing embolic stroke and repairing heart defects non-invasively. He is the named inventor on 65 patents in the medical device field.

Whitman is married to Linda Tedori Whitman '83 and the couple has four children: Jessica, Jonathan, and two current Lafayette students Katherine '11, Christopher '12. Whitman and his wife co-chair the Cy Fleck Consistent Giving Society and both are active participants in the Marquis Parents Council. He holds a private pilot license and enjoys flying, coaching his sons and daughters in basketball, traveling with his family, playing guitar, golfing and skiing.