The Amherst men’s hockey team split this weekend’s conference matchups, falling to Tufts and pulling off a 4-0 win against the Camels of Connecticut College to solidify the purple and white as the sixth-ranked team in the NESCAC.
Amherst started its weekend on the road in Medford, Massachusetts, facing Tufts on Friday, Feb. 10.

Following the investigation of the Amherst men’s cross country team that began in early Dec. 2016, the team has been placed on “athletics probation” for four semesters, until the fall of 2018.

On Dec. 11, the student-run commentary publication, The Indicator, reported on emails that were exchanged between members of the Amherst men’s cross country team containing material that was derogatory to people of color, women, and many other groups.

The 10th-ranked Amherst women’s swimming and diving team started its season with two major wins against NESCAC opponents two weekends in a row. Taking down both Colby and Wesleyan handily, the women have shown a depth of talent thus far this year that is sure to make for an exciting season.

The purple and white captured 12 first place finishes in the season opener against Colby on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Pratt Pool to record a 172-103 victory over the Mules.

Division III women’s basketball national runners-up, the purple and white of Amherst, return to their home court this season, looking to dominate the NESCAC and into postseason once again. Last year, before falling to Thomas More in the NCAA championship finals, the team capured a NESCAC championship and finished the season with an impressive 30-2 overall record. The Amherst squad looks to start the season strong, as they return the majority of their starting lineup and add four newcomers.

The Amherst men’s squash team hosted one of the most competitive conference championship tournament in the country this weekend Feb. 3-5. With six out of the 11 total teams ranked in the top 25, No. 24 purple and white had their work cut out for them.

The Amherst men’s tennis team wrapped up its fall schedule this weekend Oct. 14-16 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, competing in the three-day Massachussetts Institute of Technology Fall Invitational tournament. The purple and white sent nine players to the tournament, where they saw promising performances in both singles and doubles action from the young squad.

The Amherst women’s tennis team opened its 2016-2017 season at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this weekend, sending three doubles pairs and five individual competitors to the Intercollegiate College Association (ITA) Regional Championship tournament.

Veteran doubles player and second team All-NESCAC selection Vickie Ip ’18 took the court with first-year Anya Ivenitsky as the fifth-seeded duo in the 32-team doubles pool. The women took their first match handily, with an 8-1 win over Wellesley but fell in the second round to a Williams pair in the round of 16.

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