Amherst’s faculty held the Art Faculty Performance on April 19, showcasing the talents and professors in the Departments of Music, Film and Media Studies and Theater and Dance. Oftentimes students forget that professors too are creators so the performance was a welcome reminder that that once faculty members were students, working on their theses, projects, compositions, and today they continue to create new work. I found the faculty performances interesting, but I felt so out of my depth that I enjoyed them without knowing exactly what I was enjoying.

The Amherst College women’s golf team placed sixth overall in the 10-team field competing at the Jack Leaman Invitational this past weekend. Amherst served as the host team for the contest as play was held at the Hickory Ridge Golf Club.

Ithaca College took first place overall on the weekend finishing with a 324 team score. NESCAC opponents Middlebury and Williams tied for second place both coming in at 325. New York University finished in fourth at 330 strokes while Five College foe Mount Holyoke rounded out the top five totaling 332.

The Amherst College baseball team maintained its perfect record in the NESCAC, sweeping Middlebury in a three-game series this weekend in addition to wins over non-conference opponents Framingham State and Castleton. The Jeffs have now won 12 of their last 13 games and their overall record stands at 18-7 (9-0 NESCAC).

In their last meet before the championship racing season begins, the Amherst women’s track team capitalized on race day conditions that finally weren’t windy or cold, putting up some good marks across the board in their Saturday meet at the Wesleyan-hosted Swanson Classic.

“Overall, our team had a pretty good day,” co-captain Kelli Ellingson ’15 said. “There weren’t a lot of other teams, and the weather was conducive to fast times, so we saw a lot of first place finishes and season bests.”

Coming off of an exciting series win against Williams last weekend, the Amherst women’s softball team had a busy week of games, playing six in just five days. The Jeffs showed some strong pitching and hitting over the course of the games, although they ultimately lost some very close conference matchups.

The Amherst men’s tennis team extended its unbeaten streak to eight matches with two more decisive victories this weekend. With identical 8-1 wins over No. 14 Williams and No. 22 Wesleyan, the Jeffs have secured their title as Little Three champions and now stand 17-4 overall (6-0 NESCAC).

The team hasn’t lost a contest to a Division III opponent since their spring break trip. Back on March 17, they lost 6-3 to Pomona-Pitzer. Over the course of their eight-game winning streak, the Jeffs have won by at least a 7-2 score in every match.

The Amherst men’s track and field team traveled to Wesleyan University last Saturday to compete in a small meet of just four teams: Amherst, Wesleyan, Sage and Salve Regina. For the first time this outdoor season, sun and warmth graced the track, setting up conditions that led to some great performances.

“We finally got the weather we’ve deserved all season,” Khalil Fleming ’16 said. “It’s been tough trying to compete and qualify for the postseason with the weather working against us, and this sunny day was what a lot of us needed to get back in the zone.”