The Office of Communications launched a new version of the Amherst website on Wednesday, March 16. An email sent to members of the college community on March 9 announced the new website’s release.

The website has been extensively redesigned, featuring a simplified homepage structure intended for easier use on all devices, including mobile ones. The new format also uses photos and videos in order to be more visually appealing.

Fresh off a successful 2014-15 season that saw the team reach the semifinals of the NCAA tournament, the Amherst women’s tennis team entered the spring portion of the season ranked fourth in the nation. The team went 3-3 record on a spring break trip to Southern California in which they faced five top Division III programs and one Division II school.

The journey for a national championship ended for the No.4 Amherst College women’s basketball team, who fell short to the No.1 ranked Thomas More last Saturday in a heartbreaking battle at the Capital Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The Amherst men’s tennis team got its season off to a great start this past week, going 8-2 over the course of their spring break trip to California. The team started off their week of matches on Sunday, March 13, when they faced off against both Vassar College and Washington College. Amherst set the tone for the week by managing to cleanly sweep both teams, each with a final score line of 9-0.

After months of training in the cage, the Amherst baseball team kicked off its season by traveling down to Fort Myers, Florida, for the annual spring break trip. They came away from the trip with a solid record of 8-1, only suffering a close 8-7 loss to Johns Hopkins University.

The softball team returned from Florida touting a strong 8-3 record. The beginning of the season was a grind for the team, with five double-headers over the spring break week. The team scored 63 runs and amassed an on-base percentage of .389 in 11 games. Leading the strong first-year class were Lorena Ukanwa, who led the team’s pitchers with 28 strikeouts, and Kyra Naftel, who sustained an eight-game multi-hit streak and ended the week as the only batter to manage at least one hit in each game.

The men’s basketball team continued their impressive postseason run over the break, beating Tufts University for a second time this season to move on to the Final Four, where they lost a hard fought matchup to the top ranked team in the country, Benedictine University.