Amherst women’s squash picked up their seventh straight victory last Sunday en route to the program’s fourth Walker Cup title since 2009.

Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 saw two blowout victories for the purple and white against St. Lawrence University and William Smith College.

Sunday’s match proved more difficult, however, with Amherst clawing their way back to a 5-4 win over No. 17 Franklin and Marshall in the deciding match of the tournament.

The weekend started favorably for the purple and white, as they matched up with No. 23 St. Lawrence.

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.