Posted: Mar 10, 2020
Amherst spring team sports will compete through Wednesday, March 11, and winter athletes will finish out their seasons. Spring team games will then be cancelled until the situation with COVID-19 becomes clearer. This does not mean the spring season is over entirely. Games will resume if and when classes resume on campus. The College will continue to monitor the outbreak and make decisions about whether or not it makes sense to restart classes on campus throughout the next couple of months. All of these choices will be based on what is in the best interests of our students and our broader community. Their health and well-being are paramount.
To say this was a very, very difficult decision is an understatement. The Amherst Athletics program is one of the best Division III programs in the nation, and a vast part of the identity of the College. We know there will be many members of our community who will be heartbroken, chief among them our own student athletes and their families. We sincerely regret any disappointment this causes them, our dedicated coaches and Athletics staff, alumni, fans and the entire Amherst community.