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Valerie Jones Named Next Women's Volleyball Head Coach at Amherst College Valerie Jones has been named the women’s head volleyball coach at Amherst College, it was announced by Director of Athletics Don Faulstick. Jones has served as the head coach at several National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and Division II programs, most recently at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) in Georgia. The appointment is effective July 15. Jones succeeds Sue Everden, the legendary Amherst coach since 1986, who announced her phased retirement earlier this year.
Kopatic Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors AMHERST, Mass. – Senior catcher Kate Kopatic ’20 of Amherst College softball was named to the 2020 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team, as announced by the organization on Thursday.
104 Student-Athletes Earn NESCAC Spring All-Academic Distinction Amherst College athletic teams saw 104 student-athletes land 2020 Spring New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic Team distinction as a result of their dedication to both academic and athletic excellence.
Walker Named CCM/AHCA First Team All-America, Fourth In Program History Sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Walker of the Amherst College women's ice hockey team capped off her distinguished sophomore season as one of the top netminders in Division III, with the Columbus, Ohio native being named a First Team East All-American by CCM Hockey and the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA).
Legendary Amherst College Men’s Basketball Coach David Hixon ’75 to Retire Legendary Amherst College head men’s basketball coach David Hixon ’75, who holds the record for number of wins in a single sport while coaching at Amherst, has decided to retire, Director of Athletics Donald Faulstick announced today. During his storied 42-season career at his alma mater, Hixon was the third coach in men’s basketball history across all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) divisions to surpass the 800-win mark. His overall record of 826-293 places him 15th on the NCAA’s list of most wins in men’s collegiate basketball.
Eight Members of Men's Swim & Dive Land CSCAA All-American Honors AMHERST, Mass. – Eight members of the Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team were selected to the 2020 College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-American team, as announced by the organization on Wednesday.
Women’s Swim & Dive Nab 12 CSCAA All-Americans AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College women’s swimming and diving landed 12 student-athletes on the 2020 College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-American list, as announced by the organization on Wednesday.
Women's VolleyballValerie Jones Named Next Women's Volleyball Head Coach at Amherst College
SoftballKopatic Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
General News104 Student-Athletes Earn NESCAC Spring All-Academic Distinction
General NewsAmherst Cancels All Summer On-Campus Activities & Events, Including Athletic Camps & Clinics
Women's Ice HockeyWalker Named CCM/AHCA First Team All-America, Fourth In Program History
Men's BasketballLegendary Amherst College Men’s Basketball Coach David Hixon ’75 to Retire
Men's Swimming & DivingEight Members of Men's Swim & Dive Land CSCAA All-American Honors
Women's Swimming & DivingWomen’s Swim & Dive Nab 12 CSCAA All-Americans
Athletes Of The Week
"Andrew is one of the hardest workers on the team, which is well respected and noted by each of his teammates."Andrew Leung ' 22
"Lindsey has shown her commitment to excellence in her academics, diving, and in being a continued pillar of support for her teammates."Lindsey Ruderman '21
Women's Swimming and Diving