2018-19 Amherst College Women's Basketball News

  • Amherst Secures Eighth Place Showing in Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup
    June 12, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio. – For the 13th consecutive season, Amherst College has placed in the top-ten in the country when the final results of the IMG Learfield College Directors’ Cup were announced Wednesday. The Mammoths took eighth place out of 338 Division III schools in the annual competition, which ranks schools who have reached the national level of competition in each NCAA sport. 
  • McNamara Represents Amherst as NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
    June 11, 2019
    HADLEY, Mass. – Recent Amherst College graduate and former two-sport athlete Maeve McNamara ’19 has been nominated to represent Amherst in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) selection of the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year candidate.
  • Fox Wins JSHA Jay Fiedler Award
    May 29, 2019
    Lawrence, N.Y. – The Jewish Sports Heritage Association (JSHA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the role Jewish men and women have played, and continue to play, in the world of sports, has announced the recipients of the 2O20 Jay Fiedler Outstanding Jewish College Athlete of the Year Awards.
  • Fox Picked for JSR Women’s Basketball All-American Team
    May 15, 2019
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Amherst College point guard Hannah Fox ’21 has earned her second consecutive selection to the Jewish Sports Review (JSR) Women’s Basketball All-American team.
  • Gromacki Selected by USA Basketball for U16 National Team Trials
    May 09, 2019
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  – Trials for the 2019 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team will feature four court coaches on hand to help the USA U16 Coaching Staff, including Amherst College women’s basketball Head Coach G.P. Gromacki. 
  • Eck Snags Second All-American Selection from D3hoops
    March 18, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. –Amherst College junior guard Madeline Eck has been selected as a women’s basketball All-American for the second time this season.
  • Amherst Places 111 Student-Athletes on All-Academic Team, Eight Named All-Sportsmanship Selections
    March 14, 2019
    HADLEY, Mass. - Last Friday, 111 Amherst College student-athletes were named to the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter All-Academic team for their success in the classroom, while eight Mammoths were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • WBCA Tabs Eck All-American, Fox Honorable Mention
    March 14, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Madeline Eck ’20 is one of ten players in the country selected to the NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America team, announced this evening by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
  • Eck & Fox Repeat on D3hoops.com All Northeast-Region Teams
    March 13, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – For the second consecutive year, Amherst College has placed two members of their women’s basketball team on the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region list.
  • Amherst to Relinquish Two-Year Crown after Sweet Sixteen Exit
    March 08, 2019
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – The two-time defending national champion Amherst College women’s basketball team will have to pass on their crown next weekend, as the #6 Mammoths were eliminated in NCAA Division III women's basketball Sweet Sixteen by #2 St. Thomas (MN) 61-58 in an overtime thriller at Schoenecker Arena.
  • Women's Basketball NCAA Sectionals Preview & Tournament Central
    March 04, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College travels to St. Paul, Minnesota and St. Thomas (MN) for the Sectional Rounds of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball tournament, March 8-9 at Schoenecker Arena.
  • Women’s Basketball Dances into Sweet Sixteen
    March 02, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – With a 58-46 win over Geneseo on Saturday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium, the No. 6 Amherst College women’s basketball team has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the 2019 NCAA Division III tournament for the twelfth consecutive year.
  • Mammoths Fire Their Way Past Eagles into NCAA 2nd Round
    March 01, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Hannah Fox ’20 scored 23 points, 18 of them in the first half, and made five three-pointers, as the Amherst College women’s basketball team opened up the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball tournament with a 66-45 victory over Husson University on Friday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium. 
  • Fox, Eck Repeat as All-NESCAC Selections
    February 27, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – For the second straight season, guards Hannah Fox ’20 and Maddie Eck ’20 have been named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women’s basketball All-Conference team.
  • Amherst to Host NCAA Women’s Basketball Opening Weekend March 1-2
    February 26, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College will play host to three games this weekend in the first two rounds of the 2018-19 NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament.
  • Mammoths Will Start Title Defense in LeFrak as Regional Hosts
    February 25, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The two-time defending national champion Amherst College women’s basketball team will host the opening weekend of the 2019 NCAA Division 3 tournament this Friday and Saturday at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Jumbos Knock Out No. 4 Amherst in NESCAC Semifinals
    February 23, 2019
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – For the second consecutive season, the third seeded Tufts University women’s basketball team pulled off an upset in the semifinals of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament. This year, #4 Amherst College fell victim to the Jumbos, as #6 Tufts defeated the second-seeded Mammoths 47-46 on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnsium on the campus of Bowdoin College.
  • Eck Voted to Academic All-District Team by Sports Information Directors
    February 21, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College junior guard Madeline Eck has been voted to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team. The teams are voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) and were announced by the organization on Thursday afternoon.
  • Women’s Basketball Rolls into 12th Straight Semifinals
    February 16, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – With a 60-40 victory over Wesleyan University, the No. 4 Amherst College women’s basketball team has advanced to the semifinals of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament for the 12th consecutive year.
  • Women’s Basketball Quarterfinals Preview: Three-Time Defending Champs Host Cardinals
    February 15, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The three-time defending New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women’s basketball champions are the #2 seed in this year’s tournament and will open postseason play on Saturday at 4:00 pm against #7 Wesleyan.
  • No. 4 Amherst Heads to NESCAC Tournament on 5-Game Win Streak
    February 13, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College made five three-pointers in the second quarter and outscored Hamilton College 42-20 in the middle twenty minutes to finish the 2018-19 regular season with a 77-48 victory over the visiting Continentals in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women’s basketball action Wednesday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.  
  • Women's Basketball vs Hamilton Moved to 6:00 PM
    February 12, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. -- Tomorrow night's women's basketball game at LeFrak Gymnasium has been pushed up to a 6:00 PM start.
  • Senior Day Ceremony Paves Way for Women’s Basketball Victory
    February 09, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – A pre-game ceremony honoring seniors Maeve McNamra and Meghan Sullivan kicked off a Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium that finished with the Amherst College women’s basketball team defeating Middlebury College 72-62 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action.
  • Eck Joins 1,000 Point Club as Mammoths Top Ephs
    February 08, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Junior guard Madeline Eck scored her 1,000th career point for Amherst College women’s basketball and the No. 4 Mammoths defeated rival Williams College 57-38 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on Friday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Women’s Basketball Signs Indira Wiles Through Team Impact
    February 06, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Tuesday evening, the Amherst College women’s basketball team welcomed its newest member as the Mammoths signed 8-year-old Indira Wiles of Turners Falls, Massachusetts.
  • Women’s Basketball Concludes Road Trip with Win over Bates
    February 02, 2019
    LEWISTON, Maine – It has been three weeks since the Amherst College women’s basketball team has been home, but the Mammoths completed the road portion of their 2018-19 regular season schedule with a 53-43 victory over Bates on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Gymnasium.
  • No. 5 Women's Basketball Tops No. 4 Tufts in Marquee Matchup
    February 01, 2019
    MEDFORD – In a battle of top-five teams in the country, No. 5 Amherst used a strong third quarter in which they outscored the Jumbos 20-10 to help guide them to a 50-40 victory over No. 4 Tufts on Friday night at Cousens Gymnasium.
  • Women’s Basketball Stunned by Bowdoin in Nationally-Ranked Battle
    January 26, 2019
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – Fourth-ranked Amherst College led the number one team in the country, undefeated Bowdoin College, by 16 points at halftime, but the Polar Bears outscored the Mammoths 47-22 in the second half to rally for a dramatic 65-56 win on Saturday afternoon before a packed house at Morrell Gymnasium.
  • Eck Scores Thirty Again in Brisk Win Over Mules
    January 25, 2019
    WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College and Amherst College women's basketball teams combined for only 32 points in the first half and committed a total of 12 fouls on the night, which resulted in a game that lasted just one hour and fifteen minutes. The result on the scoreboard was a 60-44 win for the No. 3 Mammoths, their fourth victory in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action this year.
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