With an astounding 91-50 overall record, a 64.5% winning percentage this winter, Amherst once again solidified their spot as one of the top Division III athletic programs in both New England and the nation. Amherst made a lasting impression on the national scene, sporting top teams in men's ice hockey, indoor track, swimming and diving, and men's squash. The pucksters were national quarterfinalists, the track squad once again posted a national champion, and in an unprecedented move, David McNeely on the Lord Jeff squash team won the United States National Championship. On the whole, the Amherst winter teams deserve a round of applause for their outstanding effort both on their respective fields of play and in the classroom. The purple and black did Amherst proud.
The women's team also finished off the 1998-99 season with a bang. Despite just a 9-5 record, the Lady Jeffs ended the winter with a crucial 6-3 victory over top rival Williams and then a double conquest over Wesleyan and Williams in the Little III Championships. Down with the Ephs!