March 23, 2017
As I’m sure you know by now, the women’s basketball team won the national championship last Saturday against Tufts. They also completed a perfect season, going 33-0, which I’m told is a first at Amherst—an undefeated season capped off with a national championship. I flew out on Friday for the semi-final game against Christopher Newport University, which was once an extension of William and Mary. (I was not stirred by that connection, despite my undergraduate degree.) We had a good crowd—mostly parents, grandparents, cousins, siblings, several former players, a few alums who live in Grand Rapids, parents of current students who are not athletes, but who encouraged their parents to attend.