Amherst College Wins Women's Basketball National Title

Mar 20, 2017

As college basketball's so-called "big dance" takes a few days off, Amherst College is celebrating a national championship. The women's hoops team won the Division III title over the weekend.  Amherst knocked off conference and in-state rival Tufts 52-29 to win the championship, capping a perfect 33-0 season.  Head Coach GP Gromacki said a lot went through his mind when the final buzzer sounded in that game. "It was an unbelievable run," Gromacki said. "It was an outstanding feeling to win a national championship, and then when you kind of woke up a few minutes afterwards and realized you didn't lose a game all season, that just was amazing."  It's the second national title for Gromacki and Amherst, with the other coming in 2011. With the win, Amherst became the fifth consecutive Division III women's basketball champion to finish the season undefeated.