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Little Three

Updated May 27, 2012

Little ThreeThe rivalry between Amherst College, Wesleyan University, and Williams College is considered the oldest conference rivalry in college athletics. It is difficult to tell when the rivalry began, but the three schools formally banded together in 1899.  After some intra-school disagreements, the schools ceased playing each other for a few years.  The present incarnation of the “Little Three” was restarted in 1910.

The schools compete for the Little Three Championship in 26 sports, including squash. The Little Three Championships is a source of pride amongst Amherst, Wesleyan, and Williams students and alums.

MEN’S LITTLE THREE CHAMPIONS:

  • 1984: Williams College
  • 1985: Williams College
  • 1986: Williams College
  • 1987: Williams College
  • 1988: Williams College
  • 1989: Williams College
  • 1990: Williams College
  • 1991: Williams College
  • 1992: Williams College
  • 1993: Amherst College
  • 1994: Williams College
  • 1995: Williams College
  • 1996: Amherst College
  • 1997: Amherst College
  • 1998: Amherst College
  • 1999: Amherst College
  • 2000: Amherst College
  • 2001: Williams College
  • 2002: Williams College
  • 2003: Williams College
  • 2004: Williams College
  • 2005: Williams College
  • 2006: Williams College
  • 2007: Williams College
  • 2008: Williams College
  • 2009: Williams College
  • 2010: Williams College
  • 2011: Williams College
  • 2012: Williams College

WOMEN’S LITTLE THREE CHAMPIONS:

  • 1984: Williams College
  • 1985: Williams College
  • 1986: Amherst College
  • 1987: Amherst College
  • 1988: Williams College
  • 1989: Williams College
  • 1990: Williams College
  • 1991: Amherst College
  • 1992: Williams College
  • 1993: Williams College
  • 1994: Williams College
  • 1995: Williams College
  • 1996: Williams College
  • 1997: Amherst College
  • 1998: Williams College
  • 1999: Amherst College
  • 2000: Amherst College
  • 2001: Williams College
  • 2002: Williams College
  • 2003: Williams College
  • 2004: Williams College
  • 2005: Williams College
  • 2006: Williams College
  • 2007: Williams College
  • 2008: Williams College
  • 2009: Williams College
  • 2010: Williams College
  • 2011: Williams College
  • 2012: Williams College