May 20, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- University of New Mexico men's golfer Travis Ross and skier Tor-Hokon Hellebostad were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team Thursday afternoon. Both were selected to the District Six University Division first team.
Both are now candidates to be named CoSIDA Academic All-America, with voting for the national honor starting on May 24. Ross and Tor-Hokon are the seventh and eighth Lobos named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team this year and No. 18 and 19 for New Mexico over the past two years.
Tor-Hokon is a two-time All-American on the slopes who was named Third Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in 2010. At the UNM Scholar-Athlete Banquet in May of 2011, he was named UNM's Scholar Athlete of the Year.
He is also a two-time Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Skiing Association Scholar-Athlete as well, and led the Lobos to a 4th place finish at the NCAA Championships this season. He is a native of Nesoddtangen, Norway.
Ross graduated last week with a degree in finance, notching an eye-popping 4.11 cumulative GPA. He's a four-time Dean's list recipient who was named a Division I Cleveland Golf/ Srixon All-America Scholar for the 2009-10 academic year. He was also named a Mountain West Conference Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC last year, his first competing for the Lobos.
Ross was also named to the All-Mountain West Conference team last week and came painstakingly close to winning the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship earlier this month, losing in the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to UNLV's Derek Ernst after three days of play. He finished tied for second with a 6-under-par 71-67-69=207.
Ross has finished in the top 25 in 12 of the Lobos' 14 varsity events this season, with five top-10 finishes to his credit. Ross' second-place finish at the Mark Simpson Invitational spearheaded New Mexico's team title back in September.