Ewart And Hemmingsson Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/20/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

May 20, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- University of New Mexico seniors Jodi Ewart and Malin Hemmingsson have been named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Women's At-Large Academic All-District VI Team today by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Ewart, named to the first team, and Hemmingsson, a second team honoree, are wrapping up their Lobo careers as two of the most decorated student-athletes in UNM sports history.

Ewart, a women's golfer from North Yorkshire, England, is currently in Wilmington, N.C. with the Lobo women's golf team at the 2010 NCAA National Championships. Going into the third round on May 20, UNM is tied for 15th place and Ewart is tied for ninth as an individual. Ewart is ranked No. 4 in the nation among collegiate women's golfers with a scoring average of 72.10 and seven top-6 finishes, including the Mountain West Conference championship. In April, Ewart became the MWC Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive season, the first student-athlete in any MWC sport to earn the award four times. A two-time NCAA All-American, Ewart graduates this semester from UNM with a 3.70 cumulative grade point average in psychology. With her first team honor, Ewart will advance to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America national ballot.

Hemmingsson is the 2010 NCAA women's slalom national champion and a giant slalom All-American. The Ostersund, Sweden native won a career-high five races during the 2010 season, tying for second place on the UNM all-time season wins list and moved up to second on the UNM all-time career wins list with 10 over her four-year career. The NCAA win made Hemmingsson only the second woman in NCAA history to win three NCAA slalom titles and just the third to win three Alpine events in a career. A five-time NCAA All-American, Hemmingsson graduates this summer from UNM with a 3.50 cumulative grade point average in organizational management.

The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District and All-America At-Large Teams recognize student-athletes who carry a 3.30 or better cumulative grade point average and compete in the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo.

The Academic All-America Team will be announced on June 10.