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Chris Acosta

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ashland, Wisc.

High School:
Middle Park HS

Event:
Alpine

Experience:
4VL

04/11/2013

Lobo Skiing 2012-13 Season Review

The 2012-13 campaign was one of ups and downs for Landstedt and the Lobos, capped by a sixth-place finish at the NCAAs

03/09/2013

Lobos Finish Sixth at NCAAs

Resaland earned his second All-America honor as he finished sixth in the 20K freestyle race on Saturday

03/08/2013

Joonas Rasanen is Slalom National Champion; Lobos Still in Fifth

Rasanen becomes the 26th individual national champion in UNM's history (all sports)

03/07/2013

Resaland is Runner-Up and Nordics Help Lobos Move to Fifth at NCAAs

Mats Rudin Resaland finished second in the men's 10K classic and helped the Lobos improve one place at nationals

03/06/2013

Acosta Finishes Fourth in GS; Lobos in Sixth After First Day at NCAAs

Chris Acosta leads UNM with a fourth-place finish in the giant slalom and earns his fifth All-America honor

03/08/2013

2013 NCAA Skiing Championships - Slalom

Joonas Rasanen won the men's slalom on Friday at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships. Photo credits go to Cory Ransom

03/06/2013

2013 NCAA Skiing Championships - Giant Slalom

The 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships (Middlebury, Vt.) opened on March 6 with the Giant Slalom Event. Photos courtesy of Cory Ransom

02/11/2013

UNM Ski at Red River Ski Area

The Lobos welcomed schools to their home turf in Red River, N.M. The meet was the only home event of the season for UNM

02/05/2011

Jade Enterprises / UNM Invite

The Lobo ski team competed in both Alpine and Nordic events in Red River, N.M. over the weekend.

05/13/2010

Board of Regents Meritorious Service Awards

April 30, 2010, UNM Board of Regents - photos courtesy of UNM Communications & Marketing

LoboTV: UNMasked - Chris Acosta

Senior (2013): Became just the third Lobo men's Alpiner and the sixth Lobo skier in program history to earn national honors all four years of their collegiate career as he earned First Team All-America for a fourth-place finish in the giant slalom and Second Team All-America honors for tying for eighth in the slalom at the 2013 NCAA Championships...a six-time All-American: 2010 (8th SL), 2011 (5th GS), 2012 (10th in GS | 3rd SL) and 2013 (4th GS | T8th SL)...finished the season with two first place and seven top-5 finishes in 2013...won the giant slalom and was the runner-up in the slalom at the 2013 RMISA Championships/NCAA West Regionals...named First Team All-RMISA...named UNM's men's Alpine team MVP.

Junior (2012): Earned All-American honors for the third-consecutive season by placing 10th in the giant slalom and third in the slalom at the NCAA Championships, March 7-10...All-RMISA honoree...recipient of the Ben Abruzzo Scholarship Award...finished fifth in the slalom at the Seawolf Invitational on Feb. 11...placed ninth in the giant slalom at the Alaska Anchorage Invitational on Feb. 8...had a first-place finish in the slalom at the NCAA West Regional on Feb. 25...finished sixth in the slalom at the NCAA Qualifier meet on Feb. 22....earned the University of New Mexico's L.F. "Tow" Diehm Inspirational Award.

Sophomore (2011): Earned All-American honors after placing fifth in the giant slalom at the NCAA championships (March 12)...finished fourth in the slalom and eighth in the giant slalom at the RMISA/2011 NCAA West Region Championship (Feb. 26)...named Team MVP for Alpine men.


Freshman (2010):
Earned All-American honors after placing eighth in the Slalom at the NCAA championships...picked up a 10th-place finish at the Nevada Invitational in the Slalom...placed sixth in the slalom at the Jade Enterprises/New Mexico Invitational...named UNM men's Alpine team MVP.

Prior to UNM: Trained in Winter Park, Colo. to push his training after competing for Team Duluth in the Midwest...graduated from Middle Park High School in Granby, Colo.,...competed throughout the western United States in NorAm Cup and FiS races.

Personal: Born March 8, 1990, in Ashland, Wisc.,...Son of Jerry and Peggy Acosta...has a brother, Alex...plans to major in environmental science...collects hats and plays guitar.


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