Martin Kass enters his second season as part of the UNM coaching staff. The former Lobo Nordic skier looks to help UNM as a coach now that his collegiate career is complete.
Kass UNM skiing career:
Junior (2010): was named UNM's Nordic Team Most Valuable Player...finished the year with five overall Nordic wins, tying Jimmy Vika for most wins in a season and in a career...earned two All-America finishes at the NCAA National Championships, finishing fifth in classic as well as claiming a podium spot in freestyle as the national runner-up...named to the RMISA first team All-Conference Nordic Team Sophomore (2009): Earned All-American honors with 8th-place finish in 10k classical and career-best 4th-place finish in 20k freestyle at NCAA Championships...NSCA Scholar Athlete...Men's Nordic Team MVP...career-best 4th in classical and 5th in freestyle at the West Regional/RMISA Championships...11th in classical and freestyle at the UAA race...7th in classical and 10th in freestyle at the CU Invitational.
Freshman (2008): Finished the RMISA season ranked 26th...posted a season-best 16th place finish in freestyle at NCAA Regionals in Montana and a season-best 17th-place finish in classical at the UNM Invitational...recorded four top-20 finishes.
Prior to UNM: Third-place finish in the Norwegian championship relay, junior division, in 2007...placed 11th in the Norwegian Cup junior division in 2007.
Personal: Born Jan. 19, 1987, in Oslo, Norway...son of Dag and Astrid Kaas...has two siblings, Carl and Sverre...last attended Oslo Handelsgymnasium in Oslo, Norway...majored in business...enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends.