UNM has most representatives among MW schools
Every Lobo on Spring 2012 all-academic team
Lobos in postseason for 20th consecutive season
Stevens paces UNM at 225
Stevens tied for 30th
Was in the starting lineup since arriving on campus in the fall of 2008...last name is pronounced HELL-bum...left-hander who played No. 2 behind All-American Jodi Ewart her first two seasons...76.13 career scoring average ranks No. 9 all-time at UNM and she finished 2nd all-time for career rounds played (129)...National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar for Division I, and UNM and Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete Award all four years...3.91 cumulative GPA, majoring in Music Performance / Vocal...a gifted singer, Hellbom performs with UNM's Las Cantantes ("The Singers" in Spanish), a 20-member chorus...she is a Soprano I and can sing Arias in Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Latin, Norwegian and Swedish...a singing career is a definite possibility...Lobo coaches noticed her after strong performances in several Swedish junior tournaments...her home club, Vasteras Golf, finished in 8th place at the 2008 National Women's Team championships.
SENIOR (2010-11): Season scoring average of 76.94 was actually the highest of her UNM career, and it was 79.07 for the final five tournaments/14 rounds...a 78.00 average in 20 spring rounds after 75.50 in the fall (12 rounds)...low round was 70 in the 1st round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Club...best finish was a tie for 12th (6-over 222, 71-74-77) at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman, Okla., and a tie for 12th (8-over 224, 72-76-76) at the UNLV Spring Invitational at the Cascata Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev.
JUNIOR (2010-11): A team-best 76.10 scoring average in 30 rounds, although that was 1.19 strokes higher than her sophomore season...had a 75.55 scoring average the last three tournaments (9 rounds) of the spring season after a 77.40 average the first 10 rounds of spring...tied for 9th at the MWC Championships in Litchfield Park, Ariz. (Wigwam Heritage GC), shooting a 3-over 219 (75-74-70), her best finish and total since placing 8th (1-under 215) at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic in September...low round was 69 in the 1st round of the Ptarmigan...had to withdraw from the final round of the Las Vegas Showdown (Boulder Creek GC) due to illness.
SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Played in all 11 tournaments...ranked 81st in the nation by GolfStat.com...74.91 scoring average in 33 rounds...had the second-lowest average on the team and the 12th-lowest by a Lobo in a season...named All-Mountain West after the MWC Championships in Seaside, Calif., when she finished 3rd at 6-over 222 (71-74-77)...had the individual lead after 45 holes...it was Hellbom's second straight top-3 finish...had UNM's low 18 (77) in the final round of the weather-marred NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ind., playing the final 12 holes in 1-over...MWC Golfer of the Month for April after her performance at the PING/ASU Invitational...shot a career-best 5-under 67 in the final round with five birdies and no bogeys to finish in a tie for 3rd...67 was one stroke shy of the Lobo mark set by Kailin Downs at the 2004 Mountain West Conference Championships...the 5-under tied for the 4th-best round by a Lobo...Hellbom came into the tournament with a season scoring average of 75.15, but finished with a 7-under 209 (71-71-67)...the 209 is her best 54-hole total at UNM and just one shot off the school mark set by teammate Jodi Ewart at the 2009 Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire in Albuquerque...shot 68 in the 1st round of the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic...tied for 5th (4-under 215) at the Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational.
FRESHMAN (2008-09): Played in all 11 tournaments...76.59 scoring average in 34 rounds was 2nd-lowest on the team...tied for 12th at the NCAA Central Regional at Ohio State at 10-over 226 (77-72-77), a total that ranked 4th among the participating freshmen...finished 6th at the MWC Championships at 11-over 227...was actually contending for the lead on the final day before falling back after shooting a 79...tied for 75th at the NCAA Championships...low round of the year was 69 in the 1st round of the Kent Youel Invitational in Hawai'i...tied for 10th (2-over 221) at the McGuire Invitational in her first collegiate competition...shot a 3-under 70 in the final round to solidify the Lobos' team title...had three top-20 finishes.
BEFORE UNM: A 2008 graduate of Klippans Gymnasieskola in Klippans, Sweden...high school golf coaches were Hans Larsson and Camilla Bryngelsson...won the Vasteras Golf Society Award from 2004-06 and the Graduate Academic Award.
PERSONAL: Born July 26, 1989, in Vasteras, Sweden...full name is Rebecca Kristina Hellbom...daughter of Dan and Mona Starling Hellbom...favorite golfers are Annika Sorenstam and Phil Mickelson.