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#2 Chad Christensen
Position: Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School: Washington
Experience: 2 Letters
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Honors & Awards
• Four Letters (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
• 2013 MLB Draft Pick (Minnesota Twins, 25th Round)
• 2012 MLB Draft Pick (Miami Marlins, 35th Round)
• First-Team All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2013)
• 2012 Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team
• Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011; Spring 2012)
• Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member (2010-11)

2013: Chad Christensen capped his Husker career on a high note in 2013, as he was picked in the 25th round of the MLB Draft and was a first-team All-Big Ten performer in the outfield after being named a first-team all-conference infielder in 2012 • Led the Huskers in seven offensive catagories, including batting average (.364), slugging percentage (.453), on-base percentage (.436), runs (45), triples (3), stolen bases (8) and sac flies (6), while ranking second in hits (82), RBI's (39), home runs (2) and total bases (102) • Produced a team-high 26 multi-hit games on the year, including six three-hit games and one four-hit game  Also led the team with 11 multi-RBI games During Big Ten play, led all players in the conference with a .431 batting average, 44 hits and 26 runs Was the highest average during league play since Purdue's Brandon Haveman hit .464 in 2009 Became the 14th player in school history to top the 200-career-hit plateau Ended his career with 247 career hits, which ranked eighth in school history • Ended the season on a nine-game hitting streak after producing a career-high 15-game hitting streak earlier in the year from March 8 through March 31  Failed to record a hit in just 11 of his 59 games on the year • Was perfect in the field with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 124 chances  Ranked in the top-10 in the country among outfielders with eight outfield assists Posted his first career four-hit game in a 10-9 win over Northwestern on March 29 in 16 innings  Fourth hit was a two-out walk-off single in the bottom of the 16th that scored fellow senior Bryan Peters, who had led off the inning with a single

2012:
Named the first-team All-Big Ten shortstop in 2012, Christensen led the team in home runs (10), RBI (48), total bases (114), steals (8), multi-hit games (23) and multi-RBI games (13), while ranking second on the teams in runs (49) and third in hits (71)
Hit over .300 for the first time in his career with a .311 batting average • His 10 home runs were three more than the seven he hit during his first two years combined at Nebraska • Led the team with 25 two-out RBI after producing just four as a sophomore in 2011 • Hit his 10th home run of the season at the Big Ten Tournament in a 12-3 win over Penn State on May 24 • Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Michigan on May 17 to help the Huskers secure a bid to the Big Ten Tournament • Hit a solo home run against Minnesota on May 13 to contribute to a sweep of the Golden Gophers at Hawks Field • Went a combined 5-for-13 in three games against Indiana with six RBI and two home runs • Came through with four hits in series win over the Iowa Hawkeyes, while also scoring four runs • Carried the Huskers to their first Big Ten series victory with a 13-3 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini on March 25, as he went 3-for-5 with one double, four RBI and three runs scored • Scored three runs and hit his second triple of the season against Northern Colorado at home on March 20 • Hit a home run in each of the first three games of a four game series with Louisiana Tech • Went 8-for-18 against the Bulldogs with eight RBI, six runs, one double and three homers • Produced a pair of multi-hit games against then No. 21 California at Hawks Field, including a home run against the Bears on March 10 • Tied a career high with an 11-game hitting streak from Feb. 25 to March 11 • Was 2-for-4 with three RBI in a 9-6 win over Kansas State on March 6 in NU's 2012 home opener • Completed a Husker comeback against UNLV at the Kleberg Bank College Classic on Feb. 26 with a two-out two-RBI double in the top of the ninth to propel NU to a 8-7 win and a perfect 4-0 record at the tournament • Was named tournament MVP, as he was 6-for-18 with six RBI, two doubles and a home run • Opened the season with a perfect 3-for-3 day, including a home run, against Gonzaga in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 17.

2011: Christensen was one of three Huskers to start all 55 games in 2011 • Ended the year with a .292 batting average • Ranked second on the team in hits with 61, trailing Cody Asche’s team-high 68 hits •  Scored 24 runs to rank fifth on the squad • Was stellar with the glove at shortstop, with just nine errors on 294 attempts for a .969 fielding percentage • Notched two or more hits in 15 games, including three or more hits in four games • Posted a career-long 11-game hitting streak (March 13-26), which topped his previous best of 10 straight games with a hit • Batted .333 (4-for-12) during the Huskers’ final road series at Texas A&M with a double and one RBI • Helped the Huskers win the series finale against No. 5 Texas at Hawks Field with a 1-for-3 performance and one run scored • Hit .375 (3-for-8) in a pair of wins over Northern Colorado • Recorded four hits in a four-game sweep of North Dakota • Posted a 3-for-4 day with two RBIs in a 13-1 win over Nebraska-Kearney • Hit his first career triple in a 3-for-6 game against Missouri State on Feb. 20 • Hit his lone home run of the season on Feb. 19 in an 8-1 win over Air Force at the Texas State Tournament in San Marcos • Started the season with a five-game hitting streak, including a pair of three-hit performances against Washington on Feb. 19 and Missouri State on Feb. 20.

2010: Christensen became Nebraska’s starting shortstop during the second half of the 2010 season, hitting .262 with six homers and 15 RBIs in 42 contests  • His six homers were the most by a Husker freshman since Alex Gordon hit seven in 2003 • Had eight multi-hit games and four contests with at least two RBIs during his freshman campaign • Went 2-for-8 with a double in two games against Texas Tech • Was 1-for-3 with a walk at Iowa on April 27 • Went 2-for-8 with a sacrifice against Baylor • Had a 10-game hit streak snapped against Wichita State on April 13, going  0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base • Hit .500 (20-for-40) with four homers, 11 RBIs and an .875 slugging percentage during a 10-game hit streak from March 28 until April 11 • Was 6-for-11 at No. 20 Kansas State, going 2-for-3 with a homer on April 1 before collecting his second three-hit game of the season in the finale • Went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs against Creighton on April 6 • Hit .462 (6-for-13) with a homer and a double at Oklahoma State, going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and two runs scored on April 4 • Hit .444 (4-for-9) with a homer, three RBIs and four runs scored in the sweep of South Dakota, recording a pair of multi-hit games in the process • Made his first career start at shortstop against No. 12 Oklahoma on March 26, going 2-for-2 with a homer, two RBIs and a stolen base • His second-inning homer against Oklahoma was the first homer by a Husker shortstop since April 20, 2007 • Came off the bench for a pinch-hit single against Northern Colorado on March 23 • Was 2-for-4 with a homer in two games against Houston Baptist, belting a pinch-hit homer in the nightcap on March 13 • Became the first Husker freshman to homer in his debut since 1999, going 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs in a start against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 26.
 
Before Nebraska: Christensen was one of the top infielders in the Midwest playing for Coach Bryon Schletterback at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa • Four-year performer who finished his career holding school records for batting average (.438), homers (42), RBIs (163), hits (208), runs scored (166), walks (66), wins (20) and saves (nine) • Named first-team Super State as a senior shortstop after hitting .524 with 16 homers, 49 RBIs, 57 runs scored and 26 stolen bases in helping Washington High School to the state tournament in 2009 • Earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors at shortstop as a junior, hitting .565 with 17 homers en route to earning Mississippi Valley Conference MVP honors • Was a three-time all-metro and all-conference pick, as he hit .408 with seven homers during his sophomore campaign • Was a three-sport athlete, as he played basketball and ran track in high school • Named all-metro in basketball during his senior year • Was on the honor roll throughout his entire high school career and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born on Oct. 6, 1990, in Waterloo, Iowa • Parents are Dick and Tracy Christensen • Has two younger brothers, Drew and Austin • Austin is a redshirt freshman on the 2013 Husker baseball team • Majored in finance and earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2013.