Honors & Awards
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013; Spring 2013)
2013: Austin Christensen missed the entire 2013 season following Tommy John surgery in the Fall of 2012.
2012: Christensen redshirted the 2012 season due to an elbow injury.
Before Nebraska: Christensen was named the 2011 Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year and was an honorable-mention Rawlings/Perfect Game High School Preseason All-American after leading the state in batting average (.555), hits (61), home runs (19) and strikeouts by a pitcher (82) • Also ranked in the state’s top three in runs (50) and RBIs (52) • Set school career records in home runs (42) and pitching wins (28) • Led John F. Kennedy to the 2011 Iowa 4A playoffs, but lost in the first round • Hit three home runs in a single game against Ottumwa on June 8, 2011 • Batted .492 with eight home runs and 44 RBIs as a junior, while also going 10-4 on the mound with a 1.94 ERA and 86 strikeouts • Led the Cougars to the 2010 Iowa 4A state title and was named State Championship Player of the Game • Was a four-time first-team all-metro, all-conference and all-district selection on the diamond.
Personal: Born on May 6, 1993, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa • Parents are Dick and Tracy Christensen • Has two brothers, Drew and Chad • Chad was a two-time All-Big Ten performer on the diamond for the Huskers from 2010 to 2013 and was drafted by the Minnesota Twins following his senior season in 2013, as drafted by the Miami Marlins following his junior season in 2012 • Austin has not declared a major at Nebraska..