Honors & Awards
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (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 • Austin has not declared a major at Nebraska