Elissa Christensen

#7 Elissa Christensen

HOMETOWN Montevideo, Minn. (Montevideo HS)

Senior Season (2014): An All-NSIC Academic Team member...Saw time in 18 matches for BSU, playing in 58 sets…Posted double digit dig totals in four matches including a season-high of 12, twice against Wayne State and Augustana.

Junior Season (2013): Saw time in all 28 matches for BSU…Posted double digit dig totals in five matches including a season-high 15 against University of Mary Oct. 18, 2013…Finished fourth on team in digs with 186 (1.84 D/S)…Third on squad with 21 service aces (0.21 SA/S).

Sophomore Season (2012): Appeared in all 27 matches for the Beavers in her sophomore season… Led the team in digs with 249 (2.83 d/s) that also set a new career best. Tallied 19 assists, 14 service aces, and five kills… Had a season high 23 digs against Ferris State Sept. 7… Tallied 11 games where she compiled 10 or more digs.

Freshman Season (2011): Named BSU Defensive Player of the Year...Also named Freshman of the Year...Appeared in all 28 matches starting one for BSU…One of four freshman to play in at least 90 sets…Produced 223 digs (2.48 d/s), placing her third on the team in digs…Tallied 21 service aces which lead the team in the category…Recorded a season high seven service aces against Minnesota State Sept. 23…Tallied a season high 24 digs at Minnesota, Crookston Nov. 5…Produced 10 matches with 10 or more digs.

At Montevideo High School:
Helped lead Southwest Minnesota Juniors 18U team to third place finish in the Club Division of the AAU Junio National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Fla...Was named Montevideo’s Volleyball MVP as a senior...Selected Outstanding Female Athlete at Montevideo High School as a senior...Helped lead high school team to section finals as a junior where they lost to the eventual state champion.

Elissa Mari Christensen was born on May 5, 1993 in Montevideo, Minn...Enjoys playing sports and reading in spare time...Majoring in Spanish Education with a minor in Coaching at BSU.

Career Highs: Kills: 1 (14 times), last against Fort Hays State (Sept. 13, 2014), Assists: 5 vs. Northern State University (Oct. 6, 2012), Digs: 24 vs. Minnesota Crookston (Nov. 5, 2011), Service Aces: 7 vs. Minnesota State University, Mankato (Sept. 23, 2011), Blocks: none.