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Swimming and Diving’s Christensen Earns Academic All-America Selection

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona diver Lana Christensen was named to the Academic All-America At-Large Team, awarded by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  She was a District 8 second team selection.

The senior from Casper, Wyo., finished her NAU career as one of the most decorated divers in program history excelling in both athletics and academics. 

Christensen was a four-time Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selection, four-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient, and earned the 2010-11 Beckman Scholarship in biological sciences last May prior to her senior year.  The prestigious scholarship is awarded to a limited group of college students throughout the country.

As a diver, Christensen produced top performances over her four-year career during the regular season, WAC Championships, and NCAA Zone Regional Championships. 

Christensen placed third on 3-meter springboard earning a bronze medal at the WAC Championships in February.  She also posted a career-best 11th place finish at the Zone Regionals on 3-meter.  For her career, she was a five-time All-WAC selection, two-time WAC Diver of the Week, and a multiple top 20 finisher at the Zone Championships.

The senior from Casper, Wyo., graduated this May in microbiology with a minor in chemistry.

DID YOU KNOW…The Northern Arizona swimming and diving team recorded a third-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships.  The Lumberjacks collected 21 All-WAC Awards throughout the four-day championship meet held in San Antonio, Texas at the Palo Alto Natatorium. Overall, NAU produced 41 top 16 place finishes in their individual events along with five relays that scored points.  Sophomore Fi Connell repeated as the 200 backstroke champion earning her third individual gold medal.