Harold Christensen Athlete Profile | BYU Cougar Club

Harold Christensen Athlete Profile

#8 Harold Christensen

Position: Guard Height: 6-2 Weight: 175 Roster Years: 1950-1953 Hometown: Provo, UT Hall of Fame: 1977 Last School: BY High School

  • 1977 Men's Basketball

1977 Hall of Fame Inductee

As a high school basketball player, Harold was selected to play in the 1949 High School All-Star Game in Kentucky. He was also named to the high school All-American team.

After coming to BYU, Harold was named to the All-Conference basketball team in 1952 and 1953. He was selected to play in the 1953 East-West All-Star Game in Kansas City. A member of the 1951 BYU NIT Championship Team, he also played in the 1953 NIT Tournament, the 1951 NCAA Regional Tournament, the 1951 Sugar Bowl Tournament, and the 1952 Dixie Classic. In 1954 he was named Most Valuable Player in the Southwestern Invitation Tournament in Las Vegas, and was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers. In 1953 he received the J. Edwin Stein Award as the outstanding student athlete on campus.

Harold graduated from BYU in 1954 with a B.S. degree in mathematics. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force until 1958, and was a member of the All-Tournament Team in the Strategic Air Command Tournament of 1956.

In 1960 Harold received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah.

1952-1953 | Senior Year

Earned All-Skyline Conference honors.