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Dayna Christensen Athlete Profile

Dayna Christensen

Position: Diving Height: 5-5 Roster Years: 2009-2013 Hometown: Garland, UT Last School: Bear River High School


  • Parents are R. Scott and Janet Christensen
  • Has two sisters and one brother
  • Mother dove at BYU and father swam at BYU
  • Spanish major
  • Sterling Scholar (foreign language), SUP Scholarship and Regents Scholarship recipient
  • Participated in tennis, Spanish club, K.E.Y. Club and NHS in high school
  • Born in Logan, Utah

Before BYU

  • Four-year letterwinner at Bear River High School under head coach Janet Christensen
  • Team captain
  • MVP (2007, 2008, 2009)four-time region champion
  • Three-time state champion
  • State Athlete of the Year in 2009
  • Academic All-State
  • Three-time NISCA High School All-American
  • Top scores: 1-meter 280.10 (six dives), 505.00 (11 dives), 1-meter 365.00 (nine dives)
  • Was on the national team for the Pacific Diving Academy under head coach Andy Kwan

2009-2010 | Freshman Year

  • Competed in nine meets for the Cougars on the season
  • Placed fifth on the 5-meter platform at the Mountain West Conference Championships, earning All-MWC for her 224.35 performance
  • Earned a season-high 285.45 in the consolation finals of the 3-meter springboard competition at the MWCC
  • Earned a season-high 224.55 in the preliminary platform event at MWCC
  • Tallied a season-high 276.52 on the 1-meter against San Diego State
  • Ranked 13th overall in the MWC for the season
  • Received the MWC Academic All-Conference award
  • Competed in the 2010 NCAA Zone E Championships gaining a score of 231.30 in the prelims of the 1-meter and a preliminary score of 236.80 in the 3-meter
  • Competed in the AT&T Diving National Championships and placed 26th in the prelims of the 3-meter

2010-2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed in 12 meets for the Cougars
  • Finished seventh in the 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E championships with a final score of 567.80
  • Placed seventh in the 3-meter at MWCC with a final of 255.40 and third in the consolation final of the 1-meter with a score of 253.90
  • Placed fifth in the consolation final of the 3-meter at the Wildcat Diving Invite
  • Tallied nine first place finishes throughout the season...holds the top score of the season for BYU in the 1 and 3-meter with scored of 286.05 and 317.05
  • Recipient of the Academic All-Conference award

2011-2012 | Junior Year

  • Competed in eight dual meets for the Cougars
  • Recorded four first place finishes on the year
  • Received the All-Academic award
  • Named to the All-Conference team
  • Placed first at MPSF in 1-meter with a final score of 275.70 and first in the 3-meter with a final score of 308.80
  • Placed eighth in the 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E Championships with a final score of 588.15
  • Ranked first for the Cougars for the 1-meter and second in the 3-meter and platform

2012-2013 | Senior Year

  • Competed in 11 events for the Cougars
  • Named to All-MPSF First Team for performances in 1-meter and 3-meter
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for performance in platform
  • At MPSF conference meet placed second in 3-meter (298.80), third in 1-meter (281.15) and fourth in platform (213.10)
  • Competed at the NCAA Zone E Championships placing 15th in the finals of the 3-meter with a combined score of 565.70 and placing 37th in the 1-meter with a score of 226.60
  • At Air Force Invite, placed ninth in 3-meter with a score of 268.30 and 17th in the 1-meter with a score of 234.40 
  • At Wildcat Invite, placed seventh in 3-meter finals with a score of 277.30
  • Won the 3-meter against Hawaii with a score of 314.90
  • Won the 3-meter against UNLV with a score of 318.00
  • Won the 3-meter (287.70) and the 1-meter (283.35) against Oregon State
  • Won the 3-meter (340.65) and the 1-meter (277.95) against DU