Harold Christensen
Guard 8
Ht/Wt
6'
2"
|
175 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Provo, 
Utah
Last School
BY High School
Roster Years
1950-1953


1977 BYU Hall of Fame

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 Ed 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 and began his career as a consulting structural engineer in Salt Lake City for more than 40 years.

Over the years his lifelong interest in sports and his ability to reach young men merged in many successful little league coaching ventures that produced successful high school, college and professional athletes, none of whom left his tutelage without learning well that winning isn't winning without good sportsmanship.

A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings, including as a member of the Melchizedek Priesthood General Board, a counselor in the Salt Lake Foothill Stake presidency, and a worker in the Salt Lake Temple.

He passed away on March 27, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 80.

1977 BYU Hall of Fame

1977 BYU Hall of Fame

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 Ed 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 and began his career as a consulting structural engineer in Salt Lake City for more than 40 years.

Over the years his lifelong interest in sports and his ability to reach young men merged in many successful little league coaching ventures that produced successful high school, college and professional athletes, none of whom left his tutelage without learning well that winning isn't winning without good sportsmanship.

A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings, including as a member of the Melchizedek Priesthood General Board, a counselor in the Salt Lake Foothill Stake presidency, and a worker in the Salt Lake Temple.

He passed away on March 27, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 80.

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year 1950-1951

  • Averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds

Summary from the 1950-51 Media Guide

"Chris" was chosen as an All-American guard when he played for Brigham Young High School two years ago. Last season he was an outstanding ace on the freshman squad. Here is one of the most promising youngsters in the league and should gain sophomore honors this season. He is a defense expert with amazingly quick responses and he can also hit from outside. 

Junior Year 1951-1952

  • Appeared in 24 games and averaged 8.5 points and 4.7 rebounds
Senior Year 1952-1953

Earned All-Skyline Conference honors.

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



Career & Season Highs

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Career & Season Stats

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