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Abigail Christiansen
Abigail  Christiansen


Maple City, Mich.

High School:
Glen Lake Community


Spartans Earn CRCA, Big Ten Honors

Cromie named CRCA All-Region Selection


2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 113 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Spartans Finish Fourth at Big Ten Championships

Second Novice Eight Earns Bronze Medal


Spartans Head to Big Ten Championships

MSU looks for fourth championship


Spartans Head to UVA Invitational

NCAA Boats face off with top competition

2013: Academic All-Big Ten Selection ... In the stroke seat of the varsity four, fell to Michigan by eight seconds and Notre Dame by seven in the season-opening races at home (March 30) ... Rowed in the two seat of the varsity four in a four-boat race with Big Ten foes Michigan, Ohio State, and Indiana (April 13) when conditions forced a change from a double-dual format. Finished fourth in a time of 8:20.9 ... Lined up with some of the best crews in the country at the Clemson Invitational (April 20-21). Rowed in the two seat of the varsity four, finishing fifth (7:39.2) in the Saturday morning session behind winner Penn (7:34.0). On Saturday afternoon, posted a race victory in a time of 7:21.2, the sixth-fastest time overall from the three heats. On Sunday, the V4 finished fifth in its heat (7:19.3), as Louisville had a length lead on Cornell at the finish ... In the three seat of the varsity four, fell to UVA's two fours in the morning session at Virginia with Duke (April 27), but significantly reduced the margin when the falling to the Blue Devils by six seats (7:54.9) in the afternoon session ... Raced Big Ten foes Minnesota and Wisconsin in the final week of the regular season (May 5), and rowed to a second-place finish (7:42.7) as the three seat in the varsity four. Finished by three lengths of open water ahead of Minnesota but behind host Wisconsin ... In the bow seat, helped MSU to a fifth-place finish in the second varsity four at the Big Ten Championships (May 19) in Indianapolis. Finished the race in a time of 8:03.126, and helped MSU to a fourth-place team finish in the Championships.

2012: Rowed in the varsity four at NCAA Championships where the Spartans took third in the third-level final in a time of 7:33.95... Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships in a time of 7:20.210 with the varsity four... Academic All-Big Ten... Defeated Iowa by 18 seconds and Louisville by 15.8 seconds on April 7 in Iowa City ... Varsity four notched a win over Northeastern by 14.1 seconds at the UVA Invitational (April 14-15) ... Beat No. 11 Stanford by open water (10.5 seconds) to help the varsity four to Big Ten Boat of the Week honors for the week of April 24th...

2011: Rowed with the novice eight, second varsity eight, and the varsity four ... Took a second place finish in the Petite Finals of the NCAA Regatta with a time of 6:37.28, a 00:00.15 margin over Princeton... Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 7:20.56 with the varsity four ... Defeated Boston University, Gonzaga and Indiana to capture the Dale England Cup by margins of 14.7 seconds, 7 seconds, and 5.5 seconds... Topped Clemson by a margin of 10.1 seconds and Texas by 4.3 seconds.

Prior to MSU: Lettered in track all four years of high school along with basketball her sophomore through senior seasons and golf as a senior... received All Conference accolades in track and field all four seasons... Honored with the track and field Academic Award all four years... named the Best Defensive Player in basketball her junior year... Elected captain of track her sophomore through senior seasons, basketball her junior and senior seasons and golf as a senior... Honored as the Detroit Free Press Scholar Athlete of 2008 and received the US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award.

Personal:Born September 1, 1989... Daughter of Paul and Joie Christiansen...Father was a manager of the MSU men's basketball team... Sister, Katie, ran track at Hillsdale College... First cousin, Sophie, was a gold-winning Para-Olympian and a World Champion in dressage for Great Britain... Majoring in human biology.

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