Blugold Hall of Fame
A four-year All-Conference basketball player from 1986 through 1990, Christiansen left UW-Eau Claire as the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Her 1,661 points in 106 games still ranks second only to Arlene Meinholz' total of 1,834. A consistent performer, her single year scoring totals were 362, 438, 438 and 423 as she finished among the top five in conference scoring each year. She also ranked among the top five in rebounding all four seasons as a Blugold. She still holds the school record for steals in a game (10), in a season (99) and in a career (307). She is the school's third all-time leading rebounder (859) and ranks sixth in assists (324). When she graduated, she held the school records for games played (106), free throws made in a game (13) and free throws attempted in a game (16).
Until Vanessa Schley scored 36 points against UW-Oshkosh last season, Christiansen shared the school single game scoring record with 35, a game in which she set a school record with 16 field goals which still stands. She shares the school single game free throw percentage record of 1.000 as she hit all nine of her attempts in a game against Oshkosh.
Christiansen played one year for Sandy Schumacher, one year for Lisa Herb and two years for Lisa Stone. She was a member of the first Blugold conference championship team in 1990 and the first Blugold team to advance to the NCAA Division III playoffs in 1989 when the team won its first two regional games, then lost in the NCAA quarterfinals to Centre College of Kentucky.
Besides being named to the All-Conference team four times, she was also named to the All-Defensive team one year. Five times during her career she earned conference player of the week honors. Before the university switched its basketball affiliation to NCAA, she was named to the All-NAIA District 14 team.
She was a team MVP and served two years as team captain. Twice, she was named to the Kodak Division III All-District VI team.
A Mounds View High School graduate, Christiansen graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a minor in psychology.
After spending eight years at Telemortage Services, the last three years as the Vice-President of Operations, she is now the lead customer service supervisor and project coordinator for Sovran, Inc., a design, implementation and maintenance company of LAN and WAN computer systems, located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.