University of Iowa Athletics

#43 Gehrig Christensen

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Hometown Urbandale, Iowa
High School Urbandale
Gehrig Christensen - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics


  • Appeared in 11 games making six starts
  • Hit .214 with two RBIs and had an OBP of .480.
  • Made his Hawkeye debut against Loras (2/28) and had two walks and one run scored.
  • Picked up his first career hit and RBI against Coe (3/7)


  • Did not see any game action.

High School

  • Ranked as a top-500 player nationally by Perfect Game
  • Rated as the sixth-best player in Iowa by Prep Baseball Report
  • Three-time all-state selection, earning first-team honors as a junior and senior and second-team honors as a sophomore
  • Des Moines Register all-Iowa Elite Team and first-team Class 4A selection as a senior
  • Three-time first-team all-conference and all-district honoree
  • Hit .450 with 17 doubles, two home runs and 36 RBIs as a senior with a .574 OBP
  • Finished with a .376 average with seven doubles, two triples, one home run and 17 RBIs as a junior with a .514 OBP
  • Hit .412 with 12 doubles, one triple, one home run and 33 RBIs as a sophomore with a .522 OBP
  • Holds school records for career hits and most walks in a single season
  • Helped team to back-to-back state titles as a sophomore and junior and a fourth place finish as a senior
  • Won a conference title as a freshman
  • Played for the DSM Yankees, Red Storm, Iowa Capitals and Iowa Sticks
  • High school coach was Jeremy Heinen


  •  Born Jan. 18, 2003, in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Son of Craig and Becky (step-mom) Christensen and Jill and Mark (step-dad) Mingles)
  • Has a younger brother, Johnny Mingles
  • High school teammate of pitcher Ty Langenberg
  • Majoring in pre-business