As a junior (2005): After redshirting 2004, Boersma played in all 23 games of 2005, starting in 19... notched one goal in five shots... was named SEC Soccer Good Works Player for her work at Vanderbilt's Childrens Hospital... named team's "Unsung Hero" of 2005.
As a sophomore (2003): Was one of five Commodores to start all 18 games... She was fifth on the team in minutes played with 1,300... Recorded two shots on the campaign... Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
As a freshman (2002): One of Vanderbilt's top defenders during the season... Joined Jennifer Lewis, Kelly Kulsrud and Jessica Fear as the only players to start and play in all 16 games... Recorded one shot.
High School/Club: First Team All-State in 2001 and 2002... Honorable mention All-State in 2000... Three time All- Continental Conference selection... Nominee for 2002 Continental Conference MVP... Four-time Heritage High School Team Defensive MVP... Team captain in 2002... Member of Real Colorado club team that reached the state finals in 1999 and 2001... Helped lead Real Colorado to 2001 Pikes Peak Invitational, 2001 Rush Open, and 2001 Raleigh Shootout titles... Captain of Littleton United Club... Helped Littleton United to 2000 Sony Texas Cup Championship... Lettered four times in track at Heritage High School... Won a 4x400 medal in the state meet... Holds school record in the pole vault.
Worth Noting: Kari Anne Boersma... Born July 12, 1984... Daughter of Tim and Glenda Boersma... Double major in economics and math... Chose VU because of the high level of soccer and academics... Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society in high school... Won Golden Eagle Award for Leadership, CHSAA Active Scholar Award, and Outstanding Senior Award... Graduated in 2006 and is beginning graduate studies this season.