Women's Soccer



    18 Ciersten Burks  
    Ciersten Burks

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Brebeuf Jesuit

    Height:
    5-3

    Position:
    Defender


    07/10/2013

    55 Hoosiers Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

    05/16/2013

    Burks & McGee Receive Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship

    The conference awards $7,500 scholarships to a male and female student-athlete from each Big Ten school.

    12/07/2012

    Program Sets New Record With 20 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Indiana also led all Big Ten women's soccer programs

    11/16/2012

    Corner Kicks with The Seniors

    Orianica Velasquez, Molly Buynak and Ciersten Burks talk about their careers

    10/26/2012

    Hoosiers Drop Regular Season Finale To No. 25 Ohio State

    Indiana needs a loss or tie by Iowa in order to advance to the Big Ten Tournament next week

    08/06/2012

    The three captains talk about how the team is progressing after six days of practice.

    The three captains talk about how the team is progressing after six days of practice.

    2012 (Senior)
    •2012 Spirit of Indiana Director's Award

    Played in 19 games, making 17 starts ... was the anchor of the defensive backfield, helping the Hoosiers post six shutouts on the year ... played all every minute of 12 of the final 13 games of the season ... began her string of consecutive minutes played in a 5-0 win at Xavier ... had one shot at Illinois ... played 103 minutes to help the Hoosiers claim a 2-1 overtime victory at Michigan State ... registered her final shot in an IU uniform in the season final against Ohio State ... named Academic All - Big Ten ... received the prestigious Director's Award at the 2013 Spirit of Indiana Showcase, which is given to the male and female student-athlete that best displays the Spirit of Indiana.

    2011 (Junior)
    Appeared in 14 games, making 12 starts in the defensive backfield ... was instrumental on the defensive end of the team's three shutouts during the season ... also held high-scoring Nebraska forward Morgan Marlborough to just one shot on goal as the Hoosiers went on to claim a 2-1 victory over the Huskers ... named Academic All-Big Ten.

    2010 (Sophomore)
    Played in 16 games and made nine starts ... attempted two shots, including one on goal against Texas A&M (9/10) ... had an assist against Hofstra (9/12) ... dished out an assist in a 2-1 win against Central Michigan (9/19) ... took two shots, including one on goal against Northwestern (9/24) ... received Academic All-Big Ten honors ... was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2009 (Freshman)
    Appeared in all 19 games and made nine starts at the forward and midfield positions ... finished the season with nine shots, six of which were on goal ... was a part of the program-best 6-0 start to the season ... registered two shots against Mercer and Butler.

    Prep/Personal
    Had a stellar career at Indianapolis' Brebeuf Jesuit ... earned four varsity letters from Brebeuf ... collected All-Marion County honors in each of her four seasons ... was also a three-time all-district honoree ... served as team captain in her junior and senior campaigns ... as a senior, scored 10 goals and added eight assists ... was named Marion County Player of the Year and first team all-state ... also picked up Indianapolis Star Super Team honors ... collected National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region IV honors ... helped Brebeuf advance to the sectional finals and was honored with the Chief's Award from her school. She could play either midfield or forward for the Hoosiers ... played club soccer with the Carmel Fire and Dynamo FC ... in 2008, helped Carmel to a state finals appearance ... led Dynamo to the state championship in 2006 ... was also a member of Indiana's Olympic Development Program team from 2004-06 ... also earned two letters in cheerleading for Brebeuf ... parents are Derrick and Celeste Burks ... has two sisters, Channing and Courtney.

    Major: Biology
    Birthdate: Nov. 24, 1990

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