DURHAM, N.C. – Lauren Blazing, a redshirt sophomore goalkeeper this past fall for the Blue Devils, joined nearly 200 other Duke students in earning induction into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, last week.
Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa elects more than 15,000 new members a year from 276 chapters across the United States. The Duke Chapter, Beta of North Carolina, was formed in 1920 at Trinity College.
“It is an honor to be inducted into the society alongside so many impressive Duke students,” Blazing said.
A cultural anthropology and political science major at Duke, Blazing was named a Scholar of Distinction by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association following the 2013 season and was also selected to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad and the All-ACC Academic Team.
The Durham, N.C., native enjoyed a breakout season in goal during the fall, garnering All-America third team, All-South Region first team, All-ACC second team and All-ACC Tournament team recognition while guiding the Blue Devils to the NCAA championship game. She concluded last season ranked fifth nationally and first in the ACC in save percentage (.792) and was second in the league in saves per game (5.88). Blazing posted a career-high 22 saves in a 3-2 overtime shootout victory over previously unbeaten and top-ranked North Carolina Sept. 27, 2013.