Three terriers selected as 2022-23 Scarlet Key recipients

BOSTON – Three Boston University student-athletes – Maren Durant (women’s basketball), Caitlin Coker (softball) and Rachel Borzymowski (Field Hockey) – have been named recipients of the prestigious Scarlet Key Award in honor of their service and leadership within the BU community.

The Scarlet Key Award, one of BU’s highest academic honors, recognizes the academic and extracurricular achievements of students who are nominated. Scarlet Key recipients are nominated by faculty and staff and are evaluated in five areas: leadership, commitment, representation, tradition, and academics.

Selected as a team captain as a junior, Durant is a standout All-Patriot League player who ranks in the top five in program history in blocked shots while earning Academic All-Patriot accolades. League last season. Off the court, Durant is a member of the Bloom Family Leadership Academy (BFLA), represents women’s basketball on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and serves on the leadership team for the Terriers Together Mentor Program. As part of the leadership team, she is responsible for helping pair our incoming first years with their mentors, communicating with the student-athlete population, and running the educational portion of each session. On campus, she is part of Active Minds and the BU Nutrition and Dietetics Club. Durant is enrolled at Sargent College, majoring in behavioral health.

Voted team captain by her peers for her exemplary character, Coker is a two-time All-Patriot League First Team member, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District Team recipient, and a two-time Patriot League All-Academic Selection. of the team. Recently, she was selected to the NFCA All-Region Second Team and an All-ECAC Honorable Mention. She has had a huge impact on the BU community as a member of SAAC and the Student-Athletes of Color organizations. Her goals off the pitch have been focused on making the BU community a better place for everyone as she is empowered to help others. Additionally, she is involved in BFLA and is a Fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Coker is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Biology after earning her Bachelors in Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences.

A regional First-Team All-American and Patriot League selection, Borzymowski excels on the court and in class. She is a member of BFLA and is involved throughout the community. On campus, Rachel works with Sean Mullen’s genomics lab through which she makes facsimiles of butterflies, which has allowed her to participate in field research in Costa Rica at La Selva. She also helped Boston University’s student studio build a database for elementary students to find art activities to do at home during the pandemic. Borzymowski volunteered to lead fitness classes at Hebrew Senior Living and Brandywine Senior Living and also worked with the Marcus Institute for Aging Research to collect data in its mobility and falls study. With a cumulative GPA of 3.94, she is an NFHCA Distinguished Scholar as a Biology major with a pre-medical track.

The annual Scarlet Key tapping ceremony took place during Alumni Weekend, and the official induction will take place in Mayas as part of the launch festivities.

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