Piontek, of Mason, were among three UC lacrosse players and 173 athletes to be honored by the organization. She is a sports administration major with a 3.664 GPA and has been named to the dean’s list eight times, according to the university.
Piontek’s achievements helped the 2011-2012 squad win the Big East conference Team Academic Excellence award, awarded to the team with the highest GPA in each conference sport. UC’s team had a 3.415 GPA in 2011-2012, including a 3.477 GPA in the fall, which was the highest for any university team that semester.
She is the daughter of Ron and Anna Piontek of Mason.