Civil engineering student acknowledged by Athletic Department for academic performance

sobczak-potoffWayne State University civil engineering senior Zuzanna Sobczak was one of eight student-athletes to receive a Deans’ Award from the Department of Athletics at the 17th annual Academic Recognition Luncheon last week for having the highest cumulative grade-point average among all student-athletes in their respective schools or colleges.

Sobczak, a member of the women’s fencing team, has been named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll (term gpa 3.5+) all seven semesters, including four 4.00 terms.  A two-time College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team honoree, Sobczak earned All-America accolades for the third consecutive year last month with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Collegiate Fencing Championships.

Sobczak was among a record 73 percent of Warrior student-athletes receiving above a 3.00 last semester.

Pictured with Sobczak is Jeffrey Potoff, associate dean for academic and student affairs in the Wayne State University College of Engineering.