NCAA Division III outdoor 400m national champion (Emory)
2015 NCAA outdoor all-American (Emory)
2015 NCAA academic all-American (Emory)
2016 USTFCCCA South/Southeast region indoor athlete of the year
Emory University: Attended Emory University for two years (2015-16)… helped Emory to a 2015 UAA outdoor conference championship … in 2016, was USTFCCCA scholar athlete of the year and USTFCCCA South/Southeast region indoor athlete of the year … was NCAA DIII outdoor 400m national champion and indoor runner-up … was UAA indoor and outdoor 400m champion … named all-UAA six times … in 2015, named NCAA outdoor all-American and academic all-American … a four-time all-UAA performer … won UAA conference 400m indoor and outdoor title … named UAA indoor and outdoor rookie of the year and Emory freshman athlete of the year … holds both outdoor UAA 400m and indoor UAA 400m record, set in outdoor and indoor championships – times also rewrote Emory record book.
High School: Attended Seabury Hall High School … a multi-sport athlete, lettered two years in track and field/cross country and four years in soccer as a midfielder/defender … was Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) 400m champion as well as Hawaii state 400m champion in 2014 … named MIL co-track athlete of the year … holds MIL 400m record from his 2014 championship run … also holds Seabury Hall 400m school record … earned honor roll in 2011 and 2012, as well as made headmaster’s list in 2013 and 2014.
Personal: Full name is Daniel Richard Pietsch … born Feb. 6, 1996 in Wailuku, Hawaii … son of Michelle and Matthew Pietsch … has an older brother – Aaron … intends on majoring in mechanical engineering … chose Tech because of engineering school as well as the athletics department … enjoys surfing, hiking, soccer and longboarding in his spare time.