As the captain of the Rams’ legendary national championship men’s basketball team in 1970, Pierantozzi helped the Rams to an overall record of 70-13 during his career. He finished with 996 career points in three seasons of varsity action to go along with 843 career rebounds. As a senior, he hauled down 373 rebounds for the tenth-best single season total in school history, earning team MVP honors. Prior to his stellar three-year varsity career, the Philadelphia, Pa., native led the Rams’ junior varsity team to an undefeated record as a freshman while leading the team in rebounding. Pierantozzi remained active on the Philadelphia University campus, serving as the vice president for Development and Alumni Relations, until his retirement after 40 years of service in July 2011. On Jan. 21, 2012 the University officially celebrated the newly established John and Barbara Pierantozzi Scholarship.