GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ Guilford Collegeâ€™s Josh Pittman (Archdale,
N.C./Trinity) collected the Old Dominion Athletic Conferenceâ€™s (ODAC) Menâ€™s
Basketball Player of the Week Award Monday. Pittman also earned Guilfordâ€™s
Student-Athlete of the Week Award, presented by the schoolâ€™s Student-Athlete
Advisory Committee (SAAC).
The Quakersâ€™ first winner of the leagueâ€™s weekly menâ€™s basketball honor,
Pittman averaged 20.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 assists in
Guilfordâ€™s 3-0 week. The 6-0, 160-pound sophomore guard scored in
double-digits in all three contests, which gives him a team-high 12 games
with 10 or more points this year. He led all scorers with 21 points and
dished out three assists in the Quakersâ€™ 61-57 over the 12th-ranked College
of St. Maryâ€™s (Md.) Jan. 3. Pittman scored 13 of his points in the second
half, which helped Guilford overcome a nine-point halftime deficit. He
totaled 23 points, six rebounds and three steals, all game highs, in the
Quakersâ€™ ODAC win over Emory & Henry College Jan. 5 and scored 17 points in
a Jan. 8 league win over Lynchburg College.
Pittman leads Guilford in scoring (17.6 ppg.), free-throw percentage (.845)
and three-pointers per game (3.0). He leads the ODAC in three-pointers and
ranks third in the league in scoring and free-throw percentage. Pittman has
five 20-point games on the year, including a pair of 34-point efforts.
Coach Tom Palomboâ€™s Quakers (9-5, 3-2 ODAC) put their season-best four-game
winning streak on the line Wednesday night when they host league-rival
Bridgewater College at 7:00 p.m. Guilford visits Eastern Mennonite
University Saturday in a 2:00 p.m. ODAC game. It is the first meeting with
the Royals since last yearâ€™s Quakersâ€™ home win in a 2010 NCAA Division III
The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilfordâ€™s SAAC, which
is comprised of representatives from each of the schoolâ€™s 20 varsity teams.
The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and
seeks to build community among Guilford’s student-athletes and
non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a cancer
awareness promotions, canned-food drives, volunteer assistance with the
North Carolina Special Olympics and tutoring at New Garden Friends School.
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