GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Josh Pittman (Archdale, N.C./Trinity) collected his second Guilford College Student-Athlete of the Week Award of the year Monday. The prize is presented weekly by the school’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Pittman, a 6-1, 160-pound guard, scored 11 points and dished out five assists, both game highs, in the Quakers’ 61-48 home win over Maryville (Tenn.) College Dec. 17. The contest marked Pittman’s sixth game this season with 10 or more points. He also contributed three rebounds, a personal-best two blocks and a steal to Guilford’s defensive effort that yielded a season-low 48 points. Pittman scored eight of his 11 points in the first half, which helped the Quakers overcome an early eight-point deficit.
Pittman ranks second on the team with 11.7 points per game through 10 contests. He has 18 three-pointers this season and averages 3.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Pittman ranks fourth among Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) leaders with 2.3 steals per game.
Coach Tom Palombo’s team (8-2, 2-1 ODAC) has reached the eight-win mark before Christmas for just the fourth time in the Quakers’ recorded history. Guilford visits St. Mary’s College of Maryland Dec. 28 before turning around for a New Year’s Eve matinee at fifth-ranked Emory University in Atlanta.
The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilford’s SAAC, which is comprised of representatives from each of the school’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.