LSU Gold
Outside Hitter/defensive Specialist
Slidell, La.
High School
Slidell HS

Career Stats

Played in all 109 games in 29 matches … Was the team’s starting libero … Led the team in digs and digs per game … Ranked eighth in the SEC in digs per game … Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 15 after leading the team with 4.43 digs per game in wins over Ole Miss and Arkansas … Tied for the fifth most digs in a five-game match in school history with a career-best 26 vs. Miami … Tied for the sixth most digs in a four-game match in school history with 25 vs. Kentucky … Tied for the 10th most digs in a three-game match in school history with 19 vs. UW-Milwaukee … Led the team in digs 12 times … Recorded a team-best 18 matches with double-figure digs … Recorded a career-best seven assists vs. SMU … Tied her career high twice with a pair of kills.

Played in 111 games in all 30 matches … Was the team’s starting libero … Ranked second on the team in digs and digs per game … Recorded a season-best 19 digs against UAB … Against Kansas State, had a career-high two kills … Recorded 12 matches with 10 or more digs … Led the team in digs on eight occasions … Five times tied her season high with two assists … Recorded double-digit dig performances in all three matches of the Tiger Classic … Also had three-consecutive 10-plus dig matches against Tennessee, Mississippi State and Ole Miss … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Played in 98 games in 27 matches … Recorded a season-best 13 digs on the road at Georgia … In back-to-back matches against Auburn and Alabama, recorded double-digit dig totals … At Mississippi State recorded a career-high three service aces … Against Kentucky recorded her first collegiate kill … Against Florida State recorded her first collegiate block … Four times recorded a pair of assists … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Saw limited action, competing in 14 games as a defensive specialist … Was key component of LSU’s win at Auburn, notching 10 digs and two assists in her three games worth of work … Playing time increased late in as she played in four matches in the final month of the season.

Earned four letters under coach Nancy Plaisance as an outside hitter … Was part of the state championship team as a freshman … Won two district titles, coming in her freshman and senior seasons … Was named all-state and District MVP as a senior while also making the All-State Tournament Team … A three-time selection for all-metro and all-parish … Slidell High’s team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior … Also played basketball for four years and tennis for three years … Earned academic all-state honors as a senior.

Full name is Rachel Ann Pittman … Parents are Annette and C.O. Pittman … Has a younger sister, Margaret (15) … Mother Annette attended LSU … Majoring in mass communications … Born on Jan. 3, 1983, in Baton Rouge, La.

Career Highs
Kills: 2, three times, last vs. Mississippi State (10/1/04)
Total Attempts: 3, three times, last vs. Houston (11/27/04)
Assists: 7 at SMU (9/18/04)
Digs: 27 vs. Houston (11/27/04)
Service Aces: 3 at Mississippi State (11/8/02)
Total Blocks: 1 at Florida State (9/20/02)


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