Position
Outside Hitter/defensive Specialist
Height
5'9
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Slidell, La.
Major
Mass Communications
High School
Slidell HS

Career Stats

SENIOR SEASON (2004)
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.

JUNIOR SEASON (2003)
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.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2002)
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.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001)
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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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