ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Lincoln Memorial University junior Megan Pittman has been named to the All-South Atlantic Conference first team, it was announced by the league office on Thursday, March 3, with the release of the annual SAC women's basketball awards.
A transfer from Coastal Carolina, Pittman (pictured) has helped lead the Lady Railsplitters to a 17-11 overall record while powering Lincoln Memorial to a fifth-place SAC finish with a 13-9 mark. The Lady Railsplitters defeated the fourth-seeded Mars Hill Lions 75-72 in the quarterfinal round of the SAC Championship on Wednesday night to book their first-ever trip to the SAC semifinals, where they will face top-seeded Anderson at noon on Saturday at Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C.
The 5-11 Pittman, a native of Liberty, Ky., is averaging a double-double this season with 12.2 points and a SAC-best 10.1 rebounds per game while shooting 52.6 percent from the field. Pittman currently ranks second in the SAC and 33rd in the nation with 12 double-doubles on her stat ledger. She led the league in every rebounding category, pulling down 106 offensive boards, 176 defensive rebounds and 282 total boards.
Pittman is also one of the most efficient shooters in the conference, ranking second in overall field-goal percentage and third in free-throw percentage with an 83.9 percent clip. She added 24 assists, 29 steals and 13 blocks while ranking 12th in the league in total points with 342.
In her two seasons with Lincoln Memorial, Pittman has racked up 631 points and 525 rebounds. She is ranked fourth in the program's career history in rebounds per game with 9.2 and 11th in total rebounds. She has averaged 3.2 offensive rebounds per game over her 57-game tenure, which ranks fourth in program history.
Pittman is just the second All-SAC first team selection for the Lady Railsplitters in the past four seasons, as Aisjah Roan was the last to earn that distinction following the 2013-14 campaign.
The fifth-seeded Lady Railsplitters travel to Greenville, S.C. on Saturday to square off against the top-seeded Anderson Trojans in the semifinals of the SAC Championship at noon inside of Timmons Arena. The winner advances to the title game to face the winner of No. 2 Newberry and No. 3 Wingate at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Photo by Jamie H. Vaught