All-MAC Honoree Alyssa Pittman To Transfer To Butler
Indianapolis, Ind. - After putting up staggering offensive numbers in her first two collegiate seasons, sophomore guard Alyssa Pittman, the 2007 Mid American Conference Freshman of the Year, has decided to transfer to Butler and play for the Bulldogs beginning in the 2009-10 season. Head coach Beth Couture made the announcement on Wednesday (June 18).
A native of Elkhart, Ind., Pittman brings a deadly long-range shot to the Bulldogs after spending her first two seasons at Eastern Michigan. She has totaled 152 three-pointers in just two collegiate seasons, which would rank as the fourth-highest career total in the Butler record book.
"We are extremely excited to add a player to our program with the talent and experience that Alyssa brings," Couture said. "She is not only an outstanding basketball player but also a quality individual, and we welcome her and her family to Butler."
Pittman completed her sophomore season with the Eagles as the team's leading three-point threat with 72 triples on the year. Her 2.5 treys per game ranked 36th in the NCAA, while her .380 three-point percentage was the 49th-best rate in Division I. She earned All-MAC Honorable Mention recognition after tallying 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest while playing in all 29 of the squad's games during the year.
In 2006-07, Pittman was tabbed as the conference's Freshman of the Year after averaging 12.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists while sinking a team-best 80 three pointers.
As a senior at Elkhart Memorial High School, Pittman garnered team MVP honors after pouring-in 21 points per game while leading the Chargers to a 20-5 record and their third-straight sectional championship. Her 1,612 career points scored are a school record.
Pittman will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2008-09 campaign to meet NCAA residency requirements.