EAST GREENSBORO (December 5, 2018) – North Carolina A&T’s Courteney Pitt (6-foot-1, sophomore, outside hitter, Farmville, N.C.) continued to be rewarded for her outstanding 2018 season.
The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association named Pitt to its University Division All-State Women’s Volleyball second team.
Two weeks ago, Pitt led the Aggies to their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament championship match in 13 years as the Aggies lost the title match to Howard who hosted the tournament at Howard University’s Burr Gymnasium.
Pitt led MEAC in kills per set (3.96), second in the league in points per set (4.45) and fourth in the conference in attacks per set (9.97). Nationally, she ranks 54thin kills per set, 62ndin points per set and 128thin attacks per set. At one point in the season, Pitt together a streak of three straight matches where she recorded 20 or more kills becoming the first player in 12 years to accomplish the feat.
In November, she was named first-team All-MEAC. N.C. A&T volleyball coach Hal Clifton said at the time: “(Courteney) really stepped her game up this fall and was determined to be a better player from last year. She has been serving and blocking well too. We are very proud of her progression.”
Pitt would go on to also earn All-MEAC tournament honors at the 2018 MEAC Volleyball Championship Tournament after averaging 3.25 kills, 1.58 digs and 3.58 points in 12 sets played.
The NCCSIA named a total of 14 student-athletes from six different North Carolina schools to their first and second teams. Nominations were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by NCCSIA members.
Founded in 2002, the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, softball and baseball.