Honors & Awards
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2010)
Anthony Pittman will try to get back into the mix for the Huskers this season after redshirting during the 2011 campaign. The Millard West High School graduate will be looked upon as a top seven runner for a young Nebraska team in 2012.
After having a strong freshman season, Pittman redshirted as a true sophomore on the cross country course in 2011. In the classroom, he earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011.
Pittman competed in five of Nebraska's six meets as a true freshman in 2010, including the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Regional championships. He capped his first season by finishing 103rd (32:31.9) at the regional in Peoria, Ill., on Nov. 13. He was NU's No. 7 finisher at the regional and conference meets.
Pittman opened his career by finishing 17th at the Creighton/UNO Classic on Sept. 4, before taking 69th (27:02.0) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invite two weeks later. He finished 176th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, and did not compete at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals. He returned to competition for postseason action at the Big 12 and regional meets. He finished 67th (26:22.95) at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, Okla.
On the track, Pittman opened his career by setting indoor personal bests in the 3,000 (9:23.41, Holiday Inn Invitational) and 5,000 (15:46.30, Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational). He added an outdoor personal-best 16:07.39 in the 5,000 at the Nebraska Open on May 1.
High School (Millard West)
Pittman joined the Huskers after leading Millard West High School to back-to-back Class A cross country state titles under Coach Max Kurz. After not competing as a freshman or sophomore, Pittman broke onto the scene as the 2008 state runner-up (16:37.0). As a senior in 2009, Pittman cut nearly 14 seconds off his 2008 time, finishing second with a time of 16:23.6.
Pittman earned his first state medal on the track as a senior, as he finished eighth in the 3,200 meters with a time of 9:55.86. He produced a personal best of 9:47.14 in the 3,200 meters, which he ran at the 2010 Class A-4 District meet.
Anthony is the son of Tom and Colette Pittman. Anthony was born on Sept. 23, 1992. He is a chemical engineering major at Nebraska and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011.