Katie Bittner
Katie  Bittner


West Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
West Lafayette





Boilermakers Set for Home and Away Weekend

Purdue hosts Maryland on Thursday, pays first visit to PSU since 2013 Sunday


Soccer Visits Rutgers, Hosts Ohio State

Purdue's 12 seniors to be recognized prior to Sunday's game


Early Goal Dooms Boilermakers at Iowa

Boilermakers suffer their first 1-0 loss of the season


Gophers Score 2 in 2nd Half to Top Soccer

Ginther keeps Purdue in it with eight saves, finishes weekend with 17 saves


2016 Purdue Soccer Schedule Posters

Seniors featured on the Boilermakers' annual team posters


Purdue Soccer, 2013 Season in Photos

A season-long photo gallery from Purdue Soccer's 2013 campaign.


2013 Purdue Soccer Team Photos

2013 Purdue Soccer Team Photos

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Indiana Pacers
Favorite Athlete or Coach: Patrick Gregory
Favorite Field She's Played On (Other Than Purdue): University of Michigan
Favorite Country to Root for at World Cup: USA
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Shane Mikesky
Your unique skill or hidden talent: Whistle through my tongue
In Her MP3 Player: Shawn Mendes
Last Concert She Attended: Chainsmokers
Favorite Author: Dr. Seuss
Last Book She Read: Beautiful Disaster
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Ed Westwick, Margot Robbie & Steven Spielberg
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Frozen
Favorite Super-Hero/Sci-Fi Series: Harley Quinn
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing
Another Sport She Enjoys: Handball
Favorite Building on Campus: Beering
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Berlin, Germany
Country She'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Soccer Complex: Projector
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2013 Rainy Home Win vs. Northern Illinois
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: Judith Lysaker, Education
Furry Friend: Scotty, Border Collie

JUNIOR / 2015
Academic All-Big Ten... Bittner played in 17 games, missing only the Baylor win... logged double-figure minutes eight times, including a season-high 29 minutes in the Montana win... recorded a shot in the wins at Maryland and Indiana... played 20 minutes in the win at Indiana... logged double-figure minutes six times over a seven-game stretch during the first half of the season, averaging 16 minutes per game... for the season, averaged 11 minutes per game.

Academic All-Big Ten... Bittner played in six games and made her first career start in the season finale against Michigan... five of the six games in which she saw action were Big Ten games, taking the field against Penn State, Rutgers, Michigan State and Nebraska as well as Michigan... logged double-figure minutes in five of the six games in which she played... played a season-high 36 minutes vs. Michigan... averaged 15 minutes per game.

Bittner played in eight games, including four Big Ten contests... logged double-figure minutes against Kansas (20), Akron (15) and Penn State (14)... also saw action in Big Ten games against Nebraska, Michigan State and Iowa... averaged 9.5 minutes per game.

Four-year varsity starter at forward finished her high school career with 65 goals... senior year team captain... scored 23 goals as a senior to earn third team all-state honors... three-time all-conference performer... helped West Lafayette reach the semi-state round of the state playoffs all four years... part of the Zionsville Girls '95 Select team that won the 2012 state cup on the club level... varsity starter for basketball as a sophomore and also helped her 4 x 400 relay team set a school record in track as a freshman... qualified for the state finals in the 300 meter hurdles as a senior.

Biographical Information

Major: Elementary Education

Parents: Brian & Laura Bittner (both Purdue alumni along with her grandparents Robert & Eleanor; Brian played baseball at Purdue)

Sisters: Emily & Julia (Emily also attends Purdue)



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