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Katie Bittner
Katie Bittner

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
West Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
West Lafayette

Height:
5-5

Position:
Defender/Midfielder

Birthdate:
03/13/1995



12/10/2014

Sixty-Nine Boilermakers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Football led the way for fall honorees.

11/13/2014

Season Recap: Improved Defense Not Enough for Boilers

Purdue conceded 17 fewer goals than 2013 but failed to score 20 for first time in team history.

08/17/2013

Purdue Drops Preseason Exhibition with Louisville in Overtime

Kridler finishes with eight saves, including three quality stops in an 11-minute span.

11/11/2013

Purdue Soccer, 2013 Season in Photos

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

08/12/2013

2013 Purdue Soccer Team Photos

2013 Purdue Soccer Team Photos

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Alex Morgan
Favorite Country to Root for at World Cup: USA
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Shane Mikesky
In Her MP3 Player: Taylor Swift
Last Concert She Attended: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Writer: Dr. Seuss
Film Favorites
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Ed Westwick, Kristen Wiig & Steven Spielberg
Favorite Month: March
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Rollerblading
Another Sport She Enjoys: Basketball
Favorite Building on Campus: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Wildcat Creek
Country She'd Like to Visit: Germany
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Soccer Complex: The Locker Room
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2013 Rainy Home Win vs. Northern Illinois
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: David Eichinger, Biology
Furry Friend: Scotty, Border Collie

FRESHMAN / 2013
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.

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB
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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