Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#4 - Katie Britton
2010-11 Volleyball
POS.
OH
HT.
6-4
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Mishawaka, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Marian
Katie Britton

2010: Saw action in 34 of the Crusaders’ 35 matches during her junior year, playing in 114 sets ... paced team with 2.94 kills/set, good for sixth in the Horizon League ... hit at a .215 clip on the season ... recorded double digits in kills on 17 occasions, and led Valpo in the category 16 times ... also led the Crusaders in blocks on three occasions ... named MVP of the La Salle Invitational on the season’s opening weekend, helping Valpo to the tournament title ... posted 13 kills on .478 hitting in a sweep of Hartford before matching her then-career high with 18 kills in the tournament clincher against Niagara Aug. 28 ... shattered career highs with 24 kills and 69 attacks in five-set victory over Eastern Kentucky Sept. 4 ... reached double figures in kills in 11 of the season’s first 16 matches ... set new career highs with seven digs and two service aces Oct. 1 at Milwaukee ... tallied career-best four blocks the next night in win at Green Bay ... closed season strong, averaging 4.28 kills/set on .301 hitting over her final seven matches of the year ... posted 20 kills in win at Youngstown State Nov. 5 before tallying 13 kills on .364 hitting the next day in sweep at Cleveland State ... closed regular season with 18 kills on .429 hitting and matched her career best with four blocks Nov. 13 at Loyola ... hit .500 with 17 kills in Valpo’s quarterfinal sweep of Green Bay in HL Championship action Nov. 19 ... ended the year with a 19-kill, .400 hitting effort at Western Michigan Nov. 27 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester.

2009: Appeared in 31 of Valpo’s 33 matches as a sophomore, participating in 108 sets ... finished second on the squad in hitting percentage (.236) and third in kills/set (2.78) ... matched or surpassed her freshman-year high of seven kills 25 times as a sophomore, including 15 matches with 10 or more kills ... set new career high for terminations in three of Valpo’s first five matches, culminating with an 18-kill effort vs. South Dakota Sept. 5 ... effort against the Coyotes helped her to All-Tournament Team honors at the Drake Invitational, where she picked up 3.20 kills/set over four matches ... set new career high with three blocks Sept. 5 vs. Centenary and matched it seven days later vs. UAB ... reached double figures in kills in three straight Horizon League wins Oct. 2-7 ... put down 12 kills without an attack error, hitting at a .480 clip, in sweep at IUPUI Oct. 20 ... also matched career high with five digs against the Jaguars ... matched career-best effort with 18 kills while swinging at a .405 pace Oct. 31 in win over Oakland.

2008: Saw action in 21 sets over 15 matches during her freshman campaign …registered kills in eight matches on the year ... debuted in season-opening sweep of Nevada Aug. 29 with a pair of kills and a block … stood out in starting opportunity at Chicago State Nov. 14 ... recorded season-high seven kills while swinging at a .429 clip offensively ... posted season-best five digs and also registered a block on the defensive side of the ball ... chipped in a pair of service aces as well against the Cougars.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Knights ... helped lead Marian to Class 3A state championship match as both a junior and a senior ... Knights captured conference, sectional and regional titles in both seasons as well ... a two-time All-State selection ... closed out senior year with 344 kills and 66 blocks en route to second straight First Team All-Conference accolade ... led Knights in both kills and blocks during junior and senior campaigns ... named team MVP as a senior ... also served as team captain as a senior ... played club volleyball for Network Volleyball Club ... started on Indiana All-Star North squad in both 2007 and 2008 ... also won four letters in swimming ... holds school record in the pool in the 50 freestyle and was also part of 200m medley relay and 200m freestyle relay record-setting teams.

Personal: Katie is the daughter of Jim Britton and Maria Williams ... major is psychology with a minor in gender studies ... born Feb. 17, 1990.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay