Catie was born and raised in Billings, Montana before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. Catie grew up swimming, and once she moved to Nevada she competed for both the Sandpipers and her high school team at Bishop Gorman. While at Bishop Gorman, Catie was a four time All-American (courtesy of goduke.com).
Back home, Catie competes for the Sandpipers of Nevada under Ron Aitken and Chris Barber. While on her club team, Catie qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials, World Trials and Junior Nationals (courtesy of goduke.com).
Catie plans to major in Economics with a focus in finance, while minoring in Sociology and receiving a Markets and Management Certificate.