BEFORE SIENA: Attended St. Anthony's High School... Member of the National Honor Society... School record holder in the 4x800m, member of the winning 4x800m team at the New Balance Grand Prix, Track Captain, all-league multiple times in track and XC.
PERSONAL: Born January 10, 1995... Son of Colette Bitzas...Has two sisters, Maria-Ashley, 22 and Savannah, 15... Career objective after Siena is to attend Medical School... Has a cousin who will be a freshman on the Siena soccer team next fall.
KENWORTHY ON BITZAS: "I'm looking for Austin to come in and contend for a spot in our top 7 right away. He will be a great addition to the back side of our scoring group and eventually will be somebody we heavily rely on in the front of our pack."
GETTING TO KNOW AUSTIN:
One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is (Interesting fact): Avid surfer, swimmer and triathlete hopeful
Twitter handle: @Bitzas
My favorite TV show is: How I Met Your Mother
My favorite artist (musician) is: Jack Johnson
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: Royal Pains
Why? Because my goal is to become a concierge Doctor in the future
Favorite Athlete: Scott Jurek
The thing I like most about Siena is: Small Classes
My superstitions are: I have to do 4strides the day before a race
My favorite professional sports team is: Islanders
Another sport I like to follow at Siena is: Soccer
My favorite class at Siena is: Not sure yet
My favorite spot on campus is: Not sure yet
Funniest Player on the Team is: Not sure yet
My favorite website is: www.swellinfo.com
Three words that describe me: Energetic, diligent, and an overachiever
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: New Zealand
If I could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Scott Jurek or Jack Johnson
...Why? To learn from how Scott Jurek achieves his vegan diet while running so much. To chill with Jack Johnson and go surfing with him in Hawaii.
My favorite book: 50 Secrets of the World's Longest Living People by Sally Beare
Eat and Run by Scott Jurek
My favorite movie: Endless Summer and Chariots of Fire
My favorite food is: Spanakopita
If I had $10 million I would: Travel around the world to exotic places to surf and run.