|Full name||Staciana Stitts Winfield|
September 12, 1981 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||146 lb (66 kg)|
|College team||University of California, Berkeley|
Staciana Stitts Winfield (born September 12, 1981) is an American former competition swimmer and breaststroke specialist. She is a 2000 Summer Olympics and 1999 Pan American Games gold medalist, and 1998 Goodwill Games silver medalist. She has been a resident of Carlsbad, California and Encinitas, California.
Stitts and her University of California, Berkeley teammates Haley Cope, Joscelin Yeo, and Praphalsai Minpraphal broke the 4x50-meter medley relay short-course world record in 2000 with a time of 1:49.23.
In 2004, she graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Arts degree. From 2005 to 2006, Stitts-Winfield worked at the College of Charleston as an assistant swimming coach. In June 2006, Stitts-Winfield was named an assistant swimming coach at University of Southern California (USC).
Stitts-Winfield states, "The life significance of losing my hair at age 12 from alopecia areata has made me a very strong, determined person." She has been a motivational speaker at the National Alopecia Areata Foundation's Teens Conference Camp and has been a spokesperson for the Children's Alopecia Project.
Stitt's parents, who reside in Encinitas, California are both high school teachers at Carlsbad High School, and she has two brothers, and a sister, Alicia who swam for the University of Iowa.
She married Brett Winfield.
- Stitts golden at Pan-Am games. Published 1999-08-10 by The Daily California. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- Staciana's bio from USA Swimming.
- Staciana Winfield named College of Charleston Asst. Coach. Published 2005-07-21 by collegeswimming.com; Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- Q and A with Staciana Stitts, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist. From About.com
- NAAF Kids Connect: Don't Wear Fear. Published by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
- Staciana's bio from the 2006-07 USC Swimming & Diving Media Guide, p.41.