|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 a breaststroke swimmer from the United States. 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.
In 2004, she graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA degree. From 2005-2006, Stitts-Winfield worked at the College of Charleston in the role of assistant swimming coach. In June 2006, Stitts-Winfield was named an assistant swimming coach at 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 at 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.