Staciana Stitts

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Staciana Stitts
Personal information
Full name Staciana Stitts Winfield
Nationality  United States
Born (1981-09-12) September 12, 1981 (age 33)
Columbus, Ohio
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club Irvine Novaquatics
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[1] and Encinitas, California.[2]

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.[3] In June 2006, Stitts-Winfield was named an assistant swimming coach at University of Southern California (USC).[2]

Stitts-Winfield states, "The life significance of losing my hair at age 12 from alopecia areata has made me a very strong, determined person."[4] She has been a motivational speaker at the National Alopecia Areata Foundation's Teens Conference Camp[5] and has been a spokesperson for the Children's Alopecia Project.[6]

Family[edit]

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.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stitts golden at Pan-Am games. Published 1999-08-10 by The Daily California. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  2. ^ a b Staciana's bio from USA Swimming.
  3. ^ Staciana Winfield named College of Charleston Asst. Coach. Published 2005-07-21 by collegeswimming.com; Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  4. ^ Q and A with Staciana Stitts, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist. From About.com
  5. ^ NAAF Kids Connect: Don't Wear Fear. Published by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Staciana's bio from the 2006-07 USC Swimming & Diving Media Guide, p.41.

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