Staciana Stitts Winfield (born September 12, 1981), née Staciana Stitts, 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.
|Full name||Staciana Stitts|
|Born||September 12, 1981|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||146 lb (66 kg)|
|College team||University of California, Berkeley|
Stitts and her University of California, Berkeley teammates Haley Cope, Joscelin Yeo, and Praphalsai Minpraphal broke the 4×50-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. Brother Joseph Stitts swam for University of California, Davis.
- Staciana Winfield named College of Charleston Asst. Coach. Published July 21, 2005 by collegeswimming.com; Retrieved October 29, 2008.
- Staciana's bio Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine from USA Swimming.
- Q and A with Staciana Stitts, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist. From About.com
- NAAF Kids Connect: Don't Wear Fear Archived 2003-01-11 at the Wayback Machine. Published by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Retrieved October 29, 2008.
- Staciana's bio from the 2006-07 USC Swimming & Diving Media Guide, p.41.
- Stitts golden at Pan-Am games Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. Published August 10, 1999 by The Daily California. Retrieved October 29, 2008.