Full name: Laura Catherine Staines (Terdoslavich-, -Giardino)
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: November 25, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: College Boat Club
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Mike Staines.
Laura Staines grew up in New Jersey and had never rowed before college at the University of Pennsylvania. She helped Penn win the NWRA (National Women Rowing’s Association) title in the eights and coxed fours in 1972. Graduating from Penn in 1975, she continued to row with the College Boat Club. Formerly Laura Terdoslavich, she met her first husband, [Mike Staines], while rowing in college. Laura Staines studied architecture and later helped form L&M Design LLC, a Philadelphia architectural firm, with her second husband, Michael Giardino.
|1976 Summer||22||Montréal||Rowing||Women's Coxless Pairs||United States||USA||7|
|1976 Summer||22||Montréal||Rowing||United States||USA||Sue Morgan||Final Round||B Final||4:02.91|
|1976 Summer||22||Montréal||Rowing||United States||USA||Sue Morgan||Round One Repêchage||Heat Two||3:58.41|
|1976 Summer||22||Montréal||Rowing||United States||USA||Sue Morgan||Round One||Heat Two||3:46.76|