DAWN ALLINGER LEWIS
Dawn Allinger Lewis returns to NBC Sports Group for her third Olympic broadcast assignment as a handball analyst during the 2016 Olympic Games. Allinger Lewis, a five-time gold medal winner at the U.S. National Team Handball Championships, was a 1996 Olympian as a member of the U.S. Handball Team finish in Atlanta.
Allinger Lewis‘ handball career began in 1991 and included111 international appearances. She was a member of both the 1995 Pan American gold medal and1995 World Championship teams. Allinger Lewis played professional handball from 1996-98 in Norway, where she also coached both handball and basketball. She was a two-time MVP at the U.S. National Championships (1994 and 1999), and was a member of the 1999 and 2003 Pan American teams that placed fourth.
Allinger Lewis earned a basketball scholarship to Washington State, where she led the Cougars to the NCAA Tournament in 1991, was awarded Pacific-10 All-Academic honors three times, and was named to theWSU all-decade team. After graduation, she received an NCAA post-graduate scholarship and began working towards her master’s in athletic administration while serving as an assistant basketball coach at Montana State University.
Since 1996, Allinger Lewis has assumed a variety of roles for the U.S. Team Handball Federation, and is one of 10 International Handball Federation athlete representatives. Allinger Lewis also serves as a member of the IHF Women’s Working Group. She is the former manager of sport at the Utah Olympic Park, home of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City for bobsled, skeleton, luge and ski jumping and the freestyle training venue.
Allinger Lewis now manages investment projects for D&M Holdings and serves as the vice-chair of the Bozeman Schools Foundation. She is also a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee legacy scholarship committee and is a child advancement project mentor for Thrive.
Allinger Lewis’ husband Mark, two children and two chocolate labs reside in her hometown Bozeman, Mo.