Michele Lewis: Mormon Athlete
Michele Fellows Lewis is a former volleyball player, who was captain of the Brigham Young University squad when it reached the NCAA Final Four in 1993. The team also had two WAC Championships. At BYU, she was also All-American and was named WAC Player of the Year her senior year. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education.
Michele was into sports as a child: she started playing on a soccer team with her twin brother, Mark, when they were five years old. Her father taught her how to throw a baseball when she was seven, and in ninth grade she started playing volleyball. She was the captain of the 1989 and 1990 National Junior Olympic Champion Nevada Gold Team. She also helped lead her high school, Bonanza High, to the 1987 Nevada State Championship and was selected first-team high school All-American by Volleyball Monthly.
Following her graduation from BYU, she married Chad Lewis, NFL All-Pro and ambassador to Southeast Asia. They are the parents of seven children. She was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. Her husband played football for BYU and was inducted into both as well.
She taught math at American Fork High School for two years. She and her husband are involved with charitable work for organizations that include Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Eagles Fly for Leukemia, and the Eagle Youth Partnership. They live in Cedar Hills, Utah.