|Born||April 3, 1974|
Central Islip, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||2000 Summer Olympic Games;|
female track and field athlete
Dawn Ellerbe (born April 3, 1974 in Central Islip, New York) is a former track and field athlete who specialized in the hammer throw. She is currently the assistant athletic director at California State University, Northridge and a popular fashion model and blogger. Ellerbe is a member of the University of South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame and is on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Midlands in Columbia, South Carolina.
Ellerbe was featured in the New York Times article, "Sports of The Times; At Sydney, the First Toss Goes to the Women" by George Vecsey. and by CNN Sports Illustrated, "Ellerbe leads U.S. in debut of hammer throw." Her interest in fashion was profiled in "My Way: Dawn Ellerbe" in skirt!Columbia.
During her time as a student athlete at the University of South Carolina, Ellerbe was a four-time NCAA champion, six-time All-American and five-time Southeastern Conference champion. After receiving her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1996, Ellerbe continued competition.
Ellerbe is a five-time USA Indoor champion (1996, 1998–2001) and six-time USA Outdoor champion in the hammer throw (1995–2001). Ellerbe also claimed the gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Then representing the United States in the 2000 Summer Olympics, Ellerbe finished in 7th place in the women's hammer throw competition with a distance of 66.80 metres.
|Representing the United States|
|1997||Universiade||Catania, Italy||6th||61.52 m|
|1998||Goodwill Games||Uniondale, United States||6th||62.78 m|
|1999||Universiade||Palma de Mallorca, Spain||4th||67.52 m|
|Pan American Games||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada||1st||65.36 m|
|World Championships||Seville, Spain||10th||63.55 m|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||7th||66.80 m|
|2001||World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||13th (q)||64.34 m|
|Goodwill Games||Brisbane, Australia||7th||61.51 m|
|2003||Pan American Games||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||5th||65.75 m|
|World Championships||Paris, France||29th (q)||61.66 m|