Dawson engineered a basketball resume that can be argued as one of the best in Pius X history. She came on the radar her sophomore year as a 2nd team All-City selection before earning 1st Team All-City and All-State honors her junior and senior seasons. She was named the USA Today Nebraska player of the year following an undefeated 1992 season that capped off with a 25-0 record and second straight state championship. Dawson also qualified for the state track meet in three sports.
Dawson attended Doane College before moving to Washington D.C. to work on Sen. Chuck Hagel’s staff. She now resides in Jefferson City, Missouri and is married to her husband Jon Browning of 16 years. They have a seven year old daughter, Margaux. Browning volunteers for a number of organizations ranging from her daughter’s Catholic school to the St. Mary’s Hospital Board of Directors and Foundation. She also coaches her daughter’s basketball team.
Maura (Dawson) Browning: “Nothing compares to winning a high school state championship. To be able to do it twice with a coach who loved his players and teammates who were fun, respectful, and shared a team-first attitude is the best way to experience any team sport. We are lucky to have been part of such a wonderful group of people.”