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Dana (Nielsen) Honner



The 1988 Armour High and 1993 Augustana grad was the first four-time all-conference women's basketball player in North Central Conference history.

Twice the 5-foot-11 forward was the NCC Most Valuable Player and a first-team NCAA Division II Kodak All-American. She ended her career as the all-time NCC scoring leader. She remains among Augustana’s career leaders in scoring (1,978 points, 2nd), rebounds (894, 2nd), steals (233, 6th), field goals made (845, 1st) and field-goal shooting (.538, 5th). She averaged 17.1 points and 7.7 rebounds in her Viking career.

At Armour, she was a four-year starter and three-time first-team all-stater, helping the Packers win five consecutive state Class B titles (1983-87), a feat unmatched in the small-school ranks. Armour was 123-4 in her four years as a starter, including a 47-game win streak to end her career. She finished her career No. 4 in state history in scoring (2,310 points) and in field-goal shooting (66 percent). She also had 965 rebounds. As a senior she averaged 26 points a game, shot 70 percent from the field and was named South Dakota's Miss Basketball.

Honner is a member of the Augustana and South Dakota High School Basketball halls of fame. She was named the NCAA Woman of the Year for South Dakota and received the Stan Marshall Award as the top female student-athlete in the NCC for 1992-93.








































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