By Adam Samson, Sports Information Director
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Stephens College basketball captain Dana Heggemann was honored with a Special Achievement Award from the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during an enshrinement ceremony in Springfield yesterday.
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame achievement award is bestowed on student-athletes across the state who have received an award or accolade on the National level during the past year.
In September, Heggemann was recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as the national Emil S. Liston Award winner. The prestigious award is given annually to one male and one female basketball player based on elite academics, athletics and character.
As a junior, the Warrenton, Mo., native carries a cumulative 3.82 GPA in a very demanding biology program at Stephens. On the hardwood, the second-year captain leads the Stars in points per game (13.8), rebounds per game (7.4), blocks per game (1.4) and double-doubles (4), while ranking among the American Midwest Conference top 10 in several categories.
Heggemann is on pace to become a three-time AMC All-Conference honoree. She is also on the ballot for the Capital One Academic All-District team, which will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 5.
In addition to the special achievement awards, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame welcomed a new class of 14 individuals, one team and one program at the University Plaza and Convention Center. Some of the headliners included St. Louis Cardinal Chris Carpenter, Kansas City Royal Billy Butler and Mizzou Athletic Director Mike Alden.
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