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Mark Hoge has been named an NAIA Division II All-American for the second straight season. (Sun file photo / John M. Steiner)

Top honor: Steele, Hoge selected again

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Hannah Steele and Mark Hoge continued to pile up the awards on Wednesday.

Steele was named an All-American for the third time, while Hoge earned his second top award from the NAIA.

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Steele is the first Jimmie basketball player to earn the honor three times.

Both she and Hoge were named to the second team.

Steele, from Circle Pines, Minn., finished her stellar career with career-high averages in points (14) and assists (6.1). She ranks as the all-time assists leader at the University of Jamestown with a whopping 623, more than 200 more than the next player on the list.

Steele also finished with the fourth-most points in program history with 1,369 points, trailing only Keri Bakker (1,801), Kathi Fischer (1,173) and Giuli Varriano (1,443).

The Jimmies won 102 games in Steele’s four season, including 27 in each of the past three years.

Mayville State post Marcisa McMillan was also named to the second team. McMillan, a senior, averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds for the Comets.

Hailey Longtin, also a senior at Mayville State, earned honorable mention honors after averaging 16.3 points and draining 87 3-pointers.

Valley City State senior Brittany Lehner also was named honorable mention. Lehner accounted for 18 points and seven rebounds per game.

Hoge capped his stellar four-year career in Jamestown with a statistically sensational season.

He led the Jimmies in scoring (18 ppg), rebounding (6.1), assists (4.9) and steals (2.0).

For his career, the Ironton, Minn., native ranks seventh on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,523 points. It was more than just points, though. He also grabbed 384 rebounds and dished out 307 assists.

Dakota State’s Dylan Hale was named honorable mention.

Hale, a Twin Cities product, began his college career at NDSU then transferred to the University of Jamestown, but never played here. He went out on a high note, averaging 17.8 points, 3.8 boards and 2.1 assists per game for the Trojans. He also canned 88 3-pointers.

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