Pro bowler Dana Miller-Mackie is a graduate of Sandia High School and the University of New Mexico. She participated in basketball, volleyball, softball, track and field and lettered in field hockey. In addition to her sports addiction, Dana spent many days and nights dancing and performing with the UNM Chaparrals Dance troupe.
So how did a multi-sport letterwinner turn into a world-class bowler? Dana attributes her interest and eventual success to both of her pro bowler parents, although she credits her mother, Dee, for taking her to many bowling tournaments after she graduated from UNM.
Dana has a brother, Mike, who is also a professional bowler. Dana met her future husband, Australian native Steve Mackie, while he was trying to recruit a "lefty" for an Aussie and American women's tournament.
Dana has had many accomplishments in her professional life. She won two U. S. Championships and 16 Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) titles, and has been ranked in the top-10 nationally. Dana is no stranger to Halls of Fame either. She was inducted into the Indian Hall of Fame (1982), the Women's International Bowling Congress Hall of Fame (1999) and the Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame (2001).
Dana, husband Steve and brother Mike have all had a hand in the successful transformation of Tenpins and More bowling center in Rio Rancho, N.M. It has been her dream to promote the sport of bowling and own a thriving business. Dana balances her time at the bowling center offering advice to young bowlers and coaching people of all ages and walks of life.