She has also won three successive Paralympic world championship gold medals since 2007.
But Dani is now not only the world's best women's compound Para archer, but one of the world's best among the able bodied, too - proving that beyond doubt when she won a silver medal at this year's World Cup Grand Final in Tokyo. Despite such successes, Dani remains a loyal and enthusiastic champion of Paralympic sport.
"This is such a wonderful honour, and a fantastic way to end 2012," said a proud Dani.
"Winning a second Paralympic Games gold medal was a tremendous thrill and to follow that with a silver medal at the World Cup Grand Final in Tokyo weeks later was amazing.
"But to be told I was featuring in the New Year Honours List has just blown me away, and has made it an extra special Christmas for me.
"My family have been, and are, so supportive, and this honour is for them as much as me.
"This is also a tribute to Paralympic archery in this country, to my GB international teammates, to my coaches, and to all the support team who work tirelessly behind the scenes."
David Harrison, chairman of Archery GB, said: "What a marvellous honour for Dani and hugely deserved. I'm thrilled to bits for her.
"Dani has had another great year, and who, of those privileged to be there, will ever forget that memorable day in September when she beat Mel to Paralympic gold in that classic women's compound final."
And Archery GB's chief executive David Sherratt hailed Dani as "a great ambassador" for the sport.
"She is not only a very talented archer, she is also a great ambassador for our sport and this honour represents that," he said. "I am so pleased for her, and offer my warmest congratulations."
Dani is the second GB international archer to appear in an honours list this year. Alison Williamson received an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Also among the honours was David Wootton, a former Lord Mayor of London and a major figure in the Worshipful Company of Fletchers which supports paralympians and the Chasing the Rio Dream programme. He receives a knighthood.
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