Great basketball player Seimone Augustus honored by LSU on retirement from WNBA

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – The LSU No. 13 women’s basketball team celebrated legend Seimone Augustus ahead of the game against the South Carolina No. 1.

Augustus was honored by PMAC upon retirement from the WNBA.

Seimone Augustus jersey n ° 33 LSU(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)

The former Tiger is the most decorated player in LSU women’s basketball history and helped the Tigers win their first four NCAA Final Fours.

Augustus was also named the 2004-2005 National Junior Consensus Player of the Year, winning the Wade Trophy, the Naismith Award, the John R. Wooden Award, the Honda Award and the Victor Award.

In her final year, Augustus reiterated the title of National Player of the Year, receiving the Wade Trophy, the Naismith Award, the John R. Wooden Award, the Honda Award and the Senior CLASS Award, as well as the player of the year. by The Associated Press.

The Baton Rouge native ended her career as the second-leading scorer in LSU history with 2,702 points. She also set the NCAA record for double-digit games, hitting double in 132 of her 140 games. As a senior, Augustus led the nation in scoring with 22.7 points per game average clip after scoring 20.1 points per game as a junior. LSU retired his No. 33 jersey in 2010.

Augustus went on to play in the WNBA where she was selected No. 1 overall by the Minnesota Lynx. She led the Lynx to a WNBA championship in 2011, winning the WNBA Finals MVP title. She accumulated 22.0 points per game in all eight Lynx Championship games that year.

She continued this season by winning All-WNBA First-Team honors for the first time in her career in 2012. Augustus and the Lynx won a second WNBA championship in 2013, and a third in 2015, and a fourth in 2017, both with her LSU teammate Sylvia Fowles. During her 15-year career that spanned 391 games in total, she won four WNBA Championships and was an eight-time WNBA Star. She also played for the US team, winning three Olympic gold medals.

The WNBA star spent 14 seasons in Minnesota and would play his final season for the Los Angeles Sparks before announcing his retirement in May 2021.

Augustus is now an assistant coach for the Sparks.

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