Seimone Augustus Is Inducted Into Louisiana Hall Of Fame

WHN | Jun 24, 2024

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum inducted LSU assistant coach Seimone Augustus into its Hall of Fame on Saturday,…

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The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum inducted LSU assistant coach Seimone Augustus into its Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 22.

The former Louisiana State University women’s basketball eight-time All-Star, four-time WNBA Champion, and three-time Olympic gold medalist was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame earlier this year and will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in August.

“It’s been a Hall of Fame year for me,” Augustus said. “When I got the phone call for them, this one, though, this one was the best, because being honored by the people that I know and that I love and that have watched me since I was this high, I’m quite sure a lot of people in here can probably tell you a story or we’re relatives or kin in some type of way, but this one definitely means the most because it’s home.”

Augustus was accompanied to the event by LSU head coach Kim Mulkey, another Louisiana Sports Hall of Famer.

“This is about Seimone Augustus and what she has meant to our university, LSU women’s basketball, our state, and just women’s basketball in general,” Mulkey said. “I’m so excited to watch her talk tonight and more importantly, I’m excited she’s going to be on my staff now.”

At LSU, Augustus averaged 19.2 points per game, 5.2 rebounds, and 2 assists in four years with the Tigers. She finished her collegiate career with 2,702 points and led LSU to three consecutive Final Fours. Her on-court dominance led her to be a two-time Associated Press National Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006, winning the Wade Trophy, Naismith Award, and John R. Wooden Award.

In 2006, Augustus was drafted No. 1 overall by the Minnesota Lynx, where she won four championships in 14 seasons. Augustus finished her career with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2020.

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and is open from 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday.

Amara Bullard is a Marketing + Media student at Loyola University in Chicago aspiring to work in basketball operations. 

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