Seimone Augustus is Alumni of the Month
Seimone Delicia Augustus is a proud Capitol High School alumna, and an American professional women’s basketball player with the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Dynamo Kursk and the U.S. national team. A seven-time all-star, Augustus has become one of the most recognizable faces in the WNBA, earning MVP honors while leading the Lynx to the 2011 WNBA championship, the first of four that she has won with the team.
Before her freshman year in high school, Augustus was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Women, with a headline that asked, “Is She the Next Michael Jordan?” Augustus played for Capitol High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2002 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored fourteen points, and earned MVP honors.
During her collegiate career with the LSU Lady Tigers, the two-time All-American won the Naismith College Player of the Year, Wooden Award and Wade Trophy in 2005 and 2006 while leading the LSU to three straight Final Four appearances. The Lady Tigers however, never advanced beyond the semi-final round. She averaged 19.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2 assists per game in her collegiate career. During her final year, she won the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, recognizing her as the nation’s top senior women’s basketball player. Augustus graduated from Louisiana State University in 2006. Her uniform number (33) was retired by LSU on January 9, 2010, making her the first female athlete in school history to receive that honor. Augustus had also played with future WNBA teammate Sylvia Fowles during her collegiate career at LSU.