BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Seimone Augustus, one of LSU’s impactful Women’s Basketball players will be making history as she is honored with a statue on campus.
Augustus was noticed as one of the top women’s basketball players during her time at LSU. Once Augustus graduated, she was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in 2006. She currently is an assistant coach for the LA Sparks.
“Words can’t express the gratitude I feel in my heart,” Augustus said. “To leave a timeless legacy of inspiration for generations to follow is a lifelong goal, and with this announcement, I am humbly honored. Representing Louisiana has always been and always will be a driving force in my continued pursuit of greatness.”
Augustus earned three All-American honors and won the 2006 NCAA Class Award. Augustus’ jersey number, 33, has been retired and hung from the rafters in the Pete Maravich Center. Along with all of her collegiate accolades, Augustus was named the WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2006, won four WNBA championships, was an eight-time All-Star, and won three consecutive gold medals as a member of the United States Olympic team.
The Seimone Augustus statue will be revealed on Sunday, Jan. 15 before the Women’s Basketball team takes on the Auburn Tigers. Augustus’ statue will join Bob Petit, Shaquille O’Neal, and Pete Maravich statues outside of the Maravich Assembly Center.
More details will be released as the reveal date gets closer.