BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A Baton Rouge native and Louisiana State University graduate is poised to become the university’s first female student-athlete with an on-campus statue in her honor.
Seimone Augustus, a basketball player, is known as LSU’s most decorated female student-athlete, and the unveiling of her statue is set to take place at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 in the plaza between the LSU Gymnastics facility and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The university says, “No. 5 LSU is scheduled to tip-off its game against Auburn at 2 p.m. on Sunday inside the PMAC. Between the first and second quarters, Augustus will be recognized on the same floor where thousands of fans came to see her play throughout her legendary career.”
The public is invited to attend the event and cheer Augustus on as she joins three other Tiger legends, Bob Pettit, Shaquille O’Neil and Pete Maravich, in becoming the recipient of a statue outside of the Maravich Assembly Center.
According to LSU, Augustus is “one of only five Tigers to top the 2,000-point mark, and she ended her career with 2,702 points, the second-highest total in program history.”
She graduated sixth in her class from Capitol High School out of 214 students and took accelerated classes prior to attending LSU.
Augustus went on to receive international acclaim by earning three gold medals (2008, 2012, 2016) as a member of the United States Olympic Team.
She also played 16 years in the WNBA and worked as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Sparks. In 2021, she was named among the W25- the Top 25 WNBA players of all time.
Augustus curated “Hoop Muses: An Insider’s Guide to Pop Culture and the (Women’s) Game,” which is set for release this spring.