2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Seimone Augustus

Position: Forward
Height: 6'1' / 185 cms.
Weight: 170 lbs. / 77 kgs.
WNBA Team: Minnesota Lynx
School: Louisiana State University '06

Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
Web: seimone33.com
Twitter: @SeimoneAugustus

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Honors: 2003 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year, MVP of the 2003 FIBA World Championship For Young Women (U21).
  • Gold Medals: 2012 & 2008 Olympics, 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2006 Opals World Challenge, 2005 World University Games, 2003 FIBA World Championship For Young Women.
  • Silver Medal: 2007 FIBA World League Tournament.
  • Bronze Medal: 2006 FIBA World Championship.
  • Named to the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp roster, but was competing in the WNBA Finals and unable to attend.
  • Did not make the first two USA Basketball junior teams for which she tried out and then played on two junior squads
    before being called up to the USA National Team in April 2006. Since then, Augustus has helped the USA National Team capture a pair of Olympic gold medals with perfect 8-0 records, one FIBA Americas Championship gold medal (5-0) and a FIBA World Championship bronze medal (8-1), while aiding the USA National Team to a 28-2 exhibition record.
  • Unable to participate in the 2009 USA’s fall training camp due to injury (ACL) and spent the winter in rehab.
  • Aided the 2007 USA Select Team to a 3-2 record and the
    silver medal at the 2007 FIBA World League Tournament in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
  • Member of the 2005 USA World University Games Team that captured gold with a 7-0 record in Izmir, Turkey; missed the first game due to Sue Gunter's funeral.
  • Member of the 2003 USA World Championship for Young Women Team (U21) that captured the gold medal with a 7-1 record in Sibenik, Croatia; selected by the media as the MVP; helped the USA to a 4-0 exhibition record.
  • The youngest participant and only high school athlete at the 2002 USA Young Women (U20) National Team Trials.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 1 in 2006 by the Minnesota Lynx.
  • WNBA Titles: 2011, 2013.
  • WNBA Finals MVP: 2011.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2012.
  • All-WNBA second teams: 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013.
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013.
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year: 2006.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2006.
  • EuroCup titles: 2007, 2009.
  • EuroLeague All-Star Game: 2011.
  • Helped the Lynx in 2013 to a 26-8 regular season record and the WNBA title.
  • Competed six seasons in Europe (WBC Dynamo, Galatasaray and Spartak Moscow Region), starting in 2006-07 and missing the 2009-10 season due to rehab for an ACL injury. Most recently helped Dynamo Kursk to the 2014 EuroCup finals and Russian League semifinals.
  • Helped lead the Lynx in 2011 to a league-best 27-7 record and the 2011 WNBA crown.
  • Missed the first nine games of the 2010 WNBA season after undergoing surgery to remove three non-cancerous fibroid tumors and her uterus.
  • Suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee on June 17, 2009, ending her 2009 WNBA season.
  • Finished the 2007 season ranked second among league leaders for scoring (22.6 ppg.) and capped her rookie season ranked second in the league for scoring (21.9 ppg.) and fifth for free throw percentage (.897).
College Notes:
  •  In her four years, Louisiana State University compiled a 121-19 (.864) record, won the 2003 Southeastern Conference Tournament crown and 2005 SEC regular season title, and advanced to the 2003 NCAA Elite Eight and 2004, 2005 and 2006 NCAA Final Fours.
  • Led the nation in scoring (22.7 ppg.) in 2005-06.
  • Consensus National Player of the Year (2005, 2006): Wade Trophy, Naismith Award, John R. Wooden Award and Associated Press Player of the Year.
  • Roy F. Kramer SEC Female Athlete of the Year (2005-06) and SEC Player of the Year for women's basketball (2005, 2006).
  • Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award (2006).
  • NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (2004, 2005, 2006).
  • All-SEC first team (2004, 2005, 2006); four-time SEC All-Tournament Team; and All-SEC second team, SEC Freshman of the Year and SEC All-Freshmen (2003).
  • USBWA and Basketball Times National Freshman of the Year (2003).
Personal Notes:
  • Born April 30, 1984, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; daughter of Seymore and Kim Augustus.
  • Once listed a funeral home as the strangest place she's ever played basketball.
  • Has done volunteer work at the Gus Young Center in Baton Rouge and received its 'Community Service Award' during the 2001 NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet.
  • Graduated from LSU in August -05 with a general studies degree, continued working toward a second degree in business during her senior campaign.
  • Enjoys fashion and classic cars, including Chevy Impalas from the 1960's.
  • Led her high school to Louisiana state titles in 2001 and 2002.
  • Named 2002 USA Today All-USA first team, 2001 All-USA third team, 2002 Parade Magazine All-American first team and was a two-time Gatorade Louisiana State Player of the Year.
  • Launched the Seimone Augustus Foundation, which works to provide opportunity and raise awaremess around health and wellness, with a special focus on issues surrounding hunger and heart health.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY
8/0
28-65
.431
2-10
.200
4-6
.667
20/2.5
62/7.8
11
2
6
2012 OLYx
5/2
21-42
.500
1-4
.250
9-10
.900
14/2.8
52/10.4
8
2
3
2010 WWCx
4/2
14- 23
.609
0- 0
.---
0- 0
.---
11/ 2.8
28/ 7.0
8
3
1
2008 OLY
8/ 0
27- 58
.466
0- 1
.000
9- 11
.818
18/ 2.3
63/ 7.9
11
1
4
2008 OLYx
3/ 0
9- 19
.474
0- 1
.000
3- 4
.750
9/ 3.0
21/ 7.0
3
0
2
2008 WNT
2/ 0
12- 23
.522
0- 0
.---
1- 1
1.000
8/ 4.0
25/ 12.5
3
5
5
2007 COLL
8/ 8
48- 79
.608
1- 6
.167
6- 6
1.000
26/ 3.3
103/ 12.9
24
0
10
2007 FWLT
5/ 2
20- 45
.444
1- 2
.500
4- 4
1.000
12/ 2.4
45/ 9.0
11
1
2
2007 TOA
5/ 0
24- 42
.571
0- 1
.000
5- 6
.833
11/ 2.2
53/ 10.6
6
1
7
2007 WNT
2/ 2
9- 13
.692
0- 0
.---
0- 0
.000
5/ 2.5
18/ 9.0
2
0
2
2006 WC
8/ 0
16- 31
.516
0- 3
.000
6- 7
.857
8/ 1.0
38/ 4.8
3
1
3
2006 WCX
1/ 0
0- 2
.000
0- 0
.---
0- 0
.---
2/ 2.0
0/ 0.0
1
0
1
2006 OWC
3/ 0
12- 21
.571
0- 0
.---
1- 2
.500
11/ 3.7
25/ 8.3
4
1
5
2005 WUG
6/ 3
40- 65
.615
0- 1
.000
5- 8
.625
25/ 4.2
85/ 14.2
14
2
16
2003 YW
8/ 8
39- 66
.591
3- 3
1.000
4- 4
1.000
30/ 3.8
85/ 10.6
5
3
19
2003 YWx
4/ 4
10- 28
.357
0- 0
.---
0- 2
.000
14/ 3.5
20/ 5.0
3
0
3
Totals
80/31
329-622
.529
8- 32
.250
57- 71
.803
224/ 2.8
723/ 9.0
117
22
89

WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
31/ 31
213- 413
.516
20- 69
.290
58- 66
.879
98/ 3.2
504/ 16.3
76
18
18
2012
29/29
192-391
.491
45-103
.437
52-61
.852
105/ 3.6
481/ 16.6
72
6
27
2011
34/34
231- 458
.504
25-60
.417
64- 74
.865
120/ 3.5
551/ 16.2
75
15
30
2010
25/25
176- 410
.429
36- 107
.336
34- 51
.667
81/ 3.2
422/ 16.9
47
7
17
2009
6 / 6
49- 86
.570
9- 14
.643
19- 21
.905
25/ 4.2
126/ 21.0
9
3
12
2008
31/31
233- 496
.470
20- 63
.317
105- 118
.890
120/ 3.9
591/ 19.1
83
12
32
2007
34/34
296- 583
.508
26- 62
.419
151- 173
.873
136/ 4.0
769/ 22.6
79
21
41
2006
34/34
283- 620
.456
30- 85
.353
148- 165
.897
128/ 3.8
774/ 21.9
50
18
21
Totals
224/223
1673-3457
.484
211- 563
.375
631- 729
.866
813/ 3.6
4188/ 18.7
491
100
198

College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2006
35/ 35
334- 595
.561
18- 40
.450
109- 138
.790
165/ 4.7
795/ 22.7
64
15
53
2005
36/ 36
303- 562
.539
5- 18
.278
113- 130
.869
166/ 4.6
724/ 20.1
76
17
51
2004
35/ 35
285- 540
.528
9- 24
.375
100- 111
.901
210/ 6.0
679/ 19.4
72
25
55
2003
34/ 34
212- 386
.549
1- 3
.333
79- 89
.888
187/ 5.5
504/ 14.8
64
15
35
Totals
140/140
1134-2083
.544
33- 85
.388
401- 468
.857
728/ 5.2
2702/ 19.3
276
72
194