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Seimone Augustus

  • As of  Feb. 20, 2020.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2003 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year, MVP of the 2003 World Championship For Young Women (U21).
  • Gold Medals: 2016, 2012 & 2008 Olympics; 2014 FIBA World Cup; 2007 FIBA Americas Championship; 2005 World University Games; 2003 FIBA World Championship For Young Women (U21).
  • Silver Medal:
  • Bronze Medal: 2006 FIBA World Championship.
  • International Invitationals: 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament (gold), 2007 FIBA World League Tournament (silver), 2006 Opals World Challenge (gold).
  • 105-6 in USA Basketball games played.
  • 2017-20 USA National Team:
    • Competed in all seven games during the 2019 USA National Team's NCAA tour and pre-Olympic qualifying games in Argentina; started all seven games and averaged 4.9 ppg. and 2.0 apg. in aiding the team to a 6-1 record. 
    • Took part in the USA's training camp in April 2018 in Seattle, and helped the USA earn an 83-46 exhibition victory against China to close the camp.
    • Accepted an invitation to the 2017 USA Women's National Team training camp Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California, but advanced to the WNBA Finals and was not available to participate. 
  • 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 three Olympic gold medals with perfect 8-0 records, one FIBA World Championship gold medal (6-0) 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 38-3 exhibition record.
  • In 2016 competed on her third U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team and is now one of 12 USA Basketball women who have been a member of three Olympic Teams. That list includes five-time Olympian and four-time gold medalist Teresa Edwards; four-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, Lisa Leslie and Diana Taurasi; and fellow three-time Olympians Anne Donovan, Sylvia Fowles, Katrina McClain, Katie Smith, Dawn Staley and Sheryl Swoopes.
  • Member of the 2005 USA World University Games Team that captured gold with a 7-0 record in Izmir, Turkey; missed the first game to attend 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.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 1 in 2006 by the Minnesota Lynx; signed with the Los Angeles Sparks on Feb. 20, 2020.
  • WNBA Top 20@20: 2016.
  • WNBA Titles: 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017.
  • WNBA Finals MVP: 2011.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2012.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018.
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year: 2006.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2006.
  • EuroCup titles: 2007, 2009.
  • EuroLeague All-Star Game: 2011.
  • Sidelined most of the 2019 season after having arthroscopic surgery on her knee May 30; returned Aug. 5 and played in 12 games.
  • Sidelined half of the 2015 season after having arthroscopic surgery on her right knee July 17, returned to action in time to help the Lynx win a third WNBA title.
  • Competed eight seasons in Europe (Dynamo Kursk, WBC Dynamo, Galatasaray and Spartak Moscow Region), starting in 2006-07 and missing the 2009-10 season due to rehab for an ACL injury; helped Dynamo Kursk to the 2015 EuroLeague Final Four and the Russian League semifinals and to the 2014 EuroCup finals and Russian League semifinals.
  • 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.

College Years

  • In her four years, Louisiana State compiled a 121-19 (.864) record, won the 2003 Southeastern Conference Tournament crown, the 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).
  • Roy F. Kramer SEC Female Athlete of the Year (2005-06).
  • NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (2004-06).
  • 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 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; daughter of Seymore and Kim Augustus, both of whom were influential in Seimone’s young basketball career.
  • Married LaTaya Varner on May 9, 2015.
  • Has a Lab mix named Tiger Bear, a donkey named Shrek and two horses, Jessie and Doc.
  • Enjoys listening to Hip Hop and R&B music, and lists her favorite musicians as Kem, D'Angelo, Nas, Jay-Z and Currensy.
  • Favorite TV shows include Game Of Thrones, Orange is The New Black, Boondocks and Narcos; and favorite magazines include Dwell Magazine, Architectural Digest and Atomic Ranch.
  • Collects old cars and currently has a 1966 Caprice, a 1968 Impala and a 1996 Impala.
  • Graduated from LSU in August ‘05 with a general studies degree, continued working toward a second degree in business during her senior campaign.
  • Led her high school to Louisiana state titles in 2001 and 2002 and was 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 (2001, 2002).
  • The Seimone Augustus Foundation works to provide opportunity and raise awareness around health and wellness, with a special focus on issues surrounding hunger and heart health.
  • Typical week of training includes three days of strength and conditioning and two days of yoga.
  • Started playing when she was 5.
  • First Olympic memory was of watching Micheal Johnson run the 400-meters.
  • Winter sport she'd like to try if given a chance would be ski jumping. 
  • Enjoys playing NFL Madden, NBA 2k and Grand Theft Auto.
  • Plays golf and her favorite golfer is Ben Greve (husband of former teammate Lindsay Whalen).

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S AVG MIN FGM-A PCT 3PM-A PCT FTM-A PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2019 WNT 7/7 15.7 17- 31 .538 0-2 .000 0- 0 .--- 11/ 1.6 34/ 4.9 14 5 0 4
2018 WNT 1/1
16.0 2-   3 .667 0-   0 .--- 0-   0 .--- 3/ 3.0 4/ 4.0 0 0 0 0
2016 OLY 8/  1 20.0 27-   48 .563 0-   1 .000 0-   0 .--- 26/ 3.3 54/   6.8 26 11 0 7
2016 OLYx 4/  0 17.0 5-   20 .250 0-   0 .--- 2-   2 1.000 13/ 3.3 12/   3.0 5 1 0 0
2014 WC 6/  0 19.7 25-   45 .556 2-   4 .500 4-   4 1.000 22/ 3.7  56/   9.3 10 5 1 2
2014 WCx 5/  0 16.8 16-   26 .615 0-   0 .--- 5-   5 1.000 13/ 2.6 37/   7.4 6 4 0 8
2012 OLY 8/  0 18.1 28-   65 .431 2- 10 .200 4-   6 .667 20/ 2.5 62/   7.8 11 9 2 6
2012 OLYx 5/  2 22.0 21-   42 .500 1-   4 .250 9- 10 .900 14/ 2.8 52/ 10.4 8 7 2 3
2010 WWCx 4/  2 18.4 14-   23 .609 0-   0 .--- 0-   0 .--- 11/ 2.8 28/   7.0 8 2 3 1
2008 OLY 8/  0 17.8 27-   58 .466 0-   1 .000 9- 11 .818 18/ 2.3 63/   7.9 11 3 1 4
2008 OLYx 3/  0 20.3 9-   19 .474 0-   1 .000 3-   4 .750 9/ 3.0 21/   7.0 3 4 0 2
2008 WNT 2/  0 26.0 12-   23 .522 0-   0 .--- 1-   1 1.000 8/ 4.0 25/ 12.5 3 5 5 5
2007 COLL 8/  8 29.5 48-   79 .608 1-   6 .167 6-   6 1.000 26/ 3.3 103/ 12.9 24 11 0 10
2007 FWLT 5/  2 22.0 20-   45 .444 1-   2 .500 4-   4 1.000 12/ 2.4 45/   9.0 11 6 1 2
2007 TOA 5/  0 18.4 24-   42 .571 0-   1 .000 5-   6 .833 11/ 2.2 53/ 10.6 6 3 1 7
2007 WNT 2/  2 22.0 9-   13 .692 0-   0 .--- 0-   0 .000 5/ 2.5 18/   9.0 2 1 0 2
2006 WC 8/  0 9.4 16-   31 .516 0-   3 .000 6-   7 .857 8/ 1.0 38/   4.8 3 3 1 3
2006 WCX 1/  0 13.0 0- 2 .000 0-   0 .--- 0-   0 .--- 2/ 2.0 0/   0.0 1 0 0 1
2006 OWC 3/  0 19.0 12-   21 .571 0-   0 .--- 1-   2 .500 11/ 3.7 25/   8.3 4 4 1 5
2005 WUG 6/  3 n/a 40-   65 .615 0-   1 .000 5-   8 .625 25/ 4.2 85/ 14.2 14 9 2 16
2003 YW 8/  8 24.5 39-   66 .591 3-   3 1.000 4-   4 1.000 30/ 3.8 85/ 10.6 5 9 3 19
2003 YWx 4/  4 19.5 10-  28 .357 0-   0 .--- 0-   2 .000 14/ 3.5 20/   5.0 3 8 0 3
Totals 111/40
421-795 .530 10-39 .256 68- 82 .829 312/2.8 920/8.3 178 110 23 110

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