Women's Basketball Hall of Fame selection for Seimone Augustus

Seimone Augustus, a Baton Rouge native, was elected to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, adding to her extensive list of achievements in her transformative basketball career. 

LSU Associate Head Coach Bob Starkey praised Augustus for being a Hall of Fame player and a remarkable person and teammate during her time at LSU. 

Augustus will be inducted into the WBHOF Class of 2024 alongside former WNBA teammates Maya Moore and Taj McWilliams-Franklin, with whom she won multiple WNBA titles. 

The induction ceremony for the 2024 WBHOF class, which includes Augustus, Moore, and McWilliams-Franklin, is set for April 27, 2024, at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville. 

Earlier in the year, Augustus became the first LSU female student-athlete to have a statue in her honor at LSU’s Plaza of Legacy, standing alongside other basketball icons like "Pistol" Pete Maravich, Shaquille O’Neal, and Bob Pettit. 

Augustus played a pivotal role in transforming LSU’s Women’s Basketball team into a national powerhouse, earning numerous accolades, including National Player of the Year and SEC Player of the Year twice. 

LSU Director of Athletics Scott Woodward described Augustus as LSU’s greatest female student-athlete, emphasizing her impact on the team and the sport globally. 

Augustus, selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx, had a remarkable 15-year WNBA career, winning four championships and earning multiple accolades, including the 2011 WNBA Finals MVP. 

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