Augustus Featured in Latest Issue of SI on Campus
BATON ROUGE — Seimone Augustus, a junior-to-be for the LSU Lady Tigers basketball team, was one of five athletes featured in “Faces in the Crowd” in the April 29 issue of Sports Illustrated on Campus.
Augustus, a 2004 Kodak All-American, led LSU to the Final Four by averaging 19.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. The Baton Rouge native was named the NCAA West Regional Most Outstanding Player after pouring in a career-high 20 points in both the regional semifinal game against top-seeded Texas and the regional final against Georgia.
“The rare female player who can elevate, penetrate, post up, pirouette and get off a shot at will, Augustus is poised to take over where Diana Taurasi and Alana Beard left off,” quoting the write-up in the magazine.
Augustus is one of four starters returning to the Lady Tigers squad for the 2004-05 season. LSU was selected by Sports Illustrated as the No. 2 team in the nation in an early top 10 poll release last month.