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LSU unveils statue honoring school legend Seimone Augustus

Statue unveiling ceremony for Seimone Augustus outside of the Pete Maravich center on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY NETWORK.  Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023.

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LSU unveiled a statue of two-time national player of the year Seimone Augustus prior to Sunday’s 84-54 victory over Auburn.

The statue of Augustus is located outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. She is the first female athlete at LSU to be honored with a statue.

The 38-year-old Augustus is a native of Baton Rouge and led her hometown school to the first three Final Fours in their women’s basketball history from 2004-06.

“I didn’t do this alone. A lot of the female athletes here from my time were an inspiration,” Augustus said of being honored. “We were all going on our own race, our own journey, and I do stand here proudly as a representation of all those women.

“So many great female athletes have come through LSU that have made statements in their respective sports. I won’t be the last one that will be acknowledged.”

Augustus went on to play 15 WNBA seasons (2006-20) and was an eight-time All-Star. She was the 2006 WNBA Rookie of the Year and 2011 WNBA Finals MVP. She played her first 14 seasons for the Minnesota Lynx — winning four WNBA titles — before finishing her career with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2020.

Augustus had her No. 33 retired by the Lynx in 2022, while LSU retired her No. 33 in 2010.

Augustus also is a three-time Olympic gold medalist (2008, 2012, 2016).

–Field Level Media