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Seimone Augustus #33 Guard/Forward

Seimone Augustus

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• WNBA Champion (2011, 2013)
• 2011 WNBA Finals MVP
• All-WNBA First-Team selection (2012)
• All-WNBA Second-Team selection (2006, 2007, 2011, 2013)
• Olympic gold medalist (2012, 2008)
• WNBA All-Star (2013, 2011, 2007, 2006)
• WNBA Player of the Week (2011 – 3, 2010 – 1, 2009 – 1, 2008 – 1, 2006 – 1)
• WNBA Player of the Month (July 2011)
• Lynx franchise leader in points (4,188) and field goals (1,460)
• Single-season franchise record holder for points (769)
• Reached 3,000 points in just 151 career games, matching Diana Taurasi as the fastest ever to the plateau
• One of three players in WNBA history to post a 50/45/85 season (2011)
• 88-time 20+ point games, most in franchise history
• 2006 WNBA Rookie of the Year
• First overall pick in 2006 WNBA Draft

2013:Concluded her eighth season in Minnesota by averaging 16.3 ppg and shooting a career-best 51.6% from the floor… Signed a multi-year contract extension on Sept. 13… Started 31 games, missing three (July 9-13) due to a sprained left ankle suffered July 7 vs. Phoenix… Ranked 9th in the WNBA in scoring, 7th in FG accuracy and 8th in FT accuracy (87.9%) while logging 29.7 mpg… Shot a career-low 29.0% from three-point range, but converted 35.1% (13-for-37) from beyond the arc in her final 16 contests after a 7-for-32 (21.9%) start… Tallied 20+ points on eight occasions, pushing her club-record career total to 96 such outings, and was Minnesota's top scorer six times… Her nine FT attempts Sept. 12 at Los Angeles are a season high, and her most in a road game since July 24, 2008 at Indiana… Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds Aug. 27 at New York; she pulled in 6+ boards five times in August… Dished a season-high six assists Aug. 22 at Connecticut, one of five times she's led; her 2.5 apg this year is the second-best of her career (2.7 in 2008)… Scored the 4000th point of her WNBA career Aug. 16 vs. Tulsa, becoming the 19th player in league history to do so; only Diana Taurasi, Cappie Pondexter and Lauren Jackson required fewer games to reach that mark… Finished with a season-high 29 points in that Aug. 16 vs. Tulsa; she had a team-best 26 points and six assists (in a season-high 39:20) Aug. 11 at Chicago… Started the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game on July 27 in Connecticut, scoring 12 points… Matched her career best with three blocks June 14 at Tulsa; her 27 FG attempts June 8 at Washington were one short of her career high...2012: Completed her seventh season in the WNBA by again leading the Lynx in scoring… Played in 29 games, missing two (June 6-9) due to a strained right quadriceps and three more (Sept. 9-14) with a sprained right foot… Ranked 9th in the league in scoring (16.6 ppg), 27th in assists (2.5 apg) and among the top 15 in all three shooting categories -- 13th in FG accuracy (49.1%), 4th in three-point accuracy (a career-best 43.7%) and 11th in FT accuracy (85.2%) -- while logging a career-low 28.5 mpg… Her 45 treys made are also a career high; she ran her string of consecutive made three-pointers to eight June 27 vs. Phoenix, one shy of the WNBA record… Closed the year by making 20 consecutive free throws (and 35 of her final 37), but dipped to 39.0% (46-for-118) from the floor over her last eight contests… The Sept. 17 win vs. Indiana halted her run of double-figure scoring nights at 29 games… Drilled a career-high six three-pointers Sept. 4 vs. Los Angeles, part of a game-high 23-point performance; it was her franchise-record 88th career 20+ outing (8th this year, with Minnesota going 8-0)… Moved past Katie Smith (3605) into 1st place on the Lynx' career scoring list in the Sept. 4 game, as well, ending the season with 3684 points… Her nine rebounds Aug. 31 vs. Tulsa tied a career best… Tallied a game-high 23 points Aug. 25 at Atlanta, one of 13 times she was the Lynx' leading scorer… Totaled a season-high 26 points June 21 vs. New York, adding seven rebounds and a season-best eight assists; the latter figure is her high since dealing nine vs. New York on June 24, 2008… Collected a game-high 25 points and a season-high three steals May 24 vs. Los Angeles... 2011: Wrapped up her sixth season in Minnesota by starting all 34 games for the first time since 2007 (third total)...again led the Lynx in scoring, averaging 16.2 ppg to rank 8th in the WNBA, while logging a team-high 29.3 mpg (18th in the league)... also placed among the top 12 in all three shooting categories -- FG accuracy (50.4%, 12th), three-point accuracy (41.7%, 9th) and FT accuracy (86.5%, 10th) -- to become only the third placer in league history to post a 50/40/85 season (Lauren Jackson, 2007; Penny Taylor, 2010)... Added 3.5 rpg and 2.2 apg, while notching a career-best assists/TO ratio of 1.67-to-1...named Western Conference Player of the Month in July, the first such honor of her career; she tallied 19.0 ppg (54.9%) and 3.6 rpg in eight July outings... Earned Western Conference Player of the Week recognition three times (July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 29), hiking her total career total to seven... Was Minnestoa's leading scorer on 17 occasions, reaching double figures 30 times... Went over the 3,000-point mark Aug. 9 at Phoenix, doing so in her 151st WNBA game to tie Diana Taurasi for the fastest ever to 3,000... Finished with a season-high 26 points in that Phoenix game, one of nine 20+ efforts... Dealt a season-high six assists Sept. 2 vs. New York, and pulled down a game- and season-high seven rebounds Aug. 7 at Los Angeles (one of three times she led)... Collected nine points and three assists in the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game, held July 23 in San Antonio... Tallied 25 points July 20 at Phoenix, and swiped a season-high three steals July 16 vs. Seattle... Registered 25 points vs. Atlanta on June 17, and logged a season-high 36:44 at Seattle on June 24. 2010: Finished her fifth season with the Lynx by averaging a career-low 16.9 ppg (ranking 8th in the WNBA) and shooting a career-low 42.9% from the floor... Started the final 25 games, having missed the first nine after undergoing abdominal surgery on Apr. 24; Minnesota went 11-14 with her in the lineup, following a 2-7 start... Returned June 10 at Phoenix, her first appearance in a WNBA game in nearly a year (June 17, 2009)... Ranked 3rd in the league in minutes played (33.3 mpg) and 32nd in three-point accuracy (33.6%); she went 10-for-45 (22.2%) from beyond the arc over the final 13 contests, after hitting 41.9% (26-for-62) in her first 12 starts... Tallied 20+ points on 10 occasions (the Lynx were 8-2), hiking her career total to 71... Held to single digits in four of the final six contests (averaging 11.7 ppg on 35.3% shooting), after scoring fewer than 10 points just four times in her career before that... Pulled down a season-high eight rebounds Aug. 10 at San Antonio, and also sank her 1000th career FG in that contest... Topped the Lynx with 27 points Aug. 7 at Chicago, and handed out a season-high six assists Aug. 3 vs. Connecticut... Scored the 2500th point of her career Aug. 1 vs. Seattle, reaching that mark in her 120th career game; only Cynthia Cooper (117) required fewer contests... Tallied 36 points July 24 vs. Phoenix, her lone 30+ effort of the year and the 13th of her career; Katie Smith held the previous club record with 12... The 36 points (and 14 FGM) are also Target Center records; Smith scored 34 points on three occasions... Matched her career high with five treys July 24 vs. Phoenix (also June 18 vs. Tulsa)... Named the WNBA's Western Conference Player of the Week for June 14-20... 2009: Saw her fourth WNBA campaign cut short after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee June 17 at Phoenix... She underwent surgery on July 7, and was sidelined for the final 28 games... Appeared in six games prior to the injury, averaging 21.0 ppg and 4.2 rpg while shooting a blistering 57.0% from the floor -- including 64.3% (9-for-14) from three-point range -- and 90.5% from the FT line while playing 29.7 mpg... Named a member of USA Basketball's 2009-12 Women's National Team on Aug. 17... Racked up a pair of 30-point nights (June 10 vs. Los Angeles, June 16 at Sacramento), boosting her career tally to 12 games with 30+ and matching Katie Smith's franchise record in that category... Also tied her career best with a game-high nine rebounds in the June 10 victory over Los Angeles... Named the Western Conference Player of the Week on June 15, the third such honor of her career... Scored a team-high 23 points on Opening Night (June 6) vs. Chicago, which was also her 100th game in a Lynx uniform; she's scored 20+ points in 61 of 105 WNBA contests... 2008: Wrapped up her third season in a Lynx uniform by ranking as the WNBA's 3rd-leading scorer at 19.1 ppg... It was the first time she'd finished below 20 ppg; however, she continued to hold the highest career scoring average in league history (21.3 ppg)... Also averaged 3.9 rpg and a career-best 2.7 apg (good for 24th in the league) in a career-high 33.6 mpg (6th overall)... Shot 47.0% from the field (13th), 31.7% from three-point range and 89.0% from the line (7th), but attempted a career-low 118 free throws... Started all 31 of her appearances, missing the first game of her WNBA career when a sprained toe on her right foot sidelined her June 28 at San Antonio... Also missed the season's final two games (Sept. 12-14) after sustaining a mild concussion Sept. 9 vs. Indiana... Left that contest in the first quarter, snapping her streak of 88 consecutive double-figure scoring nights, the second-longest such run in WNBA history (Cynthia Cooper, 92)... Scored her 2000th career point July 27 vs. Los Angeles, reaching the mark in her 93rd contest; only Cooper (90) accomplished that feat in fewer games... Earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors on June 2, her second career award... Was Minnesota's top scorer 19 times, with 15 games of 20+ points and nine of 25+, and also led in assists on seven occasions... Poured in a season-high 30 points July 19 at San Antonio, her 10th career 30+ night; she sank 11 straight FG attempts during the game, one short of her own franchise record... Swiped a career-best four steals July 3 at Los Angeles, and dished a career-high 10 assists June 10 vs. Connecticut as part of the third point/assist double-double in club history... Played a career-high 42:45 June 20 at Detroit, one of four games logging 40+ minutes... Hauled down a team- and season-high nine rebounds in back-to-back games (May 27 at Houston, May 29 at Chicago); she led the Lynx across the board (points/rebounds/assists) in the Houston game, the first time she'd accomplished that feat... 2007: Completed her second season with the Lynx by again earning Second Team All-WNBA honors and finishing eighth in the league's Most Valuable Player balloting... Started all 34 games, ranking 2nd (behind only Lauren Jackson) in scoring at 22.6 ppg; her 769 total points surpass her own franchise record (744 in 2006) and mark the second-highest total in league annals (Diana Taurasi 860, 2006)... Became the first player since 1997 (Cynthia Cooper and Eva Nemcova) to finish among the league's top 10 in scoring and all three shooting categories -- 4th in FG accuracy (50.8%), 5th in three-point accuracy (41.9%) and 7th in FT accuracy (87.3%)... Tallied 20+ a club-record 23 times, breaking Katie Smith's previous mark (21 in 2001)... Ranked 13th in minutes (32.1 mpg), 26th in steals (1.21 spg), 27th in blocks (a team-best 0.62 bpg) and 33rd in assists (2.3 apg), while also hauling in 4.0 rpg... Erupted for a career-high 39 points July 29 at Sacramento, her third 30+ effort of the season and equaling the 9th-best single-game total in WNBA history; the 16 FGM also broke the club record she shared with Smith... Netted 33 points with six assists July 20 vs. Washington... Contributed eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the 2007 WNBA All-Star Game, played July 15 in Washington, D.C.... Grabbed a career-best nine rebounds June 29 at San Antonio, and sank the game-winning FG with :05.2 left June 22 vs. Seattle... Scored her 1000th career point June 16 vs. Los Angeles (doing so in her 46th game), and crossed the 1500-point plateau in the Aug. 19 finale vs. San Antonio... Set a WNBA single-game record for FG accuracy with her 11-for-11 effort June 8 at L.A... 2006: Capped off her first season in Minnesota by garnering Rookie of the Year honors and being named to the All-WNBA Second Team... Started all 34 games, tallying 21.9 ppg and 3.8 rpg; she ranked 2nd in the league in scoring, becoming one of just 10 players in WNBA history to average 20+ ppg over a season... Broke Katie Smith's franchise single-season scoring record (739 points, 2001) in the Aug. 13 finale at Los Angeles... Also set club records for FGs made (283) and attempted (620)... Ranked 5th in the league in FT accuracy (89.7%) and 6th in minutes (33.1 mpg) while hitting a team-best 45.6% from the floor and 35.3% from long range... Was Minnesota's top scorer 27 times, tallying 20+ points on 20 occasions... Registered six games with 30 or more, making her the third player in WNBA history to accomplish that feat (Taurasi, Cynthia Cooper)... Scored a season-high 32 points (including a franchise-record 17 in the 3rd quarter) July 30 at New York; she also tallied 32 points vs. San Antonio (July 9), vs. Phoenix (June 18) and vs. Seattle (June 14)... Was the Western Conference's top scorer with 16 points in the 2006 WNBA All-Star Game, held July 12 in New York... Set a club record with her 13-for-13 outing from the line Aug. 10 at Sacramento; her 14 FTMs July 9 vs. San Antonio were a league single-game best this year... The July 28 outing at Chicago stopped her run of seven straight games with a blocked shot; she had three blocks July 25 at Charlotte... Hauled in a season-high eight rebounds June 28 at Phoenix, and handed out a season-high five assists June 11 vs. Houston... Her 28 FGAs June 24 vs. New York are a club single-game high, eclipsing her own mark (26 vs. Seattle, June 14)... Averaged 19.4 ppg (43.1%) in 17 road outings, compared to 24.4 ppg (47.9%) at Target Center... Named WNBA Player of the Week on June 5, the first Minnesota player to be honored since Smith.

Playoffs
2013: Started all seven playoff games... Averaged 17.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 32.0 minutes per game...In Game 2 of the Finals, scored 20 points points on 9-of-12 shooting to help the Lynx go up 2-0 in the series over Atlanta... 2012: Averaged 17.9 points and 5.0 rebounds in 35.0 minutes per game while leading the Lynx to a second consecutive WNBA Finals appearance… In Game 2 of the Finals, scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Lynx finish off a 83-71 win to even the series… Scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals to help the Lynx sweep Los Angeles behind a 80-79 win… 2011: In her first career postseason appearance, led the Lynx to the first WNBA Championship in franchise history, averaging a team-best 22.0 points per game in eight postseason games… Was named the 2011 WNBA Finals MVP after averaging 24.7 ppg as the Lynx swept the Atlanta Dream to win the championship… Scored a single-game franchise postseason high 36 points on 11-of-14 shooting in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals against the Dream.

International
2011: Participated in the USA Basketball Women's National Team May Training Camp in Las Vegas... 2010: Trained with the USA Basketball Women's National Team in preparation for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women... Did not make the final roster... 2009: Named to 2009-12 USA Basketball Women's National Team on Aug. 17, 2009... Forced to sit out Fall Training Camp session due to injury... 2008: A member of the gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China where she averaged 7.9 ppg (.466 percent), 2.3 rpg and 1.4 apg in eight appearances (17.8 mpg)... Appeared in 22 games for USA Basketball during the 2007-08 winter campaign, scoring 11.1 ppg (.559 percent) with 2.8 rpg... 2007: Won a gold medal at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship last September in Valdivia, Chile, tallying 10.6 ppg (57.1%) and 2.2 rpg in five appearances... 2006: Earned a bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championships in São Paulo, Brazil, scoring 4.8 ppg (51.6%) in eight contests... 2005: Member of USA Basketball's gold-medal-winning 2005 World University Games squad (held in Izmir, Turkey)... 2003: A member of the 2003 United States World Championship for Young Women Gold Medal team... Earned MVP of the 2003 FIBA World Championship for Young Women by leading the United States to the Gold Medal by averaging 10.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 2.4 spg.

Overseas
2011-12: Completed her first season with Sparta&K Moscow, helping the club to a runner-up finish in the Russian Premier League and an appearance in the EuroLeague Elite Eight… Averaged 13.1 ppg and 3.8 rpg in 26 Premier League outings, and added 16.9 ppg and 4.6 rpg in 19 EuroLeague contests… 2010-11: Returned to Galatasaray... In 12 EuroLeague games, averaged 13.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game... Played in 34 games in the Turkish League, averaging 14.5 points per game while shooting 49.0 percent from the floor... 2009-10: Sat out the winter season to recover from a torn left acl... 2008-09: Appeared in 41 games for Istanbul-based Galatasaray... In 26 games in the Turkish League, averaged 16.2 ppg and 4.1 rpg while shooting 51.0 percent from the floor... Led Galatasaray to the EuroCup Championship, averaging 20.0 ppg and 4.6 rpg in 15 games... Named EuroCup Player of the Year for her efforts... 2007-08: Completed her second season with Dynamo Moscow, averaging 16.8 ppg (49.4%) and 5.0 rpg in 11 EuroLeague contests and 15.3 ppg (50.8%) and 4.3 rpg in 23 Superleague starts... 2006-07: Played for Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Superleague, tallying 13.6 ppg and 3.7 rpg while shooting 54.6% from the floor and 40.3% from long distance in 39 outings... Sparked Dynamo to the EuroCup championship, as well as a secondplace finish in the Superleague's regular season.

College
Became the first female athlete at LSU to have jersey retired when on Jan. 24, 2010, the program hung her #33 jersey from the rafters of the Maravich Center, joining the likes of Pete Maravich, Bob Pettit, Rudy Macklin and Shaquille O'Neal... Started a school record 140 games during her LSU career... Registered 72 games with 20+ points, including 26 in 2005-06... Scored in double digits in 132 of 140 career games (the most in NCAA history), including a school-record 97 straight games... Ended her career at LSU as the school's 2nd-leading scorer (5th in the SEC) all time with 2,702 points... Also finished 2nd in school history in FGs made, 6th in FG percentage, 1st in FT percentage and 4th in FTs made... 2005-06: Named the National Player of the Year by the Associated Press... Won the State Farm Wade Trophy, the Naismith Award and the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's top player... Named first-team All-American by the AP, the USBWA and the Wooden Award, and earned Kodak All-America honors for the third straight year... Received the Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award... Named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and earned first-team All-SEC honors by the coaches and the A.P.... Finished the season as the NCAA scoring leader with 22.7 ppg... Joined the 2006 USA Basketball Women's Senior National Team at the Opals World Challenge in Australia following the WNBA Draft... 2004-05: Won the State Farm Wade Trophy, the Naismith Award and the John R. Wooden Women's Award as the nation's top player... Named National Player of the Year by the USBWA and the A.P.... Named the 2004-05 Honda Sports Award winner for basketball... Received the Victor Award as the top female collegiate basketball player... Earned WBCA/Kodak All-America for the second straight year, and was a first-team All-America selection by the Wooden Award, the USBWA and the A.P.... Named the SEC Player of the Year by the coaches and the A.P.... A unanimous first-team All-SEC selection by the coaches and the AP... Finished the year ranked 2nd in the SEC (10th in the NCAA) in scoring (20.1 ppg), 6th in FG percentage (.539) and 2nd in FT percentage (.869)... Member of the 2005 United States World University Games Gold Medal Team... 2003-04: Named Kodak All-American by the WBCA and third-team All-American by the A.P.... Named first-team All-SEC by the coaches and the A.P.... Named the USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year... Ranked 4th in points in a season by a sophomore with 679 (19.4 ppg)... Became the 23rd player in school history to reach 1,000 career points and the eighth to accomplish the feat in two seasons or less on Feb. 26 against Ole Miss... 2002-03: Named the National Freshman of the Year by the USBWA, Basketball Times, www.WOMENSCOLLEGEHOOPS.com and Gballmag.com... SEC Freshman of the Year by both the coaches and the A.P.... Second-Team All-American by Basketball Times... Her 88.8% FT percentage was the best single-season mark in school history.

Personal

Born on Apr. 30, 1984, in Baton Rouge, La.... The daughter of Kim and Seymore Augustus... Ranked 6th among 214 student in the senior class at Capitol H.S. in Baton Rouge, carrying a 3.71 GPA in accelerated classes... Volunteered at the Gus Young Center in Baton Rouge... Received the "Community Service Award" during the 2001 NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet... Enjoys video games, fashion and classic cars, including Chevy Impalas from the 1960s.

Career Transactions

Drafted by Minnesota in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 2006 WNBA Draft... Signed on Apr. 19, 2006... Re-signed to a four-year extension on Feb. 9, 2010.