Seimone Augustus Salary, Background, Career Highlights, Awards and Relationship

Published Date   07th Jul. 2017, 01:27 am
Seimone Augustus Salary, Background, Career Highlights, Awards and Relationship
Quick Info
Birth Name: Seimone Augustus
Date of Birth: 30/04/1984
Age: 39 years old
Nationality: American
Qualification: Louisiana State University

American professional basketball player, Seimone Augustus salary rose as she got associated with the WNBA earning MVP honors and leading Lynx to the 2011 WNBA championship.


Drafted by the Minnesota Lynx, Seimone Augustus played fiercely turning into a five time All-Star. Seimone Augustus salary accelerated as she gained fame across the women’s basketball and won a number of awards. She has been the three times winner of WNBA championship and WNBA All-Rookie Team in addition to winning EuroCup twice. Moreover, she has won the most-sought Wade Trophy, Naismith Player of the Year and Wooden Award all two times throughout her professional career.

Birth and Background

Seimone Augustus was born as Seimone Delicia Augustus on April 30, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is an American belonging to the black ethnicity. Her parents are Seymore and Kim Augustus.

Before Augustus’s freshman year, a Sports Illustrated magazine featured her in the cover page. She played for Capitol High School where she became WNBA All-America. Further, she scored 14 points earning MVP honors in WBCA High School All-America Game in 2002. She attended and graduated from Louisiana State University in 2006.

College Career and Awards

Seimone Augustus salary became predictable during her college days as she was an outstanding player playing with the LSU Lady Tigers. During her college days, she grabbed All-America twice, Naismith College Player of the Year, Wooden Award and Wade Trophy twice (2005-06). She earned all these awards for leading the Tigers to Final Four appearances. In addition, she also earned the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award that demonstrates her as nation’s top women basketball player.

Professional Career Highlights and Awards

Minnesota Lynx drafted Seimone Augustus in 2006 WNBA Draft where she recorded rookie score making 21.9 points per game. She received the title 2006 WNBA Rookie of the Year finishing fifth in free throw percentage. Seimone Augustus salary rose as she persevered in her career scoring her career-high 22.6 points per game in 2007.

However, the years 2009 and 2010 did not go as good as before. Augustus endured a torn ACL while playing against Phoenix Mercury. She also underwent surgery to remove fibroid tumor during these years. Despite all these setbacks, Augustus played 25 games and made strong comeback in 2011.

Augustus had a blissful 2011 season where she got high vote becoming the eighth in MVP list. The winner of Second Team All-WNBA for the third time, Seimone Augustus salary rose with her success as second-highest scorer in WNBA Finals history. She won the Finals MVP title contributing to Lynx victory over Atlanta Dream.

The next year, Augustus again received WNBA All-Star for the sixth time averaging 13.8 points per game. But her knee injury and surgery caused pause in her professional career. Finally, when she made the comeback, Lynx won their third WNBA championship after 5 years.

In 2016, Lynx continued to win the championship with 28-6 score. Seimone Augustus salary went on rising as she re-signed multi-year contract with Lynx. Furthermore, she led Lynx to their 5th time WNBA championship defeating Mercury. The brilliant player won the WNBA Top 20@20 in WNBA’s twentieth anniversary celebrating her as league’s one of the best 20 players.

Overseas and International Career

Seimone Augustus salary elevated as she continued to play abroad with the Dynamo Moscow club in Russia. It was during 2006-08 WNBA off seasons. Similarly, she played with Galatasaray, Turkish club, in 2008-09 WNBA season in the EuroCup. Augustus has also been playing with Dynamo Kursk of the Russian League since 2013 during WNBA off season.  During her overseas career, she along with various teams has won Honda Sports Awards (2004-5), Turkish President Cup (2007-8) and FIBA Euro cup MVY (2008-9).

With the dedication, Augustus got into the US women’s basketball team and earned gold medal thrice in Summer Olymics. She was also selected to play for 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Olympics. Besides, she also became one of the players to enter 2014 FIBA World Championship when US won the gold medal.

Personal Life and Salary

Seimone Augustus opened herself up as lesbian. She is engaged to LaTaya Varner in 2010 and married to her in 2015. Her noticeable sportsman cousin is Kodi Augustus—former Mississippi State power forward.

With the long and successful career as professional basketball player, Seimone Augustus salary boasts as high as $270,000 annually. This also hikes her net worth to $2,430,000 marking her market value of $6,075,000.

The enthusiastic player is one of the remarkable players in the women’s basketball. Despite the setbacks she went through, Augustus carries her professional career well enough to become a highly valued player.

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