Seimone Delicia Augustus is a professional women Basketball player from America currently playing in the WNBA from the Minnesota Lynx, Dynamo Kursk and from the US National Team. She is an openly lesbian basketball player. She is one of the most recognized names in the WNBA. She has become WNBA All-Star for five times and has won two WNBA Championships with her team. She was also the winner of the WNBA Finals MVP in 2011. She has won four gold medals and one bronze medal from her National Team playing at the Olympic Games, World Championship and WUG at different times.
Born on 30th April 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, to parents Seymore and Kim Augustus, Seimone played Basketball since her childhood and was very passionate on it. She grew up playing basketball at her home and her hometown parks. She played Basketball from her school’s team and before her freshman year in high school, she was on cover Sports Illustrated for Women. She played for Capitol High School in Baton Rouge. While playing from the High School team, she participated in the 2002 WBCA High School All-America Game where she earned the MVP honors. She was named a WBCA All-American. She attended Louisiana State University and played from the college’s basketball team, LSU Lady Tigers. She won the Naismith College Player of the Year, Wooden Award and Wade Trophy. She got wide recognition and appreciation for her outstanding play in her collegiate career opening the door to professionalism.
Seimone Augustus was picked in no.1 overall draft by Minnesota Lynx in 2006 WNBA Draft. She has been playing from the team since 2006 till date. During the early years of her professional career, the team could not perform well. However, Seimone made records on her name performing outstanding from her side which awarded her the Rookie of the year award. Since 2011, the team came up as a flash giving the best scores. For this, there is a great contribution of Seimone as well. During the play offs seasons, she played for Dynamo Moscow club in Russia and A Turkish club Galatasaray in EuroCup. The playoffs had helped her elevate her skills and get the experience out of the United States as well. She is one of the current members in the US Basketball Team.
Moving onto her personal life, as she is an openly lesbian, Seimone is engaged to her girlfriend LaTaya Varner. Since she is an lesbaian, it will be vague to talk about boyfriend. She has no interest on boys. There is no any record of her past affairs. They got engaged on May 2012 and had plans to marry her after the 2013 season. There is no information available on if they are married now or not as it is not disclosed. Seimone had undergone a surgery to remove fibroids on April 2010. During the surgery, she had her uterus removed but as she wants children in future, her ovaries were left intact. In that way, she could get pregnant through gestational surrogate.
Seimone Augustus is an unstoppable player. She is here and there all over the court moving for securing scores. She has variety of post moves. Her first step to the hoop and jump is considered outstanding. She is a good at scoring as well as defense. She is described as an athlete with the rhetorical question, “What can’t she do?” Seimone has the height of 6 inches with long arms and quick feet. She has terrific instincts. She is very confident. However, she has some weaknesses but is constantly working to improve them like to improve her range, develop aggressive attitude in the game, etc.
Seimone Augustus enjoys a very good salary and has high net worth. She has a growing fan base and has been an icon in the LGBT community. Her biography can be found widely in the internet sites including Wikipedia. To get updated with her recent activities, her fans can follow her in her Twitter account.