Seimone Augustus is not a name to overlook when basketball champions are being mentioned. Since her draft in the first overall pick into the Women National Basketball Association (WNBA) by the Minnesota Lynx in 2006 wherein she won the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award, she has continued to wow everyone with an outstanding command of the court.
Seimone plays as a forward and shooting guard for the team. Ten years after going pro, she was selected as one of WNBA’s top 20 best players ever in commemoration of the league’s twentieth anniversary in 2016.
In her over one decade of pro basketball career, Seimone Augustus has won four WNBA titles (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) with her team and is also a seven-time WNBA All-Star. She has played for the Russian women basketball club, Dynamo Kursk as well as internationally for the U.S. national team. Seimone won three Olympic medals (2008, 2012, and 2016) with the U.S. team. She was also among the team selected to the 2014 FIBA World Championship where the U.S. team finished in the top place winning the gold medal.
Prior to the collegiate phase of her career, she established herself as a star in Capitol High School at her birthplace, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was also named a WBCA All-American and received MVP honors. During that time, Sports Illustrated compared her to one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan when they featured her on their cover with a headline that asked, Is She the Next Michael Jordan?
Seimone Augustus played college football in Louisiana State University and was inducted into the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.
Her Net Worth
The WNBA All-Star has established herself as one of the greatest players of all time in the game. Her career is a highly successful one which has been raking a commensurate amount in salary and net worth. Her monthly income has been pegged at $41,000 while her net worth according to some online sources is estimated at $2.5 Million.
Seimone Augustus’ Wife
While many gay people have chosen to stay in the closet and live behind closed doors, battling with being accepted by the larger community, many others have decided to be authentic every single moment they live. The basketball player is in the latter group and openly lesbian. Her sexual orientation is one she has seemingly been acquainted with since middle school. She has been one of the most out and vocal LGBTQ players in professional sports.
Since she kissed a girl for the first time in high school, the shooting guard has not had issues with facing who she is with all honesty and feels too comfortable in her orientation as much as she does in her skin. However, the whole dots connected when she met who would become her future partner, LaTaya Varner, in 2007. Seimone who describes herself as painfully shy credits fate for bringing them together as ordinarily, she wouldn’t be out in the Minneapolis club where they met for the first time.
Following a somewhat awkward moment between them then which they only look back to with delight now, she succeeded in getting LaTaya’s number before that night ended. Although they were anxious at first as they have dated people from their own inner circles prior to that time, their first date surprisingly got them well bonded, nothing could keep them apart thereafter.
The complete strangers on that first date turned out to become totally immersed in each other. They have grown unapologetically fond and proud of being lovers and are hopeful the flame won’t die out.
Seimone Augustus proposed to her partner in a Miami Beach in 2010. They got married in an intimate, traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony on May 9, 2015, which can best be described as a dream come true for the couple.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Height is arguably a major criterion in qualifying to become a player in most sports. That goes without saying that great talents and skills sometimes come in small packages.
Seimone Augustus falls in the category of height favored athletes. The Lynx star stands 6 feet (1.83 m) tall with a body weight of 170 lb. Other details of her body measurements are yet to be confirmed.