Augustus, a junior
"I like the way the
honors come about for Seimone," Chatman said. "When she can receive such an
honor on this team in this conference against our schedule with some many other
talented players around her just speaks volumes of her. Sometimes it is never
looked at in that context."
Senior guard Temeka Johnson joined Augustus as first-team All-SEC, while freshman Sylvia Fowles was named the conferences' Sixth Woman of the Year, second-team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman. Quianna Chaney joined Fowles on the All-Freshman team.
Chatman guided the
Lady Tigers to a 27-1 overall record in her first season and led LSU to a
perfect 14-0 conference record and the program's first regular season SEC title.
She is the first first-year head coach to receive the award in the
"Obviously we have done good job of recruiting and that helps and these kids have done a good job of excepting our leadership," Chatman said about receiving the Coach of the Year honor. "I understand that I am the leadership of this program, but I give the kids a lot of credit and I give the staff a lot of credit."
Augustus, who made the
first-team for the second straight season, joined Georgia's Tasha Humphrey,
Mississippi State's Tan White and Vanderbilt's Ashley Early as unanimous
selection on the first-team. Augustus is also the first LSU player of receive
the league's Player of the Year honor and averaged 20.0 points and 4.4 rebounds
per game, while leading the team with a 55.6 field goal percentage and a 87.6
free throw percentage.
Fowles' three honors
Johnson, who earned
first-team All-SEC for the second straight season, averaged 9.9 points and a
conference-best 7.3 assists per game.
LSU, the nation's No.
1 team and the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament, will play Friday in the second
round at Noon CST against either No. 8 seed
First Team All-SEC
*Seimone Augustus, LSU
Temeka Johnson, LSU
Armintie Price, Ole Miss
*Ashley Earley, Vanderbilt
Second Team All-SEC
Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Amber Watts, Ole Miss
Carla Thomas, Vanderbilt
Dee Davis, Vanderbilt
Quianna Chaney, LSU
*Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Coach of the Year: Pokey Chatman, LSU
Player of the Year: Seimone Augustus,
Freshman of the
Year: Tasha Humphrey,
Defensive Player of the Year: Armintie
Price, Ole Miss
6th Woman of the Year: Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Scholar-Athlete of the
Year: Sarah Pfeifer,