Augustus earns preseason All-America

Seimone Augustus, a senior guard for LSU's third-ranked Lady Tigers basketball team, was the only unanimous preseason All-America selection by the Associated Press, it was announced on Wednesday.

Augustus, a Baton Rouge native, was the consensus National Player of the Year last season after posting 20.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game to lead LSU to a 33-3 record and a return trip to the NCAA Final Four.

She led this year's five-member preseason team that included Ohio State's Jessica Davenport, Duke's Monique Curry, Baylor's Sophia Young and Rutgers' Cappie Pondexter.

So far this year Augustus has led LSU to a pair of exhibition victories by averaging 27.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 65.6 percent shooting from the floor.

Augustus and the Lady Tigers begin the regular season Sunday against host Texas Tech in the State Farm Tip-off Classic in Lubbock at 2:30 p.m. CST.

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