Augustus picked for WBCA all-star challenge

Seimone Augustus, a senior guard on LSU's women's basketball team, has been selected to participate in the 2006 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Star Challenge game, it was announced on Thursday.

The WBCA All-Star Challenge features 17 of the top senior NCAA Division I players, voted on by Division I WBCA-member head coaches. The game will be played on April 1 at Northeastern University's Matthews Arena in Boston, the site of the women's Final Four.


The remaining three players are the top senior vote getters in the State Farm/WBCA Player of the Year ballots.  They are selected from the NCAA Division II, III and NAIA levels.


This capstone event tips-off the 25th Annual WBCA National Convention, which also takes place in Boston. The WBCA All-Star Challenge game will be the second of a doubleheader event featured during the "WBCA Night of All-Stars." Fans will have an opportunity to watch and collect autographs from the future WNBA stars, as well as see the WBCA High School All-America Game.


The All-Star Challenge roster may vary if any of the selected players' teams are participating in the Final Four.


Augustus, the 2006 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, leads the nation is scoring with 23.0 points per game. She is also shooting 57.8 percent from the floor and is averaging 4.6 rebounds per contest.


The Baton Rouge senior leads LSU into next week's NCAA Tournament. The Lady Tigers, the SEC regular season champions, own  a 27-3 overall record and are ranked fifth in the country.


The 2006 roster:


Player                                     Institution                               Position


La'Tangela Atkinson                North Carolina                         Guard/Forward


Seimone Augustus                    LSU                                         Guard/Forward


Sherill Baker                            Georgia                                    Guard/Forward


Nikki Blue                               UCLA                                     Guard


Lindsay Bowen                        Michigan State                         Guard


Monique Currie                        Duke                                        Guard/Forward


Megan Duffy                            Notre Dame                             Guard


Candice Dupree                       Temple                                     Forward


Erin Grant                                Texas Tech                              Guard


Alexis Kendrick                       Georgia                                    Guard


Cappie Pondexter                    Rutgers                                    Guard


Liz Shimek                               Michigan State                         Forward


Ann Strother                            Connecticut                              Guard/Forward


Barbara Turner                        Connecticut                              Forward


Mistie Williams                        Duke                                        Forward


Sophia Young                          Baylor                                      Forward


Shanna Zolman                        Tennessee                                Guard/Forward


NCAA DII POY                     (highest senior vote getter)        (TBD)


NCAA DIII POY                    (highest senior vote getter)        (TBD)


NCAA NAIA POY                (highest senior vote getter)        (TBD)


Tiger Blitz Top Stories