YEAR IN REVIEW: 06-07 Female Athlete of Year

With the start of football season less than a week away, we will officially close the books on the 2006-07 athletic season at LSU. Throughout the end of the week, we will recap the past 12 months in LSU sports. Today, we look at the 2006-07 Female Athlete of the Year.

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FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

 

Sylvia Fowles

Women's Basketball

 

The torch has finally been passed. Seimone Augustus locked up the title of Tiger Rag's Female Athlete of the Year during her monumental career at LSU. Now it's Sylvia Fowles' turn.

 

Arguably the most dominant player in women's basketball, Fowles was named one of 10 Kodak All-Americans on March 31 prior to LSU's semifinal game against Rutgers. Going into the Women's Final Four, she averaged 17.2 points and 12.7 rebounds per game this season and was named as the Fresno Regional Most Outstanding Player after posting 21.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in LSU's regional wins over Florida State and Connecticut.

 

In April, Fowles helped the 2007-08 United States Basketball Women's Senior National Team sweep its 2007 Tour of Italy. Fowles finished the four-game exhibition swing as the team's second leading scorer with 10.3 points per game and the second leading rebounder with 7.0 per outing.

 

Fowles' list of accomplishments continue to grow and much is expected of her in her senior season at LSU. The Lady Tigers return all five starters from last year's Final Four team. After four straight trips to the round of four, Fowles hopes to lead the Lady Tigers to that elusive national championship.

 

Also, LSU fans still await the first "slam dunk" in LSU sports history. Fowles was well-known in high school ranks to dunk often. She has yet to throw down in a collegiate game.

 

 

Runners Up:

 

Megan Falcon (Tennis) – Highly decorated star of the Lady Tiger Tennis team. Recently participated in the Pan-Am games. Was the 2007 SEC Player of the Year and an all-American after going undefeated in her senior season.

 

Emily Turner (Softball) – Turner's 1.21 ERA was a big reason why LSU nearly made it back to the Women's College World Series.

 

Leslie Klein (Softball) – Was second on the team in batting average at .371 and belted nine home runs.

 

Daniela Romero (Volleyball) – Named honorable mention all-American. Led the SEC and ranked 13th in the NCAA with 13.41 assists per game in 2006.


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