Seimone Augustus is not a name to overlook when it comes to basketball champions. Since her induction into the Women National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) first overall standings by the Minnesota Lynx in 2006, where she won the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award, she has continued to impress everyone with her superb command of the field.
Seimone plays for the team as a striker and shooting guard. Ten years after turning pro, she was voted one of the top 20 players in the WNBA in 2016 in commemoration of the league’s 20th anniversary.
In her more than a decade-long professional basketball career, Seimone Augustus and her team have won four WNBA titles (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) and are also seven times WNBA All-Star. She has played both for the Russian women’s basketball club Dynamo Kursk and internationally for the US national team. Seimone won three Olympic medals with the US team (2008, 2012 and 2016). She was also part of the team selected for the 2014 FIBA World Championships, where the US team took first place with the gold medal.
Before the college phase of her career, she established herself as a star in Capitol High School in her birthplace of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was also named WBCA All-American and received MVP honors. During this time, Sports Illustrated compared her to one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan, when they put her on the front page with the headline Is She the Next Michael Jordan?
Seimone Augustus played college football at 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 itself as one of the greatest players of all-time in the game. Her career has been a very successful one in which she has earned a decent salary and wealth. Her monthly income has been set at $41,000, while her net worth is estimated at $2.5 million according to some online sources.
Seimone Augustus’ Wife
While many homosexuals have chosen to stay in the closet and live behind closed doors and struggle to be accepted by the larger community, many others have chosen to be authentic in every single moment of their lives. The basketball player belongs to the latter group and is openly lesbian. Her sexual orientation is one that she seems to have been familiar with since middle school. She is one of the most eccentric and loudest LGBTQ players in professional sports.
Ever since she first kissed a girl in high school, the Shooting Guard has had no problems facing what she is with all honesty and feels as comfortable in her orientation as she is in her skin. However, all these points came together when she met her future partner LaTaya Varner in 2007. Seimone, who describes herself as painfully shy, ascribes it to fate to have brought them together as usual. She would not be at the club in Minneapolis where they first met.
After a somewhat embarrassing moment between the two, which they now look back on with joy, she managed to get the number from LaTaya before the evening was over. Although they were anxious at first because they had dated people from their own inner circles before this time, she connected their first date surprisingly well, after that nothing could separate them.
It turned out that complete strangers were completely in love with each other on this first date. They became inexcusably dear and proud to be lovers, hoping that the flame would not go out.
Seimone Augustus proposed to her partner on Miami Beach in 2010. They were married on May 9, 2015, in an intimate, traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony that can best be described as the fulfillment of a dream for the couple.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Height is probably one of the main criteria for qualifying as a player in most sports. It goes without saying that great talents and skills are sometimes offered in small packages.
Seimone Augustus falls into the category of height-advantaged athletes. The lynx star is 1.83 m (6 feet) tall and has a bodyweight of 170 lb. Further details of her body measurements are still to be confirmed.