10. Seimone Augustus
Seimone Delicia Augustus (born April 30, 1984) is an American professional women’s basketball player with the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Dynamo Kursk and the U.S. national team. A five-time all-star, Augustus has become one of the most recognizable faces in the WNBA, earning MVP honors while leading the Lynx to the 2011 WNBA championship, the first of three that she has won with the team.
In the 2006–07 and 2007–08 WNBA off seasons, she played for the Dynamo Moscow club in Russia. During the 2008–09 WNBA offseason, Augustus played in the EuroCup for Galatasaray, a club based in Turkey.
Awards and Achievements
2004—Winner of the Honda Sports Award for basketball
2005—Winner of the Honda Sports Award for basketball
2007–08 Turkish Presidents Cup Winner with Galatasaray
2008–09 FIBA Eurocup Winner with Galatasaray
2008–09 FIBA Eurocup MVP with Galatasaray
Augustus is a current member of the U.S. women’s basketball team and she earned a gold medal at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.
Augustus was invited to the USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp in the fall of 2009. The team selected to play for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics is usually chosen from these participants. At the conclusion of the training camp, the team traveled to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they competed in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational. While Augustus did not go to the World Championship, she was chosen for her second Olympic tournament. Augustus was ultimately selected to the 2014 FIBA World Championship, along with Lynx teammates Moore and Whalen, and the US went on to win the gold medal.