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Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
LSU announced Monday that they will construct a statue of former Women's Basketball star Seimone Augustus outside the PMAC, making her the first female athlete with a statue on campus. Per LSUSports.net:
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Seimone Augustus, a generational player who made a transformational impact on LSU Women’s Basketball, will become the first female student-athlete in school history with her own statue, the university announced Monday afternoon.

“Words can’t express the gratitude I feel in my heart,” Augustus said. “To leave a timeless legacy of inspiration for generations to follow is a lifelong goal, and with this announcement, I am humbly honored. Representing Louisiana has always been and always will be a driving force in my continued pursuit to greatness.”

Augustus, LSU’s most decorated female student-athlete, will join three other Tiger greats – Bob Pettit, Shaquille O’Neil and Pete Maravich – with statues outside the Maravich Assembly Center. Already cast, the Maravich statue will be unveiled in the coming months.

“A Seimone Augustus statue is befitting for a student-athlete whose talents, accomplishments, and impact will forever stand the test of time,” LSU Director of Athletics Scott Woodward said. “Seimone came to LSU as one of the most heralded recruits in school history, and she left a legacy on our campus, our state, and the sport of basketball that will never fade.

“Seimone was a singular talent who inspired basketball players across the world and helped transform LSU women’s basketball team into a national powerhouse. She will long be remembered as LSU’s greatest female student-athlete, and we are honored to recognize Seimone as one of the most iconic athletes to ever wear purple and gold.”

“Words can’t express the gratitude I feel in my heart,” Augustus said. “To leave a timeless legacy of inspiration for generations to follow is a lifelong goal, and with this announcement, I am humbly honored. Representing Louisiana has always been and always will be a driving force in my continued pursuit to greatness.” Read more.
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jimmy the leg23 months
She was an amazing player. Congrats to her on this honor. I can’t think of a more deserving female athlete.
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Dallasgrowl23 months
If LSU is going to do this sort of thing, there is no woman more deserving based on the criteria for the selection of others.
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Black n Gold23 months
Two-time POY and three Final Four appearances. Well deserved.
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brett40823 months
She s with out a doubt our best female basketball player, but I still want a Burrow statue
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CharlesLSU23 months
I can get behind this. She was phenomenal.
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Geaux Guy23 months
Love it. Can we get Big Syl?
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cbree8823 months
I wish she was a good-looking woman, but she’s just not. Definitely a fantastic basketball player though.
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sdc7423 months
WTH
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BlackPot23 months
The frick?
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Dallasgrowl23 months
I have to admit, this one caught me by surprise and made me chuckle a little bit. Stupid people do that to me on occasion.
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LSU_Legz23 months
This is amazing. Well deserved.
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LSU82Cajun23 months
Where's Pete's?
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LSU82Cajun23 months
Read the article moron. In a couple of months .
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RightWingTiger23 months
The Article literally tells the world that Maravich's statue is —> “Already cast, the Maravich statue will be unveiled in the coming months”
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vodkacop23 months
Having a statue of our greatest players is neither stupid or woke. Dumb arse
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StupidBinder23 months
Not a bad choice for the first LSU female athlete to get one.
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kkv7523 months
Statues of all these athletes are stupid. Now we are woke and stupid.
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