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Augustus named SEC Player of the Year

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's Seimone Augustus was named the
Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by the league's 12
coaches, officials announced Tuesday.
It was the second straight year the coaches voted the award to
Augustus, the 2005 consensus National Player of the Year.
Augustus led the conference in scoring with 22.4 points per
game, was fifth in field goal percentage, sixth in free throw
percentage and eighth in minutes played.
"It is an honor for me to receive this award from the
coaches," Augustus said. "There are many talented players in this
league, but I know I could not have done what I did this season
without my teammates."
Teammates, Sylvia Fowles and Scholanda Hoston, were also honored
by the league.
Fowles, a 6-6 center, joined Augustus as an unanimous first-team
All-SEC selection, while Hoston, a 5-10 guard, was named
second-team all-conference.
Fowles led the SEC in rebounding with 11.6 per game, was third
in field goal percentage (62.1) and blocked shots (2.0), fifth in
scoring (16.7) and ninth in steals (1.89).
Hoston, LSU's defensive stopper, finished eighth in the
conference in steals to go with her 9.1 points per game.