Augustus named SEC Player of the Year

Updated: February 28, 2006, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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