Augustus wins Honda Award for second time

Updated: April 19, 2006, 1:47 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Seimone Augustus, who led LSU to the Final Four for the third straight season, has won the Honda Award as the nation's top female college basketball player for the second consecutive year.

 Seimone Augustus

Augustus, the first pick in the WNBA draft by the Minnesota Lynx, was chosen in national balloting among 1,000 NCAA schools. She is one of the winners in 12 different sports, making her a finalist for the overall national award, to picked later.

Augustus, who led the NCAA in scoring last season with 23 points a game, beat out three other nominees: Ivory Latta of North Carolina, Cappie Pondexter of Rutgers, and Sophie Young of Baylor. They were chosen by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

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