Saturday , Apr , 08 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Redick, Augustus take home Wooden awards

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Duke guard J.J. Redick and LSU guard
Seimone Augustus put an exclamation point on their college careers by
capturing the John R. Wooden award as the top basketball players
in the country.

Redick bested Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison by just 74 points in the third-
closest balloting in the history of the men’s award.

The 6-foot-4 Redick averaged 26.8 points during his senior season and finished
second in the country in scoring behind Morrison. He will move on as the
leading scorer in both Duke and Atlantic Coast Conference history.

Augustus, a 6-foot-1 senior, won the women’s award for the second consecutive
year and was recently the No. 1 pick in the WBNA Draft. Augustus averaged 23
points per game during her final year in Baton Rouge.

For the first time since the inception of the award, Wooden himself did not
attend the ceremony. His family announced in August that the legendary coach
wouldn’t be there because of a trademark dispute concerning the use of his

The 95-year-old Wooden was also hospitalized earlier this week following a
bout of diverticulitis.