On Sunday before LSU took on Southeastern Louisiana, the program retired the jersey of a legend.
Fowles, the 2017 WNBA MVP, had her No. 34 retired by the program. The only other jersey retired by the program belonged to Seimone Augustus. Seems fitting. Augustus and Rebekkah Brunson were in attendance to support Fowles.
“I kind of paused for a minute,” Fowles said when she first heard of the news that her jersey would be retired via LSUSports.net.
It was Fowles’ first time to Baton Rouge in eight years, but it was a place in which she led the program to the Final Four in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
The two-time WNBA champion and two-time WNBA Finals MVP averaged 15.5 points and 10.9 rebounds per game over four years as a Tiger. In her senior season, she averaged 17.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while shooting 58.4 percent from the field.
Her collegiate resume is a lengthy one via the school’s website:
2017 No. 34 Jersey Retired
2015 LSU Athletics Hall of Fame Class
2005 SEC Sixth Woman of the Year
2005 Second-team All-SEC
2005 SEC All-Freshman
2005 honorable mention All-America (AP)
2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 First-team All-Louisiana
2005 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2006, 2007 and 2008 First-team All-SEC
2006 Third-team All-American (AP)
2007 SEC All-Tournament team
2007 First-team All-American (ESPN.com, Wooden Award, USBWA)
2007 Second-team All-American (AP)
2007 Kodak All-America
2007 & 2008 First-team All-SEC
2007 Fresno Regional MOP
2007 & 2008 Louisiana Player of the Year
2008 WBCA Defensive Player of the Year
2008 SEC Player of the Year
2008 SEC Defensive Player of the Year
2008 State Farm/WBCA All-American
2008 First-team All-American (ESPN.com, AP, USBWA, Wooden Award)
2008 New Orleans Regional MOP
Member of the 2007 United States Senior National Team in Italy
Member of the 2006 United States Senior National Team in Australia
Member of the 2005 United States World University Games Gold Medal Team
Below is footage from Sunday’s jersey retirement ceremony: