Photo courtesy of Tom Hagerty
Photo courtesy of Tom Hagerty

OCALA-- During her time at the College of Central Florida, Alberta Auguste made an impact on and off the court.

On Friday, Auguste became the first CF women's basketball player elected to the FCSAA Region VII Hall of Fame. During her career at CF, Auguste was an impact player, but that was only the beginning of her success.

After her days with the Lady Patriots, she signed with Tennessee and led the Lady Vols to consecutive NCAA National Championships. Auguste was the first-ever junior college player recruited by the legendary Pat Summitt.

Before heading to Knoxville, Auguste was a two-time all-Mid-Florida Conference selection. As a sophomore at CF, she earned Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year and also the FCSAA Player of the Year. She was also first-team all-state, NJCAA All-American and Kodak All-American.

To get there, Auguste averaged 27.3 point per game and ranked third in the nation with 5.0 steals per outing. Her success on the court enabled her to earn the FCSAA's Female Athlete of the Year in 2006. Auguste graduated with her AA in 2006 from CF and would follow that up with her BA in the spring of 2008 from Tennessee.

Basketball wasn't over after her career at Tennessee

Auguste was drafted 35th overall in the 2008 WNBA Draft. All five members of the Tennessee starting lineup that year were drafted by WNBA teams. From there, Auguste would play professionally for two seasons overseas.

Alberta now resides in Nashville, Tenn. as a law enforcement officer.