South Carolina standout Aliyah Boston continued to rack up the awards on Monday, winning the 2022 John R. Wooden Women’s Award just a day after winning the national title.
She’s the second South Carolina player to win the award, joining A’ja Wilson, who won it in 2018.
Boston averaged 16.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game while also compiling an SEC record 27 consecutive double-doubles. The junior recorded her 30th double-double of the season during the national championship game.
In addition to her individual stats, she also helped South Carolina remain the nation’s No. 1 team throughout the entire regular season and through the national title run.
The guard was told the news of her Wooden Award win on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”
“This is amazing,” Boston said. “People dream of winning this, and for me to be able to do it this year, I mean, wow.”
Boston has also won the Naismith, Associated Press and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association player of the year awards.