On Thursday, the University of South Carolina Athletics announced the recipients of 19 endowed scholarships, including junior forward Aliyah Boston, who was awarded the 2021-22 A’ja Wilson Endowed Scholarship.

Boston, originally from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, has led South Carolina to two SEC tournament championships and one SEC regular-season title. Last year, Boston picked up National Player of the Year honors from The Athletic and was a unanimous First-Team All-American.

She also collected her second Lisa Leslie Award as the best center in the country and repeated as SEC Defensive Player of the Year and All-SEC First Team. She was the only player in the country to be named a finalist for both the Naismith Trophy and the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year.

Boston led the way for Division I women’s basketball with 357 total rebounds while ranking fifth with 17 double-doubles. She was one of 13 players to record a triple-double during the 2020-21 season.