South Carolina Aliyah Boston Named Women’s Basketball Academic All-American Of The Year

South Carolina sophomore Aliyah Boston was named the Women’s Basketball Academic All-American of the Year, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced today. She is the first women’s basketball student-athlete to win the award and the second Gamecock to capture the title for their sport.
“This award just means so much,” Boston said. I was blessed to be able to win it because there are so many women out there nominated for it. It’s exciting to see that I was able to do a great job of managing basketball and academics really well. Academics and basketball play hand-in-hand. Being able to play basketball is a blessing from God, but getting a degree is really important. It’s important to have a back-up plan after basketball, knowing that I can fall back on my academics and get a job somewhere outside of basketball.”