South Carolina's Aliyah Boston adds Wooden Award to National Player of the Year honors

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Get another spot ready for Aliyah Boston's trophy case.

The South Carolina star was named the Wooden National Player of the Year Award on Monday, a day after leading the Gamecocks to a national championship over UConn. She was previously was named the Naismith, Associated Press and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year as well.

And on Sunday, she took home Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors after averaging 17 points and 17 rebounds per game in wins over Louisville and UConn en route to the national championship.

A two-way star, Boston finished the season averaging 16.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, two assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 54.2 percent from the field.

Boston also took home the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, to go with her unanimous All-American honors and SEC Player of the Year Award. Meanwhile, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley received the Naismith Coach of the Year Award, because that's the kind of season the Gamecocks had.

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 27: Aliyah Boston #4 of the South Carolina Gamecocks celebrates as she holds a piece of the net after defeating the Creighton Bluejays, 80-50, in the second half in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Elite Eight Round at Greensboro Coliseum Complex on March 27, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Aliyah Boston had herself a season. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)