Aliyah Boston, Kim Mulkey win AP Women’s Player, Coach of the Year awards


South Carolina star Aliyah Boston and LSU women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey are adding more hardware to their collections as the two were named the 2022 Associated Press women’s Player of the Year and Coach of the Year respectively.

Boston, who was named the Naismith Player of the Year and Naismith Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, became the second player from the Gamecocks program to receive the AP award, joining former South Carolina star and 2020 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson. 

The forward was also named the recipient of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association 2022 Wade Trophy (the best upperclass women’s basketball player in the country) on Thursday. She broke the SEC record for most consecutive double doubles with 27 in a row this season.