St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – The U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Tourism proudly pronounces a multi-year partnership with WNBA All-Star Aliyah Boston. As a part of the deal, Boston will function an official tourism ambassador for the U.S. territory, which incorporates the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix.
As a local of St. Thomas, Boston’s partnership with the Division of Tourism goals to advertise the vacation spot by native and nationwide campaigns.
“The U.S. Virgin Islands imply a lot to me and my household and I couldn’t be happier to be an official ambassador for my hometown,” Boston stated. “I’m very happy with the place I’m from and it’s actually particular to have the ability to accomplice with the tourism board in order that we are able to let the world know that the islands are attractive, with stunning and type folks, and full of a cultural richness that make them a vacation spot for everybody.”
Since being chosen by the Indiana Fever with the No. 1 total choose within the 2023 WNBA draft, Boston’s distinctive expertise and ability have garnered well-deserved recognition. In every of the primary two months of the season, she has earned Rookie of the Month honors, and he or she grew to become the primary rookie to be chosen to start out within the WNBA All-Star sport since 2014.
“Aliyah is a nationwide treasure, not only for her present athletic prowess, however for her unwavering delight in the place she is from. We’re proud to be partnering with Aliyah as she personifies the values of laborious work, dedication, and excellence that are on the core of our longstanding tenacity that uniquely defines the folks of the USVI,” stated Joseph Boschulte, Commissioner of the USVI Division of Tourism. “This multi-year settlement marks a primary for the tourism division as we proceed to discover distinctive and non-traditional strategies of promoting for our vacation spot.”
Faculty Profession Highlights
In school, Boston was an influence ahead and middle participant for the primary nationally ranked College of South Carolina Gamecocks and obtained quite a few accolades each on the court docket because the consensus Freshman of the 12 months in 2020 and the crew’s main scorer and within the classroom with awards like being named the Tutorial All-American of the 12 months for Division-I ladies’s basketball in 2021. Through the 2021-2022 season, Boston was awarded the celebrated Naismith Faculty Participant of the 12 months Award, the John R. Picket Award, the Wade Trophy, and named Related Press Ladies’s Faculty Basketball Participant of the 12 months following a Nationwide Championship win. Boston was named SEC Participant of the 12 months and Defensive Participant of the 12 months for 2 consecutive years, 2022 and 2023.
The USVI Division of Tourism, led by Governor Albert Bryan Jr., Commissioner Boschulte, and Commissioner of Sport & Recreation Calvert White celebrated Aliyah’s first WNBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas with a non-public occasion to highlight her continued achievements and new ambassadorship with the territory.
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