A Purple Paladin may sound like a character the late Stan Lee may have created for Marvel Comics but that is the Mascot for Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. For months we have known that was verbally where Lady Cougar Basketball phenom Skylar Boshears has been verbally committed.
On a a cold Tuesday morning, surrounded by friends, family, her pastor Billy Smith, and her Lady Cougar coaches and teammates she signed the papers and made it official that she would don the purple next season in the Palmetto State.
Boshears will not be going in alone as a couple of her AAU teammates will also be Lady Paladins next season. SKylar was quick to point out that even though she has expectations of playing time her freshman year that it is something she must earn in the off season and on the practice floor.
Furman University is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Greenville, South Carolina. Founded in 1826 and named for the clergyman Richard Furman, Furman University is the oldest private institution of higher learning in South Carolina. It became a secular university in 1992, while keeping Christo et Doctrinae (For Christ and Learning) as its motto.
It enrolls approximately 2,700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students, representing 46 states and 53 foreign countries, on its 750-acre campus. Its alumni include a Nobel Prize laureate, U.S. Senators, and a head of government. As of 2017, six Rhodes Scholars, eighteen NSF Graduate Research Fellowships and Goldwater Scholarship, and twenty Truman Scholarships have been affiliated with Furman. Furman was also named a “Top Producer of Fulbright students for 2016-17”.