United States Air Force Academy senior Todd Fletcher, a point guard on the Falcons’ basketball team from Lee’s Summit, was awarded the team’s top honor at the Air Force men’s basketball awards banquet held April 13 at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel. Fletcher won the Bob Spear Award, given to the student-athlete that is outstanding in all areas of the Academy – academics, athletics and military performance. There is no higher honor for a men’s basketball player.
Fletcher played in 124 career games and started 111, both second on the all-time list at Air Force. He finished No. 3 on the school’s career assist list with 366 and sixth in the country in assist-turnover ratio this season at 3.00. Fletcher, who did not miss a game in his four years, scored a career-high 21 points on six 3-pointers, including the game-winner with 3.5 seconds remaining, in an 89-88 victory over 12th-ranked New Mexico in his final home game. Off the court, he is a two-time selection to the Mountain West all-academic team and was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for academic excellence last summer.