Senior Tim Anderson was awarded the top honor Wednesday night at the Air Force men's basketball awards banquet, held at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel. Anderson 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.
Anderson, a guard from El Paso, Texas, led the team in scoring (14 points/game), assists (82) and steals (67) this season. His 67 steals are the second-most for one season in the history of Air Force basketball. He was named the Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and earned second-team all-MWC honors this year. Anderson leaves the program No. 2 on AFA’s career lists with 124 games played and 175 steals. He tied the school record and set a new MWC Tournament record with seven steals against San Diego State in his final collegiate game. In addition, Anderson was named the team’s most valuable player for the ’07-08 season.
Junior Andrew Henke won the Falcon Award, given to the player that gives 100 percent regardless of the situation and his place on the team. Henke led the team in rebounding (4.5 rebounds/game) and finished second in scoring (11.3 points/game) this season, despite coming off the bench in all 30 games. He made a team-high 60 three-pointers and posted Air Force’s only double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 61-59 victory at Colorado State.
Anderson joined fellow senior Eric Kenzik in receiving the prestigious captain’s award for the ’07-08 season.
Air Force finished the season with a 16-14 overall record and an 8-8 mark in the MWC, good for a fifth-place finish.