May 10, 2001
USAFA, Colo. - Seniors Jarvis Croff and Brian Ross earned the top two honors at the annual Air Force men's basketball team banquet recently. Croff took home 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.
Ross was awarded the Falcon Award for the player that gives 100 percent regardless of the situation and his place on the team. This season was the inaugural year of the award. Ross played in two games this season, collecting two minutes.
Croff was the team's leading scorer this season with a 13.0 average. He was also second on the team in rebounding with a 3.7 norm. He finished his career ranked eighth in Academy history in scoring with 1,216 points.
Head Coach Joe Scott also gave a state of the program address. Scott summarized the Falcons' season by the progress showed and the respect earned throughout the Mountain West Conference and nation. "We're making strides towards turning this program into a winner," the coach said. "I believe that it rests with the players now. If they want to improve and do the things individually that it takes to get better, we can have the things that successful programs enjoy."