Having grown up and played her high school basketball in a small town like Healdton, Morgan Fletcher grew to know what a strong work ethic was like from a young age.

Having grown up and played her high school basketball in a small town like Healdton, Morgan Fletcher grew to know what a strong work ethic was like from a young age.

She also quickly learned how to adapt to change no matter what was thrown at her.

These two traits have served the former Lady Bulldogs standout well during her college basketball career at Murray State College and Randall University.

With her days on the hardwood officially over, Fletcher is readying herself for a new journey outside of sports and into the medical field.

Fletcher plans to receive her bachelors degree in exercise science from Randall University, and then attend nursing school, with the goal of eventually becoming a plastic surgery nurse.

But as for the here and now, Fletcher is not only grateful for the experience she got to have at Randall University as a member of the Lady Saints basketball program, but for her journey as a whole through the game of basketball.

“My experience at Randall was really great overall,” Fletcher said. “I was able to meet so many amazing people, and we were able to have a lot of success in the two years I was able to be a part of the program.”

“Even though we didn’t always get the outcomes we had hoped for, we still finished in great standings as a team and as people considering all the coaching advertises we had to face.” 

Before she suited up for Murray State College and Randall University, Fletcher more than made her mark as a member of the Healdton High School athletic programs.

Fletcher finished her senior year as an All-State selection in softball, track and cross country for Healdton.

After two successful years at Murray State, Fletcher brought her talents to the Lady Saints team, where she averaged 7.2 points per game in her junior year, while shooting 35 percent from the field. 

She also totaled 2.2 rebounds per game her first year at Randall University. 

Fletcher went out with a bang her senior year, averaging 13.8 points per game, while totaling 3.5 rebounds per game, finishing with a total of 97 rebounds for the season, giving her 108 for her career, along with 46 total steals. 

Academically, Fletcher was also a member of the Vice Presidents Honor Roll.

Randall University won 16 games this season, making the ACCA National Tournament in Joplin, Missouri. 

“The biggest difference between high school and college basketball is that in college, this is like a job,” Fletcher said. “It’s something you work at every single day. You do this for hours, whether its through weights and conditioning and then practice, or just getting shots up in the gym.”

“Basketball becomes your life in college,” Fletcher added. “It happens even more than you ever thought it would. In high school you’re just competing and having fun. My advice would be to just show up when the coaches tell you to and just get in the gym as much as you can, especially on your own time.” 

Even though she traded in her blue and white uniform of the Lady Bulldogs some time ago, Fletcher is still incredibly thankful for everything she learned while at Healdton, and the coaches who helped pave the way for her to be successful now.

“My time at Healdton under coach Mike Phillips as well as coach Jeff Brown prepared me in so many ways for college,” Fletcher said. “They prepared me for all the challenges on the court as well as off the court. Having to go through a coaching change in middle school really helped me handle it when it happened in college, as it happened three different times.”

“Coach Brown, coach Phillips and coach (Joel) Bradberry were all great mentors for me through high school,” Fletcher added. “I appreciate everything they have done for me and my long term future, as well as helping build my character as a person.”