The "Fum" McGraw Award was established in 2002 and is presented annually to the CSU student-athlete who best exemplifies academic and athletic excellence, character, leadership, service and Ram pride. The recipient is selected by the senior leadership team upon recommendations from head coaches, senior staff, media relations and academic services. The award is named after perhaps the most prominent figure in CSU athletic history, Thurman "Fum" McGraw.
McGraw, who passed away in 2000, was an outstanding athlete in football, wrestling and track at Colorado State (then known as Colorado A&M) from 1946-50. He was the first football player in school history to earn consensus All-America honors and was also named All-America in wrestling and track and field. After playing professionally for the Detroit Lions (winning two world championships, earning all-pro honors three times and serving as team captain), he pursued coaching careers at both CSU and in the NFL. He returned to Colorado State as the Director of Athletics in 1976, a position he held until his retirement in 1986. McGraw was inducted into the Colorado State University Hall of Fame, the state of Colorado Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame and the National Association of College Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame. The McGraw Athletic Center is named in his honor.
FUM McGRAW AWARD WINNERS
|2014||Ashley Reid||Track & Field|
|Dorian Green||Men's Basketball|
|2011||Tyson Williams||Men's Track & Field|
|2007||Jason Smith||Men's Basketball|
|2005||Loree Smith||Women's Track & Field|
|2004||John Woods||Men's Track|
|2003||Ashley Augspurger||Women's Basketball|
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