The Thurman "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.
THURMAN "FUM" McGRAW AWARD WINNERS
|2015||Kiah Hicks||Track & Field|
|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|
Personalized bricks being installed at on-campu...
The much-anticipated installation of the personalized bricks outside CSU’s new on-campus...
Athlon names Gallup an All-American heading...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup was listed as a preseason...
Iconic sculpture finds its home at CSU stadium
Rocky Mountain Rumble, the magnificent bronze sculpture created by the late Dawn Weimer, Friday...
CSU adds four more to roster for 2017-18 season
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado State swimming & diving team has added four more...
Rams' men rank eighth in final USTFCCCA NCAA...
The Colorado State men's track & field team received recognition from the U.S. Track & Field and ...
Summer workouts bring Rams one step closer to...
The familiar clang of weights, the booming music and shouts of encouragement from an attentive...
Rams' 2017-18 Mountain West schedule announced
The 2017-18 Mountain West schedule for the Colorado State women’s basketball team was...
Rams announce 2017-18 Mountain West men's...
CSU to play eight home-and-home series and will see Utah State and UNLV just once in 2017-18...