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|
Men's Golf's Ott Captures Colorado Junior PGA...
Colorado State men’s golf incoming freshman A.J. Ott won the 2016 Colorado Junior PGA...
Women's Soccer Hosts U.S. U-14 Girls' National ...
Colorado State University has been the host some of the best young soccer talent in the world, as...
Golditch represented on Wuerffel Trophy watch list
Colorado State junior offensive lineman Zack Golditch was recognized for his off-the-field...
2015 In Review -- Sanja Cizmic
Sanja Cizmic played in 90 sets for the Rams in 2015, seeing more and more playing time as the...
Masters nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works ...
Colorado State wide receiver Elroy Masters, Jr. was nominated for the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good...
CSU tennis announces 2016-17 schedule
The Colorado State tennis team announced its 2016-17 schedule on Tuesday, featuring four fall...
Davis earns spot on Butkus Award watch list
Linebacker Kevin Davis was named to the Butkus Award's preseason watch list, honoring the nation'...
Colorado State and Learfield’s Rams...
Colorado State University and its athletics multimedia rights holder, Learfield's Rams Sports...