2006 Hall of Fame
This year, five athletes joined legends such as Thurman "Fum" McGraw, Jack Christiansen and Amy Van Dyken in the Colorado State Hall of Fame.
2006 Hall of Fame
- Bryan Berryhill, Track and Field, 1997-2001 >>
- Ivan Dyekman, Track and Field, Football, 1929-32 >>
- Floyd Kerr, Basketball, 1966-69 >>
- Angela Knopf, Volleyball, 1998-2001 >>
- Mark Mullaney, Football, 1972-75 >>
2006 Hall of Honor
More Ram Highlights:
Bryan Berryhill, Ivan Dyekman, Hilbert, Floyd Kerr, Angela Knopf and Mark Mullaney were inducted Friday, November 3, at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet (sold out). Volleyball coach Tom Hilbert was also honored as the 2006 Hall of Honor Award winner.
Track and Field
Berryhill twice won the Nye Trophy, awarded to the school's top male athlete.
Berryhill established himself as one of the finest track performers in school history during his career from 1997-2001. He was a 10-time All-American performer and is also the only student-athlete in school history to win two NCAA national championships - the mile (indoor) and 1,500 meters (outdoor). As a senior , he was named the Mountain West Conference cross country athlete of the year and the conference's most outstanding performer in both indoor and outdoor track.
Since exhausting his collegiate eligibility, Berryhill has continued to compete internationally. He joined the CSU staff as the Rams' cross country coach last spring.
Track and Field, Football, 1929-32
More than 70 years ago, Ivan Dyekman established himself as one of the finest athletes in the nation while competing in track and field as well as football at Colorado State, then known as Colorado A&M.
Dyekman lettered four years in track and field (1929-32) and also played football.
In 1931, he won the NCAA individual crown in the hammer throw, and was second in that event in the U.S. Nationals. A year later, he competed in the 1932 Olympic Trials.
Head Volleyball Coach, 1997-present
Tom Hilbert, who is in his 10th year at Colorado State, has earned a reputation as one of the nation's top volleyball coaches.
Since coming to Colorado State, he has won 256 matches while guiding the Rams to nine consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. His teams have won five of the past seven Mountain West Conference title and he has been honored as the MWC volleyball coach of the year five times.
He is currently in his 18th year overall as a college head coach and currently ranks 12th among active coaches in winning percentage with a combined 429-132 record (.764), including eight seasons at Idaho.
Playing under legendary coach Jim Williams, Floyd Kerr was part of one of the most successful basketball eras in school history.
A three-year letterwinner from 1967-69, Kerr helped Colorado State advance to the Elite Eight of the 1969 NCAA Tournament. The Rams defeated in-state rival Colorado in the semifinals before losing a close decision to Drake in the Midwest Regionals, just missing the chance to advance to the Final Four. Kerr earned regional all-tournament team honors for his performance.
Kerr was drafted by the Phoenix Suns of the NBA and the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL following his collegiate career. Kerr later was an assistant coach at his alma mater, and formerly served as a head coach and assistant coach for many years before entering athletic administration. He is currently the director of athletics at Morgan State University, and last year was named one of the 100 most influential African-Americans in sports by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
One of the most decorated players in CSU volleyball history is two-time All-American Angela Knopf, who competed for the Rams from 1998-2001. She led the Rams to three MWC titles and four NCAA Tournament berths during her career. Knopf was a three-time all-conference performer and was named the conference player of the year as a junior and as a senior.
Knopf also enjoyed success in the classroom, twice earning academic all-district honors, and being named to third team Academic All-American as a senior. In her senior year, she was named NCAA Woman of the Year for Colorado and one of 10 NCAA Woman of the Year finalists.
Following her senior season, Knopf spent time training with the USA National Volleyball Team in Colorado Springs and is currently playing professional beach volleyball.
Former football all-star Mark Mullaney enjoyed a playing career that spanned four seasons at Colorado State and more than a decade in the NFL.
Mullaney played at Colorado State from 1972-75, earning three varsity letter awards. As a sophomore in 1972, he was a starting defensive tackle, then switched to offense his final two seasons at Colorado State. As a senior, he had the distinction of playing both on offense and defense for the Rams, who led the nation in passing in 1974. He was named to the all-conference team as a senior, then was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings.
He spent more than a decade playing for Minnesota, and helped the Vikings become annual playoff and Super Bowl contenders.