Hammon’s prolific scoring for the Colorado State Rams made her an All-American three times, as well as Colorado Sportswoman of the Year. She led her team to a 33–3 record in the 1998–99 season and helped them advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen. She was named the WAC Mountain Division player of the year for the 1998–99 season and surpassed the University of Utah player Keith Van Horn as the WAC’s all-time leading scorer.
Hammon set many Colorado State all-time records, including points (2740), points per game (21.92), field goals made (918), free throws made (539), three-point field goals made (365), and assists (538). She received the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association as the best senior player under 5 ft 8 in (1.7 m) in 1999.
On November 12, 2004, Hammon was inducted into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame. On January 22, 2005, her number 25 Colorado State jersey was retired at Moby Arena.
While attending Colorado State University, Porter was a standout on the football field for the Colorado State Rams football team. He began his college career as an H-back and did not see his first action on the defensive line until his junior year. He was a third-team All-American and All-Western Athletic Conference first-team selection by The Sports Network. He registered 22 career sacks. As a senior, he recorded 53 tackles (36 solos) with eight quarterback pressures and 12 tackles-for-losses. He finished third in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A with a school single-season record-tying 15 sacks for minus 63 yards. He majored in exercise and sport science. He is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
Hughes Stadium (capacity: 34,000) was home to Rams football from 1968 through 2016. The field at Hughes Stadium, named “Sonny Lubick Field” after the Rams’ coach, underwent a $15.2 million renovation for the fall 2005 season. Hughes Stadium was replaced for the 2017 season by the new Colorado State Stadium (capacity 41,000), whose playing field also bears Lubick’s name; the stadium’s name was changed to Canvas Stadium in 2018. Moby Arena (capacity: 9,000) originally constructed in 1966 and remodeled in 1996, is home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the CSU Rams volleyball team.
The official school colors are green and gold. The CSU fight song and Fum’s song are two popular school songs.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Colorado State University
1973 – Present / NCAA Division 1
1921 – 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1909 – 1921 / Athletic Association of the United States
1999 – Present / Mountain West Conference
1968 – 1999 / Western Athletic Conference
1962 – 1968 / Independent
1938 – 1962 / Skyline Conference
1909 – 1937 / Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Rams – The letter “A” adorns the western hillside of Fort Collins. Colorado State University was formally called Colorado A & M, and students were referred to as “Aggies.” The “A” was first white-washed in 1924. It became a tradition for freshmen to paint the letter every year. The Tradition continues today.
The ram was named the official mascot of Colorado State in 1946. By the end of the decade, the nickname of “Aggies” had evolved to “Aggie Rams,” and eventually became simply “Rams.”
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