Although thousands of fans and friends of the Iowa State Athletics Department demonstrate loyal support each year, a deserving individual(s) is recognized each year as Cy’s Favorite Alum. The tradition started in 1955 and each year a deserving graduate, supporter or contributor whose accomplishments and loyalty has received this special and significant recognition. Here are the past honorees:

2014: Fred and Kay Lande
2013:
Gary Lynch
2012: Gary and Janet Thompson
2011: 
Greg and Kathy Geoffroy
2010: 
Dick & Marijo Marshall
2009:
  Richard & Deborah McConnell
2008:  Mike & Karon Lacey
2007:  Bill & Judy Hoefle
2006:  Don Voelker
2005:  Jerry & Nancy Hall
2004:  Cecil & Dorothy Rueter
2003:  Dick & Sandy Horton
2002:  Rod & Connie French
2001:  Dick and Jan Seagrave
2000:  Stewart Burger
1999:  Al & Sara Sorensen
1998:  Barb Houck
1997:  Jack & Dilla Cosgrove
1996:  Erb & Marge Hunziker
1995:  Dr. Jon Fleming
1994:  Rich Severson
1993:  Kathryn Engel
1992:  Mal Schmidt
1991:  Isaiah Harris
1990:  Dr. William Bliss
1989:  Lydia Adams
1988:  Bernard Simmons
1987:  Robert Eddy
1986:  Richard Grant
1985:  Robert Parks
1984:  Dorothy Erskine
1983:  Ralph Engel
1982:  Raymond Engel
1981:  Deane Gunderson
1980:  Walter Neumann
1979:  Carroll Lane
1978:  Dr. James Hilton
1977:  Herman Holmes
1976:  Robert Wright
1975:  John Ruan
1974:  Dean Knudson
1973:  Sam Hamilton
1972:  Ray Hagle
1971:  Ray Donels
1970:  H.D. Wilson
1969:  Al Hagen
1968:  Lloyd Bock
1967:  George Henningsen
1966:  Don Kaser
1965:  Claire G. Mason
1964:  Ted Aulmann
1963:  Dr. Russell Anthony
1962:  Ralph Olsen
1961:  Leo Fitzpatrick
1960:  H.R. Hilstrom
1959:  Carl Bluedorn
1958:  Harry Hoak & J.D. Armstrong
1957:  Charles Shirey
1956:  Waldo Wegner
1955:  Orville Crowley