Craig Forth was the star for Columbia High School when they lost to Schenectady High in sectional basketball play the 2000-2001 season. Forth was honored in December of 2004 as the Syracuse University Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Forth, a seven-foot center for the Orangemen, was selected to the athletic director’s honor role five times, and he was named to the Big East Academic All-Star team the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons. In 2004, Forth was selected to the Academic All-America third team. He had a 3.85 grade-point average in the classroom.