Craig Skarperud (1967-1968) was a senior in the first graduating class at Red River in 1968. He participated in basketball, taking second place in the state tournament in 1968. Craig was named First Team All-State that year. He moved on to play basketball at UND, where he was named team MVP as a sophomore and all-conference honors as a senior. Craig was a 1,000 point scorer at UND, scoring 1,065 points in three years. He was inducted into to the UND Hall of Fame in 1992. Craig also received votes to appear on two All-Century North Dakota basketball teams. Craig passed away in 1994.