Ginny McCracken Vogel
Graduation Year: 1983
Induction Year: 2015
Sport (s): Women's Basketball
Ginny Vogel lettered all four years as a member of the women’s basketball team, which was in its early stages as a DePauw varsity sport. She graduated as the program’s all-time leader in points (959) and rebounds (718) and still ranks 18th in scoring and fourth in rebounding.
Her 9.1 rebounds per game for her career remain a DePauw record, as do her 10.9 boards per game during the 1982-83 season. She blocked 40 career shots, which also was a DePauw record, and currently ranks 11th. Part of a family that included her grandfather, Branch, who was a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee as both a player and coach, and father, David, who ran the McCracken Basketball Camp for more than 30 years, Vogel had the opportunity to share the DePauw hardwood with her sister, Cathy, for two seasons.
Vogel earned a B.A. degree in elementary education and served as a first-grade teacher and coach until 1992. After earning a M.S. degree in elementary education in 1992 from Indiana University-Fort Wayne, she became an elementary school counselor and has served the Bluffton, Ind., Harrison Metropolitan School District in that capacity for the last 20 years. In 2008 she received the Bluffton-Harrison MSD Educator of the Year Award. Vogel also coached the seventh-grade basketball team for six years. Serving on many boards and teaching many Sunday School lessons, Vogel is an alumni member of Tri Kappa and has been involved in many community projects.
She and her husband, Andy ’83, are the parents of Lynn, Andrea and David. The latter is a sophomore at DePauw and member of the men’s basketball team.