Bruce P. Grossnickle ’74 was named most valuable golfer
three consecutive years from 1972-74. He was a medalist in the
Indiana Collegiate Conference tournament in 1971, 1972 and 1973,
and a medalist in the Bronco Invitational in 1974. He was a
three-year participant in the NCAA College Division Championship.
In the fall of 1973, he was pictured in Sports
Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd. His golf career
continued after DePauw, and in 1987 he won the Indiana Mid-Amateur
Golf Tournament. Grossnickle completed his ophthalmology residency
at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In 1982 he
joined his brother, Steven P. Grossnickle ’68, and father to
form the Grossnickle Eye Center in Warsaw, Ind. The Eye Center
specializes in providing advance eye care and vision restoration.
Grossnickle served on the YMCA board of directors and founding
board of directors for the Stonehenge Golf Club. A past member of
the Warsaw Community High School golf team, Grossnickle is the
founder and sponsor of the Don Dicken Golf Award. The award is
named after Don Dicken, PGA Master Gold Professional, who was a
great supporter and promoter of the WCHS golf teams, junior golf
and Warsaw community golf. Grossnickle and his wife, Jeanne (Sankey
’73), reside in Warsaw and have three children: David
(’03), Mark and Jamie.