Thomas A. McGurk
Graduation Year: 1968
Induction Year: 2012
Sport (s): Men's Basketball

Thomas A. McGurk Jr. ’68, a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, earned a B.A. degree in economics.

A three-year letterman in basketball from 1966 to 1968, McGurk averaged a double-double of 13.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game over his DePauw career. McGurk ranks third in school history in rebounds per game, seventh in career rebounds and 15th in points per game.  He earned second team all-Indiana Collegiate Conference honors in 1967 and 1968 and was also a member of the Indiana College All Star team which played in Kentucky in 1968.

McGurk was co-captain of the 1967-68 team which was the Indiana Collegiate Conference co-champions and played in the National Collegiate Athletic Association College Division tournament. McGurk was awarded the Fred C Tucker Memorial Plaque which recognizes the senior player who contributed most to DePauw Intercollegiate athletics. He also received the Most Competitive Player Award, voted on by teammates, in his sophomore, junior and senior years.

Following graduation, McGurk and three partners purchased Steel Grip, Inc., a personal protective clothing manufacturer headquartered in Danville, Ill. Today, McGurk serves as treasurer of the privately-owned American industrial company. Additionally, he has remained an active member of his community, serving on multiple boards, such as the board of the Covington Community Foundation, Salvation Army board, Danville Area Community College Foundation and board of directors for the Board of Western Indiana. He and his wife, Janet Ebershoff McGurk ’68, reside in Indianapolis and are proud parents of three children: sons Drew and Kyle, and daughter Shannon.