- Z.G. Clevenger Award (2021)
Mark Sutor (BA ‘83) was a standout member of IU’s secondary under Head Football Coach Lee Corso in the early 1980s before going on to a highly-successful and on-going career as a Periodontist in Bloomington.
Sutor came in Bloomington in 1979 as a coveted quarterback recruit from Hickory Hills, Ill., someone who earned all-conference honors as a high school senior in football, basketball and baseball. But upon his arrival in Bloomington he was moved to the defensive backfield, where he lettered all four years for the Hoosiers. He was a member of IU’s 1979 Holiday Bowl team that earned the program’s first-ever bowl win. As a senior in 1982 he was named the team’s Defensive MVP after recording six interceptions, a total that still ranks third on IU’s all-time single-season list.
Sutor earned his IU undergraduate degree in Biology, and subsequently studied at both Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Tex., and the College of Dentistry in Lexington, Ky. He completed his graduate work in 1991 and returned to Bloomington, where he has been a highly-successful Periodontist for the last 30 years. He is a member of numerous organizations including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and the Indiana Society of Periodontics, among others.
Mark and his wife, Theresa, live in Bloomington. He has two children – Chad and Jennie.