Eugene G. White


Z.G. Clevenger Award (1985)
B.S., 1942


A three-year letterwinner, E.G. White earned three varsity letters for the Indiana football team, helping the Hoosiers to their appearance in the Rose Bowl following the 1967 season. White started for Indiana in 1969 and 1970 on the offensive line and served as IU's co-captain as a senior.

White was twice named Academic All-Big Ten, earning the distinction in both 1969 and 1970. In the spring of 1970, he received the prestigious Jake Gimbel Award, recognizing a student-athlete for distinguished athletic accomplishment, scholarship and demonstrating outstanding mental attitude. A back injury ended his playing career during his senior season, but he graduated from the Kelley School of Business in 1971.

The South Bend, Indiana, native had an outstanding high school career as well, helping Riley High School to top-three rankings in the state in both 1964 and 1965. He was named all-city, all-county, all-conference and all-state as a senior, as he started on both sides of the football. He also was a standout in the pool, as he won the state championship in the 100-yard freestyle in 1964 and was a member of the state champion 400-yard freestyle relay team in 1966.

Since earning an MBA from the Kelley School of Business in 1975, White has spent nearly 30 years as a senior development director for the Indiana University Foundation. He also served on the I-Men's Association Board of Directors from 1985-2006 and was the president from 2002-06.