While serving as a district judge, Gurich was the Law Day 2002 Co-Chair for the Oklahoma County Bar Association, and was awarded the 2002 Outstanding Committee Award. She received the 2003 Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award from the Oklahoma Bar Association Women in Law Section. Gurich received the Layperson of the Year Award for 2003-2004 from the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis International District. She was also chosen by the Texas-Oklahoma District 19 as Layperson of the Year Award for 2003-04. Gurich also received the Community Service Award from the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City for 2003-04. She has been a three time Journal Record Honoree for Woman of the Year (2005, 2008 and 2011). In 2011, Gurich was inducted into the Journal Record Woman of the Year Circle of Excellence. Justice Gurich is an honorary member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Order of the Coif, and was awarded the 2011 Judge of the Year award by the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor discussing iCivics web-based education project with Justice Gurich and her staff.