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. In 2013, Justice Gurich was honored by the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Women in Communications with a Byliner Award for Civic Leadership. Also in 2013, she was named a Valuable Volunteer Award by the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools. She was named been honored as distinguished alumni by her college, Indiana State University, her high school, Penn High School, and was inducted into the University of Oklahoma College of Law Order of the Owl Hall of Fame in 2016. She is a graduate of the 2016 Salt & Light Leadership Training Class 8.
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor discussing iCivics web-based education project with Justice Gurich and her staff.