Dr. Andy Hipskind Death – Obituary – Dr. Andy Hipskind’s death was announced by the Indiana University Athletics. Dr. Andy died on Saturday 18th of September 2021 after a long battle with cancer.
Dr. Andy passed away at the age of 48.
Andy graduated as a student-athlete for IU’s cross country track and field programs in 1995. He also graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1999 with an M.D.
Hipskind began as an IU Athletics medical staff. In 2003, he became the Director of Sports Medicine and also the football team’s physician.
He started serving as the Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Sports Performance in 2014. He also becomes IU’s first-ever Chief Medical Officer.
Hipskind was instrumental for the club during COVID as he leads the department’s response team to prevent the spread of the virus.
IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Dolson said in a release. “Andy dedicated himself to serving our student-athletes and has been the absolute best in his profession, He helped our students grow, develop, recover, pursue and fulfill their dreams. But in addition to all that he did on behalf of our student-athletes, he’s also been a trusted colleague, a tremendous leader, and a wonderful friend to so many in our department, university, and Bloomington communities. He will be deeply and dearly missed.”