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IU Athletics Chief Medical Officer dies at 48

<p>Andy Hipskind was the Chief Medical Officer for IU Athletics and the team physician for Indiana football. Dr. Andy Hipskind died of cancer Saturday at the age of 48.</p>

Andy Hipskind was the Chief Medical Officer for IU Athletics and the team physician for Indiana football. Dr. Andy Hipskind died of cancer Saturday at the age of 48.

Andy Hipskind, IU Athletics Chief Medical Officer, died Saturday from cancer at the age of 48.

According to an IU Athletics press release, Hipskind’s time at Indiana started as a member of the cross country and track teams. He graduated in 1995 and then earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the IU School of Medicine in 1999. 

Hipskind returned to Indiana in 2003 as the Director of Sports Medicine and the football team physician. In 2014, he was named the Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Sports Performance as well as Indiana’s first-ever chief medical officer.

Hipskind served as a member of the IU Athletics Medical Advisory Group and COVID-19 Operations Team during the pandemic.

Indiana Athletics renamed the Chief Medical Officer Physician's Office in the IU Athletics Excellence Academy to honor Hipskind on Aug. 10.

"Andy dedicated himself to serving our student athletes and has been the absolute best in his profession," Indiana Athletic Director Scott Dolson said in the release. "He helped our students grow, develop, recover, pursue and fulfill their dreams. He will be deeply and dearly missed."

Hipskind is survived by his wife, Angela, and their two children, Charlize and Drew.

Editor’s note: The Indiana Daily Student is working to put together an obituary for Hipskind. If you would like to share your memories of him, please reach out to sports@idsnews.com and let us know the best way to contact you.

Correction: This story has been updated to properly reflect the degrees Hipskind's recieved at Indiana University.

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