A Bloomington native, Dr. Hipskind was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in the fall of 1994 and graduated with a degree in Biology in 1995. During his years at IU, he was on both the cross country and track and field teams, lettering in the latter all four years. He was also a member of Phi Gamma Delta, and was selected to receive the Wilkinson Award, which honors the fraternity’s most outstanding senior nationwide. After graduation, he attended the IU School of Medicine, graduating in 1999. He joined IU Athletics in 2003, and over the years went from serving as the football team’s physician and Director of Sports Medicine to, ultimately, being IU’s first Chief Medical Officer, where he also was a member of the COVID-19 Operations team. In the summer of 2021 he became the 45th recipient of IU’s Distinguished Service Medal, and his office was renamed in his honor as the Dr. Andy S. Hipskind Chief Medical Officer Physician’s Office. He died on September 18, 2021, a week shy of his 49th birthday.