Fans can support Lippman's efforts by voting for the award once a day until June 18
Lippman is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association, and holds current certification from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
He is also an adjunct instructor in the university's Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sports Studies, where he teaches in the Physically Active Living Skills (PALS) program.
He was head men's athletic trainer at UNC Wilmington from 2005-2006 and directly handled the baseball and women's soccer teams. Prior to his tenure at UNCW, Lippman worked with the National Football League's Detroit Lions from June 2004 to January 2005, providing daily medical coverage for players.
Lippman earned a master's degree in sports medicine from Georgia Tech in 2004. While there, he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the football, baseball and men's and women's tennis teams, including programs that went to the 2002 Silicon Valley Classic Bowl, 2003 Humanitarian Bowl and 2004 NCAA Baseball Super Regional.
Lippman earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Florida State University in 2001. As a student assistant trainer and head student athletic trainer, he worked with the nationally ranked football and baseball programs at FSU.