Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

The Andrew Baker Scholarship was established by Andy’s parents, Richard & Barb Morrison, after his sudden death in 2019.

Andrew G. Baker, age 46, of River Falls, WI, formerly of Menomonie, died on Monday, April 8, 2019. We are saddened that Andy’s life was taken too soon by his own hand.

Andrew Gardner Baker was born on Oct. 6, 1972, in Robbinsdale, MN. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1991. In 1995, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from U.W. La Crosse, and in 1996 received a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from the University of Virginia. Andy worked as an Athletic Trainer for the University of Michigan, USA Hockey and Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Virginia, Head Athletic Trainer for U.W. Eau Claire, and most recently Head Athletic Trainer for U.W. River Falls. His commitment to athletic training led him to become treasurer for the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Assoc.

Andy loved music and yearly went to the New Orleans Jazz Festival. He had an extensive sports card collection and enjoyed reading and gaming. He was also an avid fisherman and hiker and loved spending time at the cabin fishing and relaxing. One of his favorite events was the annual “GordonFest.” Andy prided himself on his sarcasm and wit and was a master at getting in the last word. One of his mottos was “If sarcasm was an Olympic sport, I would have a gold medal.” Andy’s creed: Therapy Amuses—Time Heals.