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(updated August 2015)
For Amy Bond, the President of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, achieving success has become a habit. First as a player, then an assistant coach, and now as its head coach, Bond’s energy and enthusiasm for continuing and elevating the tradition of the Florida State program is rivaled by few coaches in all of collegiate golf. During her first five seasons as Florida State’s head women’s golf coach, Bond has coached two All-Americans, one regional champion, six All-ACC selections, 16 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll selections with 24 academic honors, 12 players who have been named to the All-ACC Academic team and four who have been named to the All-America Scholar Athlete team.
As the Seminoles’ head coach, she has led Florida State to five consecutive NCAA Championship Tournament appearances – a streak that brings the program’s current school-record streak to 10 consecutive NCAA appearances entering the 2015-16 season.
With her student-athlete first approach, her love of the game of golf, her unbridled enthusiasm for Florida State and her knack for recruiting top-level talent, Bond constantly works to take the Seminole women’s golf program to a higher level. That higher level is in the classroom, her relationships with her players, and Florida State’s success on the golf course have all allowed her program to become recognized annually as one of the top all-around programs at Florida State.
The Seminole women’s golf team is recognized as a star among stars as the Florida State is annually celebrated as one of the top athletic programs in the nation. Florida State has finished in the top 12 in the Director’s Cup in each of the last seven years.
In her five seasons at Florida State, the Seminoles have played in five NCAA Championship tournaments, produced the school’s first NCAA Regional Champion (Maria Salinas in 2012), earned three All-American citations (Matilda Castren in 2014, Salinas in 2011 and 2013), earned six All-ACC selections (Salinas in 2011 and 2012, Jessica Negron in 2013, Castren and Alex Milan in 2014 and Lydia Gumm in 2015) and had 16 players earn All-ACC Academic honors.
Throughout her playing career at Florida State, she played as one of the Seminoles’ top players (she was named Florida State’s team MVP in 1997, 1998 and 1999), played with a number of touring professionals (including LPGA major winner Karen Stupples) and has coached many of Florida State’s recent greats including the only four-time golf All-American in school history (Caroline Westrup). While achieving success during her career as a player and a coach, Bond has never lost sight of her ultimate goal: the success and achievements of her student-athletes.
In her 10 seasons as a Seminole coach (five as an assistant and five as the head coach), every student-athlete who has played golf at Florida State has earned her bachelor’s degree and every one played on at least two NCAA Tournament teams during their careers. The Seminoles are among the NCAA leaders with a perfect APR rating during the first five seasons of Bond’s head coaching tenure at Florida State.
2014 WAS A SPECIAL SEASON AT FLORIDA STATE
BOND AS A TOURNAMENT HOST
SUCCESS AT PRINCETON
RECRUITING SUCCESS AT FLORIDA STATE
RECRUITING SUCCESS AT PRINCETON
SEMINOLES AT THE 2013 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN
BOND ON THE NATIONAL SCENE
TOP 50 PLAYER IN ACC HISTORY
COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAMPIONS