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  Amy Bond
Amy Bond

Position:
Head Coach


06/20/2014

Three Named To All-ACC Academic Women's Golf team

Castelain, Kuhlo and Milan enjoy standout academic seasons.

06/18/2014

Castren Earns All-American Honors By GolfWeek

Castren only second freshmen All-American in school history.

06/18/2014

Women's Golf: 2014 Season In Review

Seminoles play in ninth consecutive NCAA Regional championship.

06/03/2014

Castren Earns All-American Second Team Honors

Seminoles' freshman set school record for lowest single-season sroke average.

05/08/2014

Castren Leads Seminoles At NCAA East Regional

Seminoles play well in first round of championship in Tallahassee.

(Updated June 2013)

Since being named the head coach at her alma mater in 2010, Amy Bond has gone about building a team that will consistently qualify for the NCAA Championship Tournament, compete for ACC and national championships and produce All-ACC and All-American student-athletes.

In her first three seasons at Florida State, the Seminoles have played in three NCAA Championships, produced the school's first NCAA Regional Champion (Maria Salinas in 2012), earned two All-American citations (Maria Salinas in 2011 and 2013), earned three All-ACC selections (Maria Salinas in 2011 and 2012 and Jessica Negron in 2013) and had nine players earn All-ACC Academic honors.

As the fifth head coach in the history of the program, Bond's commitment to success at Florida State has become a way of life. First as a player, then an assistant coach and now as its head coach, Bond's energy and enthusiasm for elevating and securing the tradition of the program is rivaled by few coaches in all of collegiate golf.

As a player she earned a spot on the ACC's 50th Anniversary team, as an assistant coach she helped the Seminoles to three NCAA Tournament appearances and as the head coach, she has led Florida State to three NCAA Championship appearances in her first three years.

Throughout her career at Florida State, she has 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 two-time 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 the first eight seasons as a Seminole coach (five as an assistant and three 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 three seasons on Bond's head coaching tenure at Florida State.

FIRST THREE YEARS AT FLORIDA STATE
Florida State head coach Amy Bond has now guided each of her first three teams to the NCAA Tournament. Including her four years as a Seminole player (1996-99) and her five years as a Seminole assistant coach (2002-06), Bond has participated in 10 of 12 NCAA Regional Championships while wearing the Garnet and Gold. The Seminoles have played a school record eight consecutive NCAA Championship Tournaments.

RETURNING HOME
Amy Bond joined the long and illustrious list of Florida State alumni who have returned to their alma mater when she was named the Seminoles' head coach on June 25, 2010. She returned to her Seminole roots after an outstanding playing career at Florida State (1995-99) during which she finished in 30th place in the 1999 NCAA Championship Finals and a five-year career as an assistant coach (2001-06) when she helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA Championships three times. Bond is one of three Florida State alumni who are current head coaches at Florida State joining Jennifer Hyde (women's tennis) and Mike Martin (baseball).

RECRUITING SUCCESS AT FLORIDA STATE
In five years as an assistant coach at Florida State, Bond helped recruit four players who earned All-ACC honors a total of eight times and formed the nucleus of two top 20 ranked teams. The Seminoles finished in a tie for 16th nationally in 2006 and in a tie for 19th nationally in 2004. She was also instrumental in recruiting Caroline Westrup - the only four-time All-American and four time All-ACC selection in school history.

SUCCESS AT PRINCETON
Bond was successful in her first head coaching position at Princeton (2006-10) as she guided the Tigers to eight tournament victories and top four finishes in four Ivy League championship tournaments. The Tigers finished in second place in the Ivy league championship in 2007. Bond coached Susannah Aboff to consecutive Ivy League individual championships in 2008 and 2009 to mark only the third time in league history that a player had won consecutive individual conference championships. Aboff earned All-Ivy League honors three times during her career becoming just the second player in school history to be named to the all-league team three times in her career. During her four seasons at Princeton, only the Tigers and Harvard performed consistently in the conference championship by finishing in the top four of the team championship from 2007-10.

RECRUITING SUCCESS AT PRINCETON
During her four seasons at Princeton, Bond coached/recruited two players (Susannah Aboff and Kelly Shon) who qualified to play in at least one NCAA Regional Championship each and five players who earned All-Ivy League honors a total of 11 times. Aboff won eight individual tournament championships during her career and finished in a tie for 23rd place at the NCAA East Regional Championship in 2009 - the third highest NCAA regional finish in school history. Shon played in the 2011 and 2012 US Women's Open, was ranked No. 4 nationally among junior golfers at the time she was recruited, and is still the highest ranked junior recruit to ever attend an Ivy League institution. Shon earned All-American Honorable Mention Honors from the Women's Golf Coaches' Association, played in the 2013 NCAA East Regional Championship, was named the Ivy League Golfer of the Year and won Ivy League Championship in 2013

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS
Bond has recruited and coached seven players who have played, or who are currently playing professional golf. She recruited and coached Kristin Tamulis (Florida State) who is currently playing on the LPGA Tour. She also recruited and coached four-time All-American Caroline Westrup (Florida State) who is currently playing on the European and Futures Tour (and who played in the 2013 U.S. Open), another who is playing on the LPGA Tour (Lacey Agnew), three players (Jaclyn Burch, Macarena Silva, Whitney Wright,) who are currently playing on the Futures Tour and two players (Susannah Aboff, Marlowe Boukis and Michelle Grilli) who began their professional careers on the LPGA Futures Tour.

SEMINOLES AT THE 2013 U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
Bond and the Seminoles were well represented at the 2013 U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club with four of the top players in the history of the program - Karen Stupples, Kristin Tamulis, Macarena Silva and Caroline Westrup - all playing in the event. Prior to the event, Bond said of the one of the greats foursomes in program history: "This is a great week for each of the four players and for the Florida State women's golf program. To have four of our players in the U.S. Open in the same year is exciting and illustrates the rich tradition of our program. I am very happy for Karen, who I have known for so many years and for Kris, Maca and Caroline who I had the good fortune of coaching during their careers at Florida State. Playing in the U.S. Open is an awesome accomplishment for all of them and I couldn't be happier for all of them."

BOND ON THE NATIONAL SCENE
Bond is the president of the Women's Golf Coaches Association Board of Directors; she was elevated to the position at the 2013 WGCA Convention. As one of her duties as the vice president of the organization, she had the honor of announcing Seminole senior Maria Salinas as an All-American at the 2013 NGCA Honors Banquet. Bond has risen steadily through the ranks of the national governing board after serving the organization as its treasurer. Bond began on the NGCA Board as its treasurer (2009-12), is currently its vice president (2012-14) and will serve as its president during a two-year term beginning in 2014. The NGCA was formed in 1983 as an organization to promote participation in women's collegiate golf. The vision of NGCA since its inception has been to encourage the playing of intercollegiate golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition.

ACADEMIC ACCOLADES
Bond has made it part of her coaching philosophy to demand outstanding academic achievement from every one of her players. She began developing that philosophy as a player at Florida State as she was named an Academic All-American in 1998 and 1999 and earned ACC Academic Honor Roll accolades three times during her playing career (1996, 98, 99). A total of 35 players have been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll during her Seminole career as a member of the Seminoles' coaching staff, four players (for a total of five awards) who have earned the honor have been named to the All-ACC Women's Golf Team in her first three seasons as the Seminoles' head coach. She has also seen nine different players named to the All-America Scholar Team and eight players named to the ACC Academic team during her first three years as the Seminoles' head coach.

TOP 50 PLAYER IN ACC HISTORY
Bond was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary team in 2002 along with Seminole greats Karen Stupples and Louise Wright. Bond was a 1998 All-ACC selection and the Seminoles' top player from 1996-99. She earned ten top-10 finishes during her career and was named the Seminoles' Most Valuable Player each year during her career. Bond competed in the NCAA Championship tournament in 1999 and played in three NCAA regional tournaments while finishing in the top 20 in four consecutive ACC Championship tournaments. She was an All Region selection in 1999 and was the medalist at the 1998 Ryder/Florida State Championship tournament.

COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAMPIONS
The Seminoles women's golf team won its 12th consecutive Athletic Director's Cup for Service at Florida State's annual Golden Nole Banquet 2013. The Athletic Director's Cup for Service is presented annually and is the most prestigious award given to the Seminole student-athletes. It goes to the team that contributes the most service hours to the community over the course of an entire year. The Seminoles won the Athletic Director's Cup for Service in each of Bond's five years as an assistant coach and in her first three seasons as the Seminoles' head coach.

SEMINOLES TO HOST 2014 NCAA EAST REGIONAL
Florida State will play host to the NCAA East Regional Championship as part of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship May 8-10, 2014 at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee. The Seminoles will serve as one of three sites for the regional championships and will host an NCAA women's regional championship for the first time in school history.

PERSONAL
An Ocala, Fla., native, Bond earned a bachelor's degree in sport management from Florida State in 1997 before earning her master's degree in sport administration from Florida State in 1999. Bond's twin brother, Tommy, is the Director of Athletics and head baseball coach at Trinity Catholic in Ocala, Fla.

Professional Players
Lacey Agnew                  LPGA/LPGA Futures
Jaclyn Burch                 LPGA Futures Tour
Macarena Silva               LPGA Futures Tour
Caroline Westrup             European/LPGA Futures
Whitney Wright               LPGA Futures Tour

All-Americans Maria Salinas 2011, 2012

Regional Champions Maria Salinas 2012 (Central Regional)

All Region Team Jessica Negron 2011 (East Regional), 2013 (West Regional) Maria Salinas 2012 (Central Regional)

All-Region Jessica Negron 2011, (East Regional), 2013 (West Regional) Maria Salinas 2012 (Central Regional)

All-ACC Selections Maria Salinas 2011, 2012 Jessica Negron 2013

Ivy League Golfer of the Year Susannah Aboff 2008, 2009 Kelly Shon 2013

All-Ivy Selections Susannah Aboff 2007, 2008, 2009 Marlowe Boukis 2009 Sharla Cloutier 2007 Anna Jang 2010 Annika Welander 2007 Kelly Shon 2013

All-ACC Academic Honor Roll Selections Laure Castelain 2012 Maria Salinas 2011, 2012 Macarena Silva 2011 Hannah Thomson 2012

ACC Academic Team Sections Laure Castelain 2012 Maria Salinas 2011, 2012 Macarena Silva 2011 Hannah Thomson 2011, 2012

Tournament Victories Princeton Invitational 2007, 2008 Yale Fall Intercollegiate 2007 Hoya Invitational 2007, 2008 Nittany Lion Invitational 2008 ECAC Championships 2009 Roar-EE Invitational 2009

Conference Champions Susannah Aboff 2008, 2009 (Ivy League, Princeton) Kelly Shon 2013 (Ivy League, Princeton)

NCAA Regional Qualifiers Susannah Aboff 2009 (Princeton)

NCAA National Qualifiers Jessica Negron 2011 Maria Salinas 2012


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