Sept. 6, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Amy Bond, a 1998 All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a player at Florida State, was named an assistant coach for the Seminoles’ women’s golf team as announced by head coach Debbie Dillman. Bond begins her duties immediately in assisting with all of the coaching and administrative duties of the team.
Bond was the Seminoles’ top player from 1997-1999 as she earned ten top-10 finishes and was named the team Most Valuable Player each year. She competed in the NCAA Championship tournament as a senior in 1999 (finishing in 30th place) and played in three NCAA regional tournaments during her career. In addition, she finished in the top-20 in four consecutive ACC Championship tournaments and was the medallist at the 1998 Ryder/Florida State championship tournament. Bond earned 14 top-15 finishes during her collegiate career.
Bond joined the professional ranks and began playing on the SBC Futures Tour in 1999. In 2000, she made 13 cuts in the 17 events she entered and gained tour status that allowed her to play in each of the scheduled SBC events in 2001.
The Ocala, Fla., native earned Academic All-America honors during her senior season and was a four-time ACC Honor Roll selection. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management in 1997 and her master’s in sports administration in 1999. Bond was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council (1997-99) and represented Florida State University at the NCAA Leadership Conference in 1999.
Bond also enjoyed a successful junior career before coming to Florida State. She won the Marion County championship in 1992 and the Yancy Junior championship in 1991, 1992 and 1994. Bond was a four-year varsity team member at Vanguard High School where she earned all-area honors four times and won the district championship her senior season.
“Amy is a great addition to our program and we are happy that she has returned home,” said Dillman. “She was a tremendous player for us during her collegiate career and enjoyed a fine professional career. She has the know-how and ability to help us become a better team. We are very excited to have her back in the Seminole family.”