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SANDRA SALONEN

Player profile

(Updated June 2017)
height
5-6
year
Sophomore
hometown
Espoo, Finland
high school
Mäkelänrinteen Lukio

Statistics:

2016 Academic Dean’s List Honors (Fall)
2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll

At Florida State:

In her second season as a member of the Seminole women’s golf team…practiced with the team throughout her redshirt freshman season…a talented golfer who brings a great deal of international experience to the Seminoles’ roster…knows how to play under pressure…from the same city (Espoo, Finland) as Seminole All-American Matilda Castren (2014-17)…has been a member of the Finnish National Team since 2011…played as a member of the Finnish Youth Olympic team in China in 2015…finished in ninth place at the Finnish Ladies Amateur Championship in 2015…2013 Finnish International Girls Championship winner…a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) at Florida State for the 2017-18 academic year…named to the 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Fall 2016:

A member of the team but did not play in any matches…a redshirt season.

Spring 2017:

A member of the team but did not play in any matches…a redshirt season.

Before Florida State:

Graduated from Mäkelänrinteen Lukio sport high School in Finland in 2016…a member of the Finnish National team and played in the Girls European Team Championships in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015…named the Rookie of the Year in Finland in 2011…participated in 17 events across Europe in the past three years while placing in the top 16 in five of those tournaments…those events included the Skandia Lady Junior Open in 2015 in Sweden (seventh place), 2013 Roger Cartier Trophy in France (ninth place), the 2015 Finnish Ladies Amateur Championship (ninth place), the Dutch Lady Junior Championship in the Netherlands (15th place), the European Girls’ Team Championship in Slovakia in 2014 (16th place)…earned a bronze medal at the Young Masters as a member of the Finnish National Team in 2013…the junior stroke play champion in Finland in 2013, 2014 and 2015…plays for the Master Golf Club team…finished in a tie for 15th place at the Junior Orange Bowl Classic Tournament in 2012.

Personal:

Born January 27, 1997…Sandra is the daughter of Petra Kuismin-Salonen and Aki Salonen…speaks four languages: Finnish, Swedish, French and English…has earned Finnish championship medals in both dance and basketball…major is sport management.

What's In Sandra's Bag:

Driver: Nike Vapor Wood: Nike Speed (17 and 75 degrees) Hybrid: Nike Speed (23 degrees) Irons: Nike Procombo – PW Wedges: Nike Vapor (52 and 58 degrees) Putter: Titliest Scotty Cameron Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Favorite Club: Wedge (52 degrees) Superstition: A good luck charm given to me by my caddie at the Youth Olympic Games in China in 2015 and I often mark my ball with the same colors as my outfit that I am wearing for the day.