Aug. 6, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Three of the top players in Florida State history have been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary women’s golf team as announced by commissioner John Swofford. Current Seminole assistant coach Amy Bond, LPGA tour member Karen Stupples and 2001 All-ACC selection Louise Wright were all named to the 50-member team.
Three players on the team represented Florida State, the league’s youngest member. Duke led all conference schools with 23 selections and was followed by North Carolina with 12 and Wake Forest with 10. NC State placed two players on the all-time team.
Bond, who helped guide the Seminoles to the NCAA Central Regional tournament in 2002, was Florida State’s top player from 1997-99 and an All-ACC selection in 1998. She earned team Most Valuable Player honors during each of her four years as a Seminole and played in three NCAA regional tournaments and one NCAA Championship tournament during her career. Bond finished in the top-20 in four consecutive ACC Championship events and was the medallist at the 1998 Ryder/Florida Championship tournament.
Stupples earned All-ACC honors in 1994 and 1995 and is one of only three players in school history to earn all-conference honors multiple times. She led the Seminoles to a second place finish in the ACC championship in 1995 and won two tournaments during her career in Tallahassee. Stupples qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt and was a member of Great Britain’s 1996 and 1998 Curtis Cup teams. She finished in a tie for ninth place in the McDonald’s LPGA in June of this year.
Wright was an All-ACC selection and earned an individual national ranking as high as 75th in Division I during her senior year in 2001. She led the Seminoles with a 76.21 stroke average during the 2000-01 season (Fall and Spring combined) and participated in two NCAA regional tournaments (1999 and 2001) and one NCAA Championship tournament (1999) during her career.
A complete listing of the ACC 50th Anniversary Women’s Golf team can be found at the ACC website, www.theacc.com.