Bobby Cochran enrolled at Florida State in 1989 following an outstanding high school career at Christian Brothers High School in Cordova, Tennessee. After a redshirt season, he finished with five individual Top 20 finishes as a freshman in 1990-91, including a season-high 10th place finish (twice).
Cochran had a solid sophomore season before emerging as the Seminoles’ top player as a junior in 1992-93. He won his first-ever collegiate tournament that year at the Imperial Lakes and went on to earn four additional Top 10 finishes. His senior season would go down as one of the finest in Seminole golf history. Cochran led the 1993-94 Seminoles to a school-record-tying three tournament victories and five additional top 10 finishes including three runner-up finishes and the team finished among the Top Five in all but one of the regular season tournaments. FSU would finish 16th at the NCAA Championships in 1994.
Cochran earned first team PING All-America honors for only the second time in school history as a senior along with being named the 1994 ACC Player of the Year and a member of the 1994 All-ACC team. Over his career, he won four individual tournament championships and finished in the Top 10 16 times.