TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Cecilie Finne-Ipsen, who earned All-Conference USA First-team Honors in 2019, has signed a Grant in Aid and will complete her collegiate eligibility as a member of the nationally ranked Florida State Women’s Golf team, after playing her first three seasons of collegiate golf at UNC Charlotte. Finne-Ipsen averaged 73.71 strokes in 22 tournaments with five top-5 individual finishes during her career at UNC Charlotte. She earned her first career victory in the Idle Hour Collegiate during the fall of 2019.
A very accomplished international golfer, Finne-Ipsen has played in the European Team Championships seven different times. She has played in the European Girls’ Team Championship three times (2013, 2014, 2016) and the European Ladies Team Championship four times (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) during her career. She helped Denmark to historic third place finishes in the European Ladies Team Championship in both 2018 and 2020. Finne-Ipsen finished in fourth place in the individual standings at the 2017 Danish National Championship and played in the 2017 European Ladies Amateur Championship and European Ladies Amateur Team Championship. She advanced to the second round of Match Play at the Girl’s British Open Amateur Championship in 2016 while advancing to match play at the 2017 British Open Amateur. Finne-Ipsen also advanced to the second round of match play in the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to represent Florida State University as a student-athlete,” said Finne-Ipsen. “Coach Bond has given me the chance to compete at the highest level for the remainder of my eligibility, and for that I am very thankful. I have gotten a good impression of the Seminoles coaches and players, and they are a huge part of why I have decided to come to Florida State. I am excited about playing in the ACC and competing against some of the best teams and players in the country on a regular basis. I am very thankful to all the people who have helped me through this process. I especially want to thank Coach Bond for her patience; I’m looking forward to learning from, and playing for her.”
Finne-Ipsen’s personality will fit in well with the academic and community-service minded Florida State program.
She was named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll in 2019 and 2020 and earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal in 2019 and 2020. Student-athletes who earn the Academic Medal must maintain a cumulative career-long GPA of 3.75. During her sophomore year, the 49ers ranked 14th in the nation as Finne-Ipsen and her teammates averaged 46 hours each of community service during the 2019-20 season. She helped her team earn the prestigious Gold Cup Award presented by the UNCC Department of Athletics in 2020. The award was presented to the UNCC team for outstanding achievements in community service, life skill credits, final position in the Conference USA team standings, academic success and donations collected throughout the year. Finne-Ipsen earned the Bonnie Cone Award as a sophomore — an award that is presented to the UNCC student-athlete who earned the highest grade point average during the year. She posted a perfect 4.0 grade point during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years and has a career GPA of 4.0.
“I am thrilled that Cece has chosen to be a Seminole,” said Bond. “She is an outstanding student-athlete who has a tremendous work ethic and leadership qualities. In her time at Charlotte she has had some great success, and I am excited that she is bringing her talents to our program. She will help add depth and experience to our program in the coming years. I cannot wait for her to arrive in August.”