Fonseca Diaz Big 12 Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas junior Ariadna Fonseca Diaz was named the 2018 Big 12 Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year Friday, as voted by the league’s head coaches.
Fonseca Diaz carries a 3.97 grade-point average and is currently pursuing her accounting degree. She earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors in 2017 and 2018. This is the sixth season that the Big 12 Conference has presented the award and Fonseca Diaz becomes the first Jayhawk to receive the honor.
“Ari is an exceptional student-athlete,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “She works diligently to represent our team and athletic department in a first-class manner both on and off the golf course. Ari has been a consistent member of our traveling squad throughout her career and does a tremendous job of balancing her responsibilities for golf and school. We are very proud of her efforts and excited that she has earned such a prestigious award.”
Fonseca Diaz played in all 10 events for the Jayhawks during the 2017-18 season. She ranked second on the team in stroke average (76.07) and was third on the squad in numbers of rounds counted (25 of 30).
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