Fonseca Diaz named a WGCA All-American Scholar for the fourth time

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars were announced Monday by the organization and one Jayhawk golfer was among the 1,097 recognized with the honor. Ariadna Fonseca Diazwho graduated from Kansas in May 2019, was named to the list for the fourth-straight year. The criteria for selection is to carry a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 and to compete in 60% of the team’s events.

“Ari (Fonseca Diaz) has always worked very hard to do her best in the classroom as well as on the golf course and we are very excited she earned Academic All-American honors once again,” said Kansas women’s golf head coach Erin O’Neil. “During her time as a student-athlete, Ari has been a wonderful representative of KU Athletics and we are proud of all of her accomplishments.”

With the honor, Fonseca Diaz becomes the 33rd golfer in Jayhawk program history to earn WGCA All-American honors, now including 28 during O’Neil’s tenure at Kansas.

In addition to this being Fonseca Diaz’s fourth-consecutive year to earn WGCA All-American Scholar honors, in April the accounting major was named Academic All-Big 12 First Team for the third-straight season. She was one of only nine student-athletes recognized for a 4.00 grade point average (GPA) this spring of the 79 women honored by the league overall. The Caracas, Venezuela native recorded a perfect GPA for the past two-consecutive years and was also named the 2018 Big 12 Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In addition, she was a member of the 2015-16 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.

As a senior, Fonseca Diaz played in seven events for the Jayhawks during the 2018-19 season, while all 20 of her rounds played (100%) counted toward KU’s team score. Fonseca Diaz ranked second on the team in stroke average (75.15), behind only Yi-Tsen Chou’s 74.69 stroke average.