Kansas Jayhawks

Ariadna Fonseca Diaz

Class Senior
Hometown Caracas, Venezuela
High School Foundation Academy

WGCA All-American Scholar,  Fall Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls (4.0 GPA), Spring Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls (4.0 GPA), Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team. 2016-17: WGCA All-American Scholar, Big 12 Academic First Team, Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (4.0 GPA). 2017-18: WGCA All-American Scholar, Big 12 Academic First Team, Fall Athletic Director and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (4.0 GPA), Spring Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls (4.0 GPA)

SENIOR (Fall 2018)
Competed in four events … Posted four rounds under par, including an impressive round of 69 … Shot a career-best 214 at the Palmetto Intercollegiate where she placed fourth and was the top Kansas finisher (71-74-69) … Carded a 221 (+5) to finish in the top-20 at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate.

JUNIOR (2017-18)
Competed in all 10 team events … Carded a season-low 54-hole-total (221) at Marilynn Smith Invitational to finish in a tie for 14th …  Shot a 229 (+13) at the Minnesota Invitational … Posted a 42nd place finish at the Palmetto Intercollegiate (Oct. 22-24) after shooting 14-over (230) … Shot a 70 in the second round at the Westbrook Invitational …

SOPHOMORE (2016-17)
Competed in all 11 team events … Recorded two top-5 finishes … Averaged a team-leading 75.48 strokes per round … Counted a team-leading 26 out of 31 rounds played … Shot a career-low and team-low 54-hole score of 212 (-4), including two rounds in the 60s, at the Westbrook Spring Invitational where she finished in fifth place (Feb. 26-27) … Shot a 219 (+9) at the Dale McNamara Invitational en route to her career-best third-place finish (April 11-12) … Carded a 225 (+9) to finish in the top-20 at the Big 12 Championship (April 21-23) … Fired her first hole-in-one as a Jayhawk at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic (March 24)…Ranked 33rd nationally in sand saves with a .389 percentage. 

FRESHMAN (2015-16)
Competed in all 11 team events … Finished in the top-10 twice .., Averaged 75.6 strokes per round … Counted 26.8 of her 29 team rounds … Shot three rounds in the 60s… Tied for 24th at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational (Sept. 7-8) after carding a 230 (+14) … Tied for sixth at the Chip-N Club Invitational (Oct. 5-6) after shooting a career-best 54-hole score of 218 (+2) … Shot under 70 in both rounds of the Schooner Classic (Sept. 19-21) en route to tying for a career-best fourth-place finish.

Attended Foundation Academy … Trained at Westwood Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida, during junior and senior years … Career-best round of 66 (-6) … Recorded back-to-back runner-up finishes at the 2014 and 2015 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship … Competed for Venezuela at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, finishing tied for 16th after shooting a 307 (+19) over four rounds … Top-20 finishes in the Polo Golf Junior Classic and the Callaway Junior Golf World Championships in 2014 … In 2015, tied for fourth at the FCTW at Mission Inn … Finished third at FCWT at Metro West … Tied for second at the 2015 HJGT Space Coast Junior Classic … Tied for second at the Florida Junior Tour Major …  Won the 2015 HJGT Orange Lake Junior Open …  Placed 10th at the 2015 South American Junior Championships in Chile.

Full name is Ariadna Fonseca Diaz … Nickname is “Ari” … Born in Bogota, Colombia, and was raised in Venezuela … Came to the U.S. in 2013 … Parents are Pedro Fonseca and Myriam Diaz … Has a younger brother, Pedro Fonseca…Majoring in accounting.