Lady Bears seek first conference title in program history
Former Tennessee Lady Vols standout Diana Cantú is in her third season as Baylor's women's golf assistant coach.
In her first year in Waco, she helped guide the Lady Bears to just the second NCAA Championship appearance in program history. In 2011-12, Baylor also saw its first women's golf All-American (Hayley Davis) as well as two All-Big 12 performers (Davis, Chelsey Cothran).
During her second year at Baylor, the Lady Bears came within a stroke of earning an NCAA Championship berth after a nine-place finish at the NCAA West Regional. Davis repeated as an All-American, and Lauren Taylor was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year and a two-time Big 12 Golfer of the Month.
Prior to joining Jay Goble's staff, Cantú was the assistant golf professional at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio.
After wrapping up one of the finest careers in Lady Vols golf history, Cantú served as a student assistant at Tennessee for a portion of the 2010-11 season. She was a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and a two-time second-team All-SEC performer.
|THE CANTÚ FILE|
|College||Tennessee, 2010 (B.S.)|
|2010||Tennessee, student assistant|
|2011-pres.||Baylor, assistant coach|
|2006-07||NCAA Championship (Tennessee)|
|2007-08||NCAA East Regional (Tennessee)|
|2008-09||NCAA Championship (Tennessee)|
|2009-10||NCAA Championship (Tennessee)|
|2011-12||NCAA Championship (Baylor)|
|2012-13||NCAA West Regional (Baylor)|
She capped her career by earning 2009-10 All-SEC and NCAA East All-Region honors as a senior. A member of three NCAA Championship squads at Tennessee, the Monterrey, Mexico, native ranks eighth in UT history in stroke average (76.16) and second in career rounds played (130). As a junior in 2008-09, she ranked fourth in the country in three-putt holes (0.70) and 11th in average putts (30.47). As a freshman in 2006-07, Cantú was named a Scholar Athlete by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA).
Prior to Tennessee, she was the Mexican Amateur champion in 2005 and runner-up in 2006. At the 2007 University Games, she earned an individual silver medal, while leading her team to a gold-medal finish. A member of the Mexican National Team since 2005, she also participated in the LPGA Corona Morelia Championship (2005), LPGA Master Card Classic (2006), The Spirit Cup (2007), The World Amateur Team Championships (2008) and the America's Cup (2007, 2009).
She graduated from Tennessee in 2010 with a degree in marketing, specializing in international business collateral.