July 28, 2011
WACO, Texas – Former Tennessee Lady Vols standout Diana Cantú has been named Baylor women’s golf assistant coach, first-year head coach Jay Goble announced Thursday. Since February, 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.
She capped her career by earning All-SEC and NCAA East All-Region honors as a senior in 2009-10. 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 an Academic All-American 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 Sprint Cup (2007) and the America’s Cup (2007, 2009).
She graduated from Tennessee in 2010 with a degree in marketing, specializing in international business collateral.