Pacers Diaz named All American for fourth time

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Wednesday June 10, 2009

NORMAN, Okla. – University of South Carolina Aiken golfer Roberto Diaz became the program’s third four-time NCAA Division II All-America selection when the second, third and honorable mention Division II Ping All-America teams were announced on Wednesday, June 10.

For the second consecutive season, Diaz was a second team selection. He joins former Pacers Brian Kassel (1993-96) and Jamie Stanley (1994-97) as the only Pacers to earn All-America honors in all four of their seasons in the program.

In addition to being a second team selection for the past two seasons, Diaz (Veracruz, Mexico) was an Honorable Mention All-American in 2007 and a third team All-American in 2006.

He was not the only Pacer honored with All-America plaudits on Wednesday as J.P. Solis (Morelia, Mexico) was named an honorable mention All-American. Solis gives the Pacers 45 NCAA All-Americans in the program’s history.

Both Diaz and Solis were also chosen Ping All-Southeast Region team members as well.

Diaz was named All-Peach Belt Conference earlier this spring, ending his Pacer career as a four-time All-PBC selection. The senior was also named All-PBC in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He is the program’s first ever four-time All-PBC selection.

Diaz was named the Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week three times during the 2008-09 season.

He concluded his final season with the Pacers with four top five finishes and nine top 20 finishes in the 2008-09 season.

Diaz, who is tied for fifth in school history in career wins, picked up his fourth career individual title at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate on Feb. 24.