Knight takes over for Travis Creel as Volunteer Assistant
Harris, Gladu and Diaz headline first team
University's student-athletes continue to shine on and off the field
Diaz and Gladu claim first team honors, while Harris and Washam garner second team honors
Diaz one of just three finalists for Johnny Bench Award which is awarded to the nations top catcher
LA Tech defeats UAPB 11-0 in Lane Burroughs debut
2016: Named to both the Conference USA all-Academic team and Commissioners Honor Roll ... Played in 60 games making 59 starts ... Posted a .273 batting average, with 28 runs, eight doubles, three triples, five home runs, 31 RBI, 79 total bases, a .432 slugging percentage, .341 on-base percentage and 15 walks ... In a pivotal Friday-night win over Rice, he drove in five runs, while hitting both a triple and home run ... Had two multi-RBI games in the Conference USA Tournament ... Registered a multi-hit game in a win on the road against nationally-ranked Rice .. Had four hits in a conference tournament win over Rice ... Had eight multi-RBI games with five coming in Conference USA action ... All three triples came in conference action and four of his five home runs came in the last month of the season.
2015: Started 44 of the 46 games he appeared in as a true freshman catcher ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Ranked third in the league with 15 caught stealing (2nd in C-USA games with 11 CS) ... Posted a .233 average and totaled 37 hits, four doubles, two triples, four home runs and fourth-most RBIs on the team with 24 ... Recorded nine multiple-hit and five multiple-RBI games as a freshman... Enjoyed a 14-game reached base streak and 7-game hitting streak ... Recorded a season and team-high seven RBIs in a 3-for-5 effort against Grambling with a triple, grand slam and three runs ... Was 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored to help lead LA Tech to a win over UAPB (2/20) ... Drove in three runs and scored two in a 2-for-3 effort in an 11-3 win over Oral Roberts (2/28) ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs against the nationally ranked Rice Owls (3/14) at Reckling Park in Houston ... Hit a three-run home run to help lead LA Tech to a 20-1 win over C-USA foe Western Kentucky (4/1) ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2014-15 academic year ... Also was one of two Bulldogs who earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for a 3.75 or better GPA.
High School: Prepped at Gulliver Preparatory in Miami, Florida where he lettered four years under head coach Javy Rodriguez ... Hit the first homerun in the new Marlins Park baseball stadium on March 5, 2012 ... Named to the 2012 Miami Dade HS 8A-15 all-district team ... Made the 2012 Perfect Game 17 and under BCS All-Tournament Team after going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, RBI and a run scored ... Participated in the 2012 Power Showcase as a representative of the state of Florida ... Named a 2013 Under Armour Pre-season All-American, as well as 2013 Perfect Game Pre-season High Honorable Mention ... Named Perfect Game regional All-American ... Posted a .360 batting average with five home runs and 30 runs batted in as a senior ... Member of the Yoga Club, Drama Club, Business Club, Best Buddies Club and Film Club.
Personal: Full name is Brent R. Diaz ... son of Rodolfo Diaz and Miriam Suarez ... Has four siblings: Miriam Ortiz, Greg Ortiz, Kevin Ortiz and Laura Diaz ... Born on March 22, 1996 in Miami, Florida.
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