SAN ANTONIO (May 27, 2021) Even though the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) couldn't award a men's golf team champion this spring, league officials wanted to recognize players for their excellent spring performances – awarding all-conference and Champions of Character team honors.
All recognized players earned all-conference awards. The A.I.I. did not present any special awards, such as player of the year and coach of the year.
Receiving the All-Conference award from Our Lady of the Lake University was Diego Garcia and Kane Ybarra (SR/San Antonio, Texas). The Champions of Character honor went to Raul Gutierrez (JR/San Antonio, Texas).
Ybarra just completed competition at the NAIA National Championship Tournament, where he placed sixth among more than 150 players. He finished second at the A.I.I. Conference Tournament. He was the top medalist at the San Antonio Invitational, the San Antonio Shootout and the Greater San Antonio Men's Championship.
Garcia placed 10th at A.I.I. Conference Tournament.