Niumatalolo Earns Academic All-District Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State senior defensive lineman David Niumatalolo was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VII first team, for the second straight year, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced, Thursday, Nov. 10.

Niumatalolo, a member of the Aggie football team, now qualifies for the All-America honor, which will be released later this month. A native of Kahuku, Hawai'i, Niumatalolo has a 4.0 G.P.A. in biology.

This season, Niumatalolo has played in nine games for the Aggies recording 49 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He currently ranks fourth in the WAC in sacks per game and 19th in the nation.