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.
The Aggies take on Fresno State, Saturday, Nov. 12, at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:07 p.m.