GLENDALE – On Thursday, Senior Offensive Lineman Matt Totah was announced as a member of the 2020-21 CoSIDA Academic All-America NAIA Football Team. Totah was one of just two football players from the Sooner Athletic Conference to earn the prestigious recognition.
To be nominated by their Sports Information Director and voted through the two tier award process presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), student athletes must have a 3.30 GPA or higher, be a sophomore or better, completed at least two full semesters at their current school, and have success on the field to match their academic accolades.
Totah, out of Phoenix, Ariz., excelled in the classroom working on a degree in business administration. The guard graduated in May. On the gridiron, Totah started the last 16 games played by the Firestorm. With Totah helping the ACU offense fire on all cylinders, Arizona Christian won the SAC Championship and advanced to their first ever NAIA Football Championship Series.
Congratulations on your well deserved honor- Matt Totah!