Named Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in track & field in 2006 ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection in each of his three years ... recognized five times on the Superintendent's List and six times on the Commandant's List ... ranks 27th in his class with a 3.94 cumulative grade point average.
Earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase during the 2006 season.
One of three Midshipmen that advanced to the NCAA East Regional, as he competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... finished 11th at the regional with a 9:10.51 showing ... posted season-best time of 9:08.07 to land fourth, Navy's highest track finisher, at the Penn Relays ... he won the 3,000-meter steeplechase five times, including at the Patriot League Tournament ... competed in the mile, 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter runs during the indoor slate ... ran the mile in 4:19.32 at the Penn State National Open ... with the cross country team, he ran in seven meets ... placed among the top-15 in three of those races.
Registered career-fastest times in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters ... crossed finish line in 8:41.64 against James Madison in the 3,000 meters ... in the 5,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic, ran to a 15:09.55 time ... covered the 3,000-meter steeplechase event in 9:14.90 at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship ... possessed Navy's top-five times in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with three first-place efforts ... ran in six meets with the cross country team, placing among the top-20 three times.
Ran a career-best 4:27.78 in the indoor mile at the UNC Last Chance ... posted season-best 3,000-meter steeplechase time of 9:32.86 versus Colgate, LaSalle and Rutgers ... placed second against American, Maine and Ohio in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... ran in one meet with the cross country team.
Attended Duluth Central High School ... earned two letters each in cross country and track ... named MVP of his cross country team in 2001 and '02, while earning the honor in track in 2002 and '03 ... was an all-conference and all-state selection in track in 2003 ... all-conference selection in cross country in 2001 and '02 ... served as captain of the cross country team in 2002.
Son of Gary and Janet Niemi ... born April 17, 1985, in Duluth, Minn. ... majoring in systems engineering.