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Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Catholic HS

2012 Perfect Game Second-Team All-American
2012 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional Most Outstanding Player
2012 Finalist – Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Community Service Team
2012 Second-Team All-Louisiana
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Community Service Team
2010 Second-Team All-SEC
2010 SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player
2010 SEC All-Tournament Team

MLB Draft: 48th round in 2008 (Colorado); 31st round in 2011 (Toronto); 5th round in 2012 (Miami)

Outstanding prospect who was the Tigers’ starting shortstop for four seasons (2009-12) … made 219 starts at shortstop during his LSU career … signed with the Miami Marlins in the summer of 2012 … extremely refined defensive shortstop with a big-time arm and the ability to make great plays in the hole … very hard worker who is always looking to improve … patient hitter who stays inside the ball well and hits doubles in the gaps with ease … led LSU’s philanthropic efforts and was twice named to the SEC Community Service Team … also a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major … received his LSU degree in May.

Recipient of Wally Pontiff Academic Achievement Award as LSU baseball’s top scholar athlete … started 64 games at shortstop, batting .299 (66-for-221) with 16 doubles, one triple, four homers, 43 RBI and 47 runs scored … a .351 hitter with runners in scoring position … committed only five errors in 246 chances … named Most Outstanding Player of NCAA Baton Rouge Regional after batting .400 (4-for-10) with one double, one triple, three runs and four RBI … batted .455 (5-for-11) in SEC Tournament with one double, two RBI and five runs scored … tied career high with four hits (one double, three singles) vs. Nicholls State (May 15) and scored two runs .. blasted a three-run homer in May 6 win at Ole Miss and collected five hits in the three-game series with the Rebels .. launched two-run homer in bottom of the eighth inning on April 27 vs. Georgia to erase 5-4 deficit and lift LSU to 6-5 win … 2-for-4 for in Game 1 at Kentucky (April 20) with one double and three RBI in 5-4 LSU win … collected six RBI in the Alabama series (April 13-15), with four of them coming on a grand slam in 10-2 victory on April 13 … the grand slam was the second of Nola’s career – he also hit one on April 10, 2011 at Arkansas … 3-for-3 with one double, one RBI and three runs vs. Southern (March 20) … 4-for-5 with one double and one run scored vs. Dartmouth (March 4).

Started at shortstop in all 56 games, batting .296 (58-for-196) with 13 doubles, two triples, two homers, 42 RBI and 40 runs … 3-for-5 with three RBI at Mississippi State (May 21) … launched a grand slam in the sixth inning of April 10 game vs. Arkansas, erasing a 3-0 deficit to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead … the homer was the first grand slam of Nola’s career and the only one during the 2011 season by an LSU player … batted .400 (4-for-10) in the Georgia series (March 25-27) with one double, three RBI and two runs scored … hit .385 (5-for-13) in the Cal State Fullerton series (March 11-13) with one double, three RBI and two runs scored … 3-for-4 in 2011 season opener vs. Wake Forest (Feb. 18) with two doubles, one RBI and three runs.

Started all 63 LSU games at shortstop, batting .320 (83-for-259) with 16 doubles, two triples, five homers, 52 RBI and 50 runs scored … voted 2010 second-team All-SEC at shortstop by the league coaches … a .370 hitter (34-for-92) with runners in scoring position … hit .306 (38-for-124) in SEC regular-season games with five doubles, three homers, 29 RBI and 27 runs … named Most Valuable Player of the 2010 SEC Tournament after hitting .438 (7-for-16) in four games with three doubles, one triple and four RBI … 3-for-12 in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional with one double, two RBI and two runs … batted .357 (10-for-28) in the Tigers’ seven postseason games with four doubles, one triple, six RBI and four runs … posted a 12-game hit streak (March 31-April 17), the third-longest by an LSU player on the year … enjoyed a productive weekend at Tennessee (March 26-27), batting .500 (5-for-10) with one double, four RBI, five runs and a .615 on-base percentage.

Became the Tigers’ starting shortstop 40 games into the season on April 21 vs. Southeastern Louisiana and performed brilliantly at the position for the remainder of the year … appeared in 50 games (36 starts), batting .240 (29-for-121) with four doubles, one triple, three homers, 18 RBI and 27 runs … hit .263 (10-for-38) in LSU’s 11 NCAA Tournament games with two doubles, one homer, three RBI and six runs … batted .250 (5-for-20) in the College World Series with one double, one homer, one RBI and four runs … launched CWS solo homer on June 15 versus Arkansas … posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in the College World Series with no errors in 24 chances … named to the 2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team after providing crucial base hits in two LSU victories; two-out RBI single vs. Southern (May 29) in the seventh inning tied game at 2-2 and led to a seven-run LSU outburst … provided the game-winning hit in 3-2 NCAA Regional victory over Baylor (May 30), lining an RBI single in the top of the 10th inning … 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI in SEC Tournament win over Georgia (May 23) … launched first collegiate homer – a solo shot – on March 1 versus Central Florida.

Four-time all-state and four-time all-district selection … 2008 Gatorade State Player of the Year … 2008 Louisville Slugger State Player of the Year … 2008 LBCA State Player of the Year in Class 5A … 2008 Louisville Slugger All-American … 2008 Under Armour/Team One Pre-Season All-American … 2008 All Metro Team and District MVP … 2008 Academic All-State Team … named the Baton Rouge Advocate’s 2008 Star of Stars in Baseball … batted .447 in 2008 with 48 runs, 42 RBI, 13 homers, a .895 slugging percentage and a .549 on-base percentage … batted .368 in 2007 with 38 runs, 34 RBI and six homers.

Full name is Austin Kyle Nola … parents are A.J. and Stacie Nola … younger brother Aaron, a true freshman right-handed pitcher, is Austin’s teammate on the 2012 LSU squad … hobbies include bass fishing … chose to wear jersey #36 at LSU because it was the number worn by former Tiger first baseman Eddy Furniss (1995-98), a first-team all-American and member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame … majoring in sport administration-commerce at LSU … born December 28, 1989.

Nola’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 7 twice; last vs. Vanderbilt (5/7/10)
Hits: 4 twice; last vs. Nicholls State (5/15/12)
Runs Scored: 3 eight times; last vs. Ole Miss (5/24/12)
Doubles: 2 three times; last vs. Dartmouth (3/3/12)
Triples: 1 six times; last vs. Oregon State (6/2/12)
Home Runs: 1 several times; last at Ole Miss (5/6/12)
RBI: 4 vs. Mississippi State (5/21/10); at Arkansas (4/10/11); vs. Alabama (4/13/12)
Stolen Bases: 1 several times; last vs. Mississippi State (5/23/12)


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