2012 First-Team Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball; Perfect Game)
2012 Second-Team Freshman All-American (Baseball America)
2012 Freshman All-SEC
2012 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2012 Second-Team All-Louisiana
MLB Draft: 22nd round in 2011 (Toronto)
Outstanding right-hander that consistently throws in the low 90s from a low three-quarter arm slot which produces sink ... also has an above average change-up that he uses to keep hitters off balance ... worked primarily last season as LSU's No 2 starter behind first-round draft choice Kevin Gausman ... younger brother former LSU All-American shortstop Austin Nola.
Appeared in 19 games (16 starts), posting a 7-4 record and a 3.61 ERA in 89.2 innings with seven walks and 89 strikeouts ... finished No. 1 in the SEC in fewest walks allowed and in batters struck out looking (40), and No. 9 in the league in overall strikeouts ... pitched effectively in Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional (June 8) versus Stony Brook, limiting the Seawolves to two runs on nine hits in six innings with no walks and six strikeouts ... named to the 2012 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team after defeating UL-Monroe in Tigers' opening game of tournament -- limited the Warhawks to one run on four hits in a career-high eight innings with a career-best 10 strikeouts ... defeated Ole Miss (May 6) with excellent seven-inning outing - allowed three runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts ... posted win over Alabama (April 15), allowing one run on three hits in five innings with no walks and five strikeouts ... recorded nine strikeouts on April 1 start vs. Arkansas - limited the Razorbacks to two runs on three hits in 6.1 innings with one walk and nine strikeouts (no decision in a 3-2 LSU win) ... delivered an excellent performance in his second career SEC start on March 25 at Auburn ... limited Auburn to three runs on eight hits in 7.1 innings with no walks and two strikeouts ... delivered a dominant performance on March 6 in just his second career collegiate start, blanking Tulane through eight innings of work in a 5-0 victory in New Orleans ... allowed just three hits against the Green Wave while recording no walks and six strikeouts ... Nola fired 78 pitches in the outing at Tulane; remarkably, 62 of the 78 pitches (79 percent) were strikes.
Named 2011 Class 5A State Player of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association; voted "Mr. Baseball" for the state of Louisiana ... posted a 21-2 record and 214 strikeouts during his junior and senior seasons combined; helped lead Catholic to the Louisiana Class 5A title in 2010 ... 7-1 on the mound in 2011 with 61 strikeouts, 10 walks and a 1.00 ERA in 45 innings; also hit .364 with four homers and 29 RBI ... received all-State honors in 2010 and earned 2009 and 2010 all-District and all-Metro recognition ... 7-0 mark with a 1.50 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 2010 ... 7-1 mark with a 1.85 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 2009.
Full name is Aaron Michael Nola ... parents are A.J. and Stacie Nola ... older brother is former LSU All-American shortstop Austin Nola ... on attending LSU - "It's been my dream to come to school here, and it's one of the best programs in the nation. Watching my brother for three years made me want to be here even more" ... majoring in sports administration-commerce at LSU ... born June 4, 1993.
Nola's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 8.0 at Tulane (3/6/12); vs. UL-Monroe (6/1/12)
Strikeouts: 10 vs. UL-Monroe (6/1/12)
Hits Allowed: 10 vs. Georgia (4/29/12)
Runs: 6 vs. Mississippi State (3/18/12)
Earned Runs: 5 vs. Mississippi State (3/18/12)
Walks: 2 at Ole Miss (5/6/12)