2013 First-Team All-American (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, ABCA, Perfect Game, NCBWA)
2013 National Pitcher of the Year Finalist
2013 SEC Pitcher of the Year
2013 Corbett Award Winner (Best Amateur Athlete in Louisiana)
2013 ABCA First-Team All-South Region
2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team
2013 Louisiana Pitcher of the Year
SEC Pitcher of the Week (April 22, 2013 and May 6, 2013)
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 … 2013 SEC Pitcher of the Year and a finalist for the National Pitcher of the Year award … recipient of the 2013 Corbett Award as the best amateur athlete in the state of Louisiana … younger brother of former LSU All-American shortstop Austin Nola, who played for the Tigers from 2009-12.
Named to the Collegiate Baseball magazine First-Team All-America squad; voted 2013 SEC Pitcher of the Year by the league coaches -- No. 1 in the SEC in strikeouts with 122; No. 3 in SEC in wins (12), No. 2 in league in opponent batting average (.188) and No. 1 in league in innings pitched (126.0) … one of three finalists for the National Pitcher of the Year Award presented by the College Baseball Hall of Fame … started 17 games on the mound, posting a 12-1 mark and a 1.57 ERA in 126 innings with 18 walks and 122 strikeouts … suffered only loss of the season to UCLA in the College World Series (June 16), allowing just two unearned runs on five hits in eight innings with one walk and five strikeouts … brilliant two-hit shutout vs. Oklahoma in Super Regional on June 7, allowing no walks with six strikeouts ... became just the fourth pitcher in LSU history to fire three shutouts in one season … named to the 2013 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament Team after defeating Sam Houston State (June 1) - limited SHSU to no earned runs on six hits in seven innings with three walks and six strikeouts … excellent outing in SEC Tournament vs. Arkansas (May 23), allowing one run on six hits in 7.0 innings with one walk and eight strikeouts … posted an 8-0 mark and a 1.70 ERA in SEC regular-season games, recording nine walks and 65 strikeouts in 69 innings … fired his fourth straight complete game victory and his second shutout of the season when he blanked No. 19 Florida, 5-0, on May 3 … Nola limited the Gators to no runs on four singles in nine innings with one walk and three strikeouts … Nola became the first LSU pitcher to record four consecutive complete-game victories since Mike Sirotka accomplished the feat in 1993 … Nola also became the first LSU pitcher to fire two shutouts in one season since Greg Smith recorded two in 2005 … recorded his third straight complete-game victory April 26, defeating No. 10 South Carolina in Alex Box Stadium … Nola limited the Gamecocks to two runs on six hits with no walks and eight strikeouts … he became the first LSU pitcher to post three consecutive complete-game wins since Greg Smith accomplished the feat in 2005 against Ole Miss, Arkansas and Vanderbilt … fired his second consecutive complete game and his first career shutout April 19 when he blanked Alabama, 5-0, in Tuscaloosa … Nola limited the Tide to just three singles while recording one walk and 10 strikeouts … he threw 110 pitches, and after allowing a leadoff single in the sixth inning, he retired the final 12 Alabama batters of the game … the shutout was LSU's first in an SEC game since Kevin Gausman blanked Tennessee on May 13, 2011 … fired the first complete game of his career April 12 at No. 10 Arkansas, limiting the Razorbacks to two runs on four hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts … threw 110 pitches in the victory … pitched LSU to series-opening win vs. Kentucky (April 5), allowing just one run on four hits in seven innings with three walks and seven strikeouts … led the Tigers to a Game 1 SEC victory at Missouri (March 29), firing 7.2 shutout innings ... limited Missouri to just five singles while recording one walk and 10 strikeouts, his highest career strikeouts total in an SEC game … fired six perfect innings to start outing vs. Washington (March 8) before allowing a single to open seventh inning … career-high 11 strikeouts in win over Brown (March 1); allowed no earned runs on three hits with no walks in seven innings.
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: 9.0 five times; most recently vs. Oklahoma (6/7/13)
Strikeouts: 11 vs. Brown (3/1/13)
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: 3 three times; most recently vs. Sam Houston State (6/1/13)