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#36 Austin Nola
Position: Infield
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 192 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Catholic HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 12/28/1989
Austin Nola Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 10/03/2012

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.

SENIOR SEASON (2012)
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).

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
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.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
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.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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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