It was only fitting that Tiffany Clark Gusman found out about her selection to the Louisiana Athletics Hall of Fame in front of a crowd. After all, she wowed the rabid softball fan base at UL's Lamson Park for four years with her hitting ability.

This time, though, the crowd consisted of her eighth-grade class at Earhart Middle School in Riverside, California, last month, when the school principal and her husband former Ragin' Cajun baseball player Dan Gusman walked into her classroom to hand her a cellphone and make a surprise announcement.