LSU Hall of Fame Inductees

KURT AINSWORTH

SPORT: Baseball

YEARS: 1996- 1999

SUMMARY: AINSWORTH, A CATHOLIC HIGH GRAD, REDSHIRTED HIS FRESHMAN SEASON, SUFFERED AN ELBOW INJURY IN THE SUMMER OF 1997 AND PITCHED ON A LIMITED BASIS IN 1998. BUT IN 1999, HE WENT 13-6 WITH 3.45 ERA IN 130.1 INNINGS TO GO WITH 157 STRIKEOUTS IN EARNING ALL-AMERICAN HONORS. AINSWORTH WAS THE 24TH OVERALL SELECTION IN THE MLB DRAFT BY THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS. HE PITCHED FOUR SEASONS FOR THE GIANTS AND BALTIMORE ORIOLES BEFORE RETIRING IN 2004. TODAY, AINSWORTH WORKS AS A FOUNDING PARTNER AT MARUCCI SPORTS.

FRANK BRIAN

SPORT: Basketball

YEARS: 1942-43 AND 1946-47

SUMMARY: BRIAN, A STANDOUT FROM ZACHARY, LETTERED IN MEN’S BASKETBALL, WITH HIS CAREER INTERRUPTED BY SERVING IN WORLD WAR II AS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. ARMY. HE WAS NAMED ALL-SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE IN BASKETBALL IN 1942-43 AND AGAIN IN 1947 AFTER RETURNING FROM THE WAR. BRIAN ALSO PARTICIPATED IN THE 1943 SEC TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FOUR EVENTS. HE ALSO HAD A SOLID PROFESSIONAL CAREER, WINNING THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD IN THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE IN 1948 FOR THE ANDERSON PACKERS AND WAS AN NBA ALL-STAR TWICE. IN 1955 AND 1956, HE PLAYED ON THE NBA CHAMPION FORT WAYNE PISTONS AND FINISHED HIS 10-YEAR CAREER WITH 6,663 POINTS.

AMY MCCLOSKY-MCGINLEY

SPORT: Gymnastics

YEARS: 1995-1999

SUMMARY: IN MARCH 1996, MCCLOSKY-MCGINLEY NOTCHED THE FIRST PERFECT SCORE FOR A BEAM ROUTINE IN SCHOOL HISTORY. SHE EARNED THREE ALL-AMERICA AWARDS AND THE 1998 SEC BALANCE BEAM TITLE AND LEFT BATON ROUGE WITH 15 CAREER BEAM TITLES — THE MOST IN SCHOOL HISTORY. SHE STILL RANKS AMONG THE LEADERS AT LSU WITH 32 INDIVIDUAL TITLES. SHE GRADUATED FROM TULANE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN 2004 AND CURRENTLY WORKS AS AN EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR AT MEDSTAR UNION MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN BALTIMORE.

ASHLEY CULPEPPER-GLUCK

SPORT: Swimming and Diving

YEARS: 1996-2001

SUMMARY: THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME, CULPEPPER-GLUCK EARNED 11 ALL-AMERICAN AWARDS AT LSU. IN 2000, SHE WON THE NCAA TITLE IN THE 3-METER EVENT AND WAS NAMED THE NCAA DIVER OF THE YEAR AFTER BEING NAMED THE SEC DIVER OF THE YEAR AFTER WINNING THE CONFERENCE TITLE IN PLATFORM DIVING. IN 2001, SHE FINISHED SECOND IN THE PLATFORM AND THIRD IN THE 1-METER AT THE NCAA MEET. AFTER HER JUNIOR YEAR, CULPEPPER-GLUCK WENT ON TO THE U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS, WHERE SHE QUALIFIED TO BE AN ALTERNATE ON THE 2000 UNITED STATES OLYMPIC TEAM.

DANI REIS

SPORT: Volleyball

YEARS: 1989-1992

SUMMARY: Reis was a three-time AVCA All-American selections. She also helped steer LSU to three SEC regular season championships, three SEC tournament titles and back-to-back NCAA Final Fours in 1990 and 1991. Her 6,379 career assists are still the SEC and LSU record, ranking ninth in NCAA history. Her 1,527 career digs are also still an LSU record, while her 254 service aces are second in school history and fourth in SEC history.