Rhymes and Gausman joined Tigers head coach Paul Mainieri, who earned Coach of the Year honors, edging LSU-Shreveport's Rocke Musgraves in voting conducted by various state sportswriters and school sports information directors.
Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Andro Cutura was voted as the state's Freshman of the Year while Greg Friesen, a junior first baseman from LSU-Shreveport, was selected as Newcomer of the Year.
All together, 10 schools in the state were represented on the two teams as LSU led the way with eight awards including three on the first team. Tulane followed with five selections, two on the first team, as Southeastern Louisiana and LSU-Shreveport also had two first team selections.
Rhymes, who was named the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Year, flirted with hitting .500 for most of the season and finished the year with a .431 mark to go along with four homers and 53 RBI.
Gausman, a native of Centennial, Colo., led the Tigers with a 12-2 record and a 2.77 ERA this season. A fourth overall selection in this year's Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles, he struckout 135 batters in 123.2 innings pitched in 17 starts. He earned first team All-America and All-SEC honors.
Cutura, a freshman out of Pearl River, was named this year's Southland Conference Freshman of the Year after he posted an 8-3 record and a 2.62 ERA in 13 starts.
Friesen, a junior from Regina, Saskatchewan, earned first team All-RRAC honors after he helped guide the Pilots to a third place finish in the NAIA College World Series. He hit .388 for the season with 12 homers, 13 doubles and 50 runs batted in.
Mainieri directed the 2012 Tigers to the Southeastern Conference regular season title, the team's second championship in the last four seasons. The Tigers posted a 42-14 regular season mark, including 19-11 in SEC play, and posted series victories over No. 1 South Carolina, No. 1 Florida, and No. 3 Arkansas during the season.