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Big Ten Conference Freshman of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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Ryan Sontag won this award in 2005
Recent history of winners for Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

LevelNCAA
Years Available1997-2018

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Major Leaguers are in bold

Historical Winners - Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2018Patrick FredricksonP36-6 210 R-R 1998-08-17 19Gig Harbor,Washington NCAA2018-2018-   Minnesota  
2017Tyler BlohmP26-3 185 L-L 1998-02-25 19Severna Park,Maryland NCAA2017-2018-
2016-17- 511-BAL
Maryland  
2016Chad LuensmannP26-3 208 L-R 1997-02-04 19Altoona,Pennsylvania NCAA2016-2017-
2015-39-1169-NYN
Nebraska  
2015Jake BivensIF26-1 186 L-R 1995-05-25 20Battle Creek,Michigan Rk2015-2017-
2017-27- 815-DET
MichiganRetired  
2014Tanner TullyP-OF26-0 185 L-L 1994-11-30 19Elkhart,Indiana AAA2014-2018-
2016-26- 782-CLE
Ohio StMinorsCleveland Indians (A+)
2013Kevin DucheneP46-1 200 L-L 1993-12-10 19Joliet,Illinois A-2013-2017-
2015- 5- 158-OAK
IllinoisFree Agent  
2012Sam Travis3B66-0 195 R-R 1993-08-27 18Orland Park,Illinois MLB2012-20182017-2018
2014- 2-  67-BOS
Indiana U.MinorsBoston Red Sox (AAA)
2011Josh DezseP26-4 205 R-R 1992-06-18 19Powell,Ohio NCAA2011-2014-
2010-28- 865-NYA
Ohio St  
2010Ryan Jones2B25-10 165 R-R 1990-09-08 19Haslett,Michigan A2010-2015-
2012-13- 418-SFN
Michigan StFree Agent  
2009Alex DickersonOF126-3 220 L-L 1990-05-26 19Poway,California MLB2009-20162015-2016
2011- 3-  91-PIT
Indiana U.DL-60San Diego Padres (MLB)
2008Eric JokischP26-2 175 R-L 1989-07-29 18Virginia,Illinois MLB2008-20182014-2014
2010-11- 340-CHN
Northwestern U.MinorsOakland Athletics (AAA)
2007Matt BischoffP35-11 190 R-R 1987-05-21 20Fort Wayne,Indiana AAA2007-2014-
2010-20- 612-SEA
Purdue U.Free Agent  
2006J.B. ShuckLF25-11 185 L-L 1987-06-18 19Galion,Ohio MLB2006-20182011-2018
2008- 6- 182-HOU
Ohio StMinorsMiami Marlins (AAA)
2005Ryan SontagOF15-10 195 L-L 1985-09-13 19Monroe,Michigan A-2005-2010-
2008-23- 701-CHN
Michigan St, Arizona St  
2004Jacob HowellOF15-10 175 L-R 1983-09-24 20Ashland,Ohio NCAA2004-2007-   Ohio St  
2003Glen PerkinsP65-11 190 L-L 1983-03-02 20Stillwater,Minnesota MLB2003-20172006-2017
2004- 1-  22-MIN
MinnesotaRetired  
2002Scott LewisP86-0 185 L-L 1983-09-26 18Washington Court House,Ohio MLB2002-20102008-2009
2004- 3-  77-CLE
Ohio St  
2001Doug DeedsLF46-2 210 L-L 1982-06-02 19Columbus,Ohio AAA2002-2012-
2002- 9- 272-MIN
Ohio StFree Agent  
2000Nick Swisher1B66-0 200 B-L 1980-11-25 19Columbus,Ohio MLB2000-20162004-2015
2002- 1-  16-OAK
Ohio StRetired  
1999E.J. LarattaP56-2 190 R-R 1980-05-24 19Denver,Colorado A-1999-2004-
2002-26- 775-SDN
Ohio St  
1998Jeremy KurellaSS36-1 190 B-R 1979-01-18 19Dunedin,Florida NCAA1998-2001-
2001-29- 860-PHI
Northwestern U., Central Florida  
1997Mike CampoOF65-10 185 L-R 1976-11-14 20Atlantic City,New Jersey AA1997-2004-   Penn St