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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.

Years Available1997-2018

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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 NCAA2018-2019   Minnesota  
2017Tyler BlohmP26-3 185 L-L 1998-02-25 19Severna Park,Maryland NCAA2017-2019
2016-17- 511-BAL
2016Chad LuensmannP26-3 208 L-R 1997-02-04 19Altoona,Pennsylvania NCAA2016-2019
2015Jake BivensIF26-1 186 L-R 1995-05-25 20Battle Creek,Michigan Rk2015-2017
2017-27- 815-DET
2014Tanner TullyP-OF26-0 185 L-L 1994-11-30 19Elkhart,Indiana AAA2014-2019
2016-26- 782-CLE
Ohio StMinorsCleveland Indians (AA)
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 MLB2012-20192017-2019
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 MLB2009-20192015-2016
2011- 3-  91-PIT
Indiana U.MinorsSan Diego Padres (MLB)
2008Eric JokischP26-2 175 R-L 1989-07-29 18Virginia,Illinois MLB2008-20182014-2014
2010-11- 340-CHN
Northwestern U.Free Agent  
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 MLB2006-20192011-2019
2008- 6- 182-HOU
Ohio StActivePittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
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
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 Swisher1B76-0 200 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