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Big Ten Releases 2014-2015 Award Winners

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See who the media and coaches selected for this year's Big Ten awards.

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On Monday night, the Big Ten released the list of the award winners for the 2014-15 season.  The conference has consistently be relevant in the national discussion from the beginning of the season and with the development of several young players, the conference is filled with quality players.  As such, the awards would be hotly contested this season.

There are certainly a few head-scratching selections, but overall, it does appear that the media and coaches got the vast majority of the selections correct.  You can see the full list below.

2014-15 Big Ten Media Award Winners

Big Ten Coach of the Year

  • Mark Turgeon, Maryland
Big Ten Player of the Year

  • Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Big Ten Freshman of the Year

  • D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
All-Big Ten First Team

  • Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
  • Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
  • D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
  • Melo Trimble, Maryland
  • Aaron White, Iowa
All-Big Ten Second Team

  • Branden Dawson, Michigan State
  • Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
  • AJ Hammons, Purdue
  • DJ Newbill, Penn State
  • Dez Wells, Maryland
All-Big Ten Third Team

  • Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
  • Jake Layman, Maryland
  • Terran Petteway, Nebraska
  • Travis Trice, Michigan State
  • Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
All-Big Ten Honorable Mention

  • James Blackmon Jr., Indiana
  • Rapheal Davis, Purdue
  • Tre Demps, Northwestern
  • Malcolm Hill, Illinois
  • Andre Hollins, Minnesota
  • Myles Mack, Rutgers
  • Jon Octeus, Purdue
  • Alex Olah, Northwestern
  • Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
  • Shannon Scott, Ohio State
  • Sam Thompson, Ohio State
  • Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
  • Maurice Walker, Minnesota
  • Troy Williams, Indiana

2014-15 Big Ten Coaches' Award Winners

Big Ten Coach of the Year

  • Bo Ryan, Wisconsin

Big Ten Player of the Year

  • Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Big Ten Freshman of the Year

  • D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State

Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

  • Rapheal Davis, Purdue
Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year

  • Gabe Olaseni, Iowa
All-Big Ten First Team

  • Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
  • Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
  • D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
  • Dez Wells, Maryland
  • Aaron White, Iowa

All-Big Ten Second Team

  • Branden Dawson, Michigan State
  • Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
  • AJ Hammons, Purdue
  • DJ Newbill, Penn State
  • Melo Trimble, Maryland

All-Big Ten Third Team

  • Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
  • Terran Petteway, Nebraska
  • Travis Trice, Michigan State
  • Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
  • Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

All-Big Ten Honorable Mention

  • James Blackmon Jr., Indiana
  • Rapheal Davis, Purdue
  • Tre Demps, Northwestern
  • Malcolm Hill, Illinois
  • Andre Hollins, Minnesota
  • Jake Layman, Maryland
  • Jon Octeus, Purdue
  • Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
  • Troy Williams, Indiana

All-Big Ten Freshmen Team

  • James Blackmon, Jr., Indiana
  • Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern
  • D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
  • Jae'Sean Tate, Ohio State
  • Melo Trimble, Maryland
All-Big Ten Defensive Team

  • Rapheal Davis, Purdue
  • Branden Dawson, Michigan State
  • Nnanna Egwu, Illinois
  • Josh Gasser, Wisconsin
  • AJ Hammons, Purdue

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There were certainly many bold picks throughout the awards and it will be interesting to see how this years awards are perceived going forward.