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Nebraska Baseball's Chad Luensman Leads Eight Huskers With All-B1G Honors

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The Husker reliever was named Conference Freshman of the year.

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Ryan Schurr

The postseason accolades were released for the 2016 Big Ten Baseball season. The Nebraska Cornhuskers were well represented with the leading note being Freshman Pitcher Chad Luensmann being named Big Ten Freshman of the year, the first time any Husker has won that award in program history.

Luensmann, who was drafted in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft last spring by the New York Mets, turned down a pro contract to come to Lincoln. The Husker hurler responded by appearing in 26 games and getting the save 13 times in 14 chances for the Huskers. His 13 saves is ninth best in Division 1 Baseball currently.

Luensmann was also named second team All-Big Ten, while being one of two Huskers named to the All-Freshman team with Matt Waldron.

The Huskers placed one player on the First Team All-Big Ten team in Sophomore Second Baseman Scott Schreiber. Shortstop Steven Reveles & Outfielder Ryan Boldt joined Luensmann on the All-Big Ten Second Team.

Multi-use player Jake Meyers and Designated Hitter Ben Miller was placed on the All-Big Ten Third Team. Senior Catcher Taylor Fish was named Nebraska's Sportsmanship Award honoree.

The full list of honorees released by the Big Ten Tuesday:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Matt Fiedler, Minnesota

PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Cody Sedlock, Illinois

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Chad Luensmann, Nebraska

COACH OF THE YEAR

JOHN ANDERSON, Minnesota

ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM*

C – AUSTIN ATHMANN, Minnesota

1B – Scott Schreiber, Nebraska

2B – Dan Durkin, Michigan State

2B – Connor Schaefbauer, Minnesota

SS – Nick Roscetti, Iowa

3B – Nick Sergakis, Ohio State

OF – Joel Booker, Iowa

OF – CODY BRUDER, Michigan

OF – Ronnie Dawson, Ohio State

DH – MATT FIEDLER, Minnesota

SP – CODY SEDLOCK, Illinois

SP – Kyle Hart, Indiana

SP – Tanner Tully, Ohio State

RP – Dakota Mekkes, Michigan State

ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM**

C – RJ Devish, Rutgers

1B – Jordan Zimmerman, Michigan State

SS – Steven Reveles, Nebraska

3B – Micah Coffey, Minnesota

OF – Dan Motl, Minnesota

OF – Ryan Boldt, Nebraska

OF – Greg Guers, Penn State

DH – Carmen Benedetti, Michigan

SP – Brett Adcock, Michigan

SP – Cam Vieaux, Michigan State

SP – Dalton Sawyer, Minnesota

RP – Chad Luensmann, Nebraska

ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM*

C – Harrison Wenson, Michigan

C – Jason Goldstein, Illinois

1B – Kyle Wood, Purdue

2B – Nick Dunn, Maryland

SS – Brian Wilhite, Indiana

3B – Jake Bivens, Michigan

OF – Craig Dedelow, Indiana

OF – Brandon Hughes, Michigan State

OF – Jake Meyers, Nebraska

DH – Ben Miller, Nebraska

SP – Taylor Bloom, Maryland

SP – Brian Shaffer, Maryland

SP – Howie Brey, Rutgers

RP – Jack Anderson, Penn State

ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM

C – Ryan Fineman, Indiana

1B – WILLIE BURGER, Penn State

2B – Nick Dunn, Maryland

SS – Riley Smith, Minnesota

3B – LUKE MILLER, Indiana

OF – Marty Costes, Maryland

OF – Marty Bechina, Michigan State

OF – Jawuan Harris, Rutgers

DH – Scotty Bradley, Indiana

SP – Cole Bellair, Illinois

SP – MATT WALDRON, Nebraska

SP – Justin Hagenman, Penn State

RP – CHAD LUENSMANN, Nebraska

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD NOMINEES

J.D. Nielsen, Illinois

Austin Cangelosi, Indiana

Jimmy Frankos, Iowa

Anthony Papio, Maryland

Cody Bruder, Michigan

Justin Hovis, Michigan State

Conner Schaefbauer, Minnesota

Taylor Fish, Nebraska

Jake Stolley, Northwestern

Nick Sergakis, Ohio State

Alex Malinsky, Penn State

Kyle Johnson, Purdue

RJ Devish, Rutgers

Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS

*Additional honorees due to tie

** Fewer honorees due to tie on first team


The Huskers start their Big Ten Tournament quest tomorrow afternoon in Omaha as they take on the Michigan State Spartans in a 1pm scheduled first pitch.