For the first time in school history, the University of Wisconsin had two
players earn first-team All-Big Ten honors as senior Jon Leuer and junior Jordan Taylor were recognized when the Big Ten announced its year-end awards on Monday.
Taylor was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by both the media (unanimous) and the coaches, while Leuer earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades from the coaches and second-team honors from the media. Fellow senior Keaton Nankivil received honorable mention from both the coaches and media.
UW has now had nine first-team all-conference players in Bo Ryan’s 10 seasons as head coach. Leuer and Taylor are Wisconsin’s first selections to the first team since Brian Butch was a consensus slection in 2008. They are also the first duo to be placed on the same first-team All-Big Ten list in the same season. Michael Finley (coaches) and Rashard Griffith (media) both earned first-team honors on separate lists in 1995.