Minnesota seniors Andre Hollins and Mo Walker received Big Ten honorable mentions when the conference announced its postseason awards on the Big Ten Network on Monday evening. 

Hollins was honored by both media and the coaches, while Walker received a nod from only the media. It was his first career All-Big Ten.

Hollins, who is fourth on Minnesota's all-time scoring list with 1,752 career points, has started every game this season and leads the team with 14.3 points a game, while also averaging 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists. It is his third consecutive honorable mention in addition to being named to the media's third team in 2013. Hollins scored his second career double-double at Nebraska on Jan. 20, posting 21 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.

He was also recognized as the Gophers' honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

Walker is averaging 12 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game and has posted career-best numbers in almost every category this season, capped by a 26-point, 11-rebound performance in Minnesota's 79-76 loss to Penn State on Sunday.

The Gophers haven't had any players named to all-conference teams, all-defensive teams, or all-freshmen teams in the last two years.

The full Big Ten honors:

Player of the Year: Frank Kaminksy, Wisconsin
Coach of the Year: Bo Ryan, Wisconsin (coaches); Mark Turgeon, Maryland (media)
Freshman of the Year: D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Defensive Player of the Year: Rapheal Davis, Purdue
Sixth Man of the Year: Gabe Olaseni, Iowa

Coaches All-Big Ten first team:

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

Media All-Big Ten first team:

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Aaron White, Iowa
Melo Trimble, Maryland
D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin

Coaches All-Big Ten second team:

Melo Trimble, Maryland
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
D.J. Newbill, Penn State
A.J. Hammons, Purdue
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

Media All-Big Ten second team:

Dez Wells, Maryland
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
D.J. Newbill, Penn State
A.J. Hammons, Purdue
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

Coaches All-Big Ten third team

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

Media All-Big Ten third team
Jake Layman, Maryland
Travis Trice, Michigan State
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

All-Defensive team

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

All-Freshman team

James Blackmon Jr., Indiana 
Melo Trimble, Maryland
Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern
D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Jae'sean Tate, Ohio State

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