The point guard started in all 31 games this season, registering a team-high 13.2 points per game and 4.2 assists per game to become the first Nittany Lion selected to the All-Freshman team since 2006.
Sandusky was previously housed at the Greene State Correctional Institution near Waynesburg, a maximum-security facility.
The Nittany Lions will join Pitt, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M for the tournament's Championship Rounds at the home of the Brooklyn Nets Nov. 20-21.
The sophomore earned the honor from the conference after his undefeated season, while Zain Retherford took Big Ten Championships Outstanding Wrestler for his title-winning performance.
The model of consistency so far this season, pitching, was tested as opponents' bats lit up the scoreboards during a three-game losing streak. But despite struggles at points this year, the Penn State offense managed to wrap up the weekend recording a season high in hits back-to-back games.
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