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Jimmy Perkins

School

Robert Morris University

Position
Attack
Major
Master's of Business Administration

Classroom

Perkins is working on his second master’s degree and currently holds a 3.78 cumulative GPA in the MBA program.

He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in business management from RMU in May of 2018, then earned his master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Utah in May of 2020. Perkins made the Dean’s List twice while at Utah and was a four-time Northeast Conference (NEC) Academic Honor Roll selection at RMU from 2015-18.

Character

Perkins is one of two seventh-year players in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse, returning to the school he started his career at for the 2021 season. He joined the Robert Morris program originally as a walk-on in 2015, but missed his first two competitive seasons with a torn MCL and PCL as a freshman and a sports hernia in 2016.

After helping lead the Colonials to their first NCAA Tournament in 2018, Perkins graduated and transferred to Utah, who just started its varsity lacrosse program. He was a team captain with the Utes in 2020 and scored the program’s first ever goal on February 1, 2019.

Perkins was nominated for the Ute Proud Most Inspirational Award at Utah, which is presented to the senior male and female student-athletes who display a positive attitude, dedication, and pride in representing their school and team, while inspiring others to do the same.

Community

Perkins is a campaign leader for the HEADstrong Foundation, which is a charitable, non-profit organization that offers financial, residential, and emotional support to families affected by cancer.

In 2019, he was part of the Give ‘N Go Foundation’s trip to Europe, and raised money and lacrosse equipment to give to underprivileged players in Spain, Portugal, and Denmark. Perkins also provided free lacrosse clinics to youth players in each country on the trip.

Competition

Perkins returns to RMU still entrenched in the program record books, sharing the top spot in single-game assists (6), while ranking second in single-season assists (30), fourth in career assists per game (1.18), fifth in single-season points (61), eighth in career assists (46), and 10th in career points per game (2.38) as of March 9. He made both the All-NEC Second Team and NEC All-Tournament Team in 2018, helping lead the Colonials to their first NCAA Tournament.

Perkins has registered 145 points, 89 goals, 56 assists, and 86 groundballs in 57 career games between RMU and Utah, and is seven points shy of becoming the 17th player in program history to accumulate 100 points as a Colonial. He ranked 12th nationally in man-up goals (7) in 2019 with the Utes and finished second on the team with 18 tallies in 2020.

He was nominated for the Most Outstanding Student-Athlete Award at Utah, and scored eight of his 16 career hat tricks with the program. Five of his career hat tricks came against nationally-ranked opponents, doing so against No. 7 Virginia, No. 2 Duke, and No. 17 Air Force with Utah, and No. 16 Penn State and No. 1 Maryland with RMU.