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Josh Perkins

School

Gonzaga University

Position
Guard
Major
Sport Management

Classroom

Josh Perkins has already completed his degree in sport management is currently pursuing his master’s degree in organizational leadership in his final year of eligibility. Perkins was able to finish his undergraduate career with an impressive 3.24 GPA and currently holds a 3.66 GPA in his graduate program. In each of the last two years, Perkins has received WCC All-Academic Team recognition, in addition to earning his way onto the WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll list the past three years.

Character

Throughout Perkins’ time as a student-athlete, he has experienced a vast number of successes and a handful of setbacks, but he has grown with each year and experience into the person he is today. During Perkins’ freshman year, he suffered a broken jaw (that eventually led to a redshirt season), in which he was tasked with contributing to the team in a different way. Since then, Perkins has been a leader both on and off the court, promoting communication, toughness and a strong work ethic. Off the court, Perkins is the one to bring teammates together and engages with anyone and everyone with a positive demeanor.

Community

Ever since Perkins’ freshman year, he has been actively involved in all team community outreach activities and helping to get his teammates involved in the Spokane area. Perkins has participated in Habitat for Humanity building houses, VA Hospital visits to spend time with veterans, and multiple meal servings at our local Union Gospel Mission. In addition to these opportunities, he has spent a day each summer at Camp Goodtimes, a camp for children diagnosed with cancer, brightening the lives of those going through tough times. This past summer, Perkins was given an honorary camp counselor T-shirt and his own nickname—a true sign of admiration from the camp from his impact on the children over the past several years while at Gonzaga.

Competition

Already this season, Perkins was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List and the WCC Preseason Team. Last season, he was named first-team All-West Coast Conference after averaging 5.3 assists per game, which ranked fourth in the league. The redshirt senior had a 3.3 assist-to-turnover ratio during conference play, which led the WCC. He dished out five or more assists in 22 games last season while scoring in double-digits 27 times. Perkins averaged 12.3 points per game. He also averaged a team-high 1.2 steals per game, which ranked eighth in the conference.

Perkins has won 101 games in a Gonzaga uniform. He appeared in 116 games, starting in 108, and has scored 1,154 points in his career. His 478 career assists rank sixth in program history, while his 198 made three-pointers ranks ninth. Perkins’ 124 career steals ranks just outside the program’s top 10.

*All stats as of nomination time.