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Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins one of 30 Senior CLASS Award candidates

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins looks to pass around Creighton’s Marcus Zegarowski during Saturday’s win in Omaha. (NATI HARNIK / AP)
Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins looks to pass around Creighton’s Marcus Zegarowski during Saturday’s win in Omaha. (NATI HARNIK / AP)

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins is one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.

To be eligible, candidates must be a NCAA Division I senior basketball player excelling in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. CLASS is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.

Perkins completed his undergraduate degree in Sport Management with a 3.24 GPA and currently has a 3.66 GPA while pursuing his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

Perkins has been involved with Habitat for Humanity building homes, visited veterans at the VA Hospital and served meals at the Union Gospel Mission. He has spent one day each summer at Camp Goodtimes, a camp for children diagnosed with cancer.

Perkins is averaging 11.6 points and 8.6 assists. He’s made 51.6 percent of his shots, including 37.9 percent on 3-pointers. He’s on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, presented annually to the nation’s top point guard.


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