The new student body president of Notre Dame is a football player.
Wide receiver Corey Robinson won Wednesday night's elections. He's the son of former San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson.
We are beyond excited and honored to announce that we have officially been elected the next Student Body President and Vice President of the University of Notre Dame! Thank you to everyone who voted today, the other candidates who we had the pleasure of running with, and especially to everyone who has supported us along the way. We owe this to the students, our campaign team and all of the hard work they have done, and to the shared vision that has inspired us to take on this responsibility.
Thank you, Notre Dame, we will carry out the mission we have set before us - we hope to make the university of Our Lady proud. God Bless and Go Irish, Corey & Becca
Robinson, a senior in 2016, announced his campaign in January. He told The Observer, the student paper of Notre Dame and St. Mary's, that he'd be able to juggle the responsibilities of playing football and being student body president.
“This spring, all of our practices are in the morning, so we practice from six in the morning until 10 a.m., and the rest of the day is free, and I have one class a day, no class on Fridays,” he said. “In the summer, same kind of thing — we only practice for two hours a day, and I’m going to be here every day, all day, so that’ll be easy as well. I’m only taking one class. “
Once the Irish begin their 2016 season in August, Robinson said his schedule will change but would still allow him to fully work in student government.
“In the fall, we practice to 2:30 to 7, so anything between those hours, I can’t participate in, but the rest of the day, I’m free,” he said. “I’m going to have three or four classes … and the way my schedule works, only football and student body, so that way, I’ll be able to be fully invested in both, in those two aspects.”
Robinson had 16 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown in 2015. Those numbers will likely increase next season with the departures of WR Will Fuller and RB C.J. Prosise to the NFL.
And he can also say he's more popular at Notre Dame than Nick Saban is at Alabama. OK, sort of. Saban finished fifth in the student government president elections at Alabama in 2014 despite, of course, not running for the position.
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