UND Receiver Corey Robinson Elected Student Body PresidentBy Russell Westerholm, UniversityHerald Reporter
After serving on the University of Notre Dame's student government executive cabinet as an athletics representative, Fighting Irish wide receiver Corey Robinson was elected the student body's president.
A junior at UND, Robinson ran with sophomore Becca Blais to beat out two pairs of juniors: Dominic Alberigi and Jennifer Cha, and Louis Bertolotti and Elizabeth Fenton.
"It feels very humbling to be able to be announced the president and vice president of Notre Dame," Robinson told The Observer. "It's [definitely something] we've been dreaming about for a long time, and to be able to be here and lead the student body is just something I am very thankful for."
3x Letter Winner
6x Dean's List
And now.. Student Body President.
Congrats Corey Robinson! pic.twitter.com/5fX5gtwAxl
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) February 11, 2016
He will take office April 1, just a few months before UND's football season gets underway. Robinson caught 16 passes last season for 200 yards and a touchdown and will be one of the more experienced players on the team next fall.
Congrats to Corey on being elected Student Body President. He's setting himself up for run at White House in 2032. pic.twitter.com/Mx1AaSkYHT — Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) February 11, 2016
"This entire experience has been transformational, and it's been amazing," Blais told The Observer. "Thanks to the people who have helped us and who have been with us every step along the way, and the people who have appeared out of seemingly nowhere and just been so supportive and so wonderful."
The UND wideout is the son of Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson. The longtime San Antonio Spurs player joined ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike" to talk about his son's accomplishment.
"I'm very proud of him," he said. "The only surprising thing to me is how he finds the time to do everything he does... Last semester he wrote an album, he was performing music, he and a friend started up a non-profit that the NCAA Division I has now adopted as one of their non-profits.
"I don't know where he finds the time to do all this stuff, but he's pretty amazing."