Corey Robinson, a rising senior wide receiver, was elected Notre Dame’s student body president for the 2016-17 academic year, according to the Observer, Notre Dame’s school newspaper.
All 3 tickets declined to release final vote percentages. There will not be a runoff, meaning Robinson-Blais won at least 50%
— The Observer (@NDSMCObserver) February 11, 2016
Robinson and Rebecca Blais, his running mate, received the Observer’s endorsement before voting began Wednesday. The editorial board wrote:
Overall, we believe the Robinson-Blais ticket provides the most innovative and exciting approach to best serve Notre Dame students and act as an effective link between students and the University administration. Their focus on building upon existing resources and opportunities to make further progress in strengthening a relationship with South Bend and combatting sexual assault makes for an ambitious yet attainable vision for the coming year.
Robinson has said his duties as student body president would not diminish his commitment to the football team. He told the newspaper that “he would be able to minimize class commitments because he will have already completed his senior thesis and attained enough credits to graduate and thus be able to fully dedicate his time and attention to student government and football.”
Robinson – the son of Hall of Famer David Robinson – saw a diminished role on the football team this year. He caught 16 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown, while catching 40 passes for 539 yards and five scores last year. Off the field, Robinson is the student government’s athletics representative and a Program of Liberal Studies major with a minor in sustainability.
Blais is a rising junior majoring in political science, with a supplementary major in peace studies. She is already part of student government’s Executive Cabinet and is a member of the University Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention.
Congratulations to Robinson and Blais. Best of luck in governing!
Our condolences to rising sophomore Jerry Tillery, who helped manage an unsuccessful ticket. There’s always next year!