Feb. 18, 2017
NOTRE DAME, Indiana – “Onward Notre Dame: Corey Robinson,” a half-hour special that reflects on the former Irish football student-athlete and current University Student Body President’s roots, leadership, public service and community engagement, premiers at 9:30 p.m. ET tonight on the NBC Sports Network.
Robinson sat down with Fighting Irish Media to film the interview in the main building after his leadership team initiated Race Relations Week 2016 on the campus of Notre Dame. The campaign was created to foster meaningful dialogue on the topic of race relations on campus and in the community. It offered a variety of opportunities to promote meaningful discourse on racial justice at Notre Dame and in South Bend from a wide range of perspectives.
The University of Notre Dame Student Body President in 2016-17 — the first football student-athlete in school history to hold that honor — Corey Robinson is simply one of the most accomplished student-athletes in school history.
A first-team Capital One CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American in 2014, Robinson was the first sophomore at a NCAA Division I institution to earn first-team Academic All-America honors since 2008 and only the fourth sophomore to attain first-team status since 2002. Robinson not only earned a degree from the prestigious program of liberal studies, but also added a minor in sustainability, and boasted a 3.836 cumulative grade-point average.
Robinson was named to the dean’s list following each of his eight semesters on campus. He captured the 2015 Francis Patrick O’Connor Award, which honored male and female Notre Dame student-athletes who best display the total embodiment of the true spirit of the University as exemplified by their contributions to their respective teams. A member of Notre Dame’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Robinson chaired the Student-Athlete Advisory Council’s IrishOn3 initiative. He participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy and served on the Notre Dame Student Government Executive Cabinet, assisting the University’s International and Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Onward Notre Dame
Onward Notre Dame is a documentary series developed by Fighting Irish Media that chronicles the rich stories of Notre Dame football, past and present. The first show premiered in 2012, a production of NFL Films, and was recently redesigned when Fighting Irish Media took over production in 2015.
About Fighting Irish Media
Fighting Irish Media, founded in July 2011, uses multimedia to tell Notre Dame’s unique story through the lens of athletics. FIM produces in-game video board shows, live game streams, highlights, features, social media content and extensive print content via UND.com–utilizing athletics to promote core values of excellence, education, faith, community and tradition. Video content is available online at WatchND.tv.
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