A member of the Purdue football program will be keeping busy off of the field. Earlier this week, it was announced that quarterback Aaron Banks has been elected as the Purdue University student body president. Banks is preparing to enter his senior year majoring in industrial engineering.
Banks joined the Boilermakers as a walk-on back in 2015, appearing in just one game and completing his lone pass for four yards.
The quarterback ran along with vice presidential candidate Olivia Keller and the pair ran away with the vote.
From The Exponent, an independent student newspaper owned by the school and ran by the journalism department:
Shared-ticket presidential candidate Aaron Banks and vice presidential candidate Olivia Keller won the 2018 Purdue Student Government elections in a close victory, as announced at PSG’s official election reveal Tuesday. Banks and Keller won with 55.6 percent of the vote, while runner-ups Carley Jagel and Dhruv Bhargava followed with 44.4 percent.
The swearing-in ceremony for Banks and Keller will take place on Wednesday, and their work in the executive office starts immediately. This weekend, they will accompany current president and vice president Sam Eschker and Jon Jones to Washington, D.C., for “Big Ten on the Hill,” a conference organized for student governments of Big Ten universities around the country.
This weekend, Purdue will also be playing its Spring Game.
Purdue will kickoff its 2018 campaign on Aug. 30 when the Boilermakers welcome Big Ten foe Northwestern to Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.