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27th Jun '16 1:51:45 PM Willbyr
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* Takenori Akagi from SlamDunk is both the captain of the basketball team and one of the smartest students in Shohoku. Hilariously lampshaded when Sakuragi and Miyagi imagine him at class... as a gorilla with glasses. [[spoiler: It's a plot point in the "gym fight" episodes, as he's stuck in an advanced class when Mitsui and his gang attempt to destroy the basketball team.]]

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* Takenori Akagi from SlamDunk ''Manga/SlamDunk'' is both the captain of the basketball team and one of the smartest students in Shohoku. Hilariously lampshaded when Sakuragi and Miyagi imagine him at class... as a gorilla with glasses. [[spoiler: It's a plot point in the "gym fight" episodes, as he's stuck in an advanced class when Mitsui and his gang attempt to destroy the basketball team.]]



* [[SuzumiyaHaruhiNoYuutsu Haruhi Suzumiya]] is excellent at P.E. and does her homework effortlessly.

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* [[SuzumiyaHaruhiNoYuutsu Haruhi Suzumiya]] LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya is excellent at P.E. and does her homework effortlessly.



* Maruo Eiichiro in ''Manga/BabySteps'' is the poster child for this. He's a straight-A student before he starts playing tennis and manages to keep his grades up during his very heavy training achedule. It even leaks into his style of play and he keeps maticulous notes of every point in all his matches.

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* Maruo Eiichiro in ''Manga/BabySteps'' is the poster child for this. He's a straight-A student before he starts playing tennis and manages to keep his grades up during his very heavy training achedule.schedule. It even leaks into his style of play and he keeps maticulous notes of every point in all his matches.
24th Jun '16 11:07:57 PM Doug86
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* Jess of ''BridgeToTerabithia'' thinks highly of Leslie Burke because she beat all the fifth grade boys in their race and she can impress teachers with her imaginative essays and ability to appear focused in class.

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* Jess of ''BridgeToTerabithia'' ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'' thinks highly of Leslie Burke because she beat all the fifth grade boys in their race and she can impress teachers with her imaginative essays and ability to appear focused in class.



* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Mikoto Misaka is better at academics than Touma (despite being a few years younger than him) and also highly athletic. Most of this is {{justified}} by Mikoto being a high-level [[PsychicPowers esper]], meaning she receives much better tuition than Touma and has limited SuperIntelligence as a RequiredSecondaryPower - in [[Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun her spinoff series]] the presence of her classmates makes it far less notable.

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Mikoto Misaka is better at academics than Touma (despite being a few years younger than him) and also highly athletic. Most of this is {{justified}} {{justified|Trope}} by Mikoto being a high-level [[PsychicPowers esper]], meaning she receives much better tuition than Touma and has limited SuperIntelligence as a RequiredSecondaryPower - in [[Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun her spinoff series]] the presence of her classmates makes it far less notable.
14th Jun '16 1:04:46 PM addikt
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* Maruo Eiichiro in ''Manga/BabySteps'' is the poster child for this. He's a straight-A student before he starts playing tennis and manages to keep his grades up during his very heavy training achedule. It even leaks into his style of play and he keeps maticulous notes of every point in all his matches.
3rd Jun '16 7:25:40 AM tromag
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* The Winklevoss twins in "Film/TheSocialNetwork" [[TruthInTelevision (also in real life)]]. Erudite, Ivy League bluebloods who both manage to maintain straight A's at Harvard while training to row in the Olympics.
* Played with in Film/TheCabinInTheWoods. Curt is both a football player and on a full academic scholarship. TheConspiracy more or less randomly turns him into the DumbJock and his teammate Truman into TheSmartGuy, because [[EnforcedTrope they need people in those specific roles.]]


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* The Winklevoss twins in "Film/TheSocialNetwork" ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' [[TruthInTelevision (also in real life)]]. Erudite, Ivy League bluebloods who both manage to maintain straight A's at Harvard while training to row in the Olympics.
* Played with in Film/TheCabinInTheWoods.''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. Curt is both a football player and on a full academic scholarship. TheConspiracy more or less randomly turns him into the DumbJock and his teammate Truman into TheSmartGuy, because [[EnforcedTrope they need people in those specific roles.]]

1st Jun '16 3:38:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kristin Amanda “Kristy” Thomas from ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' has the management skills to create the club and be it's president. Her sport is softball and she even starts a kids' team. It's also mentioned that she consistently earns straight As.

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* Kristin Amanda “Kristy” �Kristy� Thomas from ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' has the management skills to create the club and be it's president. Her sport is softball and she even starts a kids' team. It's also mentioned that she consistently earns straight As.



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* Samantha “Sam” Kepler from ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and is picked for her class team captain spelling bee because she's always reading.

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* Samantha “Sam” �Sam� Kepler from ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and is picked for her class team captain spelling bee because she's always reading.



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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', [[NiceGuy Mack]] is a generally intelligent student, while the rest of the football team are all {{Dumb Jock}}s. [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast Jodie]] is also on the tennis team, though you could be forgiven for missing that given all the ''other'' activities she's involved in.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', [[NiceGuy Mack]] is a generally intelligent student, while the rest of the football team are all {{Dumb Jock}}s. [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast Jodie]] is also on the tennis team, though you could be forgiven for missing that given all the ''other'' activities she's involved in.



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31st May '16 1:34:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* Zack in ''ShesAllThat'' is both popular and the captain of the soccer team. When he hits on the unpopular art geek, she assumes he wants him to tutor her, and he responds that he has the fourth-highest GPA in the class.

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* Zack in ''ShesAllThat'' ''Film/ShesAllThat'' is both popular and the captain of the soccer team. When he hits on the unpopular art geek, she assumes he wants him to tutor her, and he responds that he has the fourth-highest GPA in the class.



* The Winklevoss twins in "TheSocialNetwork" [[TruthInTelevision (also in real life)]]. Erudite, Ivy League bluebloods who both manage to maintain straight A's at Harvard while training to row in the Olympics.
* Played with in CabinInTheWoods. Curt is both a football player and on a full academic scholarship. TheConspiracy more or less randomly turns him into the DumbJock and his teammate Truman into TheSmartGuy, because [[EnforcedTrope they need people in those specific roles.]]


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* The Winklevoss twins in "TheSocialNetwork" "Film/TheSocialNetwork" [[TruthInTelevision (also in real life)]]. Erudite, Ivy League bluebloods who both manage to maintain straight A's at Harvard while training to row in the Olympics.
* Played with in CabinInTheWoods.Film/TheCabinInTheWoods. Curt is both a football player and on a full academic scholarship. TheConspiracy more or less randomly turns him into the DumbJock and his teammate Truman into TheSmartGuy, because [[EnforcedTrope they need people in those specific roles.]]

9th May '16 11:47:37 PM FordPrefect
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* New York 1, a major cable news channel in The Big Apple offers a "Scholar Athlete of the Month Award" to one high-achieving high school student, in a praise-heavy featurette.

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* New York 1, a major cable news channel in The Big Apple Apple, offers a "Scholar Athlete of the Month Award" to one high-achieving high school student, in a praise-heavy featurette.



* At pretty much all schools (middle schools, high schools and colleges) with sports teams generally require student athletes to have a certain GPA (usually around a C-average) in their classes to actually stay on the team--but the toughest coaches want more.

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* At pretty Pretty much all schools (middle schools, high schools and colleges) with sports teams generally require student athletes to have a certain GPA (usually around a C-average) in their classes to actually stay on the team--but the toughest coaches want more.



* Italian professional cyclist Domenico Pozzovivo has a [=PhD=] in economy.

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* Italian professional cyclist Domenico Pozzovivo has a [=PhD=] in economy.economics.
9th May '16 11:45:08 PM FordPrefect
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* Captain of the cheerleading squad on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Quinn, is not just an award winning athlete but also maintains a 4.0 GPA while getting pregnant and giving birth to a girl, all while being an active member of the Glee club. [[spoiler: she later continues maintaining said GPA after going through a car accident that left her temporarily handicapped, just so she can win home coming queen. BrokenAce, anyone?]]

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* Captain of the cheerleading squad on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Quinn, is not just an award winning athlete but also maintains a 4.0 GPA while getting pregnant and giving birth to a girl, all while being an active member of the Glee club. [[spoiler: she She later continues maintaining said GPA after going through a car accident that left her temporarily handicapped, just so she can win home coming homecoming queen. BrokenAce, anyone?]]
5th May '16 7:27:33 AM tromag
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* Zack in ''ShesAllThat'' is both popular and the captain of the soccer team. When he hits on the unpopular art geek, she assumes he wants him to tutor her, and he responds that he has the fourth-highest GPA in the class.




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* The Winklevoss twins in "TheSocialNetwork" [[TruthInTelevision (also in real life)]]. Erudite, Ivy League bluebloods who both manage to maintain straight A's at Harvard while training to row in the Olympics.
* Played with in CabinInTheWoods. Curt is both a football player and on a full academic scholarship. TheConspiracy more or less randomly turns him into the DumbJock and his teammate Truman into TheSmartGuy, because [[EnforcedTrope they need people in those specific roles.]]



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* Shaquille O'Neal was one of the great NBA players of his time. Then he went back to school and earned his bachelor's, then a doctorate in Education.
16th Apr '16 10:26:49 AM nombretomado
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* Basketball star Mary Camden from ''SeventhHeaven'' will occasionally tutor other characters.
* Samantha “Sam” Kepler from ''{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and is picked for her class team captain spelling bee because she's always reading.

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* Basketball star Mary Camden from ''SeventhHeaven'' ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' will occasionally tutor other characters.
* Samantha “Sam” Kepler from ''{{Wishbone}}'' ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'' participates in every sport her male friends do and is picked for her class team captain spelling bee because she's always reading.



* Captain of the cheerleading squad on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Quinn, is not just an award winning athlete but also maintains a 4.0 GPA while getting pregnant and giving birth to a girl, all while being an active member of the Glee club. [[spoiler: she later continues maintaining said GPA after going through a car accudent that left her temporarily handicapped, just so she can win home coming queen. BrokenAce, anyone?]]

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* Captain of the cheerleading squad on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Quinn, is not just an award winning athlete but also maintains a 4.0 GPA while getting pregnant and giving birth to a girl, all while being an active member of the Glee club. [[spoiler: she later continues maintaining said GPA after going through a car accudent accident that left her temporarily handicapped, just so she can win home coming queen. BrokenAce, anyone?]]
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