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8th Jul '17 9:47:48 AM KingLyger
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* TruthInTelevision for how some well-educated American athletes appear to Europeans where sports is not typically tied to academics but often involves dropping out of school early to pursue one's sports career full-time.

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* TruthInTelevision for how some well-educated American athletes appear to Europeans where sports is not typically tied to academics but often involves dropping out of school early to pursue one's sports career full-time. From middle school onwards, most American schools with sports teams require student athletes to maintain a certain grade level/GPA in order to stay on the team. The lowest of these averages is a C (about 70%), with tougher coaches requiring better grades.



* Pretty much all schools (middle schools, high schools and colleges) with sports teams 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.
21st Jun '17 6:06:50 PM PufflePalooza
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* Jason Mcnamara is Carmen Lopez's on again off again love interest on Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow. He is handsome, athletic, caring to his handicapped little brother, a straight a student, rich, and a seemingly great guy.
18th Jun '17 2:30:04 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' - Draco Malfoy is the Seeker of the Slytherin Quidditch team and also usually one of the students getting high grades. He scores high enough in his exams to qualify for the very exclusive NEWT Potions class in the sixth book.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' - -
** The titular character is the Seeker (and eventually Captain) of the Gryffindor Quidditch team and does very well academically. He obtains nine O.W.L.S. in his fifth year, including the highest score in his class in Defense Against the Dark Arts.
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Draco Malfoy is the Seeker of the Slytherin Quidditch team and also usually one of the students getting high grades. He scores high enough in his exams to qualify for the very exclusive NEWT Potions class in the sixth book.
14th Jun '17 6:48:28 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/TheFaculty'':
** Stan is a five-star athlete who desires to improve his schoolwork. He quits the football team in order to focus more on it.
** Zeke by the end has joined the football team. Earlier in the film, Ms Burke says he would get higher grades because he's BrilliantButLazy.


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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' - Draco Malfoy is the Seeker of the Slytherin Quidditch team and also usually one of the students getting high grades. He scores high enough in his exams to qualify for the very exclusive NEWT Potions class in the sixth book.
11th Jun '17 1:54:03 PM nombretomado
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* Former wrestler Chris(topher) Nowinski is the first Harvard alumnus to wrestle in the {{WWE}}, and his gimmick mainly revolved around his being such. He retired at the young age of 27 due to concussion-related issues, and is now a renowned expert on sports concussions.

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* Former wrestler Chris(topher) Nowinski is the first Harvard alumnus to wrestle in the {{WWE}}, Wrestling/{{WWE}}, and his gimmick mainly revolved around his being such. He retired at the young age of 27 due to concussion-related issues, and is now a renowned expert on sports concussions.
27th May '17 12:00:34 AM Gamermaster
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* Hinagiku Katsura of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' is the StudentCouncilPresident with the highest grades whenever they are mentioned (her treasurer is second-highest and her secretary third) as well as the [[KendoTeamCaptain Captain]] of the rarely-ever-mentioned Kendo Team. As seen in the school's athletic festival and marathon race, she trumps just about everyone at school with the possible exceptions of Hayate himself and her older sister Yukiji (although Yukiji is nowhere near as smart as her and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AcademicAthlete?action=editHayate eventually studies to get near her level but has yet to surpass her).

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* Hinagiku Katsura of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' is the StudentCouncilPresident with the highest grades whenever they are mentioned (her treasurer is second-highest and her secretary third) as well as the [[KendoTeamCaptain Captain]] of the rarely-ever-mentioned Kendo Team. As seen in the school's athletic festival and marathon race, she trumps just about everyone at school with the possible exceptions of Hayate himself and her older sister Yukiji (although Yukiji is nowhere near as smart as her and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AcademicAthlete?action=editHayate Hayate eventually studies to get near her level but has yet to surpass her).
21st Apr '17 1:03:12 AM rafi
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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 schedule. It even leaks into his style of play and he keeps maticulous notes of every point in all his matches.
* Light Yagami in ''Manga/DeathNote'' is the top-scoring student in the country, and also excels at sports (as shown by his tennis match with L).
* All the good quarterbacks in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Devil-Bats lineman Jumonji, sociopathic JerkJock Agon, and too many other examples to count. Generally the series likes avoiding DumbJock as much as possible.
** Agon actually took a sports scholarship to Shinryuuji, even though he qualified for an academic scholarship, simply because he didn't like the other guy up for it.
* {{Parodied}} with Miyu Edelfelt of ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'' - on her first day in elementary school she uses high-school-level math to solve a geometry problem, while her attempt at the 50 meter dash smashes world records.
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya is excellent at P.E. and does her homework effortlessly.
* Hinagiku Katsura of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' is the StudentCouncilPresident with the highest grades whenever they are mentioned (her treasurer is second-highest and her secretary third) as well as the [[KendoTeamCaptain Captain]] of the rarely-ever-mentioned Kendo Team. As seen in the school's athletic festival and marathon race, she trumps just about everyone at school with the possible exceptions of Hayate himself and her older sister Yukiji (although Yukiji is nowhere near as smart as her and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AcademicAthlete?action=editHayate eventually studies to get near her level but has yet to surpass her).



* Natsumi Hinata from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' is both the top athlete in school and near the top of her class in grades as well. She is contrasted with her little brother Fuyuki who is both un-athletic and more interested in his hobby than his studies. The GagDub naturally exaggerates both of these tendencies.
* Hinagiku Katsura of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' is the StudentCouncilPresident with the highest grades whenever they are mentioned (her treasurer is second-highest and her secretary third) as well as the [[KendoTeamCaptain Captain]] of the rarely-ever-mentioned Kendo Team. As seen in the school's athletic festival and marathon race, she trumps just about everyone at school with the possible exceptions of Hayate himself and her older sister Yukiji (although Yukiji is nowhere near as smart as her and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AcademicAthlete?action=editHayate eventually studies to get near her level but has yet to surpass her).

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* Natsumi Hinata from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' Fate Testarossa of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is both the top athlete shown in side-materials to be this as a student. She gets perfect marks in nearly every subject (except for Japanese language) in school and near the top of her class in grades as well. She is contrasted with her little brother Fuyuki who is both un-athletic and more interested in his hobby than his studies. The GagDub naturally exaggerates both of these tendencies.
* Hinagiku Katsura of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' is the StudentCouncilPresident with the highest grades whenever they are mentioned (her treasurer is second-highest and her secretary third) as well as the [[KendoTeamCaptain Captain]] of the rarely-ever-mentioned Kendo Team. As seen in the school's athletic festival and marathon race,
being so good at math that she trumps just about everyone at school with the possible exceptions of Hayate himself and her helps Nanoha's older sister Yukiji (although Yukiji is nowhere near as smart as with her math homework. On the other end, even without using her powers, she's second to only resident PassionateSportsGirl Suzuka in terms of athletics. The same is true for most practicing mages in the Nanohaverse: as explained in the ''A's'' manga, the series' {{Magitek}} basically relies on crunching numbers ''really'' fast in your head, while the constant channeling of {{Mana}} makes a mage's body superhumanly strong and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AcademicAthlete?action=editHayate eventually studies durable. Fate ''does'' stand out even among mages, however, thanks to get near her level but has yet to surpass her).natural diligence and studiousness.



* Tezuka and Atobe from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' are both the captain of their teams ''and'' the {{Student Council President}}s. Tezuka is so smart that he can even correct ''teachers'' sometimes.
* Akemi Homura from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is one of the smartest and best at sports in her class. [[spoiler:Which makes the contrast with her initial role as being neither good at academics nor able to do gym class at all [[GroundhogDayLoop in Timeline 1]] that much more jarring.]]



* All the good quarterbacks in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Devil-Bats lineman Jumonji, sociopathic JerkJock Agon, and too many other examples to count. Generally the series likes avoiding DumbJock as much as possible.
** Agon actually took a sports scholarship to Shinryuuji, even though he qualified for an academic scholarship, simply because he didn't like the other guy up for it.
* Tezuka and Atobe from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' are both the captain of their teams ''and'' the {{Student Council President}}s. Tezuka is so smart that he can even correct ''teachers'' sometimes.
* Akemi Homura from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is one of the smartest and best at sports in her class. [[spoiler:Which makes the contrast with her initial role as being neither good at academics nor able to do gym class at all [[GroundhogDayLoop in Timeline 1]] that much more jarring.]]

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* All the good quarterbacks in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Devil-Bats lineman Jumonji, sociopathic JerkJock Agon, and too many other examples to count. Generally the series likes avoiding DumbJock as much as possible.
** Agon actually took a sports scholarship to Shinryuuji, even though he qualified for an academic scholarship, simply because he didn't like the other guy up for it.
* Tezuka and Atobe
Natsumi Hinata from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' are ''Manga/SgtFrog'' is both the captain of their teams ''and'' top athlete in school and near the {{Student Council President}}s. Tezuka is so smart that he can even correct ''teachers'' sometimes.
* Akemi Homura from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is one
top of the smartest and best at sports in her class. [[spoiler:Which makes the contrast class in grades as well. She is contrasted with her initial role little brother Fuyuki who is both un-athletic and more interested in his hobby than his studies. The GagDub naturally exaggerates both of these tendencies.
* Shana of ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' fame is shown
as being neither good hypercompetent at academics nor able to do gym class at all [[GroundhogDayLoop both, which is in Timeline 1]] that much more jarring.]]part justified by her being a superhuman.



* Fate Testarossa of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is shown in side-materials to be this as a student. She gets perfect marks in nearly every subject (except for Japanese language) in school and being so good at math that she helps Nanoha's older sister with her math homework. On the other end, even without using her powers, she's second to only resident PassionateSportsGirl Suzuka in terms of athletics. The same is true for most practicing mages in the Nanohaverse: as explained in the ''A's'' manga, the series' {{Magitek}} basically relies on crunching numbers ''really'' fast in your head, while the constant channeling of {{Mana}} makes a mage's body superhumanly strong and durable. Fate ''does'' stand out even among mages, however, thanks to her natural diligence and studiousness.
* {{Parodied}} with Miyu Edelfelt of ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'' - on her first day in elementary school she uses high-school-level math to solve a geometry problem, while her attempt at the 50 meter dash smashes world records.



* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya is excellent at P.E. and does her homework effortlessly.
* Shana of ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' fame is shown as being hypercompetent at both, which is in part justified by her being a superhuman.
* Light Yagami in ''Manga/DeathNote'' is the top-scoring student in the country, and also excels at sports (as shown by his tennis match with L).
* 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 schedule. It even leaks into his style of play and he keeps maticulous notes of every point in all his matches.



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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'': Jennifer "Jen" Masterson is said (and shown) to be a top athlete, soccer and winter sports being her favorites, and is mentioned as being a straight-A student at the school she and the main six attend. By contrast, Jonesy Garcia (her stepbrother) is more of [[DumbJock Dumb]] JerkJock (although he's more "obnoxious" than "mean").



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim, as part of her overachiever character design, excels at basically any physical challenge (especially anything related to cheerleading or martial arts) and has always consistently been a straight-A student.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'': Jennifer "Jen" Masterson is said (and shown) to be a top athlete, soccer and winter sports being her favorites, and is mentioned as being a straight-A student at the school she and the main six attend. By contrast, Jonesy Garcia (her stepbrother) is more of [[DumbJock Dumb]] JerkJock (although he's more "obnoxious" than "mean").



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim, as part of her overachiever character design, excels at basically any physical challenge (especially anything related to cheerleading or martial arts) and has always consistently been a straight-A student.



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21st Apr '17 12:59:29 AM annette12
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** Spencer's the "smart one" of their group, being one of the top students at their school and a potential captain of the academic decathalon team. For sports, Spencer field hockey, lacrosse and tennis.

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** Spencer's the "smart one" of their group, being one of the top students at their school and a potential captain of the academic decathalon team. For sports, Spencer is into field hockey, lacrosse and tennis.tennis ([[InformedAbility but we never actually see her play]]).
20th Apr '17 9:44:03 PM annette12
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** [[TheAce Quack Quack]] is an even better athlete than Mr. Cat, and also better at him at academics ([[DitzyGenius but not smarter than him in any other way]]).

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** [[TheAce Quack Quack]] is an even better athlete than Mr. Cat, and also better at than him at academics ([[DitzyGenius but not smarter than him in any other way]]).
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20th Apr '17 9:42:56 PM annette12
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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]]'s also on the tennis team, though you could be forgiven for missing that given all the ''other'' activities she's involved in.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as part of her overachiever character design, excels at basically any physical challenge (especially anything related to cheerleading or martial arts) and has always consistently been a straight-A student.
* Jennifer "Jen" Masterson from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' is said (and shown) to be a top athlete, soccer and winter sports being her favorites, and is mentioned as being a straight-A student at the school she and the main six attend. By contrast, Jonesy Garcia (her stepbrother) is more of [[DumbJock Dumb]] JerkJock (although he's more "obnoxious" than "mean").

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', [[NiceGuy ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': [[LovableJock Mack]] is a generally intelligent student, while the rest of the football team are all {{Dumb Jock}}s. [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast Jodie]]'s also on the tennis team, though you could be forgiven for missing that given all the ''other'' activities she's involved in.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim, as part of her overachiever character design, excels at basically any physical challenge (especially anything related to cheerleading or martial arts) and has always consistently been a straight-A student.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'': Jennifer "Jen" Masterson from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' is said (and shown) to be a top athlete, soccer and winter sports being her favorites, and is mentioned as being a straight-A student at the school she and the main six attend. By contrast, Jonesy Garcia (her stepbrother) is more of [[DumbJock Dumb]] JerkJock (although he's more "obnoxious" than "mean").



** [[TheAce Quack Quack]] is an even better athlete than Mr. Cat, and also better at him than academics ([[DitzyGenius but not smarter than him in any other way]]).

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** [[TheAce Quack Quack]] is an even better athlete than Mr. Cat, and also better at him than at academics ([[DitzyGenius but not smarter than him in any other way]]).
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