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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]]).
20th Apr '17 9:40:39 PM annette12
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* Basketball star Mary Camden from ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' will occasionally tutor other characters.
* 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.
* Laura Ingalls Wilder from ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' will get dirty and play baseball as a child but at sixteen she [[GirlinessUpgrade becomes more elegant]] and gets her first teaching job.
* Jane Vaughan of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' is a skilled football player and the Valedictorian of her class. Her plan is to become a lawyer. This is also the same case for Katie, who is not only on the soccer team, but is in karate, the school newspaper, and is student council president.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Spencer Hastings and Emily Fields are both this --
** 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.
** Emily's the most athletic of the four, swimming being her main sport, and while she may not be as smart as Spencer, it's mentioned that she gets good grades.
* 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 homecoming queen. BrokenAce, anyone?]]
* Jennifer Mosely (aka, "Moze") from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', is a PassionateSportsGirl with more athletic records than anyone in the history of James K. Polk Middle School, ''and'' a straight-A student.
* On ''Series/LivAndMaddie,'' this definitely applies to Maddie.
* ''Series/TheOA'': French is a star lacrosse player and has excellent grades. He's being courted for a full athletic scholarship. As the breadwinner of the family due to his mother's alcoholism, he doesn't have a choice but to succeed.

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\n* ''Series/SeventhHeaven'': Basketball star Mary Camden from ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' will occasionally tutor other characters.
* 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.
* Laura Ingalls Wilder from ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' will get dirty and play baseball as a child but at sixteen she [[GirlinessUpgrade becomes more elegant]] and gets her first teaching job.
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''Series/{{Degrassi}}'': Jane Vaughan of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' is a skilled football player and the Valedictorian of her class. Her plan is to become a lawyer. This is also the same case for Katie, who is not only on the soccer team, but is in karate, the school newspaper, and is student council president.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Spencer Hastings and Emily Fields are both this --
** 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.
** Emily's the most athletic of the four, swimming being her main sport, and while she may not be as smart as Spencer, it's mentioned that she gets good grades.
* 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 homecoming queen. BrokenAce, anyone?]]
* Jennifer Mosely (aka, "Moze") from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', is a PassionateSportsGirl with more athletic records than anyone in the history of James K. Polk Middle School, ''and'' a straight-A student.
* On ''Series/LivAndMaddie,'' this definitely applies to Maddie.
* ''Series/TheOA'': French is a star lacrosse player and has excellent grades. He's being courted for a full athletic scholarship. As the breadwinner of the family due to his mother's alcoholism, he doesn't have a choice but to succeed.
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Captain of the cheerleading squad 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 homecoming queen.]]
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Laura Ingalls Wilder will get dirty and play baseball as a child but at sixteen she [[GirlinessUpgrade becomes more elegant]] and gets her first teaching job.
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie'': Maddie is a Straight A student and basketball star.
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': Jennifer Mosely (aka, "Moze") is a PassionateSportsGirl with more athletic records than anyone in the history of James K. Polk Middle School, ''and'' a straight-A student.
* ''Series/TheOA'': French is a star lacrosse player and has excellent grades. He's being courted for a full athletic scholarship. As the breadwinner of the family due to his mother's alcoholism, he doesn't have a choice but to succeed.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'':
** 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.
** Emily's the most athletic of the four, swimming being her main sport, and while she may not be as smart as Spencer, it's mentioned that she gets good grades.
* ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'': Samantha "Sam" Kepler participates in every sport her male friends do and is picked for her class team captain spelling bee because she's always reading.
20th Apr '17 9:33:48 PM annette12
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** Will, at least in season 1. He is his prep school's star basketball player (and a bit of a general goof off), but is also stated to actually be an avid student. He once mentioned how, while growing up in west Philadelphia, a friend had to stop bullies from attacking him for carrying around his textbooks. However from season 2 onwards he's portrayed as a slacker who is not interested in his academic studies but is still BrilliantButLazy.

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** Will, at least in season 1. He is his prep school's star basketball player (and a bit of a general goof off), but is also stated to actually be an avid student. He once mentioned how, while growing up in west Philadelphia, a friend had to stop bullies from attacking him for carrying around his textbooks. However Played with from season 2 onwards onwards, where he's portrayed as a slacker who is not interested in his academic studies but is still BrilliantButLazy.BrilliantButLazy and manages to score higher than Carlton on a standardized test.
20th Apr '17 9:24:45 PM annette12
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^ [[Creator/WillSmith Will]], Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir is his prep school's star basketball player (and a bit of a general goof off), but is frequently shown and stated to actually be an avid student. He once mentioned how, while growing up in west Philadelphia, a friend had to stop bullies from attacking him for carrying around his textbooks.

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^ [[Creator/WillSmith Will]], Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir * ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'':
** Will, at least in season 1. He
is his prep school's star basketball player (and a bit of a general goof off), but is frequently shown and also stated to actually be an avid student. He once mentioned how, while growing up in west Philadelphia, a friend had to stop bullies from attacking him for carrying around his textbooks. However from season 2 onwards he's portrayed as a slacker who is not interested in his academic studies but is still BrilliantButLazy.
20th Apr '17 4:06:24 PM IsadorLevi
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^ [[Creator/WillSmith Will]], Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir is his prep school's star basketball player (and a bit of a general goof off), but is frequently shown and stated to actually be an avid student. He once mentioned how, while growing up in west Philadelphia, a friend had to stop bullies from attacking him for carrying around his textbooks.
** A one-off character who acts as a basketball rival for Will talks about how while he's willing to use a scholarship to get into college (since his poor background makes it the only way for him), he's meticulously planning out his education, since he already understands how low the odds of being picked up as a professional athlete are, and wants to have something to do afterwards even if it happens.
16th Apr '17 1:44:36 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': While the cast are never shown going to school on-screen, Mr. Cat has proven to be quite intelligent (academics and otherwise) and is a brilliant athlete as well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
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While the cast are never shown going to school on-screen, Mr. Cat has proven to be quite intelligent (academics and otherwise) and is a brilliant athlete as well.
** [[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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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': While the cast are never shown going to school on-screen, Mr. Cat has proven to be quite intelligent (academics and otherwise) and is a brilliant athlete as well.
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