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27th Nov '16 9:09:49 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* Andre in ''Film/NecessaryRoughness''. He got into Texas State on a football/chemistry scholarship, and by his third year has nearly completed his [=PhD=] and is ''teaching'' classes. He quit football to focus on academics his freshman year, but he steps up when the school's program is in danger and the team needs players. Other than the QB, he's the only one on the team who's ever played before

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* Andre in ''Film/NecessaryRoughness''. He got into Texas State on a football/chemistry scholarship, and by his third year has nearly completed his [=PhD=] and is already ''teaching'' classes. He quit football to focus on academics his freshman year, but he steps up when the school's program is in danger and the team needs players. Other than the QB, he's the only one on the team who's ever played before



* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'':
** Spencer Hastings isn't just into field hockey, lacrosse and tennis, but also one of the better students in her class and a potential captain of the academic decathalon team.
** Emily Fields is the most athletic of the group and a talented swimmer, and it's mentioned that she gets good grades.

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* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'':
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''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Spencer Hastings isn't just into field hockey, lacrosse and tennis, but also Emily Fields are both this --
** Spencer's the "smart one" of their group, being
one of the better top students in her class at their school and a potential captain of the academic decathalon team.
team. For sports, Spencer field hockey, lacrosse and tennis.
** Emily Fields is Emily's the most athletic of the group four, swimming being her main sport, and a talented swimmer, and while she may not be as smart as Spencer, it's mentioned that she gets good grades.



* 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'' straight-A student.

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* 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.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as part of her overachiever character design, excels on 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. By contrast, her stepbrother, Jonesy Garcia, is more of [[DumbJock Dumb]] JerkJock (although he's more "obnoxious" than "mean").

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as part of her overachiever character design, excels on 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. school she and the main six attend. By contrast, her stepbrother, Jonesy Garcia, Garcia (her stepbrother) is more of [[DumbJock Dumb]] JerkJock (although he's more "obnoxious" than "mean").
27th Nov '16 4:09:57 AM TMNTFanGirl
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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.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', as part of her overachiever character design, excels in various sports and athletic activities (mainly cheerleading and martial arts) and is also the smartest girl in school.
* Jennifer "Jen" Masterson from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' is said (and shown) to be a top athlete and is mentioned as being a straight-A student at the school. By contrast, her stepbrother, Jonesy Garcia, is more of [[DumbJock Dumb]] JerkJock (although he's more "obnoxious" than "mean").

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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 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 in various sports and athletic activities (mainly on basically any physical challenge (especially anything related to cheerleading and or martial arts) and is also the smartest girl in school.
has always consistently been a straight-A student.
* Jennifer "Jen" Masterson from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' is said (and shown) to be a top athlete athlete, soccer and winter sports being her favorites, and is mentioned as being a straight-A student at the school. By contrast, her stepbrother, Jonesy Garcia, is more of [[DumbJock Dumb]] JerkJock (although he's more "obnoxious" than "mean").
12th Nov '16 11:32:54 PM sgamer82
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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.
12th Nov '16 11:31:12 PM sgamer82
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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 its president. Her sport is softball and she even starts a kids' team. It's also mentioned that she consistently earns straight As.[=As=].
27th Oct '16 4:21:57 AM StarTropes
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\n* In the third installment of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', Coach Orion demands this of his players.
--> "Eden Hall Academy requires you to maintain a "C" average to compete. I believe that's a bad rule. I don't want any "C" players on my team. It's B's or better or you're riding the pine pony.

7th Oct '16 5:17:23 AM morane
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** This is also a SubvertedTrope in Europe, especially amongst practitioners of individual sports. Many practitioners of individual sports (track and field, swimming, archery, skiing, cycling etc) do have an exit plan as they are aware their career will end someday. Many European athletes do study aside their sports career, and exit to academic career once they decide their sports career is over.




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* Finnish President Urho Kekkonen won Finnish championships in high jumping 1924. Many Finnsh presidents have been notable sportsmen: Pehr Svinhufvud - shooting; C.G.E. Mannerheim - riding; Urho Kekkonen - high jump and skiing; Mauno Koivisto - volleyball; Martti Ahtisaari - basketball. All except Field Marshall Mannerheim did also hold academic degree.
10th Sep '16 11:16:55 PM AriRockefeller
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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.

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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.
Education. This was partly owed to, as he described it, [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted he burned through the first million dollars he ever made in roughly half an hour]].
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.
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