Being A Student Athlete Is Even Harder

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It is Hard Being a Student but Being a Student Athlete is Even Harder An athlete is a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise. A student athlete is someone who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise and somehow manages to go to school each day at the same time. Millions of people are student athletes. Some of the most commonly played sports student athletes participate in include; football, track, basketball, and baseball. Athletes in general are admired by many but student athletes are held to an even higher prestige because they are always being watched and they have to manage to keep their grades up at the same time. Being a student athlete is hard because they have academic struggles, weak mental strength, and obtain injuries that can last a lifetime. School is not easy for everyone, especially for students who have to balance school and the sport and/or sports they decide to participate in. John Mosbach insists, “The balancing of both the student and athlete part is hard. The misconception that they're just here for athletics is just not the case” (Mosbach). This shows that even though stereotyped as being dumb…show more content…
This view is of course incorrect. Not every student athlete participates in those activities, in fact; non-athletes participate in those activities more than student athletes because they don’t have as much to lose. Cora Caulfield says, “Taking into consideration the positive aspects of being a student- athlete, it is important that the media and society begin to recognize individuals that embody both the academic and athletic aspects of being a student athlete”. This shows that being a student athlete has its hardships but can be very rewarding. Being able to balance the student part and the athlete part of the words “student athlete”, makes it more possible to become somebody’s role model. Cora also
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