The Day in the Life of a Student Athlete

Austin Bateman, Contributor

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Long days, late nights, sore bodies. These are all things that most student-athletes are used to here at Benjamin Franklin High School. Being a student-athlete is pretty rough but sure is worth it. Keeping up with school work and being able to get enough rest to be able to keep up with their sport is pretty hard. But these students sure know how to work hard and keep up with their work.

As a student-athlete being a student comes before being an athlete. It’s simple, if you don’t work hard in class then you don’t get the privilege of representing the school on a team. Student-athletes use this as motivation to get good grades so they can continue to play sports for the school.

Of course, these students use the Charger Way to help them through their hard times, as they truly are strong and rejoicing in the challenge. For student-athletes challenges arise both in their classes and in their sports. Some in classes may consist of late nights working on homework and coming to school the next day very tired. During the actual sports, some challenges may be that some players on the opposing teams are much bigger and stronger than the athletes on our teams.

Garrison Meeks is a junior on the varsity basketball team here at Benjamin Franklin High School who was interviewed and asked about things about being a student-athlete. He has his opinion on how he keeps up on work and how others can too.

Q: What’s the hardest part of being a varsity student-athlete?

A: “Probably just the schedule because it puts a lot more stress on athletes having to go to practice and games but also keeping up with school”

Q: Is it hard to keep up with homework and other school work during the season?

A: “Oh yes”

Q: How long are you usually up doing homework after games and practices?

A: “At most like an hour and a half”

Q: How do you manage to keep up with work?

A: “Dude I don’t…. Just kidding haha sometimes I do but that means late nights”

Q: Do you have any tips for any younger student-athletes to keep up in school work?

A: “Don’t wait until the last minute to do it, split up the work”

Q: What motivates you to work your hardest both in the classroom and on the court?

A: “I think playing the sport I love and getting to play in the game motivates me and if I don’t get good grades then I can’t play so there’s some motivation”

Q: In what ways do you feel the team represents our school?

A: “The way we act, and the way we treat other teams or even other people at the games”

At all high schools, there are student-athletes who work hard to compete in their sports. Once again school is more important than sports. and so these athletes work hard to be able to perform their best.

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