Academics and Sports


Academics and Sports.

It’s pretty difficult to be successful at both, but through hard work and dedication it can be done.

Though student athletes have daily practice, weekly games, projects, exams, and homework, some are still able to pull through and even have higher GPAs than those who do not play any sport at all.

This past month, The University of Texas at Austin held the annual Athletics Academic Awards to honor student athletes who have high academic grades and are also part of a Texas sports team.

The presentation of the Academic Awards is, according to Mike Perrin, the men’s Athletics Director of UT Austin, “so important to The University of Texas because we are recognizing the student athletes for their hard work and dedication.”

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Texas Softball being honored at the Presentation of Academic Awards

Student athletes not only spend many hours a week on sports, but they also spend a lot of hours a week on studies.  It is amazing to see how students, such as Sofia Arend, a UT rower, whom has the highest GPA out of all the athletes.

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Sofia Arend receiving an Academic Award for being the graduating Athlete with the highest GPA


It is great to see that they are being recognized because it makes them want to continue on achieving in all areas of their lives.  Also, it is always important to remember that student comes before athlete and it’s amazing to see how these athletes truly value their education.

Written by: Estefania Bravo


Author: sportswille

Reformed ad agency guy. Sac Kings, PGA Tour, Pebble Beach, Aspen yielded fascination with sports business. Now teach at my alma mater, University of Texas Austin: Integrated Marketing, Social Media, Business and Law and Sports Audiences. 40 year streak of single digit handicap under severe pressure.

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