Student athletes know they work hard — both in school and on the field. Whether it's studying on the bus in between games or never missing a single practice, student athletes will tell you all about their struggle (even if you don't ask about it). The determination and spirit of a student athlete can be a little extra, though, which is why Twitter's turned that fever into a new meme.
Similar to Evil Kermit or the "me, an intellectual" meme, the format of this new meme is simple: write a dialogue between someone and a student athlete, except make the student athlete bit over the top and add plenty of emoji. The result? Hilarious jokes about how motivated student athletes are.
The grind is real for athletes.
student athlete: yo 🤔 tf you complaining for 😤😂 i grind 24/7 💯☝🏽🤣 you don't see 👀 me crying 😳👌🏾‼️ foh lil bitch 😛🅱️🤣
— evan :) (@beyonseh) February 26, 2017
Dentist: were gonna get you a mouth guard so your teeth don't grind
Student athlete: all I do it grind 😤 no days off I stay working hard😈
— SPENSATION (@spensation_) March 9, 2017
No one is safe from hearing about just how hard student athletes work.
Teacher: You got a 96 on your test.
Student Athlete: 96?🤔 you betta Round that up😈🔝cause I only keep it 1hunna😤💯
— Cal (@calvin_loomis) March 12, 2017
Panera worker: Welcome to Panera Bread!
Student Athlete: Bread?😂the only bread🍞I'm chasing🏃🏽is that D1✔️Scholarship💰😂💯with my 4.1 GPA🤔😳❗️
— boi (@rep_my_city_) March 13, 2017
Waiter: Do you need more time to decide?
Student athlete: Time?😂 I Don't Have Time⏰ When The Grind Never Stops😤💯 I Stay Dream Chasing😈💪
— zoë (@ZoeTantonn) March 12, 2017
It even gets a little biblical sometimes.
banker: welcome to Chase bank
student athlete: Chase?😂 the only thing i'm chasing🏃🏽😈is my dreams💭✊🏽keep grinding 💯RIP grandma👵🏼Romans 8:1🙏🏼
— meme god (@MEMESG0D) March 13, 2017
Don't even try comparing yourself to one.
waitress: hi sorry for the wait we're super busy
student athlete: busy?😂 you don't know🤔 what busy is 🏃🏽fam👐🏻 i won't🙅🏻ever stop my grind💯
— memes (@memeprovider) March 13, 2017
Most of all, never forget that student athletes are putting a lot of work into their academics and athletics.
Netflix: Are you still watching?
Student Athlete: Watching? 😂 Some WATCH while others DO 💪🏼💯I chase my goals while you think "what if" 🙌🏼😈
— Julian Rowan (@jules_rowan) March 13, 2017
As someone who used to play soccer in high school, I know it's not easy keeping up at school and trying to remain competitive in your sport. But this meme is also definitely hilarious — and it makes you realise just how hard it is to be a student athlete.