Student athletes. Ever heard of them? Of course you have! If you are in any part of the conventional schooling system–college, high school, middle school, elementary school, whatever–chances are more than good that someone at your school, who identifies as both a student and an athlete, takes up a significant amount of space in your life, both physical and emotional. This is such a common phenomenon, I assume, that it has led us to this meme:
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
In truth, I do have a certain amount of respect for student athletes. I ran cross country in high school, and while I was by no means good at the sport–I joined the team because everyone on it was technically on varsity, which looks good on college applications, but would often skip practice on our “free run” days to run half a mile to the bakery by my high school where the man who worked there would give me free bread because I stopped by so regularly–I can attest to the fact that playing a sport while also being in school is hard. You’re in practice for hours after school, expected to do homework afterwards, and have to commit most of your weekends to games, meets, and extra practices.
But it is also true that student athletes, particularly ones with a glint in their eye of making it big in college or pro sports, tend to veer ever-so-slightly Extra. They work hard and, well, they want everyone on earth to know that they work hard, too. In any case, this student athlete meme does not lie, and for this, I love it. So, check out the best student athlete memes that will definitely make you LOL:
1. I mean:
Cashier: would you like a soft drink
student athlete: You Calling Me Soft?? ? Only Thing I'm Drinking Is Success? ? God ?? Family ?? Team??
— bæ J (@AJ_Jeremiah) March 13, 2017
2. I MEAN:
murderer: any last words?
Student athlete: u can kill my ambition???? i will never stop grinding??even when im dead sleep is for the weak??
— george tweeterman ☻ (@__JonathanJay) March 13, 2017
3. You know this person, don’t you?
iPhone: Low battery. 5% remaining
Student athlete: How is it at 5%?? when I give nothing less than ? percent??⚡️#D1BOUND ?Proverbs 3:5?????
— chrissy (@americunty) March 13, 2017
4. We all know this person:
me: can you hand me the salt?
student athlete: nothing gets handed to me ???♂️ I work for everything I got ‼️but we ain't done yet ???
— Matt Hollow (@mattholw) March 13, 2017
5. We all know many people like this, in fact:
me: have a good break
student athlete: I don't get a break ✊ I'll be out here grinding ? Imma be chasing dreams while you're lounging ?
— Ellery (@EllerySchneider) March 9, 2017
cashier: did you find everything okay?
student athlete: i found a path? to greatness?but the grind never quits??? i will NEVER quit???
— cat? (@catttherine16) March 12, 2017
7. Simple, but satisfying:
uber: where u going
student athlete: #D1BOUND BABY ?????
— artificialdeath.flac (@hyped_resonance) March 14, 2017
8. The emojis really seal the deal on this meme, right?
cop: know why i pulled u over?
student athlete: was i grinding??too hard?? chasing??to many?dreams??
cop: u were going 75 in a school zone
— Drew Gooden (@drewisgooden) March 14, 2017
9. I just…
student athlete: pic.twitter.com/0AYEm4foYB
— lexi (@loserlexii) March 14, 2017
10. Love these:
Grandma: Are you hungry?
Student athlete: I stay hungry? the only time i'm eatin?? is on the court? call that a full court meal ?? #D1BOUND
— Raylo (@Powerful) March 14, 2017
11. Who wouldn’t?
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
12. They’re so lovable:
girlfriend: I think we should take a break
student athlete: Break?? your hate? is my motivation???the only☝?thing i break✊?is records??
— Raylo (@Powerful) March 13, 2017
13. “RIP Grandma:”
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
14. Me AF:
dentist: you need to stop grinding your teeth
student athlete: Stop Grinding?? The Grind Never Stops? No Breaks? We Stay Dream Chasing?
— Lazy dog (@LaziestCanine) March 11, 2017
15. Literally same:
student athlete: We Gotta Have 4.0 GPAs and We Practice Every Day ? That's Grind ? That's Hustle ? You Ain't Shit To Me ?
— nicholas teeny (@TwoZeroSixGod) March 6, 2017
16. Never change, student athletes:
me: wow it's hot, will the weather ever chill out?
student athletes: chill out?? i never? rest? always workin?? up a sweat? i stay grindin?
— maddie (@madsard) March 13, 2017
17. Keep grinding:
Me: good dog
Student Athlete: Good??Never Settle With Good?You Gotta Keep Grinding✊️And Chase?Greatness?
— Spencer Brown (@Shepherd_Brown3) March 13, 2017
18. And never, ever stop running to the top:
Lifeguard: No running
Student Athletes: I'm running to the top ??? grind never stops ??? all day❗️ aint no stopping me??✊?
— Bryce McAlpine (@Bryman99) March 13, 2017
*student athlete approaching stop sign*
Stop? ?The grind ?? never stops ?❌ I'll never ??stop as long as the sky ? is ?️lue?RIP Grandma??
— alex romero (@whosalexander) March 13, 2017
What do you think of this meme? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!