Today is National Student Athlete Day! This day recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes who excel in the classroom and on the field.
This day encourages families, schools and communities to support their student athletes in all their endeavors.
Health experts say students who participate in high school sports benefit by representing their school and community, while receiving praise for a job well done.
Studies show student athletes are less likely to participate in unhealthy or risky behavior when they are playing sports in high school. The average GPA of a high school athlete was 2.84, while a student who was not involved in athletics had an average GPA of 2.68.