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This research project concerns the lives of student athletes, particularly the challenges of being students and athletes at the same time. Many athletes struggle with their academics due to the amount of hours their sports require them to put in. In this study we will collect quantitative and qualitative data from SWOSU student athletes from various sport teams through interviews and surveys. This study focuses on determining the special responsibilities and challenges facing student athletes, the special resources available to them, and other variables that could affect the completion student athletes' programs of study. Although this research is limited to SWOSU student athletes, the researchers hope that its generalizable knowledge can be useful for students, faculty, administrators, and staff to better understand and support the success of student athletes with both their sports and their studies during their university lives.