Commonly known as student-athlete. However, they are more an athlete first and student second. The athlete-student spends more time dedicated to their sport than to their academics, since they are obligated to hours of practice, injury treatment, travel, games/matches,coach's meeting, etc.
Football is taking up my life that I don't have time to study. We're supposed to be student-athletes, but our ridiculous coaches make sure that we're athlete-students.