SPARTA, MICH. - This week's Meijer Scholar Athlete is Sparta's Nathan Robbins.
Nate is a senior on the football and rugby teams.
While a big physical force on the field, Nate is also tearing into the school books posting a 4.03 GPA.
Nate likes the idea of being a Spartan, as he will head to Michigan State in the fall to study pre-law.
It is quite the demanding plan for his future but Nate says the work he has put in to his sports at Sparta will help him get through the challenges of a law career.
"Just work ethic, especially from football, you just have to have that internal drive to get through it on the field and the classroom," says Nate. "I really like it -- I like the physicality of it, the intensity and I like to think of myself as a motivator and a communicator so all those aspects of myself play really well into the two sports I play."
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