As a college varsity female athlete, I have noticed a few discrepancies between people's expectations of female athletes and what we are really like. Many people assume all athletic girls are alike because we enjoy sports. But, there is a very large difference between girls who play sports and girls who eat, drink, sleep, and breathe sports. So, whether you are one of these girls, you know one of these girls, or you are dating one of these girls, let me spell it out for you.

1. An athletic girl gets along with the guys, a REALLY athletic girl is one of the guys.

2. An athletic girl owns some athletic clothing, a REALLY athletic girl only owns athletic clothing.

3. An athletic girl joins a game of street soccer, a REALLY athletic girl starts a game of street soccer.

4. An athletic girl is hungry at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a REALLY athletic girl is hungry 24/7.

5. An athletic girl showers after a workout, a REALLY athletic girl showers after her last workout of the day.

6. An athletic girl watches sporting events with you, a REALLY athletic girl invites you to watch her sporting event.

7. An athletic girl schedules training around her day, a REALLY athletic girl schedules her day around training.

8. An athletic girl takes a water bottle to the gym, a REALLY athletic girl takes a water bottle everywhere.

9. An athletic girl will sometimes be injured, a REALLY athletic girl will sometimes be healthy.

10. An athletic girl cares about how bad she looks when she plays, a REALLY athletic girl cares about how bad she makes the other team look when she plays.

11. An athletic girl thinks about the win, a REALLY athletic girl thinks about her mistakes.

12. An athletic girl cares about the number on the scale, a REALLY athletic girl cares about the number of plates on the bar.

13. An athletic girl borrows her friends' leggings, a REALLY athletic girl borrows her friends' sports bras, spandex, and hair ties.

14. An athletic girl has a couple athletic friends, a REALLY athletic girl has a couple non-athletic friends.

15. An athletic girl has a gym buddy, a REALLY athletic girl has a gym squad.

16. An athletic girl brags about her boyfriend's one rep max, a REALLY athletic girl brags about her own one rep max.

17. An athletic girl pays to play her sport, a REALLY athletic girl gets paid to play her sport.

18. An athletic girl compares herself to other girls, a REALLY athletic girl compares herself to guys.

19. An athletic girl recovers in her off season, a REALLY athletic girl... wait, what's an offseason?