At Atalanta High School, almost all varsity athletes find it difficult to perform at a high level in all their courses because sports demand much of their time during the school day, on weekday evenings, and during the weekend. This year, 20% of the students are on the varsity baseball team, 20% are on the varsity basketball team, and 15% are on the varsity football team. Therefore, more than half the students at Atalanta High School will not be able to perform at a high level in all their courses.
Which of the following most weakens this argument?
A. Most varsity athletes at Atalanta choose to play more than one varsity sport, as the seasons of the three sports do not overlap much.
B. The increased blood levels of oxygen produced by aerobic exertion have been shown, in clinical conditions, to enhance the ability to concentrate on sophisticated reasoning tasks.
C. Some students learn so quickly that just the time in class is enough to master the material in most classes, so that outside-of-school studying can be kept to a minimum.
D. Atalanta High School makes available to students and families the links for a number of online resources that students can use to review material or recoup what they may have missed in class.
E. In addition to the students’ physical talents, athletics at the high school varsity level require a high level of strategic thinking and intellectual engagement.
At Atalanta High School, almost all varsity athletes find it difficult to perform at a high level in all their courses
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