Keeping up with both academics and athletics is tough, and it requires a lot of effort from both student-athletes and coaches.

On Wednesday, May 30, that commitment was acknowledged, as high school students and coaches gathered at the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) offices in Franklin, Mass., for the MIAA Coach of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Month Recognition Banquet.

Check out the video above to hear from both students and coaches about the challenges and rewards of being a student-athlete.