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Two New Top Athletes at WHU

WHU and Deutsche Sporthilfe award MBA scholarships to Marius Radow and Hendrik Feldwehr.

Top athletes Hendrik Feldwehr and Marius Radow

Since 2014, outstanding current or former athletes have received a fully financed place on the part-time MBA program at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management as part of the "Springboard to the Future" funding module of Deutsche Sporthilfe with the support of the Wertestiftung. This year, two more top athletes, Marius Radow and Hendrik Feldwehr, will begin their MBA studies at WHU's Düsseldorf campus.

Hendrik Feldwehr's sport of choice is swimming. His greatest successes came in 2009 when he placed 2nd in the World Swimming Championships, and in 2012 when he participated in the Olympic Games. He completed his academic training, a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, at the Hamburg Distance Learning University and is now Manager for Processes & Strategies at the construction logistics company SiteLog GmbH.

Marius Radow has made a name for himself in canoe racing. In 2013 he won the Junior World Championship, and in 2015 he finished fourth at the U23 World Championship. He is also on the road to success in his professional life: After earning a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering Logistics from Wilhelm Büchner University in Darmstadt and a master's degree in Ingénierie des systèmes complexes from Université de Bordeaux he currently works as a Program Consultant at SAP.

More than 20 top athletes have studied in the MBA program at WHU to date, the majority of which as part of the "Springboard to the Future" funding module. Prof. Dr. Sascha L. Schmidt, Director of the Center for Sports and Management at WHU, sees the top athletes as an enrichment for the student body: "They are always particularly impressive in their commitment, discipline, and mental strength. Marius Radow and Hendrik Feldwehrs will certainly be no exception."

Marius Radow looks forward to studying at WHU, "I think a key difference between professional sports and WHU is that not just one competitor can take home the gold medal. At WHU, everyone can win. Thus, I expect lots of positive competition and open feedback, and am excited to see how we will all develop over the duration of the program."