Second Success For Apogee Rowing Scholars in One Week
After Triple Success of Rebecca Chin, Zak Lee-Green, who is another of four members of the GB Rowing Team’s ‘Start’ Programme to be awarded a scholarship from Apogee Corporation, has triumphed in the Marlow International Regatta, which is one of the multi-lane regattas in the British Rowing calendar.
Taking place at Eton Dorney, which was the venue for the Rowing during the London Olympics 2012 Rowing, this regatta attracted a large number of entries from around the UK, along with overseas crews, who are preparing for Henley Royal Regatta.
Zak won the Elite Lightweight Single Sculls event, finishing 11 seconds ahead of a competitor who had come from Amsterdam for the race.
Zak Lee-Green was selected from over 100 rowers to receive the Apogee Scholarship, which provides help with training, travelling and equipment expenses as he strives to gain selection for the GB Rowing Team Senior Squad. As well as training hard for his rowing he is also studying Dentistry.
On winning the scholarship Zak said “A funded scholarship with Apogee will provide two benefits to me as an athlete. Firstly, the funding offered would be put towards buying a new boat and, secondly, the opportunity to visit Apogee’s local offices would allow me to develop my public speaking and share my story of balancing sport with academia. I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and thrive in the knowledge that they want me to succeed.”
Barry Ferdinand and Jason Collins, joint CEOs of Apogee Corporation said “We are delighted to hear of Zak’s achievement, which comes as no surprise as he expressed clearly his passion for his sport and his hunger to succeed at the highest level. His passion, drive and hunger mirrors the ethos that has led to Apogee Corporation’s success. We look forward to following his development during the coming year.”
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