· Each of the team members was honoured with gold-medal at the host University in Andhra Pradesh
· Exhibited finest softball skills for knockout- rounds and league matches
· 48 Indian Universities participated to compete
Jalandhar: LPU sportswomen have won All India Inter University Softball (W) Championship by defeating strong contenders in league matches- Punjab University Chandigarh (10 – 01), GNDU Amritsar (03 – 01) & Delhi University (04 – 01). As such, LPU topped the league with 3 wins and 15 points to be on the first position. Prior to these matches LPU players also exhibited finest softball skills for knockout- rounds and gathered applaud from spectators. In knockout matches, LPU team won over Osmania University Hyderabad by 7-0, RGPV Bhopal by 10-0, University of Calicut by 8-0 and Solapur University by 4-0. The championship was held at host Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), where 46 universities from all across India participated to grab the coveted trophy. Each of the LPU team members was also honoured with gold Medal of the tournament.
Congratulating the winner team, LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal said: “We are happy that students, this time women players, have once again brought top title for themselves and their university. It is more applauding that many of them belong to tough engineering/ management programs rather than physical education only. We further motivate all the team-members to keep up winning spirit for future participations as well.”
After exciting opening round of games, the tempo to grab the top prize was worth analyzing to assess the agility of LPU women players. Only due to this unique quality, LPU women led the way in a ‘battle’ for the national title. Despite the form and credentials of both the LPU and PUC teams, the final league match of the championship turned out lop-sided in place of being a hot contest. LPU players positioned for proven playing skills and did not allow the opponents to score even a single.
The agile LPU team was comprised of 14 members: Khushpreet (Captain), Aarti (Pitcher), Rekha (Catcher), Madhvi (Short Stop), Monika (First Base), Amandeep & Diksha (Second Base), Amandeep-II & Neetu (Center Out), Veerpal (Third Base), Jagdish & Avneet (Right Out), Jaganjeet & Neelima (Left Out).