Students showed their mettle at Sports Meet, brought home trophies!

Football Team of SRM University-AP

There is a famous saying “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Therefore, here at SRM University-AP, students are always encouraged to go beyond the limits of curricular activities. The Students of SRM-AP have proven to be all-rounders by winning several cups in various segments of different Inter-College Sports Meet. VIT-AP and MVR College of Engineering and Technology have recently organised the Inter College Sports in their respective campuses. Students of SRM-AP merrily participated and successfully bagged winner’s trophy in football and cricket and the runner-up trophy in lawn tennis in Vitopia, Sports Tournament of VIT-AP. They have also secured the winner’s trophy in cricket, and the runner-up trophy in badminton in the Inter-college Sports Championship organised by MVR College of Engineering and Technology.

The football team of SRM-AP was invincible. Their incredible performance throughout the tournament took them straight to the finals where they thrashed VIT-AP, another finalist with a straight 3-0, a resounding victory without any doubt. SRM University-AP team’s captain Ishmael, a 3rd-year Mechanical Engineering student, was able to lead the team successfully. He also turned out to be an ideal strategist. Andrew, another 3rd-year Mechanical Engineering student, sent the ball into the net twice during the match, whereas Venky, 1st-year Computer science and engineering student, supported his team by scoring another goal.

Aiming to Score

Cricket Team with the Trophy

Our cricket team has proven their talent by winning two consecutive champion’s trophy both in VITOPIA and MVR Sports Meet. Jaswanth, a 3rd-year Electronics and Communication Engineering student and the captain of the cricket team, says, “our team has some up-and-coming players. However, at the end of the day, it is the team effort that leads us to success.”

GKV Manikantha hitting the ball

Lawn tennis is another game of hardcore physical strength mixed with ingenious strategies. GKV Manikantha, 1st-year Mechanical Engineering student and a passionate player, won the runner-up trophy at VITOPIA, yet it could not make him happy. He said, “Due to my injury, I could not put up a fight in the finals. I was hurt and therefore had to retire from the game. I am trying to have a speedy recovery and will be back very soon.”

Twelve teams from different colleges participated in the badminton tournament. RK College OF Engineering, Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College, DVR & Dr HS MIC College of Technology, GDMM College of Engineering & Technology were a few among them. Though our team could not secure the first prize, Rathan, a 2nd year CSE student, put up a marvellous fight which brought the university the runner-up trophy.

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