11. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
(a) Ms. Krishna Poonia (Athletics – 2011)
(ii) Arjuna Awardee:
Twelve players of the University have been conferred with ‘Arjuna Award’ (highest sports award of the country) for their contribution at the international level.
(a) Ms. Manjeet Walia (Athletics – 1968)
(b) Sh. Mohinder Singh Gill (Athletics – 1970)
(c) Sh. Jagroop Singh (Wrestling – 1973)
(d) Ms Geeta Zutshi (Athletics – 1976)
(e) Sh. Sabir Ali (Athletics – 1981)
(f) Ms Sunita Sharma (Gymnastics -1985)
(g) Dr. Dalel Singh (Volley Ball – 1990)
(h) Sh. Anil Kumar (Athletics – 2005)
( i) Ms. Geetika Jakhar (Wrestling – 2007)
(j) Krishna Poonia (Athletic – 2010)
(k) Jasjeet Kaur (Hockey - 2010)
(l) Rajinder Kumar (Wrestling- 2011)
(iii) Dronacharya Awardee:
(a) Sh. Hargobind Singh – (Athletics- 1998)
(b) Sh. Anoop Singh (Boxing – 2003)
(c) Sh. A.K. Bansal – (Hockey-2009)
(d) Sh. Narender Saini (Hockey-2012)
(iv) Major Dhyan Chand Awardee :-
(a) Sh. Om Parkash (VolleyBall – 2002)
(v) University has produced about 200 International players so far and these players have represented India in various level of International Tournaments i.e. Olympic Games, World Cup, World Championship, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Championship, Commonwealth Championship, SAF Games and in other Internal Tournaments from time to time.
Athletics :- Harpal Brar, Anil Kumar, Neelam , Bhartinder Singh, Promila, Kaushalya
Wrestling:- Ishwar Singh, Satbir Singh, Murari Lal Verma, Dinesh Kumar, Sukhbir Singh, Bhoop Singh, Ramesh, Mandeep, Rajinder Singh, Anmol, Shilpi, Rachna, Sonu, Hardeep Singh, Manju, Pooja Dhanda, Kiran, Lalita, Pardeep Kumar, Mamta Rani, Naina
VolleyBall:- Lachhman Singh, Sumer Singh, Ms Kanta Verma, Sandeep Sharma, Balkar Singh, Ashok Kumar, Amar Singh, Raj Singh, Jagdish Chander, Sahi Ram, Surjeet Singh, Darshan Singh, Ram Pal, Ankit, Surender Kumar, Sheeshan Kumar, Narender Kumar, Gurjant Singh, Harmohinder Pal Singh, Mohan, Nisha, Hiteshi, Rohit Kumar, Amandeep Kumar, Neha
Gymnastics:- Ms. Manjula Bhandari, Ms. Sandhya, Ms. Surekha Rana, Ms. Pooja Chauhan.
Cycling:- Kashmira Singh, Vikram, Ms Jasdeep Kaur. Ms Kuldeep Kaur, Pankaj, Dilawar
Cricket:- Chetan Sharma
Boxing:- Manbir Singh, Sunil Dahiya, Vikram Dhull, Preeti Beniwal, Kavita Goyat, Pavitra, Neeraj Goyat, Pinki Jhangra. Sonia, Priya, Sweety, Siwi, Deeksha Chhoda, Pritee, Mamta, Madan Lal
Waterpolo:- Kamaljit Singh
Hockey:- Didar Singh, Harpal Singh, Ritu Rani, Monika, Savita, Joydeep Kaur, Jasjeet Kaur, Sukhmani Virk, Anju Dhiman, Navjot Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, Surender Singh, Pardeep Mor, Hans Raj, Monika
Basket ball:- Sat Parkash, Akanksha Singh
Judo:- Ms. Arti Kohli, Ms Ramesh Kumari, Ms Anita Poonia, Ms Ritu Sharma, Ram Kumar, Parveen, Devender Yadav, Kuldeep Saini,, Arvind, Pehlad Singh, Pawan Kumar, Naresh, Satinder Kumar, Seema, Rekha, Naveen, Sandeep, Rajinder Singh, Aruna, Vikender Singh, Ashish Sangwan, Karanjit Singh Maan, Mandeep Sihag, Vinay, Seema
Korfball:- Raj Kumar, Jagdeep, Parmod Kumar, Kuldeep Singh, Lalita Garg
Power Lifting:- Ms Malika Sharma, Balinder Singh, Angrej Singh, Charan Singh
Yoga:- Subhash Sharma, Deepak Bhardwaj, Ms Mandeep Kaur, Yashoda Rani, Parveen Kumar, Kapil Kumar.
Kabaddi:- Sonu, Kavita Devi, Wazir Singh, Pooja
Table Tennis:- Mohit Verma
Netball:- Harminder Kaur, Neha, Santosh Jakhar, Rupinder Kaur, Sweety, Indu Kumari,Srishty Oraon
Roller Skating:- Parveen Kaur, Pooja, Anika Jakhar, Gurpreet Kaur, Milanpreet Kaur
Handball:- Neelam, Gurmail Kaur, Gaurav Sehgal, Arun Kumar, Mohinder Singh Rawat, Savita, Sheetal, Nisha, Babita, Anumit, Ritu, Rimpi, Sandeep Kumar
Fencing:- Dinesh Saini, Anil Kumar
Best Physique:- Ankur Sharma.
Football : - Manpreet Kaur, Preeti.
Taekwondo:- Priyanka Verma, Mandeep, Manish, Saurav
Tennis :- Shweta Chandra Rana
Weight Lifting : Shivam Saini
11. Kurukshetra University is the only University of the State, which has the honour of winning prestigious MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD (MAKA) TROPHY in 1966-67 which is the symbol of supremacy in sports in Indian Universities. The University has been declared best Fourth in sports for the award of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy during the years 2006-07 and 2nd Runners-up for the year 2007-08 & 2009-10, 2011-12 & 2013-14 & 1st Runners-up in 2010-11 & 2012-13.
12. Keeping in view the infrastructure, organisation, participation, achievements and facilities being provided to its sports persons; the Association of Indian Universities in the year 2004 has declared it amongst the 12 leading Universities of the Country and recommended to the H.R.D. Ministry for grant in aid for the development of sports infrastructure in the University.