Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team added another incredibly explosive guard to the incoming 2017 recruiting class by signing Nico Johnson, a 6’1 combo guard from Danville, Illinois. Johnson played his senior season at Conrad Academy, one of the top prep schools in the country. Year after year, Conrad produces top-tier DI basketball prospects, and Johnson...
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Vincennes, IN – After graduating one of the greatest 3-point shooters in Vincennes University Basketball history in Nate Hansen, the Trailblazers were in need of a shooter. This morning, VU filled that need with the signing of former Logansport High School stand-out, and Chipola transfer forward Carter Skaggs. Skaggs is the son of Logansport High School Head Basketball Coach Pat...
Vincennes, IN – Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach Chris Gafner just concluded his 13 th season at the helm for the Trailblazers. When Gafner took over in 2003, the program had had minimal success on a national level, and remained relatively unknown to athletes, even on the local level. Little did the administration at the time know, 13 years later, Chris Gafner would build one...
Vincennes, IN – The Vincennes University Men’s Basketball team will be offering their shootout camp for: middle school aged campers (grades 6-8) on June 8 th , session 1 for varsity & junior varsity athletes on June 9 th , and session 2 for varsity and junior varsity athletes on June 10 th . The shootouts will be held in the VU P.E. Complex. Cost for attendance is $200...
Hutchinson, KS – Sophomores Jordan Downs & Aintzane Castarlenas both won national titles in the pole vault this morning, and 5 other Trailblazers snagged All-American Honors on the 3 rd & final day of the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Sophomore Jordan Downs started the day off for VU by capturing his first national title in the pole vault after finishing...
The Vincennes University Athletic Department hosts Play4Kay and raises donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund annually. VU Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has a special connection to the late Yow, who was the longtime coach at North Carolina State. He had the pleasure of meeting her while he was an assistant coach at Western Carolina University. This left a lasting impression on him and made this cause important to him and the Trailblazers.
NJCAA spring sport cancellation
The NJCAA announced on March 16 the cancellation of all spring sport competition and all upcoming basketball championships, effective immediately, due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.
At VU, we believe sports play an important role in the overall purpose of an educational institution. We support a well-rounded intercollegiate sports program for both men and women and have a strong presence in the NJCAA where we can claim several national championships. But we are equally proud of our individual All-American and All-American Academic athletes who have used their talent to continue their education at four-year colleges.
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Trailblazer Scholarship fund - The VU foundation awarded $970,242.80 scholarship dollars of the VU Foundation and University funds for the 2017-18 school year to incoming and returning VU students. These included awards to students from 8 states across the country and 3 international awards.
The VU Foundation currently manages over 525 scholarship and department funds, with 247 news funds created in just the last 9 years.
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