On a night that included honoring Vincennes University Coach Todd Franklin’s 500th career victory earned during last year’s NJCAA District 16 Tournament, the VU Men’s Basketball Team overwhelmed Indiana Elite Prep with a 123-55 victory in the Trailblazers’ 2016-17 season opener. Indiana Elite Prep jumped out to an early lead, scoring the game’s points, but after taking the lead on a...
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LANSING, Mich. - The Vincennes University Men’s Cross Country Team turned in an historic upset victory Saturday in winning the NJCAA Region 12 Championships and ending Lansing Community College’s streak of 19 consecutive Region 12 team titles. EVAN FRANKLIN Both the VU men and the Trailblazer women - who finished second in their race - earned trips to the NJCAA...
The Vincennes University Volleyball Team overcame some early serving difficulties to claim the opening set then and maintained command throughout much of the final two sets Tuesday night to post a straight-sets victory over visiting Rend Lake at the VU P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers (21-3) grabbed the win by scores of 25-20, 25-15, 25-11. VU was paced by sophomore Lindsay...
The Vincennes University Men's Basketball Team will welcome several NJCAA programs and several top prep school basketball programs among the 28 teams making up the field of the VU Jamboree, beginning at 12 p.m. Noon Sunday at the Vincennes University Physical Education Complex, adjacent Bell Student Recreation Center and nearby Beless Gymnasium. Admission for the entire day of games - with...
FAIRFIELD, Ill. - The Vincennes University Volleyball Team posted its sixth consecutive win and improved to 19-3 overall with a straight-sets victory Wednesday night at Frontier Community College in Fairfield, IL. The Trailblazers grabbed the win by scores of 25-7, 25-18, 25-16. VU cruised to success in the first set and then overcame rough patches in both...
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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