Mineral Area has now been added to the field for the Vincennes University Volleyball Team's Sept. 9 and 10 Blazer Classic at the Vincennes University P.E. Complex. ** Mineral Area will also take the place of Wallace State-Hanceville in playing VU at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the VU P.E. Complex. ** In another schedule change, Trailblazer Coach Gary Sien has announced VU's match...
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The Vincennes University Volleyball Team claimed both of its season opening matches over the weekend at the Malcolm X College Tri-Match in Chicago. The Trailblazers (2-0) defeated both Malcolm X and Elgin in straight sets as VU prevailed over Elgin by scores of 25-22, 25-11, 25-20 before returning to the court later in the day to post a 25-18, 25-17, 25-23 victory over the hosts. The...
INDIANAPOLIS – Vincennes University Track & Field and Cross Country Coach Chris Gafner is among 41 people honored by the state of Indiana as Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearers as part of the state’s celebration of its 200 th Anniversary Torch Relay. Names of more than 2,000 Hoosiers nominated and chosen as torchbearers were announced Wednesday in Indianapolis...
Vincennes University has named veteran college volleyball coach Gary Sien to head up the Trailblazer program. Sien replaces Stephanie Armstrong, who resigned this spring to take an assistant coaching position at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Sien brings a wealth of success in NJCAA volleyball, as well as valuable experience at the four-year program level....
Congratulations to recent Vincennes University graduate and former Trailblazer second baseman Brett Yeryar, who is a member of the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team. Gold Glove winners for all three NJCAA divisions were released and Yeryar is a member of the Div. II squad. He posted a .987 fielding percentage in the 2016 season for VU. Yeryar gives VU its second consecutive Gold Glove winner....
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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