Vincennes University sophomores Eric Blackman, Robert Murphy and Isaiah Thomas have signed national letters of intent to continue their college track and field careers at the NCAA Div. I level. Blackman, a heptathlete and decathlete, and Thomas, who specializes in the long jump, will move on to Purdue University while Murphy, a NJCAA All-American in cross country and the 3000 Meter Run in...
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BLOOMINGTON – Vincennes University sophomore Robert Murphy added to his string of accolades during the 2015 season Saturday when he established a new NJCAA season mark and shattered his own VU school record in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase at the Billy Hayes Invitational, hosted by Indiana University. In addition to Murphy’s victory, the Trailblazers added to their list of...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Vincennes University Women’s Track & Field Team remained 10th and the Trailblazer men stayed put at No. 14 in this week’s USTFCCCA NJCAA Div. I National Championship Rankings. The South Plains men and women hold the top spots in the Division I national rankings for the fourth consecutive week when the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches...
OLNEY, Ill. – The Vincennes University Baseball Team defeated host Olney Central, 12-7, Wednesday behind sophomore Mitchell Lawson’s six innings of one-run work on the mound and freshman Lane Dransfield’s three-run home run. Lawson (4-3) picked up the victory by scattering five hits, striking out six and walking one batter before giving way to sophomore Colton Pittman for the seventh and...
BLOOMINGTON – Fresh off a stellar performance at the Bellarmine Classic in Louisville, KY, the Vincennes University Track & Field Teams are scheduled to compete at the Billy Hayes Invitational Saturday at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at Indiana University. The tentative meet schedule calls for field events to begin at 11 a.m. and track events are set to start at 12...
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Trailblazer Scholarship Fund - The VU Foundation awarded a record $1.4 million scholarship dollars of VU Foundation and University funds for the 2015-2016 school year to incoming and returning VU students.
These included awards to students from 10 states across the country and 4 international awards.
Currently the VU Foundation manages over 540 scholarship and department funds, with 259 new funds created in just the last 10 years.
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The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Kay Yow was a college head coach for 38 years and past president and founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Her name is synonymous with North Carolina State. She is a member of the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame and achieved more than 700 career victories. Yow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She passed away in 2009 after an on-again, off-again battle with the disease.