VINCENNES, Ind. – The second-ranked Vincennes University men’s basketball team recovered from a so-so first half with stronger play after intermission for a 76-62 victory over Don Bosco Institute at the P.E. Complex on Tuesday. The Trailblazers (13-1) used a 12-3 start to the second half to turn a 34-29 halftime lead to a 46-32 advantage. The run, which took less than 4 1/2...
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VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University is ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Rankings for the second straight week. The poll was released on Dec. 16. The Trailblazers received 378 points. VU owns a 12-1 record and is on a seven-game win streak. Ranger earned all 16 first-place votes and stays at No. 1 with 400 points. The top five teams are Ranger (400), VU (378),...
INA, Ill. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team won its ninth game in row with a dominant performance over Rend Lake, winning 98-73 on Saturday. With the victory, the Trailblazers are 12-3 overall and 6-0 in Region 24. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Fess Hawkins (Bentonville, Ark.) recorded her 11th double-double this season. She had 18 rebounds and 12...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has added Grace Earp (Mattoon High School/Mattoon, Illinois) to the Trailblazers’ 2020 roster. Earp is a 5-8 defensive specialist and outside hitter. She was a Mattoon High School all-tournament pick in 2019 and was named to the all-Apollo Conference second team. Earp tallied 176 kills for a 41.81 percentage. She...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University volleyball coach Gary Sien has signed Allyson Kuhl (Newton Community High School/Newton, Illinois) to play for the Trailblazers in 2020. Kuhl, a 6-foot middle blocker and opposite hitter, helped Newton to a 28-9 overall record, an 8-0 Little Illini Conference record and a regional championship match. She played in every match and collected 120...
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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