VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University dropped from No. 1 to sixth in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball rankings released Monday afternoon. The 6-1 Trailblazers received 304 points. The top five teams are Ranger (399), Florida SouthWestern State (382), Indian Hills (367), Hutchinson (339) and Chipola (336). Ranger earned 15 first-place votes, while Hutchinson received one...
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MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team earned a huge victory on Saturday as the Trailblazers knocked off No. 21 Wallace State 89-74 in the Wabash Valley College Warrior Classic. VU also played in the Warrior Classic on Friday, falling 76-71 to Moberly Area. VU Statistical Leaders Against Wallace State, the Trailblazers were led by sophomore...
VINCENNES, Ind. — All 12 Vincennes University men’s basketball players made their way into the scoring column Saturday night, as the top-ranked and defending national champion Trailblazers bounced back from their first loss of the season by defeating visiting Lincoln Land, 115-46. The win was the fifth in six games for the Trailblazers, and comes on the heels of their first loss of...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore volleyball players Alison Smith, Ryleigh Fidler and Ariana Gentzler have earned All-Region 24 honors. Smith (Oakland, Ill.) and Fidler (Linton, Ind.) were named to the first team. Gentzler (Paxton, Ill.) was named to the second team. “Though these three sophomores received well deserved recognition, they are part of a tremendous...
FREEPORT, Ill. – The No. 1 Vincennes University men’s basketball team fell 63-60 to Highland on Wednesday night. The Trailblazers struggled with shooting. They shot 33.3 percent from the field (20-for-60). VU made 8 of 28 shots (28.6 percent) in the first half and trailed 36-20 at halftime. VU Statistical Leaders Sophomore Kevin Osawe (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) was one of...
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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