VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomores George Dixon and Kevin Kangu signed with NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs on Tuesday. Dixon inked a letter of intent with Eastern Illinois University. Kangu signed a letter of intent to play for Oakland University. Dixon chose Eastern Illinois, which is coached by Jay Spoonhour, for many reasons. “They’ve been...
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VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team took on its second straight ranked opponent on Monday. Unfortunately, the Trailblazers couldn’t score the upset victory. Wabash Valley, No. 1 in the NJCAA Division I national poll, won 12-2 in eight innings at Jerry Blemker Field. Whereas, VU picked up two wins over Heartland, No. 19 in NJCAA Division II, on Friday and...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore Lucie Strasser has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. Strasser is joining a program that advanced to the 2018 NAIA National Tournament, won a Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division Championship, finished as runner-up in the conference tournament...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University baseball team picked up a pair of wins over nationally ranked Heartland in a Mid-West Athletic Conference series. The Trailblazers beat the No. 19 Hawks 9-2 in the second game of a doubleheader on Friday and won 7-2 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. VU freshman pitcher Kacey Cheek struck out 11 batters, walked one and ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Vincennes University men’s track and field team produced seven top-eight finishes against NCAA Division I competition at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational hosted by the University of Louisville on Friday and Saturday. Freshman Silas Ristl stood out in two throwing events. He placed third in the seeded shot put finals, throwing 58-9 ½ (17.92m). Ristl ...
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.
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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