VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University sophomore forward Lony Francis, Jr. has been selected as an honorable mention All-American by the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. He helped the Trailblazers win the Division I national title in March in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was VU’s fourth national championship and first since 1972. Francis averaged a team-high 15.8 points per...
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team came from behind and defeated nationally-ranked Lincoln Land 11-9 in seven innings on Sunday in Game Four of a Mid-West Athletic Conference Series. The Trailblazers scored eight unanswered runs over the final two innings. They were down 9-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning. They scored two runs in the top of the sixth, then...
MONTGOMERY, Ind. – Sophomore Jacob English finished third and freshman Matt Jordan tied for fourth as the Vincennes University men’s golf team placed second at the Vincennes Spring Invitational played at Country Oaks Golf Club Saturday and Sunday. The Trailblazers shot a team total of 57-over-par 633. After firing a 316 in the first round, they attempted to mount a rally in the final...
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Franklin is the recipient of the 2019 National Association of Basketball Coaches NJCAA Coach of the Year Award presented by Wilson. Franklin coached the Trailblazers to the NJCAA Division I national title. VU defeated Ranger (Texas) 87-77 in the championship game in Hutchinson, Kansas. It was first national title for...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Vincennes University baseball team enjoyed a brief lead before falling 6-2 in game one of a Mid-West Athletic Conference doubleheader against nationally ranked Parkland on Tuesday. The Trailblazers scored twice in the top of the fourth inning and held a 2-1 lead. Sophomore Will Randell had two RBIs on one hit. Parkland, No. 8 in the NJCAA Division II national...
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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