CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team headed into the Parkland Tournament riding the momentum of a 5-match winning streak. Unfortunately, the team came home with some bumps and bruises from stiff competition. The Trailblazers dropped three of four matches, falling to 13-8 for the season. All three matches VU lost came against NJCAA Division II ranked teams. ...
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FAIRFIELD, Ill. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team extended its winning streak to five matches with a sweep over Frontier Tuesday night. The Trailblazers improved to 12-5 on the season with a 27-25, 25-22, 25-22 road win. Despite the win, VU coach Gary Sien noted he did not feel like his team gave their best effort. “I don’t think we were ready to play against a much...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University volleyball team picked up a pair of wins Saturday in a triangular match against Wabash Valley and Ancilla. The Trailblazers earned a 25-12, 25-21, 25-17 win over Wabash Valley before defeating Ancilla 25-17, 25-25-7, 25-16. VU moves to 11-5 overall and 4-0 against Region 24 Division 1 foes. “Just an exceptional day for the team as we...
Heisler named head coach for cross country/track and field VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University has named Randy Heisler as the head coach for men’s and women’s Cross Country and Track and Field. Heisler comes to VU after more than 30 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Div. 1 level. "Randy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our track program,” said Harry...
Vincennes, IN – Vincennes University track and field stand-out Merica Valdez signed her national letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of West Georgia Sunday evening at the Vincennes University PE Complex. “Everything worked out so perfect, and there is no doubt in my mind that UWG is going to be a great program for me.” Said Valdez on signing...
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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