INA, Ill. – It took the nation’s best team to dash the Vincennes University women’s basketball team’s hope of winning the NJCAA Division I District P Tournament championship game on Friday. The Lady ‘Blazers and Wabash Valley, No. 1 in the Division I national poll and undefeated, were locked in a tight game for three quarters at Rend Lake College. The Warriors pulled away in the...
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INA, Ill. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team advanced to its second straight NJCAA Division I District P Tournament championship game with a thrilling 66-65 victory over Southeastern Illinois on Thursday night. A win in the next game will earn the Trailblazers a trip to the national tournament. The District P championship game features VU and Wabash Valley, the ...
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University women’s basketball team heads into the NJCAA Division I District P Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The tournament starts March 5 and runs through March 8. VU takes a 21-7 overall record into its first-round game against No. 7 seed Southwestern Illinois inside the P.E. Complex at 7 p.m. EST. First-round contests will be played on the court of...
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University women’s basketball team will play a first-round NJCAA Division I District P Championship tournament game on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. inside the P.E. Complex. The Trailblazers' opponent has yet to be determined. The other tournament rounds will be played at Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois. The semifinals are on March 7. The championship...
VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Vincennes University Women’s Basketball team crossed off one of its season goals on Saturday night. The Lady 'Blazers cruised to an 84-43 win over Southwestern Illinois, inside the P.E. Complex, to notch their 20th win of the season. “Getting to at least 20 wins is always one of the goals every year,” VU Coach Harry Meeks said. “If you can get to 20...
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 a record $1.4 million scholarship dollars of VU Foundation and University funds for the 2015-2016 school year to incoming and returning VU students.
These included awards to students from 10 states across the country and 4 international awards.
Currently the VU Foundation manages over 540 scholarship and department funds, with 259 new funds created in just the last 10 years.