angle-left

News & Events

Four women’s basketball recruits sign with Trailblazers

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Harry Meeks has added four recruits to the 2019-20 roster.

The Trailblazers’ incoming class includes guard Elena Aznar (Zaragoza, Spain/IES Pedro de Luna), guard Amani Brown (Terre Haute, Indiana/Terre Haute South Vigo High School), forward Macy Michels (Dieterich, Illinois/Teutopolis High School) and center Codou Ndour (Tivaouane, Senegal/Life Prep Academy).

“I think they will mesh well with who we have,” said Meeks of the signing class. “We have three returning all-District players (Fess Hawkins, Jhala Henry and Jaynice Stovall) along with returning freshman Reeva Hammelman.

“If these players come in here and do what they’re supposed to do, we should have a pretty good basketball team. It’s been a while since I had four kids returning who I thought could really play. With these four sophomores and then you add the freshmen to the mix, I think every player on the team can play. We hope to have a good year and be a challenge to the Wabash Valleys of the world.”

Photo (The Vincennes University women’s basketball team has three returning All-Region 24 players, including Jhala Henry, wearing jersey number 24, and Jaynice Stovall, wearing jersey number 22, and Fess Hawkins for the 2019-20 season.)

Aznar is a 5-foot-10 wing guard from Spain.

“Aznar is a really good shooter and is fast,” Meeks said. “She was the number one athlete in her district in Spain.”

Brown at 5-5 can play both point guard and shooting guard.

“Brown is a good shooter and great ballhandler,” Meeks said. “She played the point on Terre Haute South Vigo and did everything for them. She will be a good fit with our program.”

Michels will be a two-sport athlete for the Trailblazers. This upcoming season, the 6-3 Michels will play both basketball and return to play a second season of volleyball

“Michels brings size and experience to the basketball team,” Meeks said.

Meeks expects to have an imposing post player in the 6-4 Ndour. She’s from Senegal and comes to VU by way of Life Prep Academy in Wichita, Kansas.

“Ndour is highly skilled in the post,” Meeks said. “She shoots a 15 to 16-foot jump shot and can put the ball on the floor and score. She has possibilities of being a really good post player.”

The signing class joins a program that during the 2018-19 season advanced to the NJCAA Division I District P Tournament championship game where it fell to top-ranked Wabash Valley. The Trailblazers played a tough schedule the entire season and produced a 23-8 overall record.

###

Vincennes University Newsroom
Vincennes University Trailblazer Athletics


MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University Life Reporter
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu, mmartinez@vinu.edu

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom

More Blog Entries

Trailblazer volleyball adds setter Morgen Tinkle

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Volleyball Coach Gary Sien has announced the signing of...

Christian Wells added to VU basketball’s 2019 signing class

VINCENNES, Ind. – Christian Wells, a forward from Muncie, is joining the 2019 Vincennes...

About Us

National Junior College Athletic Association Logo

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.

Athletics Main Office
812.888.4511

2018 - 2019 Junior College Report

VU 2019 - 2020 Athlete Forms

2019 Equity in Athletics Report

VU Graduation Rates

VU Handbook

VU Physical Examination Form

PE Complex Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Information

Student Recreation Center Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Information

2019 Jamboree Schedule

Scholarship Fund

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.

Varsity Club

 
Trailblazer Varsity Club - We continue to welcome your membership in the Trailblazer Varsity Club! By having reserved tickets, they can be used at anytime. 

 

If you miss a game, bring a friend(s) and get them in the gate on your season ticket list. Contact the athletic office for season ticket information at 812-888-4511.

 

2019-2020 Online VU Varsity Club Membership Form

Click Here to Learn More Via the VU Varsity Club Brochure

 

Basketball National Champs

Follow Trailblazer Athletics on social media

 

Listen Live WVUB

NJCAA shot put national champion

Play 4 Kay

Play for Kay Cancer Awareness

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. Kay Yow was a college head coach for 38 years and past president and founding member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Her name is synonymous with North Carolina State. She is a member of the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame and achieved more than 700 career victories. Yow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. She passed away in 2009 after an on-again, off-again battle with the disease.